341 The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland2018-10-09 18:59:00
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342 Bernard Cribbins, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling on First Man, Butterfly2018-10-08 19:09:00
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343 Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore2018-10-05 18:54:00
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344 Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street2018-10-04 19:12:00
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345 The art of physical comedy, Damien Hirst, Andre Aciman, The impact of the arts on mental health2018-10-03 19:11:00
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346 BBC National Short Story Award Winner2018-10-02 19:10:00
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347 Sarah Perry, The Cry, Cultural First Aid2018-10-01 19:06:00
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348 Contains Strong Language festival, Sean Scully, A Northern Soul2018-09-28 20:16:00
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349 Lord of the Flies, Silence in art, Javier Marias2018-09-27 19:16:00
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350 The Goodies, Holst's The Planets at 100, Debris Stevenson2018-09-26 19:01:00
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351 Oceania exhibition, Suede, How the police help crime writers2018-09-26 09:54:00
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Oceania exhibition, Suede, How the police help crime writers

Oceania at the Royal Academy is the first ever major exhibition in the UK of art from the Pacific. It is very ambitious, showing 200 works from across that vast ocean, from Hawaii to New Zealand, New Guinea to Easter Island. It spans time, too, the earliest piece being about 500 years old, the latest completed last year. A Hawaiian writer, Vanessa Lee Miller, and a western maritime historian, Robert Blyth, assess the exhibition. As the former Britpop band Suede release their eighth studio album, songwriter and lead singer Brett Anderson and bassist Mat Osman discuss The Blue Hour and their exploration of new sounds, including Brett’s own field recordings and the spoken word, as well as working with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. How do crime writers gain knowledge of the police to inform their writing? John speaks to Peter James, author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series of novels, and to crime writer Clare Mackintosh, who worked in the police force for 12 years before becoming an author. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May…read more

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353 Cary Fukanaga, Royal Opera House CEO, Nureyev Documentary2018-09-21 19:01:00
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354 MIA, Man Booker Shortlist, Short Story Award nominee Nell Stevens, Playwright Stephen Jeffreys remembered.2018-09-20 19:09:00
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355 Eileen Atkins, the financial crash and the arts, Denis Norden remembered, Ingrid Persaud2018-09-19 19:07:00
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356 The Little Stranger, creating art in the dark, and Kiare Ladner, BBC NSSA nominee2018-09-18 19:02:00
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357 Christine and the Queens, Sarah Hall, Tartuffe set in a Birmingham Muslim community2018-09-17 19:10:00
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358 Killing Eve, BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Ghetts2018-09-14 19:03:00
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359 Crazy Rich Asians, Touching the Void, Novels about the super rich, Leeds Piano Competition2018-09-13 19:13:00
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360 Michael Caine, Wagner's music in Israel, V&A Dundee2018-09-12 19:01:00
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