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American rapper Common explains how his acting career helped him to express his vulnerable side

This week on The Arts Hour, American rapper Common explains how his acting career helped him to express his vulnerable side and Canadian writer Margaret Atwood on the long awaited sequel to her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

British actor Hugh Bonneville discusses how the popular television period drama Downton Abbey has translated to the big screen and Turkish duo Çiğdem Aslan and Tahir Palali play music from the Alevi tradition.

Nikki Bedi is joined in the studio by composer Segun Akinola, who has taken on the task of writing the new music for the world famous TV series Doctor Who and film critic Tara Judah.

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