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Jamie Cullum at the Proms, Greek crime writer Petros Markaris, Techno-thriller Nerve, Artists in residence

August 11th, 2016

Episode 1248 of 1306 episodes

Samira heads to the Royal Albert Hall to hear Jamie Cullum in rehearsal for his late night Prom and to talk to the musician about why he's so enthralled by improvisation. Nerve is a new film that revolves around an online game of truth and dare, which Samira is calling the selfie generation's answer to Desperately Seeking Susan. Naomi Alderman reviews. Greek crime writer Petros Markaris discusses writing novels that chart the Greek financial crisis and see killers take on tax evaders and bankers, much to the delight of his readers (and the surprise of the author). And we continue to meet Artists in Residence around the UK who are working in unusual places. Tonight we visit a care home in Gloucestershire where the performance poet in residence helps unlock memories of dementia sufferers. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Rachel Simpson.

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