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Cat Stevens, Northern Soul, William Morris, Ken Burns

October 15th, 2014

Episode 594 of 1502 episodes

Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens, talks to Samira Ahmed about his new album Tell 'Em I'm Gone, his first for five years. Miranda Sawyer reviews a new film Northern Soul, about the music and dance phenomenon from the late '60s and early '70s. William Morris is the focus of a new exhibition Anarchy & Beauty at the National Portrait Gallery. The show's curator Fiona MacCarthy reveals there's a great deal more to him than wallpaper and furniture design. And the multi-award-winning American TV documentary-maker Ken Burns - he of the 'Ken Burns Effect' - looks back over a career in which he has covered The Civil War, the history of Jazz and the Great Depression, and discusses his latest 14-hour series The Roosevelts: an Intimate History. Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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