861 Jake Gyllenhaal, Pauline Black, Christopher Wheeldon and the business of musicals2017-03-24 20:46:00
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862 23/03/20172017-03-23 19:54:00
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863 Paula Rego, Danny Huston, Ghetto Film School2017-03-22 19:56:00
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864 Soaps and social issues, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzalez, Colin Dexter remembered2017-03-21 20:01:00
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865 Chuck Berry remembered, The Lost City of Z, Howard Hodgkin portraits, Poem for the Spring equinox2017-03-20 20:17:00
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866 Derek Walcott, Costume Designer Jenny Beavan, Playlists2017-03-17 20:16:00
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867 Get Out, Lost Without Words, Compton Verney, Music Streaming2017-03-16 19:59:00
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868 Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke2017-03-15 20:10:00
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869 Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA2017-03-14 20:27:00
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Saxophonist John Harle, The Salesman reviewed, Singer-songwriter ESKA

John Harle is credited with making the saxophone an accepted instrument in classical music and for inspiring composers such as John Tavener and Sir Harrison Birtwistle to write for it. He's also worked with pop artists like Elvis Costello, Marc Almond and Sir Paul McCartney. After many years training young musicians, he has now collected his insights into a new book, The Saxophone; but can he teach John Wilson to play? The Salesman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this year. As it comes to UK cinemas Director of Film for the British Council Briony Hanson reviews the film from Iranian director Asgar Farhadi and discusses if it was a worthy winner. Music writer Laura Snapes explains what the charts can tell us about the state of pop. In 2011 the Performing Rights Society Foundation recognised that only 16% of the commissions they were funding involved female music creators and set up a fund to support composers and songwriters. The CEO of the PRS Foundation, Vanessa Reed, reveals their progress, and is joined by ESKA who received support from the fund which enabled her to record her Mercury-nominated album. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Edwina Pitman.…read more

870 Professor Brian Cox, Sarah Dunant on Michelangelo, My Country, The UK charts2017-03-13 20:35:00
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871 Paul Weller, Duncan Macmillan on City of Glass, Catfight, My Feral Heart2017-03-10 19:51:00
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872 Howard Hodgkin remembered; Imogen Cooper; Edward Albee2017-03-09 20:21:00
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873 Roger McGough and Brian Patten on 50 years of The Mersey Sound, Lizzie Nunnery, Andrew McMillan2017-03-08 21:07:00
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874 Judith Kerr on The Cat in the Hat; Wolfgang Tillmans; Snow in Midsummer2017-03-07 19:57:00
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875 Sean Foley directs The Miser, Kate Whitley sets Malala's speech to music, Sonia Friedman and David Babani2017-03-06 19:54:00
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876 Stormzy, Cornelia Parker, Krzysztof Penderecki2017-03-03 19:59:00
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877 Tom Hiddleston, This Country, Certain Women, Gustav Metzger remembered2017-03-02 20:07:00
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878 Hugh Jackman, National Poet of Wales Ifor ap Glyn, Richard Bean2017-03-01 19:45:00
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879 Jojo Moyes, Prime Suspect 1973, Independent bookstores, Swan Lake in Hull2017-02-28 20:02:00
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880 Moonlight at the Oscars, Mary Beard, Author Ross Raisin, Mary Magdalene in art2017-02-27 20:04:00
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