861 Talent spotters, Karine Polwart, Political theatre2016-08-17 18:50:00
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862 The Role of Comedy in Challenging Times - Front Row at the Edinburgh Festival2016-08-16 17:44:00
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The Role of Comedy in Challenging Times - Front Row at the Edinburgh Festival

Kirsty Lang is at the Edinburgh Festivals exploring how comedy, music, theatre and satire can help us navigate turbulent political times. David Brent is back, but this time he is dreaming big and taking his newly formed band Foregone Conclusion on tour in hopes of a record deal. Ricky Gervais and Ben Bailey Smith discuss the film and the accompanying album. The mythical figure of the Angel of Kobane is the subject of Henry Naylor's new play Angel, which has been getting rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Henry reflects on tackling challenging material in his plays. Writer and musician Adam Kay explains why he's singing Tom Lehrer songs with a twist at this year's Fringe. And what's the role of comedy when politics feels beyond satire? Comedian and former Labour Special Advisor Ayesha Hazarika and political comedy veteran Rory Bremner discuss. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ellie Bury.…read more

863 Showstopper, Philippa Gregory, Adura Onashile, Liz Lochhead at the Edinburgh Festival2016-08-15 18:38:00
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864 Punk's Legacy: Don Letts, This Is Grime, Women in Punk, Scottee2016-08-12 18:53:00
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865 Jamie Cullum at the Proms, Greek crime writer Petros Markaris, Techno-thriller Nerve, Artists in residence2016-08-11 19:04:00
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866 Alexander McCall Smith, Review of The Shallows, National Youth Theatre turning 60.2016-08-10 18:53:00
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867 Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down, Krys Lee, Allegro at 70, Windsor racecourse's resident artist2016-08-09 18:54:00
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868 The Glass Menagerie, Conrad Shawcross, Sitcoms at 602016-08-08 19:00:00
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869 Yerma starring Billie Piper, Film director Todd Solondz, Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein, Slam poetry in Brazil2016-08-05 19:09:00
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870 The Mercury Prize shortlist, Colin Spencer and Jon Brittain on gay theatre, Brazilian artist Vivian Caccuri, author Sara Taylor2016-08-04 19:05:00
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871 Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, The Little Prince, Brazilian artists, The Macarena at 202016-08-03 18:52:00
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872 Brian Cox, Brighton i360, Chilcot at Edinburgh festival, Ernesto Neto.2016-08-03 08:47:00
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873 Front Row from Rio de Janeiro2016-07-29 18:45:00
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874 Tallulah, David Bowie Prom, The Plough and the Stars2016-07-28 19:05:00
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875 Bourne, Man Booker Prize long list, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Presidential campaign music.2016-07-27 18:56:00
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876 Harry Potter on stage, Cultural response to Brexit, Michael Berkeley and Anthony Payne2016-07-26 18:59:00
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877 Front Row: The Cultural Response To Brexit2016-07-26 15:33:00
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878 Finding Dory, My Brilliant Friend, Mahler's musical manuscript, Edmund Clark's War of Terror2016-07-25 19:06:00
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879 Mark Rylance on The BFG, Pixie Lott, Alpesh Chauhan2016-07-22 18:58:00
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880 Born to be blue, Antonello Manacorda, Shari Lapena, The Body Extended2016-07-21 18:55:00
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