241 Author Luke Jennings on his Killing Eve trilogy, Disgusting artworks, Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce2018-10-22 18:59:00
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242 The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Billboard art and US politics, Emma Rice and Wise Children2018-10-19 19:22:00
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243 Eric Idle, Halloween, Cicely Berry remembered, The House of Commons library2018-10-18 19:21:00
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244 Gerard Butler, Male body in movies, Novelist Olga Tokarczuk2018-10-17 19:02:00
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245 Playing Linda Loman, Informer, Geology-inspired art, Ciarán Hodgers2018-10-16 19:40:00
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246 #MeToo one year on - what's changed in the arts?2018-10-15 18:53:00
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247 Paul Greengrass on 22 July, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence, How can arts organisations thrive?2018-10-12 18:57:00
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248 Desiree Akhavan, Bad Times at the El Royale, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, Mother Courage2018-10-11 19:15:00
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249 Reading and Mental Health2018-10-10 19:00:00
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250 The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland2018-10-09 18:59:00
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251 Bernard Cribbins, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling on First Man, Butterfly2018-10-08 19:09:00
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252 Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore2018-10-05 18:54:00
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253 Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street2018-10-04 19:12:00
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254 The art of physical comedy, Damien Hirst, Andre Aciman, The impact of the arts on mental health2018-10-03 19:11:00
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The art of physical comedy, Damien Hirst, Andre Aciman, The impact of the arts on mental health

In the week Rowan Atkinson returns to the big screen as the hapless spy in Johnny English Strikes Again, which sees him batter innocent bystanders and himself in a series of pratfalls, we look at the art of physical comedy. Jonathan Sayer of Mischief Theatre, classicist and stand-up Natalie Haynes and Dr Oliver Double of the University of Kent attempt to answer an eternal question: why is the unfortunate mishap hilarious - so long as someone else is falling off the ladder? Damien Hirst has just announced that he is scaling back business activities, including laying off 50 staff, to focus on making art. This news coincided with a recent report into the value of Hirst’s work, which found that the artworks he sold at auction in 2008, had plummeted in value when resold. Art market journalist Georgina Adam explains what this all might mean for the artist. Andre Aciman, whose first novel Call Me By Your Name, was turned into an Oscar winning film, discusses his latest novel Enigma Variations, which charts the life and loves of one man from adolescence through adulthood. In the first in an occasional series looking at the way the way in which the arts can positively impact on people’s mental well being, Stig Abell talks to Laura Freeman about her book The Reading Cure in which she describes “the chaos, misery and misrule of an anorexic’s thinking”, and how she overcame it. Aged 24 she read Charles Dickens’s Christmas Carol and describes how continuing to read about food in fiction gave her the inspiration to start enjoying food again and became the pathway to a fuller and richer life. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Edwina Pitman…read more

255 BBC National Short Story Award Winner2018-10-02 19:10:00
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256 Sarah Perry, The Cry, Cultural First Aid2018-10-01 19:06:00
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257 Contains Strong Language festival, Sean Scully, A Northern Soul2018-09-28 20:16:00
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258 Lord of the Flies, Silence in art, Javier Marias2018-09-27 19:16:00
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259 The Goodies, Holst's The Planets at 100, Debris Stevenson2018-09-26 19:01:00
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260 Oceania exhibition, Suede, How the police help crime writers2018-09-26 09:54:00
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