981 Earl Cameron, David Gledhill, The art of Alphonse Mucha, Simon Callow on David Gascoyne, Northampton theatre to open a school2016-10-14 19:31:00
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982 American Honey, George Monbiot on loneliness, Ella Hickson, Bernice McFadden2016-10-12 18:56:00
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983 Mira Nair and Lupita Nyong'o, Divorce, Great Exhibition of the North, Janet Plater, The Vulgar2016-10-11 18:48:00
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984 One Night in Miami, Kate Tempest, Glam Rock, Remembering Andrzej Wajda2016-10-10 19:00:00
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985 Supersonic, Mel Gibson in Blood Father, Beyond Caravaggio, Karl Jenkins2016-10-07 18:59:00
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986 Louis Theroux, National Poetry Day, Merch yr Eog2016-10-06 19:19:00
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987 Picasso Portraits, Phyllida Lloyd, Virtual reality in film, PUSH community opera2016-10-05 19:07:00
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988 The announcement of the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award2016-10-04 19:20:00
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989 Tom Stoppard, The Girl on the Train, Suzanne Lacy, Feminist art, Neville Marriner remembered2016-10-03 18:57:00
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990 Deepwater Horizon, Crisis in Six Scenes, Melvyn Tan, Maria Semple2016-09-29 19:21:00
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991 The composer Steve Reich talks to John Wilson2016-09-28 17:41:00
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992 Gillian Anderson, Pinocchio, Villette2016-09-27 18:59:00
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993 Dominic Cooper and Terry Johnson, Turner Prize shortlist, Completing other authors' books2016-09-26 18:55:00
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994 Tamara Rojo, Akram Khan, Grace Coddington2016-09-23 19:08:00
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995 Hull City of Culture 2017, Emma Donoghue, Ira Sachs, a poem for autumn, K J Orr2016-09-22 18:51:00
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996 The Magnificent Seven, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paul Muldoon, BBC National Short Story Award2016-09-21 18:59:00
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997 Daniel Radcliffe; William Kentridge; BBC National Short Story Award; and turning sex into prose2016-09-20 19:02:00
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998 Emeli Sande, BBC National Short Story Award, Abstract Expressionism2016-09-19 18:57:00
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999 Led Zeppelin, BBC National Short Story Award, Martin Roth2016-09-16 18:50:00
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1000 Sam Neill, Sharon Bolton and Stephanie Merritt and how best to teach art history2016-09-15 19:05:00
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Sam Neill, Sharon Bolton and Stephanie Merritt and how best to teach art history

In his new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sam Neill stars as a grumpy New Zealand farmer forced to go on the run with a Maori kid who thinks he's a gangster. He discusses the film, his acting mentor James Mason and starring in one of the lowest grossing feature films ever. Frederick Forsyth has announced he's stopping writing, partly because he's now too old to travel to the settings of his thrillers. Sharon Bolton, who researched the Falkland Islands from Britain for her novel Little Black Lies, and Stephanie Merritt, who visited Paris and Prague for her historical fiction thrillers, discuss whether writers must travel to their books' settings to really capture the feel of a place. Nicholas Marston, Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at King's College, Cambridge talks about a recently discovered musical 'doodle' by Beethoven which might tell us more about his most celebrated works, the Emperor Concerto. Writer Michael Bird has written a book called Vincent's Starry Night which sets out to ignite young people's imagination through storytelling. Teacher Caroline Osborne believes a proper understanding of art history is a life skill which is as important as literacy and numeracy. Both join Samira to discuss how best to teach children about the history of art. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Rachel Simpson.…read more