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Philippa Gregory, Scottish art, Jordanian cinema, Street art of Stik

August 13th, 2015

Episode 974 of 1338 episodes

Historical novelist Philippa Gregory discusses her latest novel The Taming of the Queen, which takes place in the court of Henry VIII and is told through the eyes of his last wife, Katherine Parr. The film Theeb is an Arabian Western and coming of age film about a Bedouin boy who escorts a British officer across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, during the First World War. Middle East journalist Matthew Teller reviews. As an exhibition of Scottish art collected by the Royal Family goes on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the critic Jan Patience reviews. Artist Stik takes Samira on a tour of his studio in London and talks about his love of street art.

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