261 Lucy Porter, Martin Creed, and Soweto Gospel Choir on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2017-08-18 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
262 Edinburgh International Books Festival: Val McDermid talks to Paul Auster and Denise Mina2017-08-17 16:56:00
Listen
Listen
263 John Eliot Gardiner, Apphia Campbell, The Nature of Forgetting, Reviewing at the Edinburgh Festivals2017-08-16 19:29:00
Listen
Listen
264 Shappi Khorsandi and Gillian Clarke on stage in the BBC's Big Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Festival2017-08-14 16:57:00
Listen
Listen
265 Joe Orton2017-08-11 19:00:00
Listen
Listen
266 Henry Goodman as Lucien Freud, Isaac Julien, Lawrence Osborne, Nikesh Shukla, Sarah Shaffi2017-08-10 19:06:00
Listen
Listen
267 Daniel Libeskind2017-08-09 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
268 Philippa Gregory, Regina Spektor, TV's Eden and Rebecca Root's Queer Icon2017-08-08 19:06:00
Listen
Listen
269 Queer Icons2017-08-08 10:30:00
Listen
Listen
270 Trust Me writer Dan Sefton, Atomic Blonde, Colm Toibin's Queer Icon, Posthumous publishing2017-08-07 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
271 Irvine Welsh's Performers, Bookshop economics, England Is Mine, CN Lester on Stone Butch Blues2017-08-04 18:53:00
Listen
Listen
272 Stockard Channing, Matisse in the Studio, Thomas Ades, representations of war2017-08-03 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
273 Emergency services on screen; plus Sally Hawkins, Josette Bushell-Mingo, and Damian Barr2017-08-02 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
274 Writer Bernard MacLaverty, Nicholas Hytner's Queer Icon, Riding the Mail Rail2017-08-01 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
275 David Walliams, Jeanne Moreau and Sam Shepard remembered, Zinzi Clemmons, Jukebox musicals2017-07-31 18:01:00
Listen
Listen
276 Mary Portas' Queer Icon, Michael Symmons Roberts, Howard's End, Susie Dent2017-07-28 19:17:00
Listen
Listen
277 Patrick Gale's Man in an Orange Shirt, Olly Alexander's Queer Icon, Man Booker Prize longlist, Mercury Prize shortlist2017-07-27 18:53:00
Listen
Listen
278 Horror on film; Crime writer Kathy Reichs; Actors who become artistic directors; LGBT youtuber Ben Hunte's Queer Icon2017-07-26 19:28:00
Listen
Listen

Horror on film; Crime writer Kathy Reichs; Actors who become artistic directors; LGBT youtuber Ben Hunte's Queer Icon

The films 47 Metres Down, Wish Upon and Hounds of Love are all out this week and all play on familiar tropes in horror. Samira Ahmed asks horror fan Kim Newman and horror sceptic Isabel Stevens if these movies have anything new to say, and take a wider look at the genre. In 1997 Kathy Reichs made her crime-writing debut and introduced the world to Dr Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist whose powers of observation and logic lay at the heart of what would become a bestselling series of 18 novels. But Reichs' latest novel, Two Nights, is a departure with a new and very different type of investigator seeking to escape her past and unravel the clues. As actor Michelle Terry is appointed Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, we explore the tradition of actor-managers from Garrick to Olivier with actor Robert Hastie, who became the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres in November 2016, and former actor, now theatre critic, David Benedict. What can actors bring to the role of artistic director and what are the pitfalls? For our Queer Icons series, journalist and LGBT YouTuber Ben Hunte champions Jonathan Harvey's 1996 film Beautiful Thing. Ben is also presenting the Gay Britannia Season on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Marilyn Rust.…read more

279 Daniel Mays, Girls Trip, Asifa Lahore's Queer Icon, Young Poets competition2017-07-25 19:10:00
Listen
Listen
280 Jack O'Connell; Emma Donoghue's Queer Icon; Diana, Our Mother; Jules Buckley2017-07-24 19:02:00
Listen
Listen