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Nicole Kidman, Tony Bennett, Sinkane

'The word 'allow' doesn't even come into my vocabulary' - Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman discusses the research she carried out for her latest thriller, Before I Go To Sleep, in which she plays a woman who wakes up every morning with no memories. We also hear the news from the Venice Film Festival. Eighty-eight-year-,old crooner Tony Bennett talks about working with Lady Gaga. We explore the continuing influence of rapper Tupac Shakur 18 years after his death. John Waters, the film-maker who has been called ‘The Pope of Trash’ talks about how growing up in Baltimore affected his films. The Sudanese American singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the blend of styles that form the sound of his group Sinkane. The violinist Tasmin Little confesses to two-timing her violin and we explore why poets want to work in opera.

(Photo: From left, Nicole Kidman in Before I Go To Sleep, Tony Bennett (c) Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Ahmed Gallab (c) Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

50 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Nicole Kidman

    The actress talks about her role in Before I Go To Sleep

    Duration: 08:20

  • Sinkane

    Lead singer, Ahmed Gallab talks about the group's new album

    Duration: 04:30

  • Musicians and their instruments

    Katie Derham talks to leading musicians about their relationship with their instruments

    Duration: 04:07

  • Tony Bennett

    The American singer talks about singing with Lady Gaga

    Duration: 06:01

  • Tupac Shakur

    Al Letson explores why the hip hop artist, who died 18 years ago, is still so popular

    Duration: 09:01

  • Venice Film Festival

    Guido Bonsaver picks out the highlights of the festival

    Duration: 06:02

  • Poet Librettists

    Interview with the American poet Alice Goodman

    Duration: 04:22

  • John Waters

    The American film director talks about the people he cast in his films

    Duration: 07:03

  • Bob Crewe

    Walk Like A Man

    Composer: Bob Gaudio. Performer: Divine.
  • Jimmy McHugh

    I Can't Give You Anything But Love

    Lyricist: Dorothy Fields.
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur

    Pac's Life

  • Absynthe Minded


  • Sinkane

    Warm Spell

  • Anything Goes

  • Soundtrack of Before I Go To Sleep

  • Sinkane


  • William Walton

    Sinfonia Concertante

  • Han‐Na Chang

    Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

  • Fritz Kreisler

    La Gitana

  • Tony Bennett

    I Left My Heart in San Francisco

  • Alberto Righi Orchestra

    Carnival of Venice

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non Piu Andra from The Marriage of Figaro

  • John Adams

    News Has a Kind of Mystery

  • The Centurions