481 New BBC drama Press, Kate Tempest, John Wilson learns the art of watercolouring2018-09-06 18:54:00
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482 Khaled Hosseini, Roxanna Panufnik, The inspiration of dreams2018-09-05 19:01:00
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483 The Seagull, Refashioning Shakespeare, Alison Balsom2018-09-04 20:00:00
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484 John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament2018-09-03 19:09:00
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485 Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends2018-08-31 19:12:00
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Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends

After a devastating fire at the newly-opened Alexandra Palace in London in 1873, a new building was designed and built which included an elaborate and elegant theatre, and the opening concert was of the early Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Trial by Jury. The theatre hasn't been used as a performance space for 80 years, but tomorrow the BBC Proms will be broadcast live from the newly-restored space in all its faded grandeur, featuring the very same operetta. Alexandra Palace's Emma Dagnes and conductor Jane Glover discuss the challenge and the thrill of bringing music back to this forgotten venue. Jason Solomons is at the Venice Film Festival as the latest remake of A Star is Born with Lady Gaga premieres. He'll have all the news of much-anticipated films and performances including Olivia Colman in The Favourite, already getting Oscar buzz. Continuing Front Row's Inspire season we ask novelists Joanne Harris and Natalie Haynes what is it about myths and legends from across the world that provide such an enduring source of inspiration for writers and readers alike. Whether it be the ancient Greeks and Romans, the Norse myths or classic Hindu texts that have been re-told and re-interpreted down the centuries, what makes their unique fascination for each successive generation? Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Sarah Johnson.…read more

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488 The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered2018-08-28 19:03:00
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489 Ian McMillan, The internet as a source for horror, Patrick Gale, The end of The Big Bang Theory2018-08-24 19:06:00
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490 BSO Resound at the Proms, Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist, Creativity and the brain, Melissa Harrison2018-08-23 18:56:00
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491 Bodyguard, Fanfiction, Bryony Lavery's stage adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Vaseem Khan2018-08-22 19:15:00
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492 BlacKkKlansman, Helen Lederer, Alison Brackenbury, Esi Edugyan2018-08-21 19:11:00
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493 Sir Lenny Henry, Alan Cumming in Instinct, Divine inspiration in the arts2018-08-20 19:10:00
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494 Dwarfs in art, Barbara Rae, Christopher Robin2018-08-17 19:03:00
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495 Aretha Franklin remembered, David Suchet, Laura Mvula and Ben Okri2018-08-16 19:01:00
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496 Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor, Doctors' shows at the Fringe, Rachel Parris2018-08-15 19:42:00
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497 Live from Edinburgh with drag act Denim, Maggie O'Farrell, Penelope Skinner and Terry O'Donovan2018-08-14 19:11:00
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498 Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2018-08-13 19:36:00
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499 Denzel Washington, Imtiaz Dharker, Emilia Bassano and Shakespeare's dark lady2018-08-10 18:54:00
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500 Disenchantment, Alan Garner, tips to boost your creativity2018-08-09 18:57:00
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