221 Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts2019-10-03 18:52:00
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222 Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo2019-10-02 18:53:00
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223 The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony2019-10-01 19:07:00
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224 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

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233 Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered2019-09-17 18:55:00
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236 Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present2019-09-12 19:05:00
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237 Front Row at the Proms - Jamie Barton, Daniel Kidane, impact of Brexit on classical music2019-09-11 18:45:00
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240 BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz2019-09-06 18:59:00
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