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Joan of Arc kits the Paris catwalks thanks to fashion bad boy Jean-Paul Gaultier. Also on the programme ex Disney starlets go wild in "Spring Breakers" and the British rock n rollers "The Jim Jones Revue" are in the studio.
On today's culture show, Eve Jackson interviews one of the world's greatest living stand-up comedians. Eddie Izzard is in Paris performing his show in French...before heading off on his first ever tour of France.
Women’s ready to wear, men’s mode and haute couture, as soon as the dust settles on one Paris fashion week, another seems to begin. 40 years since the first one took place in the city, Eve Jackson explores the world’s style capital.
One of the most famous filmmakers is set to lead the jury at what's probably the most prestigious film festival. In today’s show we find out how Steven Spielberg came to be the Cannes Film Festival jury president. Also on the show we’re looking at the latest internet dance craze, the Harlem Shake and the award winning author Chang Rae Lee talks to Eve Jackson about his novel "The Surrendered".
If you thought 1950s London was full of polite neighbours and cheery Cockneys, Joseph Connolly wants you to think again. The author tells Catherine Nicholson about the intrigue behind the net curtains and shopfronts in his latest novel, "England’s Lane". We also say "au revoir" to Stéphane Hessel, the WWII resistance fighter and inspirational thinker behind the 2010 essay "Indignez-vous". Finally, we check out a movie effort to reconcile Israelis and Palestinians.