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Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in American football drama 'Draft Day'

In today’s show we catch up with the cast of new film "Draft Day". Director Ivan Reitman gives us a behind-the-scenes peek at America's most popular sport - and all this on one of the most unpredictable and exciting days of the league.

Kevin Costner tells us about taking the lead role, as well as commenting on the highlights of his 30-year career. Leading lady Jennifer Garner also reveals how it’s a "miracle" she even starred in the film at all.

Also on the show: in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars fans look ahead to episode 7 and are already speculating on possible plot lines. We see what they’ve come up with.

Finally, energy-rich Qatar is swapping oil reserves for oil paintings. By lavishing billions of dollars on renowned art works, it’s making a name for itself on the global cultural scene.

By Melissa BELL

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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2014-08-22 music

Not the last tango in Paris

Paris may be known for its romance, fashion and art but it's also the European capital of tango. This weekend the city is experiencing a tango takeover with thousands expected...

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