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Daniel Radcliffe

" I wanted to know that I was being wanted for the right reasons" - Daniel Radcliffe

On The Arts Hour we’re looking at art borne of a need to try new pathways.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe talks about the gay sex scene in his new film Kill Your Darlings which he hopes will push him far away from Harry Potter. Fatima Bhutto, niece of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, discusses her debut novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, and after so much violence in her country, argues the case for compassionate nonviolence. Also the South African opera singer Njabulo Madlala tells us about his long journey growing up under apartheid to singing at London’s Royal Opera House.

In the second half: in the shadow of 9/11, Marvel Comics’ tries a new superhero: Muslim shapeshifting Girl Kamala Khan - her writer G Willow Wilson, explores her thoughts as she creates this new role model. We’ve got Eritrean-born musician Fetsum whose fabulous new music was borne of his family fleeing the country’s long civil war. And we’ve got the renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie and Kenyan writer Yvonne Owuor discussing the state of African writing. We visit an exhibition from controversial British artists The Chapman Brothers who claim to be poking the liberal order in their new work featuring tiny Nazi figures committing atrocities, stuffed animals having sex and lifesized mannequins dressed as Ku Klux Klansmen.

Photo of Daniel Craig, Fatima Bhutto (c) Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Dec 2013 22:06GMT

Music and featured items

  • Chapters

    • Daniel Radcliffe

      The actor talks about playing the beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.

      Duration: 08:54

    • Fatima Bhutto

      The author talks about her debut novel set in Pakistan's Tribal Area

      Duration: 06:10

    • Muslim Super Power

      G Willow Wilson talks about her comic creation Kamala Khan

      Duration: 04:57

    • Njabulo Madlala

      The South African opera singer is in the UK performing How the Whale Became

      Duration: 07:54

    • The Chapman Brothers

      The artists talk about their controversial new exhibition

      Duration: 07:09

    • African Literature

      Michael Kaloki talks to Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie and Kenyan writer Yvonne Owuor

      Duration: 09:56

    • Fetsum

      The Eritrean singer discusses his first album, The Colors of Hope

      Duration: 04:26

  • This is the music we played in this week's programme

    • John Williams

      Hedwig's Theme

      Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
      • Atlantic Records.
    • Arooj Aftab

      Aey Na Balam

    • Njabulo Madlala

      The Click Song

    • Fetsum

      Waiting for You

    • Tamba Kunda

      Living Legend Mandela

    • Fetsum

      Nobody Knows

    • Dinos Chapman


      Remix Artist: Trevor Jackson.
    • Hans Zimmer

      Blood on My Hands

    • Salif Keita


    • King Pleasure

      The New Symphony Sid

    • Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

      Allah Ho Ya Rehman (God Is Great And Merciful)