641 Jess Thom on Beckett's Not I, Disbelieved women in fiction, Deep Throat Choir2018-03-02 20:10:00
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642 Civilisations, Wendy Cope, Contemporary Chinese Art2018-03-01 19:55:00
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643 Sharon Horgan, Maya Youssef, Samantha Harvey2018-02-28 19:55:00
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644 A Fantastic Woman, playing drunk, Lewis Gilbert and paintings under paintings2018-02-27 20:05:00
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645 The Assassination of Gianni Versace, All Too Human exhibition, Debut novelist Mick Kitson2018-02-26 20:05:00
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646 Red Sparrow, Adapting novels for the stage, Neanderthal art2018-02-23 20:13:00
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647 Tracey Thorn, Rival Biographers, Image Licensing, Stormzy2018-02-22 20:05:00
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648 Carey Mulligan, Spoiler Alert!, Mosaic and the Death of the Lead Guitar2018-02-21 20:01:00
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649 I, Tonya; Robin Cousins on the art of ice skating; Jess Kidd2018-02-20 20:07:00
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I, Tonya; Robin Cousins on the art of ice skating; Jess Kidd

I, Tonya is a new biopic about figure skater Tonya Harding, who was known as the bad girl of the ice rink. The film stars Margot Robbie and Allison Janney who've won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA respectively for their performances. Briony Hanson reviews. With the Winter Olympics in full swing we ask 'is figure skating a sport or an art'? Robin Cousins, former Olympic champion and current commentator at the figure skating at the Games in Pyeongchang, and Debra Craine, dance critic of The Times, discuss how ice dancing relates to more classical forms of dance on terra firma. Jess Kidd won the Costa Short Story Award in 2016 and that year published her debut novel Himself to critical acclaim. She discusses her new novel The Hoarder about a care worker and her relationship with the belligerent Cathal Flood and the junk-filled house he inhabits. Yesterday the BBC launched two new African language services, bringing the news, and telling stories in Yoruba and Igbo. Wole Soyinka, the first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is Yoruba; Chinua Achebe, author of arguably the most famous African novel, Things Fall Apart, was Igbo. The editors of the new services discuss the importance of Yoruba and Igbo art and culture today. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Jerome Weatherald.…read more

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653 Greta Gerwig, Opportunities for disabled actors, National Short Story Award2018-02-14 20:00:00
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654 The Shape of Water, Terracotta Warriors, Samira Ahmed, RuPaul's Drag Race2018-02-13 20:18:00
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656 Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther, Shakespeare for Children, Welsh Music - In Welsh2018-02-09 20:06:00
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657 David Hare on Collateral, Carmen, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury2018-02-08 20:34:00
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658 Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan2018-02-07 20:04:00
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659 Mica Paris, Ethics of Arts Funding, Jim Crace2018-02-06 20:08:00
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660 Mike Bartlett on Trauma, Cornelia Parker, Val McDermid2018-02-05 19:59:00
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