241 Derek Walcott, Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, Playlists2017-03-17 20:16:00
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242 Get Out, Lost Without Words, Compton Verney, Music Streaming2017-03-16 19:59:00
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243 Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke2017-03-15 20:10:00
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244 Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA2017-03-14 20:27:00
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245 Professor Brian Cox, Sarah Dunant on Michelangelo, My Country, The UK charts2017-03-13 20:35:00
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246 Paul Weller, Duncan Macmillan on City of Glass, Catfight, My Feral Heart2017-03-10 19:51:00
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247 Howard Hodgkin remembered; Imogen Cooper; Edward Albee2017-03-09 20:21:00
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248 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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249 Judith Kerr on The Cat in the Hat; Wolfgang Tillmans; Snow in Midsummer2017-03-07 19:57:00
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250 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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251 Stormzy, Cornelia Parker, Krzysztof Penderecki2017-03-03 19:59:00
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252 Tom Hiddleston, This Country, Certain Women, Gustav Metzger remembered2017-03-02 20:07:00
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253 Hugh Jackman, National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Richard Bean2017-03-01 19:45:00
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254 Jojo Moyes, Prime Suspect 1973, Independent bookstores, Swan Lake in Hull2017-02-28 20:02:00
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255 Moonlight at the Oscars, Mary Beard, Author Ross Raisin, Mary Magdalene in art2017-02-27 20:04:00
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256 Sadiq Khan, Jake Arnott, The Tale of Januarie opera2017-02-24 19:51:00
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257 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

258 David Tennant, second novels, Brits and Oscars - who are they for?2017-02-22 19:53:00
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259 Gurinder Chadha on Viceroy's House, America after the Fall, Christopher Bailey2017-02-21 20:09:00
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260 Patriots Day, Stephen Karam, EU Baroque Orchestra, Syria documentaries2017-02-20 20:11:00
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