261 The Birth of a Nation, Ruth Padel, Joan Eardley, Mark Lockyer2016-12-09 20:11:00
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262 Oliver Stone's Snowden, The Famous Five, Sex scenes, Wynford Dewhurst2016-12-08 18:40:00
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263 Zaha Hadid's new gallery at The Science Museum, Oscar-winning film editor Anne V Coates, Office Christmas Party - the film2016-12-07 19:46:00
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264 Dreamgirls, Australia's Impressionists, Sharing the Turner Prize cheque, actor Peter Vaughan remembered2016-12-06 20:02:00
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265 Lee Child on Edward Hopper, ENO's Cressida Pollock and The Pass2016-12-05 20:03:00
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266 Alison Steadman, Anders Lustgarten, History of art A-level2016-12-02 20:09:00
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Alison Steadman, Anders Lustgarten, History of art A-level

As Alison Steadman wins the Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film at the British Independent Film Awards, and the BFI announces a season dedicated to her TV work in the New Year, we speak to the actress about her career. What links baroque bad-boy painter Caravaggio and a present-day retired docker from Merseyside? Compassion, according to Anders Lustgarten's new play The Seven Acts of Mercy. Kirsty talks to the playwright and political activist about his latest work for the Royal Shakespeare Company. After news in October that AQA, the last exam board in England offering History of Art A-level, was dropping the subject from 2018, the schools standards minister, Nick Gibb, has announced that a new A-level in art history is being developed by the Pearson exam board for teaching from September 2017. Artist Cornelia Parker and Griselda Pollock, Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History at Leeds University, give their reaction. The Top 40 Singles chart this week includes The Weeknd's Starboy (featuring Daft Punk), Sia's The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar) and Jonas Blue's By Your Side (featuring Raye). Music writer Ben Wardle has spent decades glued to the radio, and he's got a bit of an issue with this increasing use of the F-Word - 'Featuring'. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ella-mai Robey.…read more

267 Sculpture on the streets, Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Moana2016-12-01 20:14:00
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268 Robert Rauschenberg, The poetry of Philip Larkin, This is Us reviewed2016-11-30 20:03:00
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269 Clint Eastwood's Sully, Robert Olen Butler, Roger Law2016-11-29 20:01:00
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270 Rolling Stones new album, Miles Teller on Bleed for This, The Last Poets2016-11-28 19:57:00
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271 Mel Giedroyc on new musicals showcase, Michael Morpurgo, Bad Santa 2, Penelope Lively2016-11-25 20:11:00
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272 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, Rillington Place, Johnny Cash2016-11-24 19:57:00
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273 Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on Nice Fish; Anselm Kiefer; Spike Lee's Chi-raq2016-11-23 20:03:00
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274 Adam Driver, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Gilmore Girls2016-11-22 20:19:00
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275 Zadie Smith, William Trevor, Lucy Kirkwood, Allied2016-11-21 19:52:00
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276 Ed Harris on stage, Jonathan Dove, Gavin Turk2016-11-18 20:15:00
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277 The Hepworth Prize, New Art Gallery Walsall, Indignation, Don Giovanni2016-11-17 19:56:00
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278 Paulo Coelho, Your Name, Turner Contemporary, the art of writing non-fiction2016-11-16 19:55:00
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279 Rosamund Pike & David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom, Van Gogh controversy, Cape Town City Ballet2016-11-15 20:22:00
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280 J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, French film Divines, Chris Riddell on school libraries2016-11-14 20:15:00
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