841 R.E.M., Illuminated River, Napoleon and Stephen Poliakoff2016-11-07 19:58:00
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842 Michael Fassbender, Love to Read, The Goldfinch, Artists who tour2016-11-04 20:00:00
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843 Director Stephen Daldry on The Crown, Novelist Linda Grant, Nocturnal Animals, Francesca Simon reads The Scarlet Letter2016-11-03 20:13:00
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844 Levi David Addai, Kit de Waal, Flaming June, The art of fireworks.2016-11-02 19:52:00
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845 Amy Adams, John Rutter and Tracy Chevalier2016-11-01 20:01:00
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846 Sting, David Bowie's art collection, Mark Haddon, Ian McDiarmid and Chris Hannan2016-10-31 19:53:00
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847 Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante2016-10-28 19:05:00
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848 Amadeus, Astrid Lindgren's war diaries, Richard Wright2016-10-27 18:57:00
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849 Bryan Cranston, Lazarus, Oneworld, Remembering Howard Davies2016-10-26 19:24:00
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850 Emma Rice to leave The Globe, plus Boyz n the Hood director John Singleton and the new Design Museum2016-10-25 18:45:00
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851 Jude Law, Paul Nash, The National Centre for the Written Word, New, but always old, ballet2016-10-24 18:59:00
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852 Chrissie Hynde, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, Bamber Gascoigne, Joe Queenan2016-10-21 19:13:00
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853 Stella Duffy, New Art Gallery Walsall, Shostakovich's The Nose, Art of Yves Klein2016-10-20 19:08:00
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854 Ali Smith, Osmo Vänskä, the Nicholas Brothers, Islamic Art & the Supernatural, A Martian Sends a Postcard Home2016-10-19 19:02:00
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Ali Smith, Osmo Vänskä, the Nicholas Brothers, Islamic Art & the Supernatural, A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

Ali Smith discusses her Brexit-era novel, Autumn, with Samira Ahmed. It's the first of a quartet which very much reflects the issues of today. Osmo Vänskä is about to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing all the symphonies of Sibelius. He speaks about the composer and Sibelius' place in Finnish national identity. In 1943 two African American brothers from Philadelphia performed a dance routine in the film Stormy Weather, which Fred Astaire would come to refer to as the greatest movie musical sequence he had ever seen. For Fayard and Harold Nicholas - otherwise known as The Nicholas Brothers - entering the Hollywood arena this was no small feat in the 1940's America, a time when racial prejudice was commonplace. Choreographer Stuart Thomas reflects on the achievement of the brothers who were regulars at Harlem's Cotton Club - working with the orchestras of Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington - and one of whom taught Michael Jackson to dance. There are old saws that depicting figures is prohibited in Islam and that the religion, apart from devotion to the one God, has no truck with the supernatural. Francesca Leoni, curator of a new exhibition at the the Ashmolean Museum, and Professor Tariq Ramadan, discuss with Samira Ahmed how things are a good deal more complicated than that. And, on the day a spacecraft lands on Mars to send messages back about the planaet, we hear part of a poem that reverses that process.…read more

855 Ken Loach, Rodin and Dance, Suggs, Tony Robinson2016-10-18 18:52:00
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856 Phil Collins, Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke, Patrick Ness2016-10-17 17:33:00
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857 Bob Dylan wins Nobel, Dario Fo remembered, Tutankhamun, Semyon Bychkov2016-10-17 13:43:00
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858 Earl Cameron, David Gledhill, The art of Alphonse Mucha, Simon Callow on David Gascoyne, Northampton theatre to open a school2016-10-14 19:31:00
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859 American Honey, George Monbiot on loneliness, Ella Hickson, Bernice McFadden2016-10-12 18:56:00
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860 Mira Nair and Lupita Nyong'o, Divorce, Great Exhibition of the North, Janet Plater, The Vulgar2016-10-11 18:48:00
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