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42 George the Poet, Víkingur Ólafsson, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pride and Prejudice2020-05-07 19:05:00
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43 Miranda July, The Fall's Greatest Album? Gemma Bodinetz2020-05-06 19:24:00
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44 Film director Alice Wu, writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, the allure of Golden Brown and baritone Peter Brathwaite remakes paintings2020-05-05 18:56:00
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45 Nicola Benedetti, Music Memories, The Tempest2020-05-04 19:05:00
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46 Crafts in lockdown, Víkingur Ólafsson performs Glass, Netflix series Hollywood and Lionel Shriver novel reviewed2020-05-01 19:12:00
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47 Emma Thompson, Damien Chazelle, Film news2020-04-30 18:54:00
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48 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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49 Nmon Ford, Eavan Boland, Kit de Waal, London Mozart Players2020-04-28 19:05:00
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50 Randy Newman; song lyrics in Latin; Romeo and Juliet; the NHS on radio and TV2020-04-27 19:22:00
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51 Normal People, Víkingur Ólafsson, Seán Hewitt, Theresa Lola2020-04-24 19:03:00
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52 Moffie director Oliver Hermanus, Sharon D Clarke, Lesbian visibility, Anna Meredith2020-04-24 10:19:00
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53 Paapa Essiedu, Arts Minister Caroline Dinenage, Turning our tragedies into comedy2020-04-22 18:53:00
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54 Organist Anna Lapwood, The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, Gangs of London2020-04-21 20:28:00
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55 Jackie Kay, Roderick Williams, Killing Eve Season 3 and C Pam Zhang2020-04-20 18:59:00
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56 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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57 Virus Art, Naomi Alderman, Angela Barnes2020-04-16 18:56:00
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Virus Art, Naomi Alderman, Angela Barnes

Comedian Angela Barnes is the new host of Radio 4’s stalwart show The News Quiz. Fresh from recording the first episode of the new series, we ask how they’re keeping it funny when the only story is a deadly virus, and what it’s been like making the show under lockdown when there’s no audience to laugh at your jokes. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Women’s Prize-winning novelist and games writer Naomi Alderman was in the middle of a new writing project. The subject? A piece of speculative fiction about a global pandemic. Alderman joins us to talk about the dilemmas a novelist faces when unpublished work is overtaken by real events. John Mullan on the delights of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, that juxtaposes pain and pleasure to powerful effect. And how the physical qualities of viruses are re-created by two very different artists: Luke Jerram – the latest in his Glass Microbiology series of glass sculptures is a replica of Covid 19 - and the political cartoonist Martin Rowson. They talk to Front Row about the terrible beauty of viruses and the human attributes we project onto them. Image: Covid-19 glass sculpture by Luke Jerram Image credit: Luke Jerram Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe Producer: Sarah Johnson…read more

58 Sir Patrick Stewart on Shakespeare's Sonnets, Shahnaz Ahsan, Devs2020-04-15 19:15:00
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59 Russell Howard, Siobhan Miller, International Prize for Arabic Fiction, John Mullan on Northanger Abbey2020-04-14 18:52:00
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60 Roy Hudd2020-04-13 18:45:00
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