741 Loving, Hayley Squires, Nathan Hill2017-02-01 19:53:00
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742 Cyrano, Víkingur Ólafsson plays Philip Glass, Toni Erdmann2017-01-31 20:08:00
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743 Matthew McConaughey, Lizzie Nunnery, Charles Dance on John Hurt, Collecting Europe2017-01-31 15:44:00
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744 David Hare, John Akomfrah, Liverpool Everyman Rep2017-01-27 19:51:00
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745 Evelyn Glennie, Christine, Mary Tyler Moore, Turner Contemporary, Garth Jennings2017-01-26 20:02:00
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746 Hacksaw Ridge, film; Jamie, new musical; author Vic James; the allure of Napoleon; some Robert Burns2017-01-25 20:15:00
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747 Oscar nominations 2017 - La La Land leads the way2017-01-24 20:06:00
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748 T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn2017-01-23 20:07:00
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749 Siobhan Davies, Peter Bazalgette, Lost in London, Royal Albert Hall ticket resales2017-01-20 20:15:00
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750 Urban myths, Author Michael Chabon, The Snow Maiden opera, Presidents on film2017-01-20 19:29:00
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751 Apple Tree Yard, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Elisabeth Frink2017-01-18 20:01:00
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752 Conductor Simon Rattle, artist Lubaina Himid and playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig2017-01-17 19:56:00
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753 Jackie, The Transports, TS Eliot Prize, 'Yellowface' row2017-01-16 19:54:00
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754 Ben Affleck, Untitled in Nottingham, V&A news, Lord Snowdon remembered2017-01-13 19:57:00
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755 Natalie Clein, Lemony Snicket, The OA, Velázquez2017-01-12 19:53:00
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756 Dev Patel, Tina and Bobby, Harvey and the Wallbangers2017-01-11 20:02:00
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757 Common Sense on TV, Bafta nominations, Mozart at 11, Is there a Northern Aesthetic?2017-01-10 20:29:00
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758 Hull Blade, Manchester By the Sea, John Lockwood Kipling, Francis Spufford2017-01-09 20:08:00
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759 Film-maker Alex Gibney, soul singer Ray BLK, author Brian Conaghan and Ben Wardle on yet more TV talent shows2017-01-06 19:54:00
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760 Steven Knight - writer of Taboo, CGI resurrections, the Bard's medical knowledge, Alice Oswald2017-01-05 19:53:00
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Steven Knight - writer of Taboo, CGI resurrections, the Bard's medical knowledge, Alice Oswald

Peter Cushing died in 1994 yet curiously he reprises his famous role of Grand Moff Tarkin in the new recently-released Star Wars film Rogue One. A lawyer, an actor and a film critic consider Hollywood's increasing use of CGI in giving film actors a screen life well beyond the grave, from the early days of Peter Sellers in Trail of the Pink Panther and Oliver Reed in Gladiator. The hero of Taboo, the new Saturday night BBC1 block buster, is an arresting amalgam of Bill Sykes, Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter and Heathcliff! Screen writer Steven Knight describes how he worked with star Tom Hardy and his dad Chips to work their initial idea into a gripping eight part historical drama. Today scientists announced a breakthrough in the medical use of spider silk. But it's clear from A Midsummer Night's Dream that Shakespeare already knew about the healing properties of cobwebs. Historian of Medicine Anna Maerker looks at other examples of the Bard's surprising medical knowledge. Alice Oswald's latest collection of poems, Falling Awake, has won this year's Costa Poetry Award. With its classical themes and exploration of the natural world, she discusses why carving rather than writing might be a better verb for describing her approach to creating new work. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.…read more