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Series 4

Episode 1

A special report about the ballet performance that Iranian choreographer Nima Kiann has recently put on in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Episode 2

The curator of the exhibition The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascots speaks about the objects at the exhibitions which range from ancient to modern.

A look at the Globe to Globe festival in which all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays were put on in a different language, including Comedy of Errors in Dari.

Film critic Nick James reviews the David Cronenberg’s film Cosmopolis, based on a novel of the same name.

Episode 3

A look at the exhibition Masters of Chaos that took place at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris which focused on the role and artistic representations of shamen through the ages.

Nick James reviews Wes Anderson’s new film Moonrise Kingdom.

Episode 4

Architectural historian Jonathan Glancey and curator Lydia Yee and talk about the history and legacy of the Bauhaus movement on the occasion of the exhibition Bauhaus: Art as Life.

Paris- based director Farid Paya speaks about his recent play Rostam and Sohrab which is based on the Persian epic story, Shahnameh.

A report about the history of BBC Proms, now over 100 years old, in which Proms director Roger Wright explains why this annual classical music event is so popular.

Episode 5

Report about the “Ten Nights” of readings in Tehran in autumn 1977 which explores how intellectuals protested against censorship through poetry reading.

Episode 6

Profile of Iranian painter and conceptual artist Koorosh Shishegaran who has been active for over four decades.

Zahra Amir Ebrahimi reports from Avignon Festival, including the opening performance The Master and Margarita.

Episode 7

A profile of Iranian writer and poet Muhammadali Sepanloo, perhasps Iran’s most famous living poet, whose work goes back 50 years.

Episode 8

Short profile of Iranian-born actor Navid Negahban who plays a leading role in the hit US TV series Homeland.

Iranian New York-based artist Nikzad Nodjoumi speaks about his career before, during, and after Iranian revolution of 1979.

Episode 9

A look at the Dubai-based artist Leila Pazooki whose work explores the aesthetics of context.

Beate Petersen, who made a documentary 'Naseeruddin Shah and His 84 Wives' speaks about the making of the film.

Episode 10

Profile of Reza Abedini, one of Iran’s most famous graphic designers working today.

Episode 11

A special report about The Museum of Innocence, which is both a novel by Orhan Pamuk and a museum he has set up.

Episode 12

Cultural critic Ali Alizadeh reviews the film Argo, an American thriller based on the hostage crisis in Tehran in 1979.

A report about the play Jafar Khan, one of the earliest and most noted modern Persian plays which focuses on the comic encounters between the Persian and European cultures.

Episode 13

A report about the new wing which opened at The Louvre Museum in Paris, dedicated to the art of Islam.

A review of Philipp Stölzl’s film The Physician, starring Ben Kingsley.

Episode 14

Critic Mark Lawson reviews the film Skyfall, which features Daniel Craig's third performance as James Bond.

Director Mahdi Fleifel talks about the making of the documentary film A World Not Ours.

A look at how the Iranian artist Siamak Filizadeh draws upon the rich literary and visual traditions of the Shahnama in his ingenious mixed-media series Rostam 2—The Return.

Episode 15

Farhad Fouzouni, art director and graphic designer for Studio Tehran, speaks about his design, the secret behind its appeal, and the artist's relationship with the Islamic Republic.

A review of Anna Karenina, a new film based on Tolstoy novel, directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.

English Literature expert Julia Jordan analyses the new film On The Road, based on the book by Jack Kerouac.

Episode 16

A profile of the prominent contemporary Iranian poet and author Shams Langeroodi.

Episode 17

Literary critic Hossein Noushazar discusses the recently published book ‘I love Manchester United’.

Film critic Jonathan Romney reviews the film Rust and Bone which tells the story of an itinerant Frenchman who falls in love with a killer whale trainer.

A report from the V&A about the exhibition Light from the Middle East, which is the first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East.

Episode 18

A profile of Günther Uecker, a German artist hailed as one of the most significant artists in the late twentieth century.

A look at the Paris Photo, Europe's renowned annual art fair focusing on photography hosted at the Grand Palais.

Episode 19

The first of a two part profile of the musician Farhad Mehrad, focusing on his life and work before the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Episode 20

The second part of the profile featuring Farhad Mehrad, focusing on the singer’s life and work after the revolution.

Episode 21

Film critic Charles Gant reviews of the Iranian film 'Last Step' directed by Ali Mosaffa, - a tale of intrigue set in contemporary middle-class Tehran.

A look at the reasons why Finland’s capital, Helsinki was voted the World’s Design Capital 2012.

A look at the literary work by Charles Montesquieu called Persian Letters, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are travelling through France.

Episode 22

A best of Tamasha compilation featuring the prominent Iranian novelist and short story writer, Shahriar Mandanipour, the British photojournalist Don McCullin and the British painter David Hockney.

Episode 23

A look at a new Edward Hopper exhibition taking place at Grand Palais, Paris.

Literary critic Hossein Noushazar reviews the book The World of the Livings by Muhammad Ali.

Episode 24

A short profile of the photographer and filmmaker William Klein, noted for his ironic approach.

A look at the Andreas Gursky’s exhibition at the Museum of Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany.

A report about the musical The Sweet Smell of Success at the Arcola theatre which is run by Turkish husband and wife Mehmet Ergen and Leyla Nazli.

Episode 25

A look at the influential fashion photographer Tim Walker’s exhibition at Somerset House.

A review of Django Unchained, the American epic western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

A look at the book Kolsum Name which was written by Aqa Jamal Xvansari in late 1600s and explores women’s customs, beliefs, and games.

Episode 26

A review of the film Lincoln, an American historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg.

Film critic Nick James reviews Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatises the United States operation that found and killed Osama bin Laden.

A profile of the Iranian painter and video artist Simin Keramati who is based in Tehran.

Episode 27

An exploration of the popularity of Iranian Revolutionary songs in the context of Iranian politics in the past decades.

Episode 28

Film critic Nick James reviews the films in this year’s Berlinale Film Festival.

The 2013 Oscar predictions are discussed by critic Jonathan Romney.

Episode 29

Jacqueline Munck, the curator of the Art in War exhibition at the Modern Art Museum in Paris discusses the show.

Film director Sebastián Lelio talks about his latest Chilean drama Gloria, about a middle aged woman rediscovering love and youth.

Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal performance of Two Cigarettes in the Dark at Sadler’s Wells is discussed by dancer Julie Shanahan and Artistic director Alastair Spalding.

Episode 30

Atiq Rahimi, the author of The Patience Stone speaks about adapting his book for the screen.

Curator Sheena Wagstaff speaks about the leading American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, whose works are exhibited at Tate Modern.

Chinese photographer Li Zhensheng speaks about his exhibition Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s.

Episode 31

An episode dedicated to the Iranian rock singer Farhad Mehrad. First part.

Episode 32

An episode dedicated to the Iranian rock singer Farhad Mehrad. Second part.

Episode 33

A look at the major classic work Tarikh Beyhaghi, written by an Iranian historian and author Abolfazl Beyhaghi.

An overview of the exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, taking place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Episode 34

An obituary of legendary Iranian film critic, Houshang Kavoosi, is mostly known for his coinage of the term film-farsi - a pejorative term to describe Iranian popular cinema of the 1950s-1970s.

Report about the Ice Age Art exhibition taking place at the British Museum, which includes the earliest art made 20,000 years ago.

A review of the film No by Pablo Larraín.

Episode 35

Film director Barmak Akram talks about his latest film Wajma, a love story set in Kabul.

On the occasion of their recent exhibition at Hang-up Gallery, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips look back their practice since the 1970s, before they started collaborating with each other.

The director and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui reflects on the dance Puzzle that questions the seeming importance of order and linearity.

Episode 36

Iranian painter Davoud Emdadian speaks about painting trees, which is unique and symbolic.

A report about Mosireen, a non-profit media collective founded by Jasmina Metwaly and Khalid Abdalla.

A report about the restoration of Iranian maps from 200 years ago.

Episode 37

Iranian journalist, historian and writer Massoud Behnoud discusses the book Amir Arsalan, one of the most famous Persian stories.

A look at the World-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado's latest exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.

Ann Dumas, the curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, speaks about the current exhibition by George Bellows who painted New York in the early 20th century.

Episode 38

A report about the posters that were made during the protests in France in May 1968.

Journalist Jonathan Freedland and the Professor of Iranian Studies Hamid Dabashi, compare two documentaries The Gatekeepers and 5 Broken Cameras dealing with the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Episode 39

Professor of American Literature Sarah Churchwell talks about The Great Gatsby, the the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald of the young and mysterious millionaire which has recently been turned into a film.

The Tehran-based Iranian painter Mehdi Farhadian, whose first solo exhibition called A Miracle for the Whole World is currently taking place in Dubai, talks about his work.

The Iranian - British artist living in Los Angeles called Yassi Mazandi talks about her art and why she decided to become a sculptor in her adulthood.

Episode 40

A report about the American short story writer and poet Raymond Carver.

An animation based on Ajaib - Marvels of Creatures and Strange Things, an important work of cosmography by Ahmad ibn Mohammad Tousi.