441 Wilfred Owen Commemoration, Markus Zusak, Sarah DeLappe2018-10-31 20:11:00
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442 Dark Heart, La Traviata, Parks and concerts2018-10-30 20:03:00
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443 Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård in The Little Drummer Girl, Darkness and writing, Tom Odell2018-10-29 19:55:00
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444 Thom Yorke, Audiobooks and reading, Beetlejuice at 302018-10-26 19:06:00
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445 Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Composer Howard Blake, Hepworth Prize for Sculpture2018-10-25 19:28:00
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446 The Hate U Give, House of Cards, Measure for Measure2018-10-24 19:20:00
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447 Mike Leigh on Peterloo, CJ Sansom, The rise of adult gaming2018-10-23 19:16:00
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448 Author Luke Jennings on his Killing Eve trilogy, Disgusting artworks, Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce2018-10-22 18:59:00
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449 The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Billboard art and US politics, Emma Rice and Wise Children2018-10-19 19:22:00
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450 Eric Idle, Halloween, Cicely Berry remembered, The House of Commons library2018-10-18 19:21:00
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451 Gerard Butler, Male body in movies, Novelist Olga Tokarczuk2018-10-17 19:02:00
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452 Playing Linda Loman, Informer, Geology-inspired art, Ciarán Hodgers2018-10-16 19:40:00
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453 #MeToo one year on - what's changed in the arts?2018-10-15 18:53:00
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454 Paul Greengrass on 22 July, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence, How can arts organisations thrive?2018-10-12 18:57:00
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455 Desiree Akhavan, Bad Times at the El Royale, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, Mother Courage2018-10-11 19:15:00
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456 Reading and Mental Health2018-10-10 19:00:00
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457 The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland2018-10-09 18:59:00
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458 Bernard Cribbins, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling on First Man, Butterfly2018-10-08 19:09:00
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459 Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore2018-10-05 18:54:00
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460 Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street2018-10-04 19:12:00
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Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street

Alice Walker is famous for prose books such as The Color Purple and In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens. But her first book was a collection of poems and she has published eight more. Alice talks about her latest, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, which ranges from poems of rage about injustice, poems of praise to great figures - BB King for instance - and celebration of the ordinary like making frittatas. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her pumpkin installations and her obsession with polka dots. A new documentary charts her career beginning in New York in the 1950s during the Pop Art movement, where she became well known for her provocative immersive exhibitions and performances. It covers her return to Japan in middle-age, checking herself into a psychiatric hospital and fading from public view, to her current status as the world’s bestselling living female artist. The film-maker Heather Lenz tells us about her documentary. Alongside the film, a new show of Yayoi Kusama’s recent work opens this week in London. Jacky Klein reviews. Today is National Poetry Day. Twenty years ago, in its first contribution to National Poetry Day, Radio 4 commissioned Sean Street to write a sequence of poems based on the network's day. So, Thought for the Day was a poem, there was a poem about the pips - the Greenwich Time Signal - and another on the Shipping Forecast. These were dropped between programmes throughout the day. Twenty years later Front Row has commissioned a new poem from Sean Street on this year's theme of change. He reads it publicly for the first time. Presenter: Gaylene Gould Producer: Julian May…read more