Afghanistan's culture and history comes under the spotlight this week, as the panel discuss The Great Game theatre festival, and take a look at documentary film Afghan Star about the country's X Factor-inspired talent show.
The panel also discuss Born Under A Million Shadows, the latest novel set in Afghanistan, and, shifting focus back to the UK, takes a look at urban thriller Shifty.
Daniel Mays (The Bank Job, Plus One) and Riz Ahmed (Britz, Dead Set) star in this British urban thriller, from writer and director Eran Creevy, which follows 24 hours in the life of a young drug dealer.
The Tricycle Theatre commissioned the plays - by writers including Richard Bean, Abi Morgan and David Edgar - to explore the country's culture and its relationship to Western countries.
The works are performed in three parts with four plays in each: Part 1: 1842-1930 Invasions and Independence; Part 2: 1979-1996 Communism; The Mujahideen and The Taliban; and Part 3: 1996-2009 Enduring Freedom.
The project is at the centre of the theatre's Afghanistan festival which hopes to unpick preconceptions about the country's identity and explore why it continues to be at the centre of foreign policy in the West.
The Great Game is at Tricycle Theatre, London, until Sunday 14 June.
Born Under A Million Shadows is former Sun and News of the World journalist Andrea Busfield's first novel.
The panel discuss Andrea Busfield's debut novel
She first travelled to Afghanistan to report on the fall of the Taleban in October 2001. In 2005 she returned there as editor of a Kabul newspaper. The book was born out of her experiences during her three years in Kabul.
It tells the story of 11-year-old Fawad, an Afghan boy living in Kabul, whose father and brother have been killed and sister abducted.
His mother secures a job as a housekeeper for a young Western woman who is caught up in a complex love affair with an Afghan warlord and Fawad is drawn into the adult world around him.
Born Under a Million Shadows is out now, published by Black Swan.