281 Mark Rylance on Dunkirk, Game of Thrones, best summer reads2017-07-19 19:02:00
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282 Jodie Whittaker, Nicola Barker, Jason Bateman - plus Tony Kushner's Queer Icon2017-07-18 18:57:00
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283 Sofia Coppola on The Beguiled, Neil McGregor, Plywood, Children's Poetry prizewinner2017-07-14 18:57:00
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284 Whales vs dinosaurs in art; A.Dot; Nick Laird; Igor Levit2017-07-13 19:47:00
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Whales vs dinosaurs in art; A.Dot; Nick Laird; Igor Levit

As the Natural History Museum in London replaces Dippy the Dinosaur with a Blue Whale skeleton, we debate which animal group has inspired the best art. Broadcaster Matthew Sweet champions whales while historian Tom Holland is on the side of the dinosaurs, but who will convince Samira theirs is best? Frank Ocean's ground-breaking album Channel Orange is chosen for our Queer Icons series by rapper A.Dot, who presents the BBC Radio 1Extra Breakfast Show. Samira talks to pianist Igor Levit backstage at the Royal Albert Hall as he prepares to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in the First Night of the Proms tomorrow. The poet and novelist Nick Laird's new book, Modern Gods, is set in Ulster and New Ulster, which is an imaginary part of very real Papua New Guinea. Despite seeming worlds apart, Laird explores the strange parallels between these contested tribal lands. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Hannah Robins.…read more

285 Alan Carr's Queer Icon, New Tate boss Maria Balshaw, The role of the understudy, The Sunbathers on The Southbank2017-07-12 19:03:00
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286 War for Planet of the Apes, Alan Hollinghurst's Queer Icon, Soul of a Nation exhibition2017-07-11 19:06:00
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287 Shirley MacLaine, Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Lees' Queer Icon, baritone and composer Roderick Williams2017-07-10 18:57:00
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288 Sarah Hall, Antony Sher, Fatherhood, Beethoven's 9th Symphony2017-07-07 19:05:00
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289 Tarell Alvin McCraney's Queer Icon; Romola Garai and Helen Edmundson on Queen Anne; Jamaica's Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison2017-07-06 19:13:00
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290 Christine and the Queens' Queer Icon; Spider-Man: Homecoming; Acting Guilty; Museum of the Year - 5th contender2017-07-05 19:16:00
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291 Sam Taylor-Johnson, Will Young, Stage and screen violence, Museum of the Year finalist2017-07-04 18:52:00
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292 The launch of Queer Icons; Maggi Hambling; Nitin Sawhney; Museum of the Year finalist2017-07-03 19:03:00
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293 Newmarket's Museum of the Year, Committee Musical, Fair Field - Piers Plowman re-imagined, Ebb and Flow2017-06-30 19:05:00
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294 Manchester International Festival, Poet turned novelist Kenneth Steven, Museum of the Year nominee Hepworth Wakefield2017-06-29 19:13:00
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295 V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, Assange documentary Risk, Anthony Cartwright's Brexit novel2017-06-28 19:01:00
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296 Ian Rankin, Photographer Gregory Crewdson, National Rural Touring Awards2017-06-27 18:59:00
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297 Baby Driver, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Scaffold art controversy, Alba Arikha2017-06-26 18:51:00
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298 Khadija Saye remembered, Jon Ronson, Harry Potter 20 years on2017-06-23 19:05:00
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299 Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes on The Ferryman2017-06-22 19:09:00
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300 Joseph Fiennes, Daljit Nagra, Wyndham Lewis, Catriona Morison2017-06-21 19:02:00
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