521 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector2018-01-24 20:04:00
Listen
Listen
522 Oscar Nominations 20182018-01-23 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
523 Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics2018-01-22 20:12:00
Listen
Listen
524 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
Listen
Listen
525 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
Listen
Listen

Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry

Bridget Riley is known for her abstract geometric images featuring grids, lines, circles and squares. As the artist prepares to open a new exhibition of her recent work, art critic Charlotte Mullins assesses the importance and impact of the canvases and murals created in the last four years. As the Bayeux Tapestry is set to come to the UK from France we consider the extraordinary qualities of this artwork, the soft power of such cultural moves and the messages that might lie within Macron's gesture. Nick Park's new film is set aeons earlier than his Wallace and Gromit adventures. Dug, a resourceful cave-youth, and best friend Hognob, a prehistoric wild boar, unite their Stone Age tribe in defence of their green and pleasant land using not weapons but guile and football. Park explains how he came to make Early Man, the first feature the four-time Oscar winner has directed on his own, and Front Row asks if, actually, it's all about Brexit. David Lodge is both a leading comic novelist and a renowned literary critic. He talks about his memoir, Writer's Luck which covers the years 1976-1991 in which he found his greatest success with books like How Far Can You Go?, Small World and Nice Work . He was also Chair of Judges of the 1989 Booker Prize when to his disappointment Martin Amis failed to be shortlisted.…read more

526 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
Listen
Listen
527 Will & Grace revived, Disney and Pixar's evolution, the London Sinfonietta at 502018-01-16 20:22:00
Listen
Listen
528 Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis2018-01-15 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
529 Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding2018-01-12 19:59:00
Listen
Listen
530 Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale2018-01-11 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
531 Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury2018-01-10 19:53:00
Listen
Listen
532 The Vagina Monologues 20 years on, French crime drama Spiral2018-01-09 19:58:00
Listen
Listen
533 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
Listen
Listen
534 Kiri, Golden Globes, Gail Honeyman, Contemporary portraiture2018-01-08 20:06:00
Listen
Listen
535 Christopher Plummer, Saudi Arts, Helen Dunmore2018-01-05 20:20:00
Listen
Listen
536 Michelle Terry, Jez Butterworth, Rebecca Stott, Hostiles2018-01-04 20:08:00
Listen
Listen
537 Neil Cross, Katherine Rundell, Book prize judging2018-01-03 20:11:00
Listen
Listen
538 Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation2018-01-02 19:59:00
Listen
Listen
539 Making Culture At Home2018-01-01 20:00:00
Listen
Listen
540 Kay Mellor, Frankenstein, Swimming with Men2017-12-29 20:11:00
Listen
Listen