Steve McQueen, Kamila Shamsie, Denzel Washington

Oscar-winning film-maker Steve McQueen explains why he will never be trapped by the Hollywood system. Denzel Washington discusses playing an Avenging Angel in The Equalizer. Sami Yusuf, often called Islam’s biggest rock star, reveals why he wanted to give up music and become a laywer. Author Kamila Shamsie tells us about the one book she would never lend. The poet and Rastafari Benjamin Zephaniah takes us on a tour of Turner’s paintings. Yrsa Sigurdardottir, the bestselling Icelandic crime writer, tells us how her latest book was inspired by the Marie Celeste mystery. And, we hear about the flourishing stand-up comedy scene in Zimbabwe.

(Photo: Steve McQueen (c) Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Kamila Shamsie (c) Shaun Curry/Getty Images, Denzel Washington (c) Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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55 minutes

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Sun 28 Sep 2014 21:05 GMT

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