241 Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn on action movie Kingsman, Jasper Johns, BBC National Short Story Award2017-09-18 19:14:00
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242 Jack Dee, Joanna Trollope reveals the BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist2017-09-15 19:07:00
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243 Ute Lemper, Steelworks play We're Still Here, Vasily Petrenko2017-09-14 19:27:00
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244 Sara Pascoe, Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay2017-09-13 19:05:00
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245 Sir Peter Hall remembered2017-09-12 18:45:00
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246 Stephen Frears and Ali Fazal, Pears' Cyclopaedia final edition, Jeff Pope on Cilla2017-09-11 18:57:00
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247 Joanne Froggatt, Darren Aronofsky, 25 years of Classic FM2017-09-08 18:56:00
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248 Marian Keyes, Tim Roth, Joe Lycett2017-09-07 19:18:00
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249 Roddy Doyle, Heroes in TV dramas, Stephen King's IT2017-09-06 19:23:00
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250 Woman's Hour Craft Exhibition, Lloyd Dorfman, Karen McCarthy Woolf, John Ashbery2017-09-05 19:07:00
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251 Suranne Jones returns as Doctor Foster, Lancashire's Fabrications Festival, Josephine Barstow on Sondheim's Follies2017-09-04 18:59:00
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252 Patti Cake$, Lord of the Flies, Nicole Krauss, James Ngcobo2017-09-01 19:08:00
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253 Brian Cox on playing real people, Author Omar Robert Hamilton, Game of Thrones legacy, Venice Film Festival opening2017-08-31 18:58:00
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254 Composer Alma Deutscher, Bake Off's return, Controversial statues, Last Days of June2017-08-30 19:00:00
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255 Stan Laurel novel; Tanika Gupta; film Una; Ed Skrein Walks Away2017-08-29 19:03:00
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256 Bill Nighy, The ever-changing appeal of Hamlet, Photographer Steve McCurry2017-08-28 18:45:00
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257 Ronnie Wood, Shakespeare plays on screen, Taylor Swift's new song, Peter Hoeg2017-08-25 19:07:00
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258 Illness in comedy series, Ned Beauman, Thomas Meehan2017-08-24 19:00:00
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259 Authors' better, but not-so-famous, books; Kathryn Bigelow; Eric Ravilious; a Shakespeare Sonnet in Pidgin2017-08-22 19:12:00
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260 Peter Kosminsky on The State, Ben Whishaw, The secrets of Vermeer's studio2017-08-21 19:03:00
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Peter Kosminsky on The State, Ben Whishaw, The secrets of Vermeer's studio

Peter Kosminsky talks to Stig about his new drama The State, which follows four British men and women who travel to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State. Kosminsky made his reputation with difficult drama documentaries and the storylines in The State are all based on documented events. As writer and director, he discusses the challenges of humanising these characters, and the decision to focus on portraying life inside IS. Did Vermeer really use a camera obscura to help him paint? Artist Jane Jelley explains how she recreated 17th century painting techniques to find out the truth behind the Dutch Master's luminous paintings. And in his new stage role Ben Whishaw plays Luke, your average Silicon Valley aerospace billionaire...until God tells him to 'go where there is violence', and he sets out to change the world. With Ben Whishaw and the director Ian Rickson, Stig delves into the ideas and issues in their new play, Against. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Ella-mai Robey.…read more