301 Fun Lovin' Crime Writers - band, AI: More than Human - exhibition, Medusa - ballet2019-05-14 19:02:00
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302 Keanu Reeves, Doris Day remembered, art as an aphrodisiac2019-05-13 19:07:00
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303 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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304 Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry2019-05-09 18:56:00
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305 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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306 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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307 Architect Sir David Adjaye in Venice2019-05-07 07:58:00
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308 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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309 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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310 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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311 John Singleton remembered, Afghanistan's music scene, Tolkien reviewed, the effect of music on the brain2019-04-30 18:58:00
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John Singleton remembered, Afghanistan's music scene, Tolkien reviewed, the effect of music on the brain

JRR Tolkien’s literary canon has inspired some of the highest-grossing films ever, now a biopic about his life is being released to cinemas. Tolkien stars Nicholas Hoult as The Lord of the Rings author and looks at his formative years at school and during World War One. But last week the family of Tolkien have issued a rare public statement disavowing the film. Fantasy author and Tolkien fan Samantha Shannon gives her verdict on the film and the disapproval from the Tolkien estate. John Singleton directed Boyz n the Hood when he was 24, becoming the youngest director, and the first African-American to be Oscar nominated. He also worked with rap artists such as Ice Cube, Tupac and Snoop Dogg as well as making the music video to Michael Jackson’s hit Remember the Time which starred Eddy Murphy and Iman. Music journalist Jacqueline Springer considers his legacy. For the first time in its 14 year history, the Afghanistani TV talent competition Afghan Star, has been won by a woman. Journalist Sahar Zand discusses the status of music and women in a country still recovering from the authoritarian rule of the Taliban which banned music and severely restricted women's rights. It's the topic of her new documentary The Art of Now: Afghan Stars which is on Radio 4 next week. Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and Dr Erik Scherder, Professor in Clinical Neuropsychology, talk about their series of concerts exploring the influence of music on the brain. They demonstrate how music is experienced by brains in different states such as a developing brain, an adult brain, or a vulnerable brain affected by diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Hannah Robins…read more

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313 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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314 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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315 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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316 Adeel Akhtar, Artist Doris Hatt, Joe Orton2019-04-23 19:14:00
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317 A Celebration of the Pub in Culture2019-04-22 19:00:00
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318 Golden Age of Children's Books?2019-04-19 18:45:00
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319 Saxophonist Jess Gillam, war poster artist Abram Games, author Tayari Jones2019-04-18 19:35:00
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320 Beyoncé, Madonna, West Side Story, Children's Literature2019-04-17 19:25:00
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