281 Keeley Hawes2019-01-01 20:00:00
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282 Cultural Quiz of the Year2018-12-31 20:28:00
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283 An appreciation of the late Amos Oz the Israeli novelist who died today2018-12-28 20:08:00
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284 As a generation of choreographers pass, we hear from the new generation rising2018-12-27 20:00:00
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285 Slow radio: Land artist Chris Drury's Morecambe Bay project2018-12-26 19:45:00
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286 Choirs - a celebration of singing together2018-12-25 19:16:00
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287 Les Misérables discussed by Andrew Davies, adapter of a new TV version2018-12-24 20:00:00
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288 Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule2018-12-21 20:01:00
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Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule

Ben Elton, creator of the iconic Elizabethan sitcom Blackadder II, talks about his fascination with Shakespeare, as Upstart Crow returns to BBC Two for a Shakespeare/Dickens mashup, A Crow Christmas Carol. He's also written the screenplay for All is True, a Shakespeare biopic starring Kenneth Branagh. Vanessa Kisuule reads her poem Describing Snow in the Aftermath, part of Radio 4's poetry day marking the winter solstice. As artist Olafur Eliasson installs melting ice blocks outside Tate Modern in order to highlight the dangers of climate change, Stig asks whether political art is becoming more of a call to action. With critics Jacky Klein, Jonathan Jones and artist Bob and Roberta Smith. And why has misery won out over cheer on Christmas TV in recent years? David Butcher investigates. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Timothy Prosser…read more

289 Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, Hip Hop Musicals, Richard Sherman2018-12-20 20:04:00
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290 Eileen Atkins, Penny Marshall remembered, The Shining, Sister Bliss2018-12-19 19:59:00
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291 John Malkovich on playing Poirot, Why we cry at films, True crime podcasts2018-12-18 19:59:00
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292 The Archers' Canterbury Tales, Watership Down, Gremlins - alternative Christmas film, Putin and Rap2018-12-17 20:03:00
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293 Rita Ora, Writing About Sex, Die Hard at 302018-12-14 20:09:00
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294 Lee Mack, Magic Mike on stage, Prose poetry2018-12-13 20:00:00
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295 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mike Bartlett2018-12-12 20:01:00
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296 Mortal Engines, Tenancy, Ren Hang, Martin Jenkinson2018-12-11 21:50:00
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297 Tamara Lawrance, The 1975's Matty Healy, Meet Vermeer2018-12-10 19:56:00
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298 Springsteen on Broadway, Disfigured Villains, Beautiful Books for Christmas2018-12-07 20:09:00
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299 Jimmy McGovern, Tania Bruguera, Arts and insomnia2018-12-06 20:01:00
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300 Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys2018-12-05 20:02:00
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