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Bjork, Aowen Jin, Coco Mbassi

Bjorn on her new album, Aowen Jin on her work Factory Girls, Coco Mbassi on why she follows her heart, author Kazuo Ishiguro on ogres and giants, Sean Penn on his film The Gunman.

Bjork talks about her new album charting the breakup of her long term relationship, and speculates on her future. Chinese artist Aowen Jin reveals the risks she ran while making her work Factory Girls. Singer Coco Mbassi tells us why she is throwing off the constraints of the music industry and following her heart.

Pioneering harmonica teacher David Barrett takes us on a tour of his mouth! Kazuo Ishiguro explains why his new book features ogres and giants, though he is not a fan of fantasy fiction. Sean Penn discusses his film The Gunman and why stage actors possess special qualities. Linda Kennedy brings us the buzz from Art Basel Hong Kong, Asia’s premiere art fair. And we hear from country legend Loretta Lynn on why Nashville could not stomach The Pill.

(Photo: Bjork (c) Timothy A Clary/Getty Images, Aowen Jin (c) Tim Allen, Coco Mbassi (c) Kalamu)

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Mar 2015 09:05GMT

Music and featured items

  • Bjork

    The Icelandic artist explains the creative process of her songwriting

    Duration: 07:14

  • Aowen Jin

    Chinese-born British artist and social commentator tells us about her film, Factory Girls

    Duration: 05:10

  • Coco Mbassi

    Coco talks about Jóa, her new music release

    Duration: 04:04

  • Harmonicas

    The chance to hear the harmonica as a truly virtuoso instrument

    Duration: 06:30

  • Kazuo Ishiguro

    Kazuo Ishiguro discusses the inspiration behind The Buried Giant

    Duration: 07:51

  • Hong Kong Art

    Linda Kennedy reports from Hong Kong

    Duration: 06:08

  • Sean Penn

    Sean Penn talks to Simon about his role as producer/star of The Gunmen

    Duration: 05:03

  • Loretta Lynn

    Cerys Matthews talks to Loretta Lynn about country music

    Duration: 07:26

  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Me and the Devil - soundtrack of The Shadow of a Gunman

  • Björk

    Black Lake from the latest album, Vulnicura

  • Loretta Lynn

    The Pill

  • Björk

    Venus as a Boy from album Debut

  • Stevie Wonder

    Hey Harmonica Man

  • Coco Mbassi


  • Coco Mbassi


  • Coco Mbassi

    Din Longe

  • Harold Arlen

    Blues in the Night

    Singer: Larry Adler.
  • Richard Robbins

    The Remains of the Day

  • Zimmerman

    To the Castle - soundtrack to King Arthur

  • Loretta Lynn

    Coal Miner's Daughter


Role Contributor
Presenter Nikki Bedi
Producer Philippa Ritchie


  • Sat 14 Mar 2015 12:05GMT
  • Mon 16 Mar 2015 09:05GMT