The Strand - Monday

The Strand - Monday

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Harriett Gilbert and Mark Coles welcome you to the weekday arts show, The Strand.

On Today's Show

Il Divo

Il Divo


Dave Calhoun, Film Editor of Time Out London, reviews Il Divo, one of the best movies to come out of Italy in years - it won last year's Jury Prize at Cannes. Paolo Sorrentino's film is about Italy's enigmatic and dominant giant of politics Guilio Andreotti, 7 times prime minister, and still an active politician at 90.

Viktor Muniz

Helen Clegg reports from an exhibition in Rio by Brazilian artist Viktor Muniz, who uses anything from chocolate to peanut butter to create his work. His latest exhibition is constructed from rubbish found at a dump near Rio.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Author and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown tells us about her new Memoir The Settler's Cookbook which tells the tale of how her family moved from India to Uganda and then onward to the UK. The book charts the journey of her family through the recipes and food she grew up on.

Goran Bregovic

Goran Bregovic


In the music of the Balkans, one of the biggest names is Goran Bregovic. Born in Yugoslavia to a Serbian mother and Croatian father, he's a rocker, a film-score composer, and leader of a 40-strong brass band called The Wedding and Funeral Band. The Strand hears his story and music from his latest album, Alkohol.