201 Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival2019-09-30 16:14:00
Listen
Listen
202 Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann2019-09-26 19:00:00
Listen
Listen
203 Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas2019-09-25 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
204 Staging Antony Gormley, Dolly Wells, The Politician2019-09-24 18:56:00
Listen
Listen
205 Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases2019-09-23 19:08:00
Listen
Listen

Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases

Writer Peter Bowker discusses his epic new drama World On Fire, which follows the first year of World War II told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives. The BBC One Sunday night series stars Sean Bean, Helen Hunt and Lesley Manville. It was another great night for the British television industry at last night's Emmy Awards. The streaming giants Netflix and Amazon have pushed the industry to produce ever more brilliant dramas and comedies. But as Apple, Disney and NBC prepare to join the market what are the unintended consequences on the industry here? Radio Times TV critic David Butcher examines the changing television landscape. Today is the autumn equinox, the point of the year when the hours of daylight and darkness are the same before the days get shorter. BBC Radio 4 is marking the occasion with broadcasts of poetry with a seasonal theme throughout the day, and poet Amina Atiq performs her specially-commissioned poem for Front Row. Each month, poet and Daily Telegraph critic Tristram Fane-Saunders endeavours to read every volume of verse published in Britain. He chooses some of his favourite new poetry releases for Front Row: Nobody by Alice Oswald, Frolic and Detour by Paul Muldoon and Kei Miller’s new collection In Nearby Bushes. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Edwina Pitman…read more

206 Lulu Wang on The Farewell, Dave, Jessie Burton2019-09-20 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
207 Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum2019-09-19 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
208 Soweto Kinch, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, Sam Fender2019-09-18 19:02:00
Listen
Listen
209 Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered2019-09-17 18:55:00
Listen
Listen
210 Alex Kingston, Criminal, Falling piano sales2019-09-16 18:54:00
Listen
Listen
211 Downton Abbey, Alexei Sayle, National Short Story Award - Jo Lloyd, Istanbul Biennial2019-09-13 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
212 Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present2019-09-12 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
213 Front Row at the Proms - Jamie Barton, Daniel Kidane, impact of Brexit on classical music2019-09-11 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
214 The British Ceramics Biennial, Novelist Nell Zink, The Jumper Factory, Tamsin Grey2019-09-10 19:09:00
Listen
Listen
215 For Sama and Venice Film Festival roundup, NSSA - Lucy Caldwell, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary2019-09-09 18:53:00
Listen
Listen
216 BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz2019-09-06 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
217 Margaret Atwood's The Testaments reviewed, Ryan Wigglesworth, Robert Battle2019-09-05 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
218 Chrissie Hynde, The Theatre of Parliament, Arts Minister Rebecca Pow2019-09-04 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
219 The Booker Prize shortlist, Lucian Freud's new biography, The importance of arts to local identity2019-09-03 18:52:00
Listen
Listen
220 The Capture, Venice Film Festival highlights, Enid Blyton reevaluated2019-09-02 18:59:00
Listen
Listen