Also appearing with me and host Nikki Bedi is Iranian pop star Gola, whom I fell madly in love with during our recording yesterday. She’s got a new single (and video) coming out soon called “The Line,” which I am very much looking forward to. (Nikki’s interview with Gola is incredible. You won’t believe the things Gola has gone through just to make her music!)
We’ll be talking about Cary Fukunaga as a pioneering Netflix filmmaker, and also as the new Bond director (the first American to take the job!); the popularity of new movie Night School, and why so many movies are set in schools; the return of Doctor Who this Sunday, and Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor; rapper M.I.A. and the new documentary about her, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.; and more.
As always, this episode of “The Arts Hour” will air several times between Sunday and Monday, and will be available on iPlayer anytime after the first broadcast. Unlike BBC TV programs, the radio stuff is available globally, so you can listen no matter where you are. The episode page with all the info you need is here.