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42 Crafts in lockdown, Víkingur Ólafsson performs Glass, Netflix series Hollywood and Lionel Shriver novel reviewed2020-05-01 19:12:00
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43 Emma Thompson, Damien Chazelle, Film news2020-04-30 18:54:00
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44 Singer James Bay, film director Pablo Larraín, tribute to actor Irrfan Khan and new drama by disabled writers2020-04-29 18:59:00
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45 Nmon Ford, Eavan Boland, Kit de Waal, London Mozart Players2020-04-28 19:05:00
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46 Randy Newman; song lyrics in Latin; Romeo and Juliet; the NHS on radio and TV2020-04-27 19:22:00
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47 Normal People, Víkingur Ólafsson, Seán Hewitt, Theresa Lola2020-04-24 19:03:00
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48 Moffie director Oliver Hermanus, Sharon D Clarke, Lesbian visibility, Anna Meredith2020-04-24 10:19:00
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Moffie director Oliver Hermanus, Sharon D Clarke, Lesbian visibility, Anna Meredith

Oliver Hermanus's new film about a gay teenage conscript and his brutal experience of being in the South African army during Apartheid is called Moffie, a common Afrikaans anti-gay slur. He tells us how a fear of homosexuality fuelled the problem of toxic masculinity that is still so prevalent in the country, and why he used such a provocative title for his film. This week is Lesbian Visibility Week and we’ll be considering how far LGBTQ+ campaigning progress has extended to the visibility of lesbians and lesbian relationships across books, film and TV, with Erica Gillingham, bookseller at London’s Gay’s The Word bookshop and Emma Smart, programmer for the BFI’s Flare Festival of queer cinema. Tonight is World Book Night, the annual celebration of books and writing that aims to encourage more adults to read for pleasure. Sharon D. Clarke, best known to TV audiences as Grace O'Brien in Doctor Who, will be joining Samira to read an excerpt from one of World Book Night’s specially chosen titles, Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults. Digital copies of the book are available free via a link on the Front Row website. As the recent Thursday evening tradition of ClapForCarers continues shortly after we come off air, composer Anna Meredith discusses Handsfree, her instrument-free, 'body-percussion' piece which involves extensive clapping, which has been performed many times around the world and was included as part of the 2012 Proms Season. Main image: Kai Luke Brummer (Left) and Ryan de Villiers in the film Moffie Image credit: Daniel Rutland Manners/Curzon Artificial Eye Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jerome Weatherald Studio Manager: Donald MacDonald…read more

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50 Organist Anna Lapwood, The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, Gangs of London2020-04-21 20:28:00
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51 Jackie Kay, Roderick Williams, Killing Eve Season 3 and C Pam Zhang2020-04-20 18:59:00
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52 Adam Macqueen's thriller, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, a podcast masterclass and the amazing set of Treasure Island2020-04-20 09:01:00
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53 Virus Art, Naomi Alderman, Angela Barnes2020-04-16 18:56:00
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54 Sir Patrick Stewart on Shakespeare's Sonnets, Shahnaz Ahsan, Devs2020-04-15 19:15:00
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55 Russell Howard, Siobhan Miller, International Prize for Arabic Fiction, John Mullan on Northanger Abbey2020-04-14 18:52:00
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56 Roy Hudd2020-04-13 18:45:00
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57 Víkingur Ólafsson, Christabel Blackburn, Nitin Sawhney, Audiobooks2020-04-09 18:59:00
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58 James Graham on Quiz, Braids, changes in the ways we listen to music, and John Prine2020-04-08 19:05:00
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59 AL Kennedy, Sam Sweeney performs live, lockdown listening habits2020-04-07 18:58:00
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60 Wordsworth Anniversary, Kerry Shale radio play, Critic Gillian Reynolds, Composer Nainita Desai2020-04-06 19:18:00
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