741 Chuck Berry remembered, The Lost City of Z, Howard Hodgkin portraits, Poem for the Spring equinox2017-03-20 20:17:00
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742 Derek Walcott, Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, Playlists2017-03-17 20:16:00
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743 Get Out, Lost Without Words, Compton Verney, Music Streaming2017-03-16 19:59:00
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744 Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke2017-03-15 20:10:00
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745 Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA2017-03-14 20:27:00
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Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA

John Harle is credited with making the saxophone an accepted instrument in classical music and for inspiring composers such as John Tavener and Sir Harrison Birtwistle to write for it. He's also worked with pop artists like Elvis Costello, Marc Almond and Sir Paul McCartney. After many years training young musicians, he has now collected his insights into a new book, The Saxophone; but can he teach John Wilson to play? The Salesman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year. As it comes to UK cinemas Director of Film for the British Council Briony Hanson reviews the film from Iranian director Asgar Farhadi and discusses if it was a worthy winner. Music writer Laura Snapes explains what the charts can tell us about the state of pop. In 2011 the Performing Rights Society Foundation recognised that only 16% of the commissions they were funding involved female music creators and set up a fund to support composers and songwriters. The CEO of the PRS Foundation, Vanessa Reed, reveals their progress, and is joined by ESKA who received support from the fund which enabled her to record her Mercury-nominated album. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Edwina Pitman.…read more

746 Professor Brian Cox, Sarah Dunant on Michelangelo, My Country, The UK charts2017-03-13 20:35:00
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747 Paul Weller, Duncan Macmillan on City of Glass, Catfight, My Feral Heart2017-03-10 19:51:00
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748 Howard Hodgkin remembered; Imogen Cooper; Edward Albee2017-03-09 20:21:00
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749 Roger McGough and Brian Patten on 50 years of The Mersey Sound, Lizzie Nunnery, Andrew McMillan2017-03-08 21:07:00
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750 Judith Kerr on The Cat in the Hat; Wolfgang Tillmans; Snow in Midsummer2017-03-07 19:57:00
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751 Sean Foley directs The Miser, Kate Whitley sets Malala's speech to music, Sonia Friedman and David Babani2017-03-06 19:54:00
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752 Stormzy, Cornelia Parker, Krzysztof Penderecki2017-03-03 19:59:00
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753 Tom Hiddleston, This Country, Certain Women, Gustav Metzger remembered2017-03-02 20:07:00
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754 Hugh Jackman, National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Richard Bean2017-03-01 19:45:00
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755 Jojo Moyes, Prime Suspect 1973, Independent bookstores, Swan Lake in Hull2017-02-28 20:02:00
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756 Moonlight at the Oscars, Mary Beard, Author Ross Raisin, Mary Magdalene in art2017-02-27 20:04:00
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757 Sadiq Khan, Jake Arnott, The Tale of Januarie opera2017-02-24 19:51:00
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758 John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life2017-02-23 19:58:00
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759 David Tennant, second novels, Brits and Oscars - who are they for?2017-02-22 19:53:00
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760 Gurinder Chadha on Viceroy's House, America after the Fall, Christopher Bailey2017-02-21 20:09:00
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