941 Steven Knight - writer of Taboo, CGI resurrections, the Bard's medical knowledge, Alice Oswald2017-01-05 19:53:00
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942 Damien Chazelle on La La Land; Bright Lights; David Bowie: The Last Five Years; Keggie Carew2017-01-04 19:52:00
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943 John Berger, Costa Book Awards winners, Sebastian Barry, Unforgotten2017-01-03 20:10:00
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944 US Composers: Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams2017-01-02 19:45:00
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945 Liam Neeson; Dancing Mad Hatters; Author Christian Jungersen; Assassin's Creed2016-12-30 20:14:00
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946 Made in Hull: UK City of Culture 20172016-12-29 19:53:00
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947 Jane Austen2016-12-28 19:48:00
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948 Award Winners of 20162016-12-27 19:45:00
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949 The Front Row Cultural quiz2016-12-26 20:00:00
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950 Riz Ahmed, Delicious, The Kite Runner on stage and Angela Carter2016-12-23 18:44:00
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951 Alison Balsom, To Walk Invisible, Beautiful books, Flying on stage2016-12-22 19:54:00
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952 Helen Mirren, Winter Solstice Poetry, Conductor Ed Gardner, Hairy Rockers2016-12-21 20:04:00
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953 Barry Jenkins, The Witness For The Prosecution, Saint Joan, Meilyr Jones2016-12-20 20:45:00
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954 Sherlock, Albums of the Year, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Mousehole's Christmas Lights2016-12-19 20:20:00
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955 Matthew Bourne on The Red Shoes, Satirising Trump, Marius de Vries2016-12-16 19:29:00
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956 Der Rosenkavalier, Adventures in Moominland, Peter Mullan in Quarry2016-12-15 20:03:00
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957 Peter Capaldi as Dr Who, new Star Wars, US poet Ben Lerner and E R Braithwaite2016-12-14 19:57:00
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958 Darcey Bussell on Margot Fonteyn; Pevsner guides; Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo on Broadway; How to get a Christmas no 12016-12-13 19:46:00
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959 The Eagle Huntress, New play Love, Diversity in the arts, Luke Jerram, John Montague remembered2016-12-12 20:34:00
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960 The Birth of a Nation, Ruth Padel, Joan Eardley, Mark Lockyer2016-12-09 20:11:00
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The Birth of a Nation, Ruth Padel, Joan Eardley, Mark Lockyer

New film The Birth of a Nation takes the title from DW Griffith's 1915 silent film but not much else. Directed by and starring Nate Parker, it tells the true story of an 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia. Ashley Clarke reviews. Poet Ruth Padel discusses her latest book Tidings, a narrative Christmas poem about a little girl, a homeless man and a fox. It takes the reader all around the world, from St Pancras churchyard in London to Bethlehem, Australia and New York. Joan Eardley's painting career lasted only 15 years but, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, her work gets more requests than Picasso. The gallery's curator Patrick Elliott discusses a new exhibition of her work alongside composer Helen Grime, whose composition Snow is inspired by Eardley's paintings. In the spring of 1995, actor Mark Lockyer was playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he was overcome with anxiety, fear and paranoia. It was the start of a bipolar attack. Now he has turned that experience into a one man show called Living With The Lights On at the Young Vic in London. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Angie Nehring.…read more