521 Brian May and Professor Roger Taylor, Doctors' shows at the Fringe, Rachel Parris2018-08-15 19:42:00
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522 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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523 Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2018-08-13 19:36:00
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524 Denzel Washington, Imtiaz Dharker, Emilia Bassano and Shakespeare's dark lady2018-08-10 18:54:00
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525 Disenchantment, Alan Garner, tips to boost your creativity2018-08-09 18:57:00
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526 Sharks in culture, Thea Musgrave, Derren Brown2018-08-08 19:01:00
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527 Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Connolly, Inspire Season Commissions, The Producers at 502018-08-08 10:32:00
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528 The Proclaimers, Gulliver's Travels, Internet as inspiration2018-08-07 19:45:00
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529 Hang Ups, The Artist's Way author Julia Cameron, Brandenburg Concertos Prom2018-08-06 18:58:00
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530 What is Inspiration? Plus playing music from memory with the Aurora Orchestra2018-08-02 19:11:00
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531 Nature as artistic inspiration - live from Epping Forest, Loch Lomond and Helen's Bay2018-08-01 18:58:00
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532 Love Island, Melvin Burgess, Milos Karadaglic and Joby Talbot, Roy Foster on Brian Friel2018-07-31 19:08:00
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533 Dad's Army at 50, Jazz on streaming services, Marvellous Mechanical Museum2018-07-30 19:17:00
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534 Iceman, Suicide in the performing arts, Samuel Barber opera Vanessa2018-07-27 18:58:00
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535 Marlon James, Mercury Prize shortlist, Decolonising museum collections2018-07-26 18:56:00
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536 Andre Holland, Housing for artists, Feminist sci-fi2018-07-25 19:11:00
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537 Exit the King, Man Booker Longlist, Tony Walsh, Nick Drnaso2018-07-24 19:04:00
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538 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

539 Mission: Impossible - Fallout, American footballer-turned-opera star Morris Robinson, Commercial bookclubs2018-07-20 19:29:00
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540 The Lehman Trilogy, Now That's What I Call Music 100, Zaffar Kunial2018-07-19 19:03:00
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