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Series 1

Episode 1

Iranian Theatre Symposium organised by Vali Mahlouji and featuring the theatre director Arby Ovanessian.

Profile of the video artist Barbad Golshiri.

Avant-garde fashion designer Hussein Chalayan speaks about his work.

A report about the first Arabic glamour magazine called Jasad – “body”.

Episode 2

Curator Sheila Canby and biographer David Blow speak about the exhibition Shah Abbas taking place at the British Museum.

Investigation from Buenos Aries about the origins of the dance Tango.

Members of a London based Zurkhaneh wrestlers perform.

Episode 3

Norooz Specia: presenter Maryam Erfan in a round table discussion about Norooz with poet Esmail Khoi, Zoroastrian Shahin Bekhradnia and Afghan designer Zoleika Shirzad about symbolism of Hafsin.

A musical performance featuring instruments: the tombak, santour and daf.

A report about the exhibition of 150 years of photographs of Afghanistan at Royal Geographical Society.

A look at an Iranian Puppet show at British Museum, featuring Haji Firooz.

Episode 4

Author Azar Nafisi talks about her latest book, Things I’ve Been Silent About.

Choreographer Hofesh Schechter talks about his latest contemporary dance. We look at the event to celebrate 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

Tania Ursova Owens plays Chopin’s Minute Waltz and other spring music.

Episode 5

The Chelsea flower show, including a discussion of how the Paradise garden originated in Iran.

A look at the Chinese virtuoso pianist Lang Lang’s new concert at the Barbican.

Episode 7

A report about artist Tom Laughlin’s travelling installation of photographs of Iranians. A look at the exhibition Radical Nature at the Barbican which consists of photographs from an environmental project. The prominent comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses her comedy. A report about the Jameel Prize, an annual Islamic art prize at the V&A.

Episode 8

A report about the winner of the BBC’s “Off by Heart” poetry competition for children, won by the 10 year old Iranian-born Yazdan Qafouri.

A look at the exhibition in Austin, Texas held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the translation into English of Omar Khayyam’s rubaiyat.

Episode 9

A look at the concert at the Cadogan Hall of three Iranian born opera singers who trained in Vienna and sing Western arias and Iranian songs.

A report about the contemporary abstract artist Golnaz Fathi

Episode 10

The first of the two programmes featuring performances from this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Episode 11

The second of two programmes from the Edinburgh Festival.

Episode 12

A look at the East West Divan orchestra, which consists of young musicians brought together from Israel and the Arab by the composer and conductor Daniel Barenboim.

A look at Flamenco dancing show at the Sadlers Wells Theatre.

A report about an Iranian artist in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Episode 13

The lost tradition of Iranian felt making is explored by artist Bita Ghazalayagh.

Afghan fashion designers Zoliekha Shirzad and Saleh Mohamamad discuss their creations.

Episode 14

A concert of Sufi inspired music by classical singer Homa Niknam and her group of musicians in Joinville, France.

Emigré author Sharnoush Parsipour talks about her work which has been turned into successful feature films by Shirin Neshat and others.

The Queen’s favourite photographer, Iranian-born Henry Dallal, talks about his work.

A look at authors shortlisted for the 2009 Booker Prize.

Episode 15

English husband and wife team John Baily and Veronica Doubleday perform traditional Afghan music they’ve collected and learned from singers and performers in Heart.

The American artist known for his reproductions of banal objects Jeff Koons talks about his work on the occasion of the Pop Art exhibition at the Tate Modern.

A look at the new satirical Palestinian TV soap opera called ‘Vatan Bande Yek Tar’ ,

A report about the exhibition of photographs of contemporary Iran held at the LSE.

Episode 16

An analysis of the impact of You Tube on the aftermath of the Iranian elections of June 2009.

A report of a play at London’s Red Lion Theatre club, set in a propaganda radio station broadcasting during a fictional war between the West and Iran.

A report about a concert performance featuring Iranian pianist Golriz Hashemi.

Episode 17

A report about Kurdish musicians Hooshang and Saba Kamkar, who perform traditional and modern Kurdish music with a choir and orchestra at the Dusseldorf music hall.

Photographer Hugh Turvey's use of X-rays in shines a new light on everyday objects.

A look at TS Eliot, voted Britain’s favourite poet, which involves an examination of his most complex poem ‘The Wasteland’.

A report about the state of theatre in Tajikistan, and the city's efforts to revive in culture against a background of low funds and interest.

Episode 18

Musicologist Jane Lewisohn evaluates the significance of the music, poetry and literature radio programme called Golha that played in Iran before the Islamic revolution.

The Guardian’s architecture correspondent Jonathan Glancey reflects on why so many iconic structures of London are red.

A report about a reading made by the Iran’s’ leading living poet, octogenarian H.E. Sayeh.

Episode 19

Statues of Tehran: A look the fate of a Revolutionary statue built on Tehran’s Engelhab Square which has been removed during the construction of a new Underground railway system.

Episode 20

A compilation of the best of the first year of Tamasha programmes, including the British Museum’s Shah Abbas exhibition and the performance of three Iranian soprano singers.

Episode 21

A report about the British Museum’s major exhibition of civilization, told through 100 objects.

A famous Afghan husband and wife musical duo give a peace concert and visit the ruins of their former concert hall.

Episode 22

An exploration of the Van Gogh letters exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, which shines a light on the artist’s development as an artist followed by a discussion with the critic Richard Cork.

A report about an annual theatre project in New York, where groups of writers and actors get together to write and perform new plays with a time limit of 24 hours.

A look at Kabul Museum, which was damaged in the wars of the 1980s and 1990s.

Episode 23

How the art and music of pre-Revolutionary Iran was adopted and transformed into propaganda after 1979 in the service of the Islamic revolution.

Episode 24

A profile of the leading Afghan writer, director and photographer Atiq Rahimi who was awarded the Goncourt prize for his recent book, The Patience Stone, followed by a discussion of his work with presenter Maryam Erfan.

Episode 25

An exploration of the exhibition 150 Years of Photography in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

A look at the exhibition Kinetica which explores kinetic art.

A report about the melancholy poetry of Baharie, which includes a poem about the overthrow of Mossadegh.