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Clovis Casali talks to a king of science fiction, Orson Scott Card. His most famous novel, "Ender’s Game", has just been turned into a blockbuster film starring Harrison Ford. We also find out why his political views have caused controversy.
He's acknowledged as the world's greatest exponent of quick-change, an art dating back to the 17th century which sees the performer change into a new costume in the blink of an eye. We speak to Arturo Brachetti about how he’s almost single-handedly revived this lost art.
He's the little Gaul with superhuman powers. His adventures battling pesky Roman invaders alongside his trusty, rotund sidekick have captured readers' imagination for over 50 years. Translated into over 100 languages and inspiring books, films, video games and even a theme park, the Asterix series has become a global phenomenon.
She's one of the most successful recording artists in French history. A pioneer of the 1960’s "yé-yé" style of bubble-gum pop music, her career has spanned more than 50 years and she's sold more than 40 million albums. We speak to Sylvie Vartan about the secret to her long-running success as she releases her new album, "Sylvie in Nashville".