201 Stormzy, Cornelia Parker, Krzysztof Penderecki2017-03-03 19:59:00
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202 Tom Hiddleston, This Country, Certain Women, Gustav Metzger remembered2017-03-02 20:07:00
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203 Hugh Jackman, National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Richard Bean2017-03-01 19:45:00
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204 Jojo Moyes, Prime Suspect 1973, Independent bookstores, Swan Lake in Hull2017-02-28 20:02:00
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205 Moonlight at the Oscars, Mary Beard, Author Ross Raisin, Mary Magdalene in art2017-02-27 20:04:00
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206 Sadiq Khan, Jake Arnott, The Tale of Januarie opera2017-02-24 19:51:00
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207 John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life2017-02-23 19:58:00
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John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life

Monty Python legend John Cleese has adapted George Feydeau's 1892 French comedy BANG BANG for a brand-new staging at Colchester's Mercury Theatre. He talks about his enthusiasm for farce. Jay Z is to become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jacqueline Springer discusses the significance and why it's taken four decades for rap to be recognised in this way. Authors Hannah Kent and Kate Summerscale discuss the process of using real court cases as inspiration for their books. Hannah's novel, The Good People, is based on a mysterious case of a 'fairy doctress' in 1820s Ireland and Kate tells us about The Wicked Boy which she based on a grisly murder in Victorian England. From Galvani and twitching frogs' legs to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; from Sci-fi to Bovril; electricity has inspired inventors, scientists and artists alike. As a new exhibition Electricity: The spark of life opens at the Wellcome Collection in London, curator Ruth Garde and Irish artist John Gerrard show us round. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Angie Nehring.…read more

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209 Gurinder Chadha on Viceroy's House, America after the Fall, Christopher Bailey2017-02-21 20:09:00
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210 Patriots Day, Stephen Karam, EU Baroque Orchestra, Syria documentaries2017-02-20 20:11:00
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211 Gary Barlow's The Girls, SS-GB, Sidney Nolan, The Great Wall2017-02-17 20:01:00
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212 The Founder, Neil Jordan, See Me Now, Luke Jerram's Treasured City2017-02-16 19:55:00
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213 John Adams2017-02-15 19:51:00
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214 Eduardo Paolozzi, Self-publishing, Neil Gaiman2017-02-14 20:06:00
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215 Hidden Figures, Dirty Dancing writer, Muslim Othello, Simon Armitage2017-02-13 19:59:00
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216 Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski, Petrograd Madonna, Rag'n'Bone Man2017-02-10 19:54:00
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217 Artist Keith Tyson, dark comedy Prevenge, novelist John Boyne, Shostakovich Symphony No 122017-02-09 20:03:00
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218 Vanessa Bell exhibition, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Alan Simpson remembered, The poetry of Anna Akhmatova2017-02-08 19:54:00
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219 The Moorside, 20th Century Women, Peter Greenaway on Russian Revolution at 1002017-02-07 20:07:00
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220 David Hockney, Guy Garvey from Elbow, Max Richter2017-02-06 20:02:00
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