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382 John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life2017-02-23 19:58:00
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383 David Tennant, second novels, Brits and Oscars - who are they for?2017-02-22 19:53:00
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384 Gurinder Chadha on Viceroy's House, America after the Fall, Christopher Bailey2017-02-21 20:09:00
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385 Patriots Day, Stephen Karam, EU Baroque Orchestra, Syria documentaries2017-02-20 20:11:00
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386 Gary Barlow's The Girls, SS-GB, Sidney Nolan, The Great Wall2017-02-17 20:01:00
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387 The Founder, Neil Jordan, See Me Now, Luke Jerram's Treasured City2017-02-16 19:55:00
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388 John Adams2017-02-15 19:51:00
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389 Eduardo Paolozzi, Self-publishing, Neil Gaiman2017-02-14 20:06:00
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390 Hidden Figures, Dirty Dancing writer, Muslim Othello, Simon Armitage2017-02-13 19:59:00
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Hidden Figures, Dirty Dancing writer, Muslim Othello, Simon Armitage

Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians working at NASA during the early years of the Space programme. Science expert Sue Nelson reviews the film which stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing, the coming-of-age film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, set in the 1960s, about a wide-eyed teen on a family holiday who discovers a forbidden underworld of sexy dancing. The film's writer Eleanor Bergstein explains how she drew on her own experiences as a teen, but also reflected the politics of the time. To celebrate the bicentenary of Branwell Brontë, the brother overshadowed by his more talented sisters - Charlotte, Emily, and Anne - the poet Simon Armitage discusses a new exhibition he has curated at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, and a new series of poems he has written inspired by some of Branwell's possessions. A new production of Othello at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol aims to emphasise Othello as an Islamic convert to Christianity rather than focusing solely on the race dimension to the play. Writer and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and historian Jerry Brotton discuss the impact this has on how we understand the text. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Jerome Weatherald.…read more

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392 Artist Keith Tyson, dark comedy Prevenge, novelist John Boyne, Shostakovich Symphony No 122017-02-09 20:03:00
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393 Vanessa Bell exhibition, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Alan Simpson remembered, The poetry of Anna Akhmatova2017-02-08 19:54:00
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394 The Moorside, 20th Century Women, Peter Greenaway on Russian Revolution at 1002017-02-07 20:07:00
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395 David Hockney, Guy Garvey from Elbow, Max Richter2017-02-06 20:02:00
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396 Viola Davis, Rory Gleeson, Phil Manzanera and Waterstones' revival2017-02-03 19:56:00
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397 Diverse casting in historical dramas, Roots returns, Beyonce's pregnancy portrait, John Burnside2017-02-02 19:58:00
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398 Loving, Hayley Squires, Nathan Hill2017-02-01 19:53:00
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399 Cyrano, Víkingur Ólafsson plays Philip Glass, Toni Erdmann2017-01-31 20:08:00
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400 Matthew McConaughey, Lizzie Nunnery, Charles Dance on John Hurt, Collecting Europe2017-01-31 15:44:00
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