361 Mary Portas' Queer Icon, Michael Symmons Roberts, Howard's End, Susie Dent2017-07-28 19:17:00
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362 Patrick Gale's Man in an Orange Shirt, Olly Alexander's Queer Icon, Man Booker Prize longlist, Mercury Prize shortlist2017-07-27 18:53:00
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363 Horror on film; Crime writer Kathy Reichs; Actors who become artistic directors; LGBT youtuber Ben Hunte's Queer Icon2017-07-26 19:28:00
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364 Daniel Mays, Girls Trip, Asifa Lahore's Queer Icon, Young Poets competition2017-07-25 19:10:00
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365 Jack O'Connell; Emma Donoghue's Queer Icon; Diana, Our Mother; Jules Buckley2017-07-24 19:02:00
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366 Jane Campion and Alice Englert, Chris Smith's Queer Icon, Lucy Kirkwood, Love Island2017-07-21 18:59:00
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367 Artist Richard Long, Stella Duffy chooses her Queer Icon, Daljit Nagra on Liu Xiaobo2017-07-20 18:59:00
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368 Mark Rylance on Dunkirk, Game of Thrones, best summer reads2017-07-19 19:02:00
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369 Jodie Whittaker, Nicola Barker, Jason Bateman - plus Tony Kushner's Queer Icon2017-07-18 18:57:00
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370 Sofia Coppola on The Beguiled, Neil McGregor, Plywood, Children's Poetry prizewinner2017-07-14 18:57:00
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371 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

372 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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373 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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374 Shirley MacLaine, Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Lees' Queer Icon, baritone and composer Roderick Williams2017-07-10 18:57:00
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375 Sarah Hall, Antony Sher, Fatherhood, Beethoven's 9th Symphony2017-07-07 19:05:00
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376 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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377 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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378 Sam Taylor-Johnson, Will Young, Stage and screen violence, Museum of the Year finalist2017-07-04 18:52:00
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379 The launch of Queer Icons; Maggi Hambling; Nitin Sawhney; Museum of the Year finalist2017-07-03 19:03:00
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380 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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