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R3Arts: Night Waves - International Review 11 Dec 12

December 12th, 2012

Episode 253 of 1341 episodes

Matthew Sweet chairs an "International Review" edition of the programme and is joined by two novelists, from China, Xiaolu Guo, and from Poland, A.M. Bakalar and also by the Cairo-based Middle East affairs commentator Magdi Abdelhadi and critic Konstantin Eggert. They discuss the 50th anniversary of Lawrence of Arabia; the international reaction to the Leveson report and how media practices differ around the world; and the new English translation of a 19th century Polish novel, The Heathen by Narcyza Zmichowska.

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