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The Strand - Friday 4th December 2009.

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

The best of the world's arts, film, music, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Iran Literary Prize: We find out about the winner of one of Iran's most prestigious literary prize - the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Award, Ralston Jover: We talk to the Filipino screenwriter and documentary maker about his new film Bakal Boys, Woman In White: A project to send the original text of the 'Woman in White' around the world by email in instalments and George Crumb: The composer discusses a life in music on the eve of a series of concerts marking his 80th birthday.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • Iran Literary Prize - 'Da'

    The novel that's just won a rich literary prize, but is it as valuable as it seems?

    Duration: 06:00

  • Ralston Jover

    A film from the Philippines that plumbs the murky depths of Manila harbour.

    Duration: 07:20

  • Woman in White

    The classic thriller The Woman in White is 150 years old.

    Duration: 06:00

  • George Crumb

    The avant-garde composer George Crumb celebrates his 80th birthday.

    Duration: 08:28

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