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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Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding

Tom Hanks discusses his new film The Post, co-starring Meryl Streep and directed by Steven Spielberg, which tells the story of the part The Washington Post played in publishing the top secret Pentagon Papers that changed American public opinion about the Vietnam War. Sir Simon Rattle is conducting the European concert premiere of The Genesis Suite, a work with narration based on stories from the first book of the Bible, such as Adam and Eve, the Flood and the Tower of Babel. The conductor discusses the little-known piece from 1945 which was written by seven different European composers, émigrés to America, including Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Milhaud, who each composed a movement. The French culture minister Françoise Nyssen has unveiled plans to launch a heritage lottery. The money will go towards restoring ancient monuments. It follows reports of a fall in lottery receipts in the UK. French journalist Agnes Poirier and cultural historian Robert Hewison discuss the proposal, and consider how far arts and heritage funding should be lottery-dependent. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald.…read more

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