201 Alison Balsom, Fez, Robert MacFarlane2019-11-06 19:57:00
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202 The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral, The joy or blight of fireworks2019-11-05 19:51:00
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203 Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner2019-11-04 19:55:00
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204 Patti Smith, Tom Harper, Doctor Sleep reviewed2019-11-01 20:02:00
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205 Jack Thorne on His Dark Materials, Sorry We Missed You, Emily Howard2019-10-31 19:53:00
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206 Ian McKellen; theatre director Sarah Frankcom; Guilt reviewed2019-10-30 19:58:00
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207 Introducing New Artists from Devon2019-10-29 19:47:00
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208 David Baddiel, Apple TV+, Wellcome Collection's scary podcasts2019-10-28 19:56:00
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209 Harry Hill, Peter Brook, film podcasts2019-10-25 18:58:00
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210 24/10/20192019-10-24 18:56:00
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211 Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars, Harold Bloom, Islamic folios, new 'Monuments Men'2019-10-23 18:57:00
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212 Joy Labinjo, By The Grace of God reviewed, Alastair Sooke, actors doing other jobs2019-10-22 18:53:00
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213 David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner2019-10-21 19:02:00
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214 Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir2019-10-18 19:17:00
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Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir

There is much concern about the loss of biodiversity. But what of the linguistic and cultural ecosystem? It is thought that half of the world's 7,000 languages might not survive into the next century. Stig Abell talks to Chris McCabe, editor of Poems from the Edge of Extinction, an anthology of poems from around the world in languages under threat , and to Laura Tohe, poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. What might be lost? What can be done? Scooby Doo turned 50 this autumn. To mark the half century of a show which continues to follow the mysterious adventures of the eponymous Great Dane and his teenage friends - Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy – Stig is joined for a discussion on the cartoon’s longstanding appeal by Professor Kevin Sandler, who is currently writing a book on Scooby Doo, and cultural critic Gavia Baker Whitelaw. The composer Judith Weir is just coming to the end of her time as Associate Composer for the BBC Singers. Her new piece for them is blue hills beyond blue hills, a setting of poems by Alan Spence marking the cycle of the year. She talks to Front Row about the piece, the vocal flexibility of the singers and her role as Master of the Queen’s Music. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Julian May…read more

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216 Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil2019-10-16 18:54:00
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217 Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton2019-10-15 18:56:00
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218 Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review2019-10-14 18:55:00
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219 Sienna Miller, Elif Shafak, Giri/Haji2019-10-11 18:59:00
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220 When Mary Beard met Margaret Atwood2019-10-11 13:37:00
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