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Ben Howard talks surfing and success

On today’s show we chat to Ben Howard, the laid-back anti-pop star whose music is causing a stir in the UK. He serenades us live in the studio. Also on the programme, a new play shows us both sides of the late visionary Steve Jobs. Finally, we head to London for a look at Leonardo Da Vinci's work in what could be the greatest exhibition of the year.

Ben Howard on tour in France in 2012:

25/01 RENNES - L'UBU
26/01 NANTES - STEREOLUX          
27/01 LA ROCHELLE - LA SIRENE
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30/01 PARIS - LA CIGALE
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