41 Tributes to Clive James and Sir Jonathan Miller2019-11-27 20:03:00
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42 Costa Book Prize shortlist, Rian Johnson on Knives Out, art theft2019-11-26 19:57:00
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43 Rapper Wretch 32, Hamlet on the Faroe Islands, Blue Story controversy2019-11-25 19:58:00
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44 Coldplay and Leonard Cohen albums, Norman Cornish, Roy Chubby Brown controversy2019-11-22 19:58:00
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45 Harriet, Les Misérables and social realist films, risk in publishing, street art2019-11-21 20:09:00
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46 Frozen's Idina Menzel, Dora Maar, power in publishing2019-11-20 19:56:00
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47 Taylor Swift rights row, RJ Palacio, Nan Goldin and Judy Chicago reviewed, Le Mans '66 reviewed, Amazon's impact on publishing2019-11-19 19:58:00
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48 Dear Evan Hansen, Emmanuel Jal, How to Make a Living as a Writer2019-11-18 20:02:00
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49 Northern Ballet at 50, Art B&B, Iced Bodies2019-11-15 20:00:00
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50 Floods and art, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, Tom Rosenthal2019-11-14 20:12:00
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51 Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip; Six, a musical about the wives of Henry VIII; and Rapman2019-11-13 20:01:00
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52 Lorna May Wadsworth, Marriage Story, My Mother Said I Never Should, I Feel Pretty2019-11-12 19:57:00
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53 War Of The Worlds re-imagined, Stephen Bourne- Playing Gay, Museum Funding2019-11-11 19:53:00
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War Of The Worlds re-imagined, Stephen Bourne- Playing Gay, Museum Funding

HG Wells’ classic novel The War of the Worlds has been adapted many times including the infamous occasion on which Orson Welles’ radio version convinced some American citizens that Martians really were invading the Earth . Now a new BBC TV version is coming, with a female narrator and subtexts about empire and climate change. Writer Peter Harness talks to Front Row about the choices he’s made for this version. Today the National Gallery in London announced an appeal to raise the final £2m needed to buy a painting which has been on loan to the gallery for nearly 20 years - The Finding of Moses by Orazio Gentileschi, father of his better-known painter daughter, Artemisia. The National Gallery’s director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, discusses the appeal, and considers the broader contentious issue of corporate sponsorship of the arts with Sharon Heal, director of the Museums Association. Television has been an important catalyst for social change in modern times, a hot line into the national psyche and an engine of changing attitudes. In a new book,Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV, social historian Stephen Bourne has explored the role of the small screen in the fight for gay liberation from television's modest beginnings until the 1980s Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Oliver Jones…read more

54 Emilio Estevez, 100 Novels That Shaped Our World, David Attenborough's Gamelan music2019-11-08 19:55:00
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55 Emilia Clarke on Last Christmas, Theatre ceiling collapse, End of the F***ing World returns2019-11-07 19:54:00
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56 Alison Balsom, Fez, Robert MacFarlane2019-11-06 19:57:00
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57 The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral, The joy or blight of fireworks2019-11-05 19:51:00
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58 Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner2019-11-04 19:55:00
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59 Patti Smith, Tom Harper, Doctor Sleep reviewed2019-11-01 20:02:00
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60 Jack Thorne on His Dark Materials, Sorry We Missed You, Emily Howard2019-10-31 19:53:00
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