401 Les Misérables discussed by Andrew Davies, adapter of a new TV version2018-12-24 20:00:00
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402 Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule2018-12-21 20:01:00
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403 Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, Hip Hop Musicals, Richard Sherman2018-12-20 20:04:00
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404 Eileen Atkins, Penny Marshall remembered, The Shining, Sister Bliss2018-12-19 19:59:00
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405 John Malkovich on playing Poirot, Why we cry at films, True crime podcasts2018-12-18 19:59:00
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406 The Archers' Canterbury Tales, Watership Down, Gremlins - alternative Christmas film, Putin and Rap2018-12-17 20:03:00
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407 Rita Ora, Writing About Sex, Die Hard at 302018-12-14 20:09:00
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408 Lee Mack, Magic Mike on stage, Prose poetry2018-12-13 20:00:00
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409 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mike Bartlett2018-12-12 20:01:00
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410 Mortal Engines, Tenancy, Ren Hang, Martin Jenkinson2018-12-11 21:50:00
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411 Tamara Lawrance, The 1975's Matty Healy, Meet Vermeer2018-12-10 19:56:00
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412 Springsteen on Broadway, Disfigured Villains, Beautiful Books for Christmas2018-12-07 20:09:00
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413 Jimmy McGovern, Tania Bruguera, Arts and insomnia2018-12-06 20:01:00
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414 Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys2018-12-05 20:02:00
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415 An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae2018-12-04 20:07:00
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An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay talks about his new book, Turbulence, which features lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next. David Szalay was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 – and Turbulence is an original Radio 4 commission. The 55th annual Golden Horse awards, dubbed the "Chinese Oscars", saw An Elephant Sitting Still win best picture. Created by novelist-turned-director Hu Bo, who adapted it from his own book, it tells the story of four people in a society plagued by cruelty and violence. As the film is released in the UK, critic Simran Hans gives her verdict and Asian film expert, Andrew Heskins, discusses the wider landscape of cinema in China and the way the industry is changing. This weekend UNESCO added the reggae music of Jamaica to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a programme that looks to protect and promote traditions or living expressions of cultural identity. To discuss the programme and the decision to include reggae on this year’s list we speak to Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO Ernesto Ottone, plus music journalist Kevin LeGendre considers what this means for reggae. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Hannah Robins…read more

416 Robert Redford's Career, Fiction within Fiction, Poet Fred D'Aguiar2018-12-03 20:01:00
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417 Strictly's Shirley Ballas, Young Composer Sarah Jenkins, National Theatres of Scotland and Wales2018-11-30 20:05:00
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418 Mowgli, American poet Dana Gioia, Art on prescription2018-11-29 20:05:00
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419 Disobedience, Rachel Maclean, Julián Fuks, Diversity Backstage2018-11-28 19:59:00
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420 Sports Book of the Year, Jim Carrey in Kidding, Astral Weeks at 502018-11-27 19:59:00
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