Front Row - Restrepo; Cornelia Funke; and photographer Martin Parr

The curator of this year's Brighton Photo Biennial is the Magnum photographer Martin Parr. His selection includes collections of historic and vernacular photography, as well as the latest contemporary work, alongside commissions inspired by the diverse communities of Brighton and Hove. Martin Parr discusses his selection in Brighton. Cornelia Funke, best-selling children's author of the Inkworld trilogy - made into a film starring Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany - talks to Kirsty about her new book, Reckless, the first part of a new trilogy. The hero, Jacob Reckless, is a boy who lives most of his life in another world, entered through the mirror in his father's study. Author Sebastian Junger, best-known for The Perfect Storm, spent a year in Afghanistan with the US army. Together with photographer Tim Hetherington, Junger filmed the soldiers while they were stationed in a hilltop outpost in the Korangal valley - at the time a region of key strategic importance and fierce fighting. The resulting documentary, Restrepo, is the name the soldiers gave to their outpost, in honour of a colleague who was killed early in the deployment. Junger discusses making of the documentary and the working relationship between the film-makers and the military personnel. With news that George Lucas is due to release 3D versions of his Star Wars films Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace in 2012, with the rest getting the 3D treatment at a later date, and on the day that Sky launches its new 3D TV channel, Adam Smith asks the film-makers to learn from history and think twice before liberally applying the new technology. Producer Ella-mai Robey.


  • 2010-10-01 19:15:00 - 2010-10-01 19:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,