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Latest update : 2014-01-09

Exploring the voice

Do you fancy yourself as a singer? Or maybe you think you can't hold a tune? Either way, almost everyone has a voice – and on today’s show Catherine Nicholson takes us to an exhibition dedicated to the world’s oldest musical instrument. We find out how technology can alter our voices, and even correct an actor’s accent.

Also on the show: langoustine entrail dressing might not sound too tasty, but it’s one of the components of the signature dish of France’s 2014 Chef of the Year. We meet Arnaud Lallement in his kitchen in France’s Champagne region.

And British actor Steve Coogan explains how he turned the story of a woman’s hunt for her lost child into a comedy – as "Philomena” is nominated for four of Britain’s most prestigious film awards, the BAFTAs.

We also take you to Marseille to explore the legacy of its year as European Capital of Culture in 2013.

Finally, we take a look at some artistic visions of New York, as an exhibition opens in Paris dedicated to the city that's so good they named it twice.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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