841 British Museums special2017-04-28 14:56:00
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842 Judi Dench on John Gielgud, Granta Best of Young American Novelists2017-04-26 19:15:00
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843 Thomas Ades, Patricia Lockwood, James Gunn2017-04-25 18:52:00
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844 Bananarama reunited, The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced, David Mach2017-04-24 19:04:00
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845 Gemma Arterton, Post-war public art, Martin Parr, Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!2017-04-21 19:17:00
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846 Joan Bakewell, 2017 Proms, The Zookeeper's Wife2017-04-20 18:54:00
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847 Awol Erizku; Robert Macfarlane; Little Boy Blue; Gemma Bodinetz2017-04-19 19:07:00
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848 Violinist Kyung Wha Chung, Murray Lachlan Young, Hisham Matar on Clash2017-04-18 18:59:00
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849 Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply, Inua Ellams, Born to Kill2017-04-17 18:45:00
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850 Tom Stoppard2017-04-14 18:45:00
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851 Adrian Lester and Deborah Kermode, Frog Stone, Kim Stanley Robinson2017-04-13 18:52:00
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852 Jim Broadbent; I Heard It Through the Grapevine; Johana Gustawsson and Matt Johnson2017-04-12 18:56:00
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853 Katherine Jenkins, The Hatton Garden Job, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction2017-04-11 19:02:00
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854 Ray Davies; Guerrilla; The Odyssey; Damien Hirst's exhibition2017-04-10 18:54:00
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855 Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, S-Town reviewed, Queer British art and gender neutral awards2017-04-07 18:59:00
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856 Fay Weldon; Raw review; Duchamp's Fountain; Simon Callow and Christopher Hampton2017-04-06 18:57:00
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857 David Vann, Terence Davies, Albert Moore2017-04-05 18:57:00
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858 Neruda, Casting on screen, Magnus Mills2017-04-04 19:04:00
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859 Yevgeny Yevtushenko remembered, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced2017-04-03 19:12:00
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860 Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish2017-03-31 19:18:00
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Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish

As Evelyn Waugh's classic first novel Decline and Fall has been made into a new BBC television series starring Jack Whitehall, we speak to its adapter James Wood and literary critic Suzi Feay and discuss how Waugh's distinctive but potentially offensive brand of satire plays for a modern audience. Sunday 2 April 2017 is the 50th birthday of Adrian Mole, diarist, poet and would be novelist. In 1982 Leicester-born Sue Townsend took the publishing world by storm with her first book, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and became the best-selling author of the 1980s, with follow up volumes until her death in 2014. Adrian's poems are now published together in one volume, Adrian Mole the Collected Poems. Radio 4's Poet in Residence Daljit Nagra reads and discusses them with Stig. A new touring play Offside focuses on the beautiful game and puts women centre stage. Poet Hollie McNish, who co-wrote the play, joins director Caroline Bryant to discuss their depiction of women, football, race, sexuality, and the politics of the sport across the centuries. This year Australian artist Patricia Piccinini drew bigger crowds that any contemporary artist worldwide. While the Tate Modern in London remains the most popular modern and contemporary art museum in the world. Facts revealed this week as The Art Newspaper publishes its annual museum and exhibitions visitor surveys. Javier Pes, the papers' editor in chief, talks us through the results. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Ella-mai Robey.…read more