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The Shape of Water, Terracotta Warriors, Samira Ahmed, RuPaul's Drag Race

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The Shape of Water leads this year's Oscars race with 13 nominations. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, it's an other-worldly fairy tale about a mute cleaner (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with an alien-like creature imprisoned at the high-security laboratory where she works. Mark Eccleston reviews.

As a blockbuster exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors opens at the World Museum in Liverpool, featuring objects from the burial ground of China's First Emperor never before seen in this country, Samira is joined by Fiona Philpott, Director of Exhibitions and Mike Pitts, editor of British Archaeology magazine.

Samira is joined by another Samira Ahmed, an American writer whose latest book - Love, Hate & Other Filters - is a coming of age novel about an Muslim teenager coping with Islamophobia in her small town.

As the latest series gathers momentum, Louis Wise explores the television phenomenon that is RuPaul's Drag Race, the American reality show where drag queens compete against each other to win the crown,

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Timothy Prosser. Show less


Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Philpott
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Pitts
Interviewed Guest:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Louis Wise

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