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Amy Poehler, Syrian musicians, Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime

July 20th, 2015

Episode 956 of 1300 episodes

Comedian and actress Amy Poehler discusses her role as Joy, the emotion trying to keep control in the young protagonist's head in Pixar's new animated film Inside Out. Partners in Crime is a new venture between the BBC and the Agatha Christie Group. Starring David Walliams and Jessica Raine as the lesser-known amateur Christie sleuths Tommy and Tuppence, it's an adventure series set in the 1950s with espionage and humour at its heart. Crime writer Natasha Cooper reviews. To mark this year's Shubbak Festival, London's biennial festival of contemporary Arab arts and culture, John Wilson speaks to two Syrian musicians - leading electronic artist Samer Saem Eldahr and award-winning Syrian composer Zaid Jabri - about working in exile, and drawing on both Arab and European musical traditions. And with the announcement of a new medical breakthrough which claims to make human head transplants a reality in the near future, Adam Smith offers advice on how cinema can provide a sober guiding light. Presenter John Wilson Producer Olivia Skinner.