921 David Hare, John Akomfrah, Liverpool Everyman Rep2017-01-27 19:51:00
Listen
Listen
922 Evelyn Glennie, Christine, Mary Tyler Moore, Turner Contemporary, Garth Jennings2017-01-26 20:02:00
Listen
Listen
923 Hacksaw Ridge, film; Jamie, new musical; author Vic James; the allure of Napoleon; some Robert Burns2017-01-25 20:15:00
Listen
Listen
924 Oscar nominations 2017 - La La Land leads the way2017-01-24 20:06:00
Listen
Listen
925 T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn2017-01-23 20:07:00
Listen
Listen
926 Siobhan Davies, Peter Bazalgette, Lost in London, Royal Albert Hall ticket resales2017-01-20 20:15:00
Listen
Listen
927 Urban myths, Author Michael Chabon, The Snow Maiden opera, Presidents on film2017-01-20 19:29:00
Listen
Listen
928 Apple Tree Yard, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Elisabeth Frink2017-01-18 20:01:00
Listen
Listen
929 Conductor Simon Rattle, artist Lubaina Himid and playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig2017-01-17 19:56:00
Listen
Listen
930 Jackie, The Transports, TS Eliot Prize, 'Yellowface' row2017-01-16 19:54:00
Listen
Listen
931 Ben Affleck, Untitled in Nottingham, V&A news, Lord Snowdon remembered2017-01-13 19:57:00
Listen
Listen
932 Natalie Clein, Lemony Snicket, The OA, Velázquez2017-01-12 19:53:00
Listen
Listen
933 Dev Patel, Tina and Bobby, Harvey and the Wallbangers2017-01-11 20:02:00
Listen
Listen
934 Common Sense on TV, Bafta nominations, Mozart at 11, Is there a Northern Aesthetic?2017-01-10 20:29:00
Listen
Listen
935 Hull Blade, Manchester By the Sea, John Lockwood Kipling, Francis Spufford2017-01-09 20:08:00
Listen
Listen
936 Film-maker Alex Gibney, soul singer Ray BLK, author Brian Conaghan and Ben Wardle on yet more TV talent shows2017-01-06 19:54:00
Listen
Listen

Film-maker Alex Gibney, soul singer Ray BLK, author Brian Conaghan and Ben Wardle on yet more TV talent shows

In his latest film, Alex Gibney, whose recent work includes 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' and 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief', turns his attention to global cyber warfare. 'Zero Days' tells the story of the most sophisticated piece of malware ever created. Gibney talks to Kirsty Lang about the visual and practical challenges of making a film about a computer code that nobody wants they created. Soul singer Ray BLK is number 1 on the BBC's Sound Of 2017 list, which predicts the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Artists who have topped the list previously include Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding. Ray BLK came to attention with her song 'My Hood' which describes the joys and tribulations of growing up female, black and in South London. She explains why she believes in 'socially conscious' music. Brian Conaghan has won the Costa Children's Book Award for 'The Bombs That Brought Us Together'. It tells the story of Charlie, who has lived in Little Town all his life, and Pav, a refugee from Old Country - Little Town's sworn enemy. Pav is "the wrongest person in the world to make friends with" but the pair form a bond as life around them falls apart. Influenced by recent world events, Conaghan describes his book as "an otherworldly, allegorical tale". Tomorrow evening BBC One embarks on its latest quest for singing talent in 'Let It Shine', presented by Gary Barlow. In direct competition an hour later 'The Voice' makes its transition from the BBC to ITV. Music writer Ben Wardle looks back at the history of Saturday night talent shows - from Popstars to The X Factor and BGT - and ponders whether these new offerings are what the nation really needs for its Saturday Night entertainment. Producer: Julian May.…read more

937 Steven Knight - writer of Taboo, CGI resurrections, the Bard's medical knowledge, Alice Oswald2017-01-05 19:53:00
Listen
Listen
938 Damien Chazelle on La La Land; Bright Lights; David Bowie: The Last Five Years; Keggie Carew2017-01-04 19:52:00
Listen
Listen
939 John Berger, Costa Book Awards winners, Sebastian Barry, Unforgotten2017-01-03 20:10:00
Listen
Listen
940 US Composers: Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams2017-01-02 19:45:00
Listen
Listen