181 Leonard Bernstein: A Centenary Celebration2018-03-30 18:15:00
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182 David Mamet, Meghan Markle in Suits, Poetry Jukebox2018-03-29 19:07:00
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183 Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Sporting theme tunes, National poetry competition winner, AJ Pearce2018-03-28 19:10:00
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184 Ready Player One, Church Ministers for the Arts, Mental Institutions in Film, The York Realist2018-03-27 19:28:00
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185 Anna Chancellor, Harshdeep Kaur, Hilton Als2018-03-26 19:01:00
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186 Sonia Boyce, Debussy, Black Men Walking2018-03-23 20:26:00
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187 Macbeth, The British Council, Performing couples who tour2018-03-22 20:03:00
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188 Steven Soderbergh's Unsane, America's Cool Modernism, Life after the Double Act, Stage Blood2018-03-21 20:23:00
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189 Jimmy Iovine, Donal Ryan, Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Spring equinox poems2018-03-20 20:21:00
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190 Andrew Lloyd Webber2018-03-19 20:00:00
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191 Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson on The Voice, Art galleries on screen2018-03-16 19:58:00
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192 Tomb Raider, Lisa Halliday, Immersive theatre2018-03-15 20:09:00
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193 Mary Magdalene, Icelandic fiction, Joseph Morpurgo, Stephen Hawking in culture2018-03-14 20:02:00
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Mary Magdalene, Icelandic fiction, Joseph Morpurgo, Stephen Hawking in culture

Mary Magdalene was Jesus Christ's most loyal friend, who stayed with him through the ordeal of his crucifixion, and was the first witness to his resurrection. But she was also denigrated by the church as a prostitute. Now her story is told in a new film with Rooney Mara as Mary and Joaquin Phoenix as Christ. Michèle Roberts, who wrote the novel The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdalene, reviews. With its population of 300,000, Iceland has more books published, and more writers per head, than anywhere else in the world. As it becomes a leader in Nordic Noir, crime writer Ragnar Jónasson and professor of Icelandic, Helga Lúthersdóttir, discuss the rich world of Icelandic fiction from the sagas which date back to the 13th century to the present day. Joseph Morpurgo's show Hammerhead strangely begins after his show has ended. It is the question-and-answer session after an - imagined - 9-hour, one-man performance of Frankenstein. He talks to Stig Abell about this conceit and where it leads him. And with news of the death of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, we consider his presence in popular culture, and in particular playing himself on TV.…read more

194 Paddy Considine, Gemma Bodinetz, Integrated Casting2018-03-13 20:30:00
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195 Eleanor Bron, The Great Wave, Ken Dodd2018-03-12 20:05:00
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196 Ian McKellen, A Wrinkle in Time, Disability Champion Andrew Miller, Aida Muluneh2018-03-09 20:08:00
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197 Jessica Jones, Women's Prize for Fiction nominees, The Cherry Orchard, Redressing the gender balance in the music industry2018-03-08 20:08:00
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198 David Attenborough on painter John Craxton, Wonder Wheel, #MeToo poetry anthology2018-03-07 20:02:00
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199 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Picasso at the Tate, David Oyelowo2018-03-06 20:01:00
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200 You Were Never Really Here, Colin Currie, Charlotte Salomon2018-03-05 20:06:00
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