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The Strand - Tuesday 23rd February 2010

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

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

In today's programme ex-Velvet Underground musician John Cale stages a performance of his album 'Paris 1919', we find out how popular home grown poetry is in Cameroon, we review Harrison Ford's new film 'Extraordinary Measures' and the video game inspired by Dante's Inferno.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • John Cale

    We talk to the man as he prepares to perform a 1973 album live on stage in London.

    Duration: 10:10

  • Extraordinary Measures

    Our verdict on Harrison Ford's new medical movie Extraordinary Measures.

    Duration: 06:10

  • Dante's Inferno - The Video Game?

    We hear why video gamers have turned their attention to 14th century verse.

    Duration: 05:10

  • Cameroon Poets

    Why children in Cameroon are being urged to switch TV off and read more poetry instead.

    Duration: 06:33

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