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R3Arts: Night Waves - Transparency 17 Apr 12

April 18th, 2012

Episode 126 of 1341 episodes

Sam West directing a new revival of Close the Coalhouse Door tells Anne McElvoy why the production still matters today. Anne is also joined by Ahmed Rashid to discuss his new book 'Pakistan on the Brink' and Louise Doughty on the tricky art of getting romantic comedy right in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'. And with calls for detailed personal tax statements on how our money is spent, we look at how this will change our relationship with the state. Will increased transparency in our public institutions change the cultural landscape of Britain?

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