501 What is Inspiration? Plus playing music from memory with the Aurora Orchestra2018-08-02 19:11:00
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502 Nature as artistic inspiration - live from Epping Forest, Loch Lomond and Helen's Bay2018-08-01 18:58:00
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503 Love Island, Melvin Burgess, Milos Karadaglic and Joby Talbot, Roy Foster on Brian Friel2018-07-31 19:08:00
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504 Dad's Army at 50, Jazz on streaming services, Marvellous Mechanical Museum2018-07-30 19:17:00
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505 Iceman, Suicide in the performing arts, Samuel Barber opera Vanessa2018-07-27 18:58:00
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506 Marlon James, Mercury Prize shortlist, Decolonising museum collections2018-07-26 18:56:00
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507 Andre Holland, Housing for artists, Feminist sci-fi2018-07-25 19:11:00
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508 Exit the King, Man Booker Longlist, Tony Walsh, Nick Drnaso2018-07-24 19:04:00
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509 John Hurt's paintings, The Fool in King Lear, Summer reads for the UK2018-07-23 18:58:00
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John Hurt's paintings, The Fool in King Lear, Summer reads for the UK

John Hurt as Artist is a new exhibition in Norfolk which reveals a less well-known side of the actor who died last year. Sir John Hurt's widow Anwen discusses the mainly figurative paintings and drawings which mostly relate to the actor's off-screen life, but also include self-portraits of him in prosthetic make-up for his role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man from 1980. Ian McKellen is playing King Lear in the West End and recently Anthony Hopkins played him on television. Accompanying Lear on his bleak and tragic journey is his Fool. Karl Johnson, Fool to Anthony Hopkins' Lear, and Lloyd Hutchinson, McKellen's Fool, discuss the way they approach this enigmatic figure. Recently we've been offering inspiration on holiday reading to help you choose which books to cram into your suitcase. Today New Statesman book critic Sarah Ditum concludes the series with a set of recommendations for people holidaying closer to home, in the UK and Ireland. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald. Main image: Sir John Hurt printmaking. Credit: Andi Sapey…read more

510 Mission: Impossible - Fallout, American footballer-turned-opera star Morris Robinson, Commercial bookclubs2018-07-20 19:29:00
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511 The Lehman Trilogy, Now That's What I Call Music 100, Zaffar Kunial2018-07-19 19:03:00
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512 Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, Diversity in children's fiction, Yves Klein at Blenheim Place2018-07-18 19:19:00
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513 Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?, Glasgow School of Art Rebuild, Anita Corbin, China's Most Expensive Film Flops2018-07-17 19:03:00
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514 Pierce Brosnan on Mamma Mia, Irish arts funding, Summer reads2018-07-16 18:59:00
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515 Agnès Varda, The rise of grime, Artistic superstitions2018-07-13 19:18:00
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516 Eve Myles, Bernie Taupin, This Class Works exhibition2018-07-12 19:15:00
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517 Singer Olly Alexander, Veteran documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Can a critic call an actor overweight?2018-07-11 19:04:00
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518 10/07/20182018-07-10 19:00:00
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519 Oliver Knussen remembered, Natalie Dormer, Life modelling2018-07-09 18:55:00
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520 100 Poems by Seamus Heaney, Jesse Jones, Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre2018-07-06 19:37:00
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