Israeli artist Michel Kichka joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about a new exhibition in Paris, "Cartooning For Peace". Also on the show: a tribute to the French singer songwriter Barbara, known as one of the true voices of France. Finally, tributes pour in for Larry Hagman, the man who embodied one of the great TV villains of our time.
“Gangnam Style” by South Korean rap star Psy on Saturday became the most-viewed music video ever on YouTube, with more than 809 million views, beating Canadian singer Justin Bieber's 2-year-old video for his song "Baby".
The French baritone David Serero tells us about playing the lead in Duke Ellington's musical. Also on the show: the reverberations of the Arab Spring on the big screen at the North African festival "Maghreb des Films" in Paris, and the orchestra that's taking Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert into the 21st century.
A hundred and ten million records sold, fifty years of stardom but France’s answer to Elvis is still unknown outside of France. On today's show we're talking Johnny Hallyday, the French rock' n' roller who has set his sights on world domination.
Eve Jackson talks to Jodi Bieber about violence against women, the definition of beauty and winning photography’s highest accolade "The World Press Photo Award 2011". Also on the show the film debut from bestselling French novelist Rachid Djaïdani is a modern day racial twist on "Romeo and Juliet".
The director Benh Zeitlin joins Eve Jackson to talk about his mythical coming of age story "Beasts of the Southern Wild". Also on the show the man who’s making the blues sexy again. The singer songwriter guitar playing Oli Brown talks about his growing reputation as the hottest young pistol in British blues.
France is renowned for its choral composers but its choirs have taken a backseat recently compared to their British counterparts. An Englishman's hoping to help France rediscover an important part of its musical heritage.
British singer-songwriter Fink joins us in the studio. He tells Catherine Nicholson about working with Amy Winehouse and Anglepoise lamps, as he releases his first live album and heads back on the road. We also give you the best seats in the house for West Side Story - the Broadway production is on stage in Paris. And think you couldn’t be hypnotised? Watch our report about hypnotist Messmer’s show, and reassess your cynicism!
The sultry, passionate atmosphere of Argentine tango bars has come to Paris, courtesy of poet Maestro Horacio Ferrer and singer and dancer Ana Karina Rossi. The duo tells us why tango is about more than just dance, and perform the famous "Balada Para un Loco" live in our studio. Also, we catch up with Mika on his sell-out European tour. Nearly six years on from his breakthrough hit "Grace Kelly", we find out how he’s reinventing his bubblegum pop style.