321 Stephen Poliakoff, News from Cannes Film Festival, Selina Thompson2019-05-21 19:06:00
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322 Dexter Fletcher on Rocket Man, Jessica Andrews, Artists as activists, Folio Prize winner2019-05-20 18:56:00
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323 Cannes, David Chipperfield on I.M. Pei, Denise Mina, Sean Edwards2019-05-17 19:14:00
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324 Stephen Graham, new Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, ENO's Dido2019-05-16 19:00:00
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325 Gentleman Jack, correcting the contemporary art canon, #BeMoreMartyn, Futbolka2019-05-15 19:23:00
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326 Fun Lovin' Crime Writers - band, AI: More than Human - exhibition, Medusa - ballet2019-05-14 19:02:00
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327 Keanu Reeves, Doris Day remembered, art as an aphrodisiac2019-05-13 19:07:00
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328 Edmund de Waal and other news from the Venice Biennale, Elizabeth Macneal2019-05-10 19:07:00
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329 Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry2019-05-09 18:56:00
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330 Guy Chambers, Nina Stibbe, Creativity and wellbeing2019-05-08 19:01:00
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331 Film director Amma Asante, Joe Boyd on Aretha Franklin, Ireland's Abbey Theatre2019-05-07 19:11:00
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332 Architect Sir David Adjaye in Venice2019-05-07 07:58:00
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333 Rokia Traoré, Bill Buford on Granta, artworks in political posters2019-05-03 19:02:00
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334 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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335 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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336 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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337 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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338 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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339 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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340 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films

The Looming Tower – the new BBC Two series tells the story of the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how rivalry between the FBI and CIA may have inadvertently set the path for 9/11. Sophie Raworth joins Kirsty to review. Let Nature Sing. Front Row today features a musical first: a single by a band of 25 performers - all of whom are birds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is hoping enough people will buy, download and share Let Nature Sing that birdsong will hit the charts. The line-up includes some of Britain‘s rarest birds – the bittern, crane, and turtle dove– as well as the most mellifluous – the nightingale, wren, and song thrush. Kirsty Lang talks to Adrian Thomas, who recorded the birds, and to folk singer Sam Lee and Bill Barclay, music director at Shakespeare’s Globe, about how and why they composed a piece using only the call and songs of the birds. Following the announcement of the death of Edward Kelsey, the actor who played Joe Grundy in The Archers for 34 years, Timothy Bentinck - aka David Archer - remembers his friend and colleague. Plus, the marked decrease in the number of 18 certificate films released in the UK. So far this year, the British Board of Film Classification has awarded only two films an 18 certificate, primarily on the basis of sex or nudity - High Life, and the Silvio Berlusconi biopic Loro, released last week. Critics Mike Muncer, Hannah McGill, and Sophie Monks Kaufman discuss why there's been such a drop and the effect it may have on the industry. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Emma Wallace…read more