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Musicians Winston McAnuff and Fixi talk to Eve Jackson about their new album, being rebels and the economic crisis. Also on the show: the debate raging in London over Banksy's street art, and the Paris exhibition putting Georges Braque in the spotlight.
Take a lashing of tradition, a sprinkle of talent, a pinch of creativity, mix well and garnish with pride. As France celebrates its famous food tradition with its national gastronomy festival, we're asking: is French cooking still on the boil, or has it gone cold?
He's been called "the king of tartan noir" by James Ellroy and is best known as the man behind the enduring character Inspector Rebus. Ian Rankin is here in France to promote his book "The Impossible Dead", set in Fife in Scotland, which has just been translated into French. He chats to Eve Jackson about his work.
Her books lure readers with tales of magic and ignite the senses with her vivid descriptions of food. Her third novel in the "Chocolat" series, "Peaches for Monsieur le Curé", delves into issues of tolerance and acceptance in multi-cultural, modern day France. Joanne Harris joins us in the studio.
Eve Jackson meets the storytelling artist whose irreverent, challenging work takes us to unexpected places: a pair of eyes in a wall, a false advertising campaign, and a cast of his daughter's attempts to make a den, to name but a few. We dive into the imagination of Ryan Gander, whose first solo exhibition is showing here in France.