41 Salman Rushdie, playwright Katori Hall, computer games tax avoidance2019-10-09 19:15:00
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42 Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, Timothee Chalamet in The King, Dancer/choreographer Dada Masilo2019-10-08 18:55:00
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43 The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero2019-10-07 19:07:00
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44 Booker Book Group with Chigozie Obioma, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake2019-10-04 18:55:00
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45 Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts2019-10-03 18:52:00
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46 Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo2019-10-02 18:53:00
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47 The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony2019-10-01 19:07:00
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48 Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro2019-09-30 18:58:00
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49 Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival2019-09-30 16:14:00
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50 Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann2019-09-26 19:00:00
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51 Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas2019-09-25 18:59:00
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52 Staging Antony Gormley, Dolly Wells, The Politician2019-09-24 18:56:00
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53 Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases2019-09-23 19:08:00
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54 Lulu Wang on The Farewell, Dave, Jessie Burton2019-09-20 18:59:00
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55 Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum2019-09-19 18:57:00
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Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum

We look at rotters in fiction: do women have equal status with men when it comes to being bad in books? Rotters have populated the novel since Robert Lovelace first appeared in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa nearly two centuries ago. But what exactly is a rotter, how do rotters differ from cads and, when women are rotters, are they given equal treatment by both their writers and their readers? John Mullan, Professor of Literature at UCL and critic Alex Clark discuss the rotter's progress. “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun…” It is 200 years, to the very day, since John Keats wrote To Autumn, distilling the sights, sounds, even smell of the season and capturing its essence in three carefully crafted stanzas that are among the best-loved in the language. We hear a reading and Alison Brackenbury explains how the poem works and her response to it as a poet. The Science Museum and BBC Radio 4 have been collaborating on an exploration of the relationship between art and science over 250 years. The result is The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter, which is an exhibition, a book and a 20-part radio series. Dr Tilly Blyth, Principal Curator, and one of the programme presenters tells Stig about Joseph Wright’s famous painting of a scientific lecture; how Turner captured impact of the emerging age of steam and how artists tackle depicting science that can’t be seen. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Simon Richardson…read more

56 Soweto Kinch, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, Sam Fender2019-09-18 19:02:00
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57 Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered2019-09-17 18:55:00
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58 Alex Kingston, Criminal, Falling piano sales2019-09-16 18:54:00
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59 Downton Abbey, Alexei Sayle, National Short Story Award - Jo Lloyd, Istanbul Biennial2019-09-13 18:57:00
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60 Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present2019-09-12 19:05:00
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