481 Supersonic, Mel Gibson in Blood Father, Beyond Caravaggio, Karl Jenkins2016-10-07 18:59:00
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482 Louis Theroux, National Poetry Day, Merch yr Eog2016-10-06 19:19:00
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483 Picasso Portraits, Phyllida Lloyd, Virtual reality in film, PUSH community opera2016-10-05 19:07:00
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Picasso Portraits, Phyllida Lloyd, Virtual reality in film, PUSH community opera

Christopher Frayling, Guest Curator of this year's Widescreen Weekend festival at the National Media Museum, and the filmmaker Mike Figgis, famed for his technologically ground-breaking films such as Timecode, discuss the possibilities of the latest cinematic evolution - Virtual Reality. Samira hears from director Phyllida Lloyd about the final production in her trilogy of Shakespeare plays with all-female casts and set in a prison - The Tempest - with Harriet Walter playing Prospero and with Shakespeare's songs newly set by Joan Armatrading. A new exhibition of Pablo Picasso's portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London is the first time in 20 years that so many of his representations of his family and friends have been brought together and, as the curator Prof Elizabeth Cowling explains, it reveals his wit, humour and passion as well as the extraordinary range of styles and media he employed during his life. As a child Simon Gronowski was pushed from a moving train by his mother. Her actions saved his life as the train was bound for Auschwitz, where she died along with his sister. Now his extraordinary story has been transformed into an opera by composer and librettist Howard Moody, and is being performed as part of the ROOT 1066 festival in Hastings. Presented by Samira Ahmed Produced by Ella-mai Robey.…read more

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485 Tom Stoppard, The Girl on the Train, Suzanne Lacy, Feminist art, Neville Marriner remembered2016-10-03 18:57:00
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486 Deepwater Horizon, Crisis in Six Scenes, Melvyn Tan, Maria Semple2016-09-29 19:21:00
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487 The composer Steve Reich talks to John Wilson2016-09-28 17:41:00
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488 Gillian Anderson, Pinocchio, Villette2016-09-27 18:59:00
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489 Dominic Cooper and Terry Johnson, Turner Prize shortlist, Completing other authors' books2016-09-26 18:55:00
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490 Tamara Rojo, Akram Khan, Grace Coddington2016-09-23 19:08:00
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491 Hull City of Culture 2017, Emma Donoghue, Ira Sachs, a poem for autumn, K J Orr2016-09-22 18:51:00
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492 The Magnificent Seven, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paul Muldoon, BBC National Short Story Award2016-09-21 18:59:00
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493 Daniel Radcliffe; William Kentridge; BBC National Short Story Award; and turning sex into prose2016-09-20 19:02:00
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494 Emeli Sande, BBC National Short Story Award, Abstract Expressionism2016-09-19 18:57:00
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495 Led Zeppelin, BBC National Short Story Award, Martin Roth2016-09-16 18:50:00
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496 Sam Neill, Sharon Bolton and Stephanie Merritt and how best to teach art history2016-09-15 19:05:00
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497 Ron Howard on The Beatles, Sharon Olds, Tom Ellis, Two Women2016-09-14 18:58:00
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498 Man Booker shortlist, Amos Oz, Wifredo Lam exhibition, and Blair Witch2016-09-13 19:07:00
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499 Julie Walters, Jack Thorne, Nicole Farhi, Gillian Slovo and a review of The Clan2016-09-12 18:53:00
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500 Hell or High Water, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Aravind Adiga2016-09-09 19:01:00
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