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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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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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mike Bartlett

Two new films with comic book superheroes at the centre - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Aquaman - have just been released. Aquaman is DC’s follow-up to their hugely successful 2017 film Wonder Woman, while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated superhero film which imagines Spidermen (and women) from alternative universes who team up. Critic Gavia Baker-Whitelaw has seen both and gives her verdict on which will come out on top in the battle for the box-office. Mike Bartlett, Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work includes Love, Love, Love and King Charles III, and on television, crime drama The Town and Doctor Foster, returns to The Old Fire Station in Oxford where his very first play (co-authored) was produced when he was 18. His latest work, Snowflake, written especially for this theatre at Christmas, is a story of a father and his daughter estranged partly because of their differing views on leaving the EU. Whilst snowflakes might be 'triggered' by the term snowflake - a pejorative term describing the real or imagined sensitivity of the younger generation - how is 'generation snowflake' being represented in the arts? Author and academic Tiffany Jenkins, pop culture journalist Holly Rose Swinyard and writer Ella Whelan discuss the so-called snowflake generation and what the cultural response to it reveals about both the term itself and the current state of the intergenerational relations. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Hilary Dunn…read more

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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