The BBC Arts Hour with Colin Farrell

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On The Arts Hour this week with Nikki Bedi, Irish actor Colin Farrell talks about working with Tim Burton on his remake of the Disney classic Dumbo. Director James Cameron on his latest blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel, drawn from the cult manga series. Hindi cinema legend Zeenat Aman talks about her life on screen and playing unconventional women. Malaysian writer Tash Aw on his new novel We The Survivors, which unpicks the rate of change in East Asia, and there’s stirring music from Cameroonian superstar Blick Bassy. Nikki Bedi also talks to the Italian theatre maker Cecilia Gragnani about her play Diary of An Expat and is joined in the studio by British Lebanese writer and filmmaker Nasri Atallah.


The BBC Arts Hour with Steve Carell

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In The Arts Hour with Nikki Bedi, a rich festival of film. Hollywood actor Steve Carell talks about his extraordinary role in Welcome to Marwen. The multiple Oscar winning sound editor Walter Murch reminisces about working with Marlon Brando. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins discusses If Beale Street Could Talk, a moving, romantic adaption of James Baldwin’s classic novel. Also on the programme this week Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys' on their memoir. And joining Nikki in the studio is author Jean McNeil, who’ll will be talking about her Antarctic memoir Ice Diaries, and the British-Lebanese writer and broadcaster Nasri Atallah.