1 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
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2 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
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3 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
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4 Will & Grace revived, Disney and Pixar's evolution, the London Sinfonietta at 502018-01-16 20:22:00
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5 Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis2018-01-15 20:07:00
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6 Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding2018-01-12 19:59:00
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7 Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale2018-01-11 20:07:00
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8 Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury2018-01-10 19:53:00
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9 The Vagina Monologues 20 years on, French crime drama Spiral2018-01-09 19:58:00
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10 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
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11 Kiri, Golden Globes, Gail Honeyman, Contemporary portraiture2018-01-08 20:06:00
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12 Christopher Plummer, Saudi Arts, Helen Dunmore2018-01-05 20:20:00
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13 Michelle Terry, Jez Butterworth, Rebecca Stott, Hostiles2018-01-04 20:08:00
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14 Neil Cross, Katherine Rundell, Book prize judging2018-01-03 20:11:00
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15 Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation2018-01-02 19:59:00
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16 Making Culture At Home2018-01-01 20:00:00
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17 Kay Mellor, Frankenstein, Swimming with Men2017-12-29 20:11:00
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18 Vic and Bob, Angela Gheorghiu, Theatre ghost stories2017-12-28 20:08:00
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19 Incredible! The unstoppable rise of the comic book superhero2017-12-27 19:45:00
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Incredible! The unstoppable rise of the comic book superhero

The surprise success of this year's Wonder Woman film emphasized the current dominance of superhero movies at the box office. Stig Abell investigates the comic book origins of these characters and explores why they have become such a presence in our culture. Dave Gibbons, the comic book writer and artist most famous for his collaboration with Alan Moore on The Watchman, shows Stig around his studio. Gibbons, who has also worked on Superman, Green Lantern, and Frank Miller's Give Me Liberty, talks about his 40 year career in comics and whether today is truly a 'Golden Age' for the form. Stig visits Orbital comics shop and is guided around the superhero universes by comic critic Adam Karenina Sherif and journalist Louise Blain. Plus he gets a lowdown on the changing film industry from Den of Geek editor Simon Brew. Author Nikesh Shukla and critic Gavia Baker-Whitelaw join comic book writer Kieron Gillen to examine what is it about superhero characters and their stories that is so appealing. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Kate Bullivant Image: Gal Gadot as Diana in Warner Bros film Wonder Woman Image credit: 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment and Ratpac Entertainment LLC.…read more

20 Gary Oldman2017-12-26 19:15:00
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