81 The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony2019-10-01 19:07:00
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82 Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro2019-09-30 18:58:00
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83 Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival2019-09-30 16:14:00
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84 Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann2019-09-26 19:00:00
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85 Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas2019-09-25 18:59:00
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Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas

Brittany Howard is the frontwoman for the phenomenally successful American blues rock band Alabama Shakes. She joins us to discuss her first solo album, Jaime, which is dedicated to her sister who died at a young age. Brittany talks about the inspirations behind the album: from her sister’s memory to an appalling racist attack that happened to her family when she was only a few weeks old. Malory Towers, Enid Blyton's series of novels about the boarding school her own daughter attended, was published 70 years ago, but how accurate is its portrayal of boarding school life? Novelists William Boyd and Robin Stevens - both of whom went to boarding school and have written stories set in them - talk to Stig Abell about the way boarding schools have been presented in literature and in film. On Bear Ridge is a new play set in the Welsh mountains near Swansea, where an old butcher and his wife struggle to survive after some kind of catastrophe has affected the wider world. Its a co-production between National Theatre Wales and the Royal Court. Stig talks to writer Ed Thomas, whose previous work includes the hit Welsh TV police series Hinterland. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Hilary Dunn…read more

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87 Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases2019-09-23 19:08:00
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88 Lulu Wang on The Farewell, Dave, Jessie Burton2019-09-20 18:59:00
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89 Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum2019-09-19 18:57:00
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90 Soweto Kinch, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, Sam Fender2019-09-18 19:02:00
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91 Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered2019-09-17 18:55:00
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92 Alex Kingston, Criminal, Falling piano sales2019-09-16 18:54:00
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93 Downton Abbey, Alexei Sayle, National Short Story Award - Jo Lloyd, Istanbul Biennial2019-09-13 18:57:00
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94 Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present2019-09-12 19:05:00
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95 Front Row at the Proms - Jamie Barton, Daniel Kidane, impact of Brexit on classical music2019-09-11 18:45:00
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96 The British Ceramics Biennial, Novelist Nell Zink, The Jumper Factory, Tamsin Grey2019-09-10 19:09:00
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97 For Sama and Venice Film Festival roundup, NSSA - Lucy Caldwell, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary2019-09-09 18:53:00
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98 BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz2019-09-06 18:59:00
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99 Margaret Atwood's The Testaments reviewed, Ryan Wigglesworth, Robert Battle2019-09-05 18:57:00
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100 Chrissie Hynde, The Theatre of Parliament, Arts Minister Rebecca Pow2019-09-04 19:05:00
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