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The Strand - Friday 18th June 2010

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.

In today's programme: The Portugeuse novelist Jose Saramago, a South African opera, dramatising the defining moments in the life of Nelson Mandela, and the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is 50 years old.

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28 minutes

Chapters

  • Jose Saramago

    Farewell to Jose Saramago, Portuguese Nobel laureate who's died aged 87.

    Duration: 07:30

  • African Songbook

    Nelson Mandela the opera: a major new piece of musical theatre.

    Duration: 08:00

  • To Kill a Mockingbird at 50

    50 years since its publication, why Harper Lee's novel still matters to all of us.

    Duration: 12:32

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