Cecelia Ahern, The world's tallest statue, Pansori opera, Homecoming TV adaptation


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Best-selling Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern discusses her new short story collection, Roar, which features 30 stories about 30 different women. India has unveiled the world's tallest statue, which cost £330 million to build. The 182m high structure in the western state of Gujarat is a bronze-clad tribute to independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Pratiksha Ghildial in the BBC’s Delhi bureau reports on reactions within India. Lecturer in Korean Studies, Dr Anna Yates-Lu, explains the origins of pansori, a traditional form of Korean opera, and why legendary pansori singer Ahn Sook-Sun, currently in the UK, is its leading exponent. Julia Roberts stars in the television adaptation of the hit drama podcast series, Homecoming. The series looks back at her work as a counsellor at a mysterious company assessing the mental health of returning soldiers as they rehabilitate into society. TV critic Sophie Wilkinson reviews. Presenter: Janina Ramirez Producer: Edwina Pitman

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