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Responsible for one of the most addictive rock riffs in history, Rock titans Deep Purple speak to Georja Calvin-Smith about their new album, choral singing and what's next for them. Also on the show: a taste of France in the Gulf. The Louvre's Abu Dhabi branch unveils a sample of its growing collection.
In today’s show we talk to writer Joyce Maynard, famed for her brief relationship with J.D. Salinger, about her works being published in France. The author shot to literary stardom in the 1970s after writing a memoir about her life as a teenager, and since then has had a further 14 books published.
We check out the new-look Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which has just reopened after a 10-year renovation. Also, South Korean singer Psy unveils Gangnam style, part 2 at a concert in Seoul. And British theatre maverick Dan Jemmett joins us in the studio. His new play tackles the Wild West legend "Billy The Kid" as imagined by a Canadian poet.
In today’s show we meet French actress Kalki Koechlin, who’s making a name for herself in India’s multi billion euro film industry. Also on the show there's Wedded Bliss, and then there's "I Give it a Year", the film that’s infusing realism into the rom com. Plus we enter the enchanted universe of French director Jacques Demy who brought the musical to France.
On today’s show the director Margarethe Von Trotta talks to Eve Jackson about her film 'Hannah Arendt', being called one of the world's most important feminist filmmakers and what it’s like to be compared to Ingmar Bergman. Also on the programme, the artist who makes the familiar seem strange, Anne Deleporte talks about her work being shown at the Visconti Gallery in Paris and at the contemporary art fair 'Drawing Now Paris'.