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The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.
The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day
The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature.
Harriett Gilbert and friends present global arts, culture and entertainment
The Strand marks the 80th anniversary of the BBC World Service.
A celebration of how Shakespeare staged the world and the world has staged Shakespeare
Highlights of the best of what's been broadcast on The Strand during the week.
Mark talks to Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk
Still Life Versus Moving Image
Are moving images taking over from still ones?
Brian Eno talks about his new album Lux
The Tunisian singer talks about writing music for a revolution
It's been nine years since The Lord of the Rings - was it worth the wait for The Hobbit?
Hitchcock & Psycho
Film critic Owen Gleiberman on Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins
The many ways the Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm have been adapted over the years.
A look back at 2012's Cultural Olympiad
In a special programme, we look back at 2012's Cultural Olympiad.
We ask three African music experts to pick their musical highlights from 2012.
Art in Marseilles
Marseilles in southern France is one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2013.
The Perfect American
Philip Glass's latest opera is based on the life and death of Walt Disney
Zero Dark Thirty
Controversial movie Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden
A previously unknown novel by US folk singer Woody Guthrie has just been published.
A Liar's Autobiography
The Monty Python team reunited with their deceased colleague in this animated film
Haneke produces Mozart Opera
The award winning film producer Michael Haneke directs Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte in Madrid.
Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer
The two American songwriters talk to us about their current release Child Ballads.
We ask if David Bowie's first album in 10 years is great, good or just so so.
The best selling author, Tracy Chevalier discusses her latest novel The Last Runaway.
Interview with film director Danny Boyle
Harriett Gilbert talks to the director of Shallow Grave and Slumdog Millionniare.