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

On today's programme: The surge of art from islamic lands.

Photo: Magnetism by Ahmed Mater. Photogravure etching. 2011 © Ahmed Mater and the Trustees of the British Museum.

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Thu 26 Jan 2012 13:32GMT


  • Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

    We visit London's British Museum as its first big exhibition of 2012 opens. How to tell the story of sixteen hundred years of religious pilgrimage and capture its extraordinary atmosphere?

    Duration: 08:58

  • Arabic Calligraphy

    Australian artist Peter Gould and Malaysian novelist Tash Aw discuss the influence of arabic calligraphy across time and space.

    Duration: 08:30