821 Three Girls, Life of Galileo, Mark Bradford2017-05-16 19:00:00
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822 Conn Iggulden, Timberlake Wertenbaker and virtual reality on radio2017-05-15 19:18:00
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823 The 2017 Venice Biennale, with Phyllida Barlow at the British Pavilion2017-05-12 18:50:00
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824 Richard III at Hull Truck; Anne With An E; Amy Schumer in Snatched; Tony Kushner2017-05-11 19:05:00
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825 Director John Madden, Pultizer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, Voice coach Barbara Berkery, Edward Kemp, head of RADA2017-05-10 18:58:00
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Director John Madden, Pultizer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, Voice coach Barbara Berkery, Edward Kemp, head of RADA

We speak to director John Madden about his new political thriller Miss Sloane, where Jessica Chastain stars as a ruthless lobbyist taking on the might of the gun lobby. The film was released in the USA two days after Trump was elected and John discusses the effect this had on both on the American box office takings and on how the he now views the film. It is a controversy that has caused thousands of complaints to the BBC and debate in the House of Lords. Last week even saw Judi Dench became involved when she criticised young performers about it. Actors 'mumbling' their dialogue, especially on TV drama, has become a common complaint of modern audiences. The director of RADA Edward Kemp and voice coach Barbara Berkery comes in to tell us why actors are struggling to be heard by viewers - and what can be done to improve their diction. Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford discusses his first non-fiction book, Between Them, a two-part memoir of his parents, Edna and Parker Ford, who lived an itinerant life during the depression until their son's birth in 1944. (Photo: Richard Ford, Jackson, Mississipi, 1947. Credit: Richard Ford).…read more

826 King Charles III; Pink Floyd exhibition2017-05-09 19:06:00
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827 Alien: Covenant, Giacometti retrospective, How should museums reflect changing social attitudes, Jamestown2017-05-08 18:55:00
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828 Mervyn Morris, French cultural landscape, Monochrome films2017-05-05 18:57:00
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829 Samantha Spiro as Barbara Windsor, Lost sculpture of the Festival of Britiain and a retro album from Danger Mouse2017-05-05 12:24:00
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830 Jude Law, Woody Harrelson, Timothy Spall with Colm Meaney, Turner Prize Shortlist2017-05-03 19:07:00
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831 Angels in America, Mindhorn, Storytelling in Greek myths2017-05-02 19:05:00
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832 Oliver Beer, Nicola LeFanu, Grace Evangeline Mason, May Day poems2017-05-01 19:00:00
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833 Christian Bale, Ella Fitzgerald, Theatre artistic directors2017-04-28 19:15:00
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834 British Museums special2017-04-28 14:56:00
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835 Judi Dench on John Gielgud, Granta Best of Young American Novelists2017-04-26 19:15:00
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836 Thomas Ades, Patricia Lockwood, James Gunn2017-04-25 18:52:00
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837 Bananarama reunited, The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced, David Mach2017-04-24 19:04:00
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838 Gemma Arterton, Post-war public art, Martin Parr, Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!2017-04-21 19:17:00
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839 Joan Bakewell, 2017 Proms, The Zookeeper's Wife2017-04-20 18:54:00
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840 Awol Erizku; Robert Macfarlane; Little Boy Blue; Gemma Bodinetz2017-04-19 19:07:00
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