721 Dad's Army, Annie Nightingale on Janis Joplin, Dawn Walton, Hieronymus Bosch2016-02-01 19:57:00
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722 Will Smith, Caryl Churchill's new play, Iran tourism, Ringo Starr's birthplace2016-01-29 20:03:00
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723 John Dee, Marty Feldman show, Tibor Reich, Christopher Edge2016-01-28 19:58:00
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724 Gina McKee and Christopher Hampton, Rokia Traore, The body in ancient Egypt2016-01-27 19:52:00
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725 Harvey Keitel, Savages, HG Wells, The Birth of a Nation2016-01-26 20:04:00
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726 Ian McKellen, Monet's garden, Louis de Bernieres2016-01-25 20:12:00
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727 Michael Keaton, Herons, Helen Ellis, John Bratby exhibition2016-01-25 09:43:00
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728 Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, Utopias in fiction, Villagers2016-01-21 19:57:00
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729 Elton John, Antonia Fraser on George Weidenfeld, Nicholas Searle2016-01-20 20:10:00
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730 Steve Carell in The Big Short, Brett Anderson and Suede, Fiona Barton2016-01-19 20:02:00
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731 The Assassin, Jack Thorne, Attacking the Devil, Peter May2016-01-18 19:56:00
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732 Leonardo DiCaprio, The Rack Pack, Elizabeth2016-01-15 19:56:00
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733 Oscar Nominations Special2016-01-14 20:19:00
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734 Creed, Lumiere London, Museum cuts, An anthem for England?2016-01-14 11:25:00
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735 Phil Redmond, Sarah Howe, Akram Khan, Champagne Life2016-01-12 19:52:00
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736 David Bowie Remembered2016-01-11 20:15:00
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737 Emma Donoghue on Room, Grey Gardens, Andrew Michael Hurley, Occupied2016-01-08 19:58:00
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738 A War, Maigret, Guys and Dolls, Frances Hardinge, The missing Hong Kong booksellers2016-01-07 18:59:00
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A War, Maigret, Guys and Dolls, Frances Hardinge, The missing Hong Kong booksellers

Colonel Tim Collins reviews the new Danish feature film A War which offers a foot soldiers' view of life on the frontline. Set in the recent military conflict in Afghanistan, the company commander makes a decision that has grave consequences for him and his family back home. Tobias Lindholm's film is Denmark's entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at this year's Oscars. 2016 sees the return of Inspector Maigret, both on screen and in print. John Simenon, son of Maigret's creator Georges Simenon, and crime writer Natasha Cooper discuss the French detective's enduring appeal. It's the musical that brought us Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat. David Benedict reviews Guys and Dolls, starring Sophie Thompson and David Haig, as the acclaimed Chichester Festival production opens in the West End before embarking on a UK tour. In Hong Kong the whereabouts of five missing booksellers remains a mystery, although they are widely suspected to have been detained by the Chinese authorities. As one major bookshop chain stops selling politically sensitive books in Chinese, Professor Gregory Lee, a specialist in Chinese cultural and literary studies, assesses the implications. Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Children's Book Award with The Lie Tree, discusses her tale of murder and deception set in Victorian England.…read more

739 Pierre Boulez obituary, Costa Biography winner, Tracy Ullman review; Bolshoi Babylon2016-01-06 19:55:00
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740 David Bowie's Blackstar, Emma Rice, Don Paterson, Jericho2016-01-05 19:59:00
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