181 Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish2017-03-31 19:18:00
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182 Hari Kunzru, Mica Levi, Patrick Marber, Turner Prize2017-03-30 18:45:00
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183 42nd Street director, Anish Kapoor, Ted Hughes poetry prize, Humber Bridge sounds2017-03-29 18:58:00
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184 Sir Nicholas Serota, Glen Matlock, Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring2017-03-28 19:07:00
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185 Anthony Head, Tamburlaine, Ai Weiwei, Line of Duty2017-03-27 19:00:00
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186 Jake Gyllenhaal, Pauline Black, Christopher Wheeldon and the business of musicals2017-03-24 20:46:00
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187 23/03/20172017-03-23 19:54:00
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188 Paula Rego, Danny Huston, Ghetto Film School2017-03-22 19:56:00
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189 Soaps and social issues, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzalez, Colin Dexter remembered2017-03-21 20:01:00
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190 Chuck Berry remembered, The Lost City of Z, Howard Hodgkin portraits, Poem for the Spring equinox2017-03-20 20:17:00
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191 Derek Walcott, Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, Playlists2017-03-17 20:16:00
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192 Get Out, Lost Without Words, Compton Verney, Music Streaming2017-03-16 19:59:00
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193 Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke2017-03-15 20:10:00
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194 Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA2017-03-14 20:27:00
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Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA

John Harle is credited with making the saxophone an accepted instrument in classical music and for inspiring composers such as John Tavener and Sir Harrison Birtwistle to write for it. He's also worked with pop artists like Elvis Costello, Marc Almond and Sir Paul McCartney. After many years training young musicians, he has now collected his insights into a new book, The Saxophone; but can he teach John Wilson to play? The Salesman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year. As it comes to UK cinemas Director of Film for the British Council Briony Hanson reviews the film from Iranian director Asgar Farhadi and discusses if it was a worthy winner. Music writer Laura Snapes explains what the charts can tell us about the state of pop. In 2011 the Performing Rights Society Foundation recognised that only 16% of the commissions they were funding involved female music creators and set up a fund to support composers and songwriters. The CEO of the PRS Foundation, Vanessa Reed, reveals their progress, and is joined by ESKA who received support from the fund which enabled her to record her Mercury-nominated album. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Edwina Pitman.…read more

195 Professor Brian Cox, Sarah Dunant on Michelangelo, My Country, The UK charts2017-03-13 20:35:00
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196 Paul Weller, Duncan Macmillan on City of Glass, Catfight, My Feral Heart2017-03-10 19:51:00
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197 Howard Hodgkin remembered; Imogen Cooper; Edward Albee2017-03-09 20:21:00
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198 Roger McGough and Brian Patten on 50 years of The Mersey Sound, Lizzie Nunnery, Andrew McMillan2017-03-08 21:07:00
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199 Judith Kerr on The Cat in the Hat; Wolfgang Tillmans; Snow in Midsummer2017-03-07 19:57:00
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200 Sean Foley directs The Miser, Kate Whitley sets Malala's speech to music, Sonia Friedman and David Babani2017-03-06 19:54:00
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