Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and Dennis Hopper art sale

With John Wilson.

Steve Backshall, adventurer and wildlife presenter of the TV series Deadly 60, discusses his passion for animals - particularly the dangerous ones - and the accident which left him with a broken back and a shattered foot.

The late actor Dennis Hopper was a passionate art collector, who was involved in the early days of pop art and bought an Andy Warhol Soup Can for just $75. Now his collection has arrived at the auction house, where a Warhol portrait of Chairman Mao, complete with bullet holes inflicted by Hopper himself, has sold for more than $300,000. Our report includes part of John's interview with Dennis Hopper, recorded in Liverpool in 2007.

As new software allows Hollywood to indulge in digital re-juvenation, so that older actors can appear as their younger selves, film critic Adam Smith considers the possibilities and the pitfalls.

Yale University Press has published of The Anthology of Rap, an 800 page collection of lyrics, moving from the school yards of the Bronx to the dominance of hip-hop in the charts today. Music writer Jacqueline Springer and literature professor John Sutherland discuss whether the words alone are worth reading.

Producer Claire Bartleet.

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