Gerald Scarfe - legendary cartoonist and illustrator
They say the pen is mightier than the sword... and, it has to be said, in some cases, much sharper.

Cartoons and satirical artwork have shaped society for more than a century - leaving no topic sacred and no person immune. Which means Riz Khan's guest, Gerald Scarfe, must have nerves of steel as he reaches the masses through leading publications such as Britain's Sunday Times, The New Yorker, and Private Eye.

His targets have included politicians…. and even celebrities have felt his cutting edge humor-  Perhaps the most iconic was his animation and stark images in The Wall, with the rock group, Pink Floyd, that brought him worldwide attention in 1982.

On Tuesday Riz Khan speaks to legendary cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe.

You can watch Riz at 1900gmt, with repeats at 0000GMT, 0500GMT, and 0930GMT.

This episode aired on Tuesday 18th September 2007.

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