661 Simple Minds, Phantom Thread, Napoleon Disrobed, Alex La Guma2018-02-01 20:04:00
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662 Fiddler on the Roof lyricist, how musicals have evolved since 'Fiddler', Olafur Eliasson2018-01-31 20:03:00
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663 James Graham on The Culture, Costa Book Prize winner announced, Ocean Liners2018-01-30 20:05:00
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664 Julius Caesar, the Grammys, Joe Dunthorne, architect Neave Brown2018-01-29 20:12:00
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665 Turkish literature special from Istanbul featuring Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk2018-01-26 19:15:00
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666 Paapa Essiedu, Rebecca Watts and Don Paterson, A J Finn2018-01-25 20:12:00
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667 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector2018-01-24 20:04:00
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668 Oscar Nominations 20182018-01-23 20:07:00
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669 Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics2018-01-22 20:12:00
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670 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
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671 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
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672 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
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673 Will & Grace revived, Disney and Pixar's evolution, the London Sinfonietta at 502018-01-16 20:22:00
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674 Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis2018-01-15 20:07:00
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675 Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding2018-01-12 19:59:00
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676 Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale2018-01-11 20:07:00
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Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale

In December the Royal Court withdrew and then reinstated its invitation to stage a new touring production of Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical 1982 play Rita Sue and Bob Too as a result of sexual harassment allegations made against its co-director Max Stafford Clark - himself a former Artistic Director of the Royal Court and one of the most influential theatre directors of his generation. The Royal Court's current Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and theatre critic Lyn Gardner discuss the way in which the play continues to speak to young women today and the impact of the recent controversy on this particular production in the context of the continuing revelations about sexual harassment in the arts industries. Kirsty Lang speaks to Jonathan Ruffer, the city financier who has donated almost £200 million to fund arts and restoration projects in the town of Bishop Auckland. For the past two summers the town has hosted the open-air drama Kynren, with the participation of 100 volunteers. In October Front Row covered the opening of a new mining art museum in the town, this year sees the re-opening of Auckland castle, a new Auckland Tower visitor attraction and, in 2019, a Spanish Art Gallery and Faith Museum. Sasha Dugdale reads from her new collection, Joy. The title poem, which won the Forward Prize for the best poem published in 2016, is a monologue in the voice of Catherine Blake, as she grieves for her husband William and in doing so celebrates their close and creative life together. Dugdale is also a playwright and translator and was until last month editor of the international magazine Modern Poets in Translation. She reflects on the impact this has on her own writing. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Julian May.…read more

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678 The Vagina Monologues 20 years on, French crime drama Spiral2018-01-09 19:58:00
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679 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
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680 Kiri, Golden Globes, Gail Honeyman, Contemporary portraiture2018-01-08 20:06:00
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