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644 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
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645 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
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646 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
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648 Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis2018-01-15 20:07:00
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649 Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding2018-01-12 19:59:00
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650 Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale2018-01-11 20:07:00
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652 The Vagina Monologues 20 years on, French crime drama Spiral2018-01-09 19:58:00
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653 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
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657 Neil Cross, Katherine Rundell, Book prize judging2018-01-03 20:11:00
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658 Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation2018-01-02 19:59:00
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659 Making Culture At Home2018-01-01 20:00:00
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660 Kay Mellor, Frankenstein, Swimming with Men2017-12-29 20:11:00
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Kay Mellor, Frankenstein, Swimming with Men

Kay Mellor discusses her new ITV drama, Girlfriends, about three women in their late 50s, early 60s, and reveals how closely she's drawn on her own life and friends to write it. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was published on New Year's Day 1818. Christopher Frayling, author of Frankenstein The First Two Hundred Years, joins Janet Todd, the biographer of Mary Shelley's mother Mary Wollstonecraft, to discuss how we read Frankenstein in our era of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence and how we view Mary Shelley herself. Upcoming film Swimming With Men, starring Rob Brydon and Daniel Mays, tells the true story of a group of middle-aged men who make it to the World Synchronised Swimming championships. It was shot earlier this year in Basildon swimming pool masquerading as Milan, Stig visited the set to meet Rob Brydon and the synchronised swimming trainer, Adele Carlsen.…read more