41 The Salisbury Poisonings, Víkingur Ólafsson, Walter Scott Prize, Pilgrims2020-06-12 19:10:00
Listen
Listen
42 Simon Bird, Whiteness, Ruth Patterson, Tony Walsh2020-06-11 21:45:00
Listen
Listen
43 Robert Lindsay, Tony Hall, How to make a new musical2020-06-10 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
44 Spike Lee; Hope Mirrlees' Paris - A Poem; and are we being more creative in lockdown?2020-06-09 19:06:00
Listen
Listen
45 Michaela Coel, The Comedy Women in Print Prize, Bristol's Colston statue2020-06-08 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
46 Víkingur Ólafsson, David Greig, El Presidente, Inclusive publishing2020-06-05 19:07:00
Listen
Listen
47 Andrew Patterson, Writing about Race, Mark Damazer Chair of Booker Prize Foundation2020-06-04 19:08:00
Listen
Listen
48 David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Staged, Ethiopian poetry, Talking About Race2020-06-03 19:07:00
Listen
Listen
49 Carrie Mae Weems, Liz Lochhead, How will museums reflect the pandemic2020-06-02 18:56:00
Listen
Listen
50 Sitting in Limbo, Joanna Briscoe, Christo, The Uncertain Kingdom2020-06-01 19:06:00
Listen
Listen

Sitting in Limbo, Joanna Briscoe, Christo, The Uncertain Kingdom

Sitting In Limbo is a new BBC drama telling the story of one man’s entanglement with the Windrush scandal where legal migrants, some of whom had lived here for decades, were denied legal rights, threatened with deportation and some were wrongly deported. The drama tells the story of Anthony Bryan who came to the UK from Jamaica with his mother at the age of 8. Gaylene Gould reviews. Joanna Briscoe made her name with Mothers and Other Lovers and Sleep With Me which was adapted by Andrew Davies for ITV. Her new novel is Seduction and is the story of an artist who is hounded by her estranged mother, has a difficult relationship with her own teenage daughter and goes into therapy – falling madly in love with her female therapist. The death of the artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo has been announced. Working with his wife Jeanne-Claude, the pair were known for their monumental public works which involved wrapping architectural creation such as the Reichstag - the German Parliament in Berlin, the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, and New York’s Central Park. Critic Louisa Buck discusses his work. The Uncertain Kingdom project is an anthology of twenty new short films by twenty directors reflecting contemporary Britain. Kirsty talks to producer Georgia Goggin and director David Proud, whose film Verisimilitude is about a disabled actress who advises an obnoxious star on how to perform with a disability for his latest role. Main image: Patrick Robinson in Sitting in Limbo Image credit: BBC/Left Bank Pictures Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Hannah Robins…read more

51 Indira Varma, Víkingur Ólafsson, Snowpiercer and The Lockdown Plays reviewed, DJ Mr Switch, Tom Morris2020-05-29 19:08:00
Listen
Listen
52 Can arts venues survive social distancing?2020-05-28 18:50:00
Listen
Listen
53 John Grisham, re-opening of museums and galleries, the best of theatre online2020-05-27 19:01:00
Listen
Listen
54 Tracee Ellis Ross, Walter Iuzzolino, Southbank Centre2020-05-26 18:52:00
Listen
Listen
55 Kirsty Lang talks to American writer AM Homes2020-05-25 18:50:00
Listen
Listen
56 The County & Little Fires Everywhere; The Archers; Víkingur Ólafsson; poetry to console2020-05-22 19:30:00
Listen
Listen
57 Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation, Rubaiyat Hossain, Abigail Pogson, Martin Green2020-05-21 19:11:00
Listen
Listen
58 Simon Schama on Rembrandt's The Night Watch, can the performing arts survive coronavirus?2020-05-20 18:56:00
Listen
Listen
59 Stephen La Rivière, Nancy Kerr, Silas Marner2020-05-19 19:02:00
Listen
Listen
60 Tom Sutcliffe talks to playwright and poet Inua Ellams2020-05-19 10:04:00
Listen
Listen