1 The Shape of Water, Terracotta Warriors, Samira Ahmed, RuPaul's Drag Race2018-02-13 20:18:00
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2 Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, The Fifty Shades phenomenon, Julian Rowlands & the Santiago Quartet2018-02-12 20:35:00
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3 Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther, Shakespeare for Children, Welsh Music - In Welsh2018-02-09 20:06:00
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4 David Hare on Collateral, Carmen, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury2018-02-08 20:34:00
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5 Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan2018-02-07 20:04:00
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6 Mica Paris, Ethics of Arts Funding, Jim Crace2018-02-06 20:08:00
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7 Mike Bartlett on Trauma, Cornelia Parker, Val McDermid2018-02-05 19:59:00
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8 Nicola Benedetti, Winchester, Reading Europe: Russia2018-02-02 20:01:00
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9 Simple Minds, Phantom Thread, Napoleon Disrobed, Alex La Guma2018-02-01 20:04:00
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10 Fiddler on the Roof lyricist, how musicals have evolved since 'Fiddler', Olafur Eliasson2018-01-31 20:03:00
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11 James Graham on The Culture, Costa Book Prize winner announced, Ocean Liners2018-01-30 20:05:00
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12 Julius Caesar, the Grammys, Joe Dunthorne, architect Neave Brown2018-01-29 20:12:00
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13 Turkish literature special from Istanbul featuring Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk2018-01-26 19:15:00
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14 Paapa Essiedu, Rebecca Watts and Don Paterson, A J Finn2018-01-25 20:12:00
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15 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector2018-01-24 20:04:00
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16 Oscar Nominations 20182018-01-23 20:07:00
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17 Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics2018-01-22 20:12:00
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Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics

Matt Damon's new film Downsizing imagines a solution to over-population is to shrink humans to five inches tall. Director of Film for the British Council Briony Hanson reviews the film which is part midlife strife part speculative science-fiction. A choreographer for sex scenes on stage or on screen is just as important as that for a fight scene - so says movement director Ita O'Brien, who is calling on the industry to do more to protect performers in scenes involving sex or nudity. Ita O'Brien and casting agent Chris Carey discuss her proposals in the post-Weinstein, #MeToo era. Political cartoonist Martin Rowson joins John at the British Museum to meet Patricia Ferguson, curator of a display called Pots with Attitude: British Satire on Ceramics, 1760-1830 which looks at the Georgian fashion for printing satirical drawings onto pottery . And on the day the BFI re-issues of the classic British nuclear disaster film When the Wind Blows, based on the cartoon by Raymond Briggs, Ian Christie considers the film's relevance now. Presenter : John Wilson Producer : Dymphna Flynn.…read more

18 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
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19 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
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20 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
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