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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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2016-05-02 culture

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2016-04-29 culture

Legendary German theatre director Peter Stein tackles Samuel Beckett classic en français

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2016-04-28 culture

Barbie: What a doll!

At nearly 60, has Barbie become high art? Eve Jackson takes us to her first ever exhibition at a Paris museum. Also on the programme, Alberto Giacometti in Africa and the history...

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