401 Cyrano, Víkingur Ólafsson plays Philip Glass, Toni Erdmann2017-01-31 20:08:00
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402 Matthew McConaughey, Lizzie Nunnery, Charles Dance on John Hurt, Collecting Europe2017-01-31 15:44:00
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403 David Hare, John Akomfrah, Liverpool Everyman Rep2017-01-27 19:51:00
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404 Evelyn Glennie, Christine, Mary Tyler Moore, Turner Contemporary, Garth Jennings2017-01-26 20:02:00
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405 Hacksaw Ridge, film; Jamie, new musical; author Vic James; the allure of Napoleon; some Robert Burns2017-01-25 20:15:00
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406 Oscar nominations 2017 - La La Land leads the way2017-01-24 20:06:00
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407 T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn2017-01-23 20:07:00
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T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn

Twenty-one years since the release of Trainspotting, the film based on Irvine Welsh's novel, the sequel is about to be released. T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters now in middle age. Irvine Welsh and screenwriter John Hodge discuss the challenges of making a film to satisfy both fans and newcomers and why, despite the comedy, it's a much bleaker film than the original. How do you write a successful stage play? As the biggest national prize for playwriting, the Bruntwood Prize, opens for submissions, Sarah Frankcom, the artistic director of the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and writer Tanika Gupta discuss the craft of the playwright. As part of Radio 4's Reading Europe series, the Norwegian writer Agnes Ravatn discusses her prize-winning novel, The Bird Tribunal, a tense psychological thriller which begins its serialisation on Book at Bedtime tonight. Locals are mourning the destruction of 200 mature beech trees near Caerphilly which have been destroyed by a mystery feller and it won't be long before someone writes a poem about their loss. The writer and academic Jonathan Bate reflects on how Gerard Manley Hopkins, Charlotte Mew, John Clare and William Cowper all wrote poems lamenting the felling of loved trees. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Angie Nehring.…read more

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409 Urban myths, Author Michael Chabon, The Snow Maiden opera, Presidents on film2017-01-20 19:29:00
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410 Apple Tree Yard, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Elisabeth Frink2017-01-18 20:01:00
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411 Conductor Simon Rattle, artist Lubaina Himid and playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig2017-01-17 19:56:00
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412 Jackie, The Transports, TS Eliot Prize, 'Yellowface' row2017-01-16 19:54:00
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413 Ben Affleck, Untitled in Nottingham, V&A news, Lord Snowdon remembered2017-01-13 19:57:00
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414 Natalie Clein, Lemony Snicket, The OA, Velázquez2017-01-12 19:53:00
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415 Dev Patel, Tina and Bobby, Harvey and the Wallbangers2017-01-11 20:02:00
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416 Common Sense on TV, Bafta nominations, Mozart at 11, Is there a Northern Aesthetic?2017-01-10 20:29:00
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417 Hull Blade, Manchester By the Sea, John Lockwood Kipling, Francis Spufford2017-01-09 20:08:00
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418 Film-maker Alex Gibney, soul singer Ray BLK, author Brian Conaghan and Ben Wardle on yet more TV talent shows2017-01-06 19:54:00
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419 Steven Knight - writer of Taboo, CGI resurrections, the Bard's medical knowledge, Alice Oswald2017-01-05 19:53:00
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420 Damien Chazelle on La La Land; Bright Lights; David Bowie: The Last Five Years; Keggie Carew2017-01-04 19:52:00
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