361 New BBC drama Press, Kate Tempest, John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring2018-09-06 18:54:00
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362 Khaled Hosseini, Roxanna Panufnik, The inspiration of dreams2018-09-05 19:01:00
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363 The Seagull, Refashioning Shakespeare, Alison Balsom2018-09-04 20:00:00
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364 John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament2018-09-03 19:09:00
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John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament

John Simm stars in new ITV drama Strangers as a man who has to fly to Hong Kong to identify his wife's body, only to discover she has a secret other life. We talk to the actor about filming the thriller in Hong Kong and why he's so often cast as an everyman figure. In Moby Dick, Captain Ahab vows vengeance against the white whale which took his leg and chases him around the globe. In his new book for young adults, And the Ocean was Our Sky, the award-winning novelist Patrick Ness inverts this. Bathsheba is an apprentice in a pod of whales who hunt humans and her captain is determined to track down a legendary white whaling ship and destroy Toby Wick. Patrick Ness tells Stig Abell about his motivation to write his story and what this interesting reversal allows him to explore. For our Inspire season we commissioned three artists to make a piece of work for us, we catch up with rapper and playwright Testament to see how he's getting on. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hannah Robins.…read more

365 Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends2018-08-31 19:12:00
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366 Nick Leather on Mother's Day, Natasha Carthew, Drawing comic-book characters2018-08-30 18:58:00
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367 Idris Elba, director; Listed buildings; Stig Abell, poet2018-08-29 19:06:00
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368 The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered2018-08-28 19:03:00
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369 Ian McMillan, The internet as a source for horror, Patrick Gale, The end of The Big Bang Theory2018-08-24 19:06:00
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370 BSO Resound at the Proms, Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist, Creativity and the brain, Melissa Harrison2018-08-23 18:56:00
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371 Bodyguard, Fanfiction, Bryony Lavery's stage adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Vaseem Khan2018-08-22 19:15:00
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372 BlacKkKlansman, Helen Lederer, Alison Brackenbury, Esi Edugyan2018-08-21 19:11:00
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373 Sir Lenny Henry, Alan Cumming in Instinct, Divine inspiration in the arts2018-08-20 19:10:00
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374 Dwarfs in art, Barbara Rae, Christopher Robin2018-08-17 19:03:00
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375 Aretha Franklin remembered, David Suchet, Laura Mvula and Ben Okri2018-08-16 19:01:00
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376 Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor, Doctors' shows at the Fringe, Rachel Parris2018-08-15 19:42:00
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377 Live from Edinburgh with drag act Denim, Maggie O'Farrell, Penelope Skinner and Terry O'Donovan2018-08-14 19:11:00
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378 Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2018-08-13 19:36:00
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379 Denzel Washington, Imtiaz Dharker, Emilia Bassano and Shakespeare's dark lady2018-08-10 18:54:00
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380 Disenchantment, Alan Garner, tips to boost your creativity2018-08-09 18:57:00
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