241 Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes on The Ferryman2017-06-22 19:09:00
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242 Joseph Fiennes, Daljit Nagra, Wyndham Lewis, Catriona Morison2017-06-21 19:02:00
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243 Audra McDonald, John Singer Sargent watercolours, Paula McGrath2017-06-20 18:58:00
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244 Diane Keaton, Glow, 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award winners2017-06-19 19:13:00
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245 Fleet Foxes, Marianne Elliott, Fahrelnissa Zeid2017-06-16 18:59:00
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246 Evgeny Kissin; Man Booker International Prize 2017 winners David Grossman and Jessica Cohen; artist David Mach2017-06-15 18:59:00
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247 Hamlet - the opera, Novelist Laura Barnett with singer Kathryn Williams, Political docudramas, Blue plaques for music2017-06-14 19:05:00
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248 Andrew Scott and Robert Icke, Whitney Houston documentary, Amanda Craig2017-06-13 19:10:00
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249 Brian Cox; Helen McCrory; Sci-fi at the Barbican; Rebooting film franchises2017-06-12 18:51:00
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250 New York's Fearless Girl, Lawrence Brownlee, Cornelia Parker, Daljit Nagra2017-06-09 19:00:00
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251 'My Cousin Rachel' Weisz, Arundhati Roy, Bamber Gascoigne's opera house, Literary agent Ed Victor remembered2017-06-08 18:59:00
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252 Steven Moffat at the Hay Festival2017-06-07 21:15:00
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253 Artist Grayson Perry, Baileys winner, Helen Dunmore's final poem, new Children's Laureate2017-06-07 18:53:00
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254 Michael Sheen, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant's favourite novel and review of television series Ackley Bridge2017-06-05 19:11:00
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255 Mondrian - the complete works; Arts and politics; Playwright Alice Birch; 40 years of Bob Marley's Exodus2017-06-02 19:14:00
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256 Salma Hayek, Anna of the Five Towns and Wonder Woman Merchandising2017-06-01 19:05:00
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257 Pretty Yende, Dennis Lehane, The Handmaid's Tale2017-05-31 19:20:00
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258 Will Self, My Life as a Courgette, Raphael drawings2017-05-30 19:02:00
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259 Sgt. Pepper at 50; Jimmy McGovern; RIBA North2017-05-29 18:45:00
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Sgt. Pepper at 50; Jimmy McGovern; RIBA North

For the bank holiday, Samira is in Liverpool for the art premieres celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. She meets Sean Doran, the co-artistic director of the Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home arts festival, as he transforms the city into a turntable for the album by commissioning 13 world premieres - one for for each track. Samira also meets two of the artists commissioned to come up with their interpretation of these classic Beatles songs: singer and performance artist Meow Meow has taken on Lovely Rita and is creating a street procession and a sound installation; and dramatist Keith Saha has written a new play inspired by the themes of She's Leaving Home, which will be performed in private homes in Toxteth. Distinguished television writer Jimmy McGovern has written a new drama for BBC One, Broken, which looks at the life of a priest, Father Michael Kerrigan, played by Sean Bean, as he struggles to minister to a poor community. Jimmy takes Samira to St Francis Xavier church in Liverpool where much of the new television drama was filmed, and which has long inspired him. And RIBA North is the new national architectural centre in Liverpool. As it finally prepares to open, Samira pays a visit to the new building on the city's waterfront which itself has been the subject of controversy, and arrives in Liverpool at a time when the city's architectural plans have led to it being placed on UNESCO's World Heritage in Danger list. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Ekene Akalawu.…read more

260 Live from Hay Literary Festival - Elizabeth Strout and Julia Donaldson2017-05-26 20:22:00
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