21 David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner2019-10-21 19:02:00
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22 Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir2019-10-18 19:17:00
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23 Gavin Hood, Moving to Mars, Salvator Mundi, Winsome Pinnock & Amit Sharma2019-10-17 19:03:00
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24 Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil2019-10-16 18:54:00
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25 Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton2019-10-15 18:56:00
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26 Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review2019-10-14 18:55:00
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27 Sienna Miller, Elif Shafak, Giri/Haji2019-10-11 18:59:00
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28 When Mary Beard met Margaret Atwood2019-10-11 13:37:00
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29 Nobel Prizes in Literature, Goldie's Drum'n'Bass picks, artist Es Devlin2019-10-10 18:52:00
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30 Salman Rushdie, playwright Katori Hall, computer games tax avoidance2019-10-09 19:15:00
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31 Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, Timothee Chalamet in The King, Dancer/choreographer Dada Masilo2019-10-08 18:55:00
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32 The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero2019-10-07 19:07:00
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33 Booker Book Group with Chigozie Obioma, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake2019-10-04 18:55:00
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34 Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts2019-10-03 18:52:00
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35 Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo2019-10-02 18:53:00
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36 The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony2019-10-01 19:07:00
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37 Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro2019-09-30 18:58:00
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38 Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival2019-09-30 16:14:00
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39 Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann2019-09-26 19:00:00
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40 Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas2019-09-25 18:59:00
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Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas

Brittany Howard is the frontwoman for the phenomenally successful American blues rock band Alabama Shakes. She joins us to discuss her first solo album, Jaime, which is dedicated to her sister who died at a young age. Brittany talks about the inspirations behind the album: from her sister’s memory to an appalling racist attack that happened to her family when she was only a few weeks old. Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's series of novels about the boarding school her own daughter attended, was published 70 years ago, but how accurate is its portrayal of boarding school life? Novelists William Boyd and Robin Stevens - both of whom went to boarding school and have written stories set in them - talk to Stig Abell about the way boarding schools have been presented in literature and in film. On Bear Ridge is a new play set in the Welsh mountains near Swansea, where an old butcher and his wife struggle to survive after some kind of catastrophe has affected the wider world. Its a co-production between National Theatre Wales and the Royal Court. Stig talks to writer Ed Thomas, whose previous work includes the hit Welsh TV police series Hinterland. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hilary Dunn…read more