181 24/10/20192019-10-24 18:56:00
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182 Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars, Harold Bloom, Islamic folios, new 'Monuments Men'2019-10-23 18:57:00
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183 Joy Labinjo, By The Grace of God reviewed, Alastair Sooke, actors doing other jobs2019-10-22 18:53:00
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184 David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner2019-10-21 19:02:00
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185 Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir2019-10-18 19:17:00
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186 Gavin Hood, Moving to Mars, Salvator Mundi, Winsome Pinnock & Amit Sharma2019-10-17 19:03:00
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187 Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil2019-10-16 18:54:00
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188 Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton2019-10-15 18:56:00
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189 Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review2019-10-14 18:55:00
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190 Sienna Miller, Elif Shafak, Giri/Haji2019-10-11 18:59:00
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191 When Mary Beard met Margaret Atwood2019-10-11 13:37:00
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192 Nobel Prizes in Literature, Goldie's Drum'n'Bass picks, artist Es Devlin2019-10-10 18:52:00
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193 Salman Rushdie, playwright Katori Hall, computer games tax avoidance2019-10-09 19:15:00
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194 Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, Timothee Chalamet in The King, Dancer/choreographer Dada Masilo2019-10-08 18:55:00
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195 The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero2019-10-07 19:07:00
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196 Booker Book Group with Chigozie Obioma, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake2019-10-04 18:55:00
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197 Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts2019-10-03 18:52:00
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198 Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo2019-10-02 18:53:00
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199 The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony2019-10-01 19:07:00
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200 Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro2019-09-30 18:58:00
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Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro

Helen Mirren discusses taking on the role of notorious Russian empress Catherine the Great, Russia’s longest-ruling female leader for a new TV miniseries. She talks about the preparation for the role, her habit of binge-watching TV and why she admires Madonna. Joker, the new film exploring the origins of DC comic book villain The Joker, Batman’s nemesis, is proving controversial before it’s even opened. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips, the movie has already been deemed ‘problematic’ by some. Critics Isabel Stevens and Mark Eccleston discuss whether a backstory for a villainous character excuses or explains them. Mary Shelley takes centre stage in a new production of Frankenstein where the action of the Gothic masterpiece unfolds around its creator. Playwright Rona Munro explains why she wanted to foreground the 18-year-old Shelley who was totally in control of her creative powers. Presenter: Nikki Bedi Producer: Timothy Prosser…read more