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Erdogan's Toughest Battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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One giant leap for special effects

If you’ve seen the film "Gravity", you may well have believed the filmmakers actually sent Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into outer space. The film is tipped to win big at the Oscars and has already won a slew of awards for its awe-inspiring special effects. But it was in a London basement, not Hollywood, that the visual magic was made. We tell you why the British capital is fast becoming the destination of choice for blockbusters in need of CGI wizardry.

Also on the show: we take you to the ball capital of the world, Vienna, as dance-loving visitors pretend to be prince and princess for a day.

Finally, there’s a lot more to Venice carnival than just masks and mystery. We tell you about some of the more bizarre traditions.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-09-02 culture

Film Show: Wes Craven, ‘The Brand New Testament’, ‘This Ain't California’

From tributes to the horror maestro Wes Craven to a Belgian satire about a useless God in "The Brand New Testament", join film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson for Encore's...

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2014-05-27 contemporary art

Pharrell the feminist?

He’s already a Grammy award-winning producer, singer, fashion designer and global super star. Now Pharrell Williams is branching out into contemporary art, curating an exhibition...

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2015-09-01 culture

Stereophonics remember their roots on 'Keep the Village Alive'

Welsh rockers Stereophonics tell FRANCE 24 why they will always be a band from a small mining village at heart. FRANCE 24's music critic Mark Thompson caught up with them in...

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2015-08-31 culture

Music show: Rock en Seine, Maïa Vidal and a-ha

Musician Maïa Vidal joins music critic Richelle Harrison Plesse and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about the week’s music news, including France's biggest rock festival, Rock...

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2015-08-27 culture

Has New Orleans got its groove back?

Music, food and hurricanes – they’re the things we know New Orleans best for. Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, Eve Jackson visits the city to see how it has recovered. With...

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