61 Víkingur Ólafsson, Christabel Blackburn, Nitin Sawhney, Audiobooks2020-04-09 18:59:00
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62 James Graham on Quiz, Braids, changes in the ways we listen to music, and John Prine2020-04-08 19:05:00
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63 AL Kennedy, Sam Sweeney performs live, lockdown listening habits2020-04-07 18:58:00
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64 Wordsworth Anniversary, Kerry Shale radio play, Critic Gillian Reynolds, Composer Nainita Desai2020-04-06 19:18:00
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65 Miles Davis's Bitches Brew, Gaming, Cressida Cowell in the Culture Clinic2020-04-03 18:59:00
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66 Dua Lipa, Sara Collins, Edinburgh festivals cancelled, Molly O’Cathain2020-04-02 19:02:00
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67 The Dramatist James Graham2020-04-02 08:34:00
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68 Soprano Chen Reiss, Theatre Online, National Poetry Competition2020-03-31 18:56:00
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69 Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson plays live from Reykjavik2020-03-30 19:03:00
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70 Gloria Gaynor, Offline Arts, film Vivarium and novel Hamnet reviewed, Culture Clinic2020-03-27 20:06:00
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71 Owen Sheers, Nikita Lalwani, Writing in isolation2020-03-26 20:01:00
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72 Eliza Carthy, Art galleries and coronavirus, Terrence McNally obituary2020-03-25 20:07:00
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73 Simon Armitage, Stephen Hough, Chris Riddell on Asterix creator Albert Uderzo2020-03-24 19:56:00
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74 Rathbones Folio winner, Disney+, Malory Towers on TV, Live performance from National Theatre of Scotland2020-03-23 20:02:00
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75 Gareth Malone, Contraltos, Louise Wallwein2020-03-20 20:23:00
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76 Lennie James, Rob Auton, Jess Gillam2020-03-19 20:14:00
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77 Gary Sinyor, Arts Council aid, Theatre Uncut2020-03-18 20:06:00
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Gary Sinyor, Arts Council aid, Theatre Uncut

Director and writer Gary Sinyor joins John Wilson to discuss his new sitcom The Jewish Enquirer. This follows hapless journalist Paul, played by Tim Downie, in search of scoops for Britain’s “fourth most-read Jewish newspaper”. Sinyor reveals how his own Jewish heritage inspired this irreverent depiction of a Jewish family and how everything and everyone from circumcision to Philip Green is ripe for satire. Most people working in the arts are freelance and so may lose their livelihoods when shows close and projects are curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier this week the Arts Council announced that it will change some of its funding programmes to help compensate individual artists and freelancers for lost earnings. Laura Dyer, the Deputy Chief Executive of Arts Council England, explains what is planned and how this will work. Theatre Uncut has created an online film, which stars actors from different Universities across Europe who have filmed themselves on their phones. Their performances were then edited together. Written by Kieran Hurley using text and emojis, Bubble is about freedom of speech and will premiere on Facebook on Monday. Director Emma Callander discusses this unique project. With actors working in isolation, edited elsewhere and viewed on phones and laptops, this is a film for our troubled times. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Simon Richardson…read more

78 David Baddiel, arts prize for social change, film news2020-03-17 20:02:00
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79 How theatres will cope with PM's advice? Jennifer Offill, Roy Hudd, Kevin Guthrie2020-03-16 19:54:00
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80 Kodo Drummers, Marina Lewycka, Arts affected by coronavirus2020-03-13 19:57:00
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