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542 Jeremy Irons and Richard Eyre celebrate Bristol Old Vic's 250th, Disorder, 10 Cloverfield Lane2016-03-18 19:55:00
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543 The Painkiller, Follow the Money, Maylis de Kerangal, The Gloaming2016-03-17 19:51:00
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544 Jane Horrocks, High-Rise, Russia and the Arts, Remembering Sylvia Anderson2016-03-16 19:58:00
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545 Antonio Pappano, Marguerite reviewed, Photographer Paul Strand2016-03-15 19:50:00
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546 Composer Peter Maxwell Davies, singer Iggy Pop, novelist Jim Powell2016-03-14 20:03:00
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547 The Ones Below, Sonita, Tate funding, Comedy Playhouse, War Horse music2016-03-11 20:37:00
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548 Martin Parr's exhibitions, Assemble at Tate Liverpool, Bradford Media Museum controversy, Morrissey as London's mayor2016-03-10 19:54:00
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549 Remembering George Martin, Anna Meredith, Motown the Musical, The Witch2016-03-09 20:13:00
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550 Anomalisa, Seamus Heaney's The Aeneid, Handel at Vauxhall, In the Age of Giorgione2016-03-08 19:57:00
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Anomalisa, Seamus Heaney's The Aeneid, Handel at Vauxhall, In the Age of Giorgione

Radio 4's Book of the Week is Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of The Aeneid, read by Ian McKellen. Samira Ahmed speaks to Catherine Heaney, the poet's daughter, and his editor, Matthew Hollis, about her father's love of the poem, the place of Latin in his life, and bringing the poet's final work out of the underworld of his study and into the light of day. Anomalisa, the Academy Award nominated stop-motion animation from Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson is a darkly comedic and surreal journey into the mind of a self-help author who is crippled by the mundanity of his life until he meets a sales rep whilst on a business trip. Jenny McCartney reviews Historian David Coke and conductor and harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham discuss a new recording of Handel's music by London Early Opera, focused on London's famed Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The master Venetian painter Giorgione paved the way, in the early 1500s, to the golden age of luminous colour and even the first landscape in the history of art, however since he died young we actually don't know much about him. Curator Per Rumberg shows us round the Royal Academy exhibition which brings together Giorgione's key masterpieces with works by Titian, Giovanni Cariani, and Tullio Lombardo to pay tribute to his revolutionary influence. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jack Soper.…read more

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552 Hail, Caesar!, Don Quixote, Thirteen, English Touring Opera2016-03-04 20:07:00
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553 Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind, Tanita Tikaram, Look Back in Anger2016-03-03 20:09:00
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554 Botticelli, Gillian Slovo, Tony Warren remembered, Dr Thorne2016-03-02 19:52:00
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555 Peter Cook, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Tabletop Shakespeare, Tim Sayer2016-03-01 20:01:00
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556 The Brontes, Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal, Truth reviewed2016-03-01 11:10:00
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557 Woodstock, Birger Larsen on Murder, Hacks in the spotlight, Trouble at the opera2016-02-26 20:03:00
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558 The Maids, Tim Parks, Shetland weaving2016-02-25 20:00:00
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559 Grimsby, Dominic Dromgoole, Poems that Make Grown Women Cry2016-02-24 19:53:00
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560 Churchill's Secret, Artist Jonathan Yeo, King Jack, Author Clare Morrall2016-02-23 20:04:00
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