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Grace Dent, Ben Davis and Laurent Binet

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7 May 2017

Episode 409

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Columnist and food critic Grace Dent joins the Weekly to discuss London’s culinary scene and the forthcoming London Food Month. Plus: Ben Davis, director of documentary ‘Northern Disco Lights’, tells the unlikely story of Norway’s progressive dance-music scene and French author Laurent Binet discusses the weekend’s election and his politically charged new book ‘The 7th Function of Language’.

7 May 2017

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Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Henry Rees-Sheridan looks forward to next week’s big stories with Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards.

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Grace Dent

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Later this year London Food Month will be showing off the best the city can put on a plate and its co-director is writer, broadcaster and food critic Grace Dent. She joins us to talk through what will be on the menu this June.

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Ben Davis

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‘Northern Disco Lights: The Rise and Rise of Norwegian Dance Music’ tells the story of the scenes that birthed some of Norway’s best-loved musicians such as Lindstrøm, Royksopp, Annie and more. Its director Ben Davis talks us through what created that musical alchemy.

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Laurent Binet

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Celebrated French author Laurent Binet discusses this weekend’s election and how politics has informed his books – the latest of which is a mystery: ‘The 7th Function of Language’.

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