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62 Will Pound, Future of Television, Royal Albert Hall2020-05-11 19:05:00
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63 Jeremy Deller2020-05-08 18:45:00
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64 George the Poet, Víkingur Ólafsson, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pride and Prejudice2020-05-07 19:05:00
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65 Miranda July, The Fall's Greatest Album? Gemma Bodinetz2020-05-06 19:24:00
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66 Film director Alice Wu, writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, the allure of Golden Brown and baritone Peter Brathwaite remakes paintings2020-05-05 18:56:00
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67 Nicola Benedetti, Music Memories, The Tempest2020-05-04 19:05:00
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68 Crafts in lockdown, Víkingur Ólafsson performs Glass, Netflix series Hollywood and Lionel Shriver novel reviewed2020-05-01 19:12:00
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69 Emma Thompson, Damien Chazelle, Film news2020-04-30 18:54:00
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70 Singer James Bay, film director Pablo Larraín, tribute to actor Irrfan Khan and new drama by disabled writers2020-04-29 18:59:00
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71 Nmon Ford, Eavan Boland, Kit de Waal, London Mozart Players2020-04-28 19:05:00
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72 Randy Newman; song lyrics in Latin; Romeo and Juliet; the NHS on radio and TV2020-04-27 19:22:00
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73 Normal People, Víkingur Ólafsson, Seán Hewitt, Theresa Lola2020-04-24 19:03:00
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74 Moffie director Oliver Hermanus, Sharon D Clarke, Lesbian visibility, Anna Meredith2020-04-24 10:19:00
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75 Paapa Essiedu, Arts Minister Caroline Dinenage, Turning our tragedies into comedy2020-04-22 18:53:00
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76 Organist Anna Lapwood, The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, Gangs of London2020-04-21 20:28:00
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Organist Anna Lapwood, The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, Gangs of London

Organist Anna Lapwood, who is Director of Music at Pembroke College Cambridge, performs a Bach chorale prelude, live on the new organ she has installed in her living room. She talks about her virtual Bach-a-thon, for which musicians post videos of themselves playing Bach, and her new role as conductor of the NHS Chorus-19 - a virtual choir of over 700 NHS staff across the UK. Front Row announces the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, and critics Alex Clark and Sarah Shaffi comment on the six novels that made it through from the longlist of 16. Gareth Evans, co-creator of the new Sky drama series Gangs of London, discusses how video games and his background in martial arts films influenced the look and feel of his story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it. And the curlew. There are eight species of curlew. Or there were. Neither the Eskimo and the Slender-Billed curlew has been seen for decades. Out of the remaining six species, three are at risk of extinction. To draw attention to their plight, 21April has been designated World Curlew Day. These beautiful waders, with their elegant curved bills and haunting song, have long inspired musician and poets. The poet Jeremy Hooker lived in an area of rural Wales mid Wales. Every year the curlews came and he tried to capture them and their calls in language. We hear his poem, Curlew. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May Studio Manager: John Boland…read more

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78 Adam Macqueen's thriller, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, a podcast masterclass and the amazing set of Treasure Island2020-04-20 09:01:00
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79 Virus Art, Naomi Alderman, Angela Barnes2020-04-16 18:56:00
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80 Sir Patrick Stewart on Shakespeare's Sonnets, Shahnaz Ahsan, Devs2020-04-15 19:15:00
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