1001 The Entertainer, TV drama Ellen, Sausage Party, Herman Koch2016-08-31 18:55:00
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1002 Ian McEwan, Gene Wilder, Things to Come, The Television Workshop2016-08-30 19:06:00
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1003 Poldark screenwriter Debbie Horsfield, 150 years of HG Wells, punk activist Joe Corré2016-08-29 18:45:00
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1004 Antony Sher and Gregory Doran, Writing video games, Hendrik Groen2016-08-26 19:03:00
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1005 Casualty at 30, Madeleine Thien, Bad Moms, Thomas Ostermeier2016-08-25 18:56:00
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1006 Daisy Goodwin on Victoria, Harry Benson, Lisa Hannigan2016-08-24 18:55:00
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1007 Clive James, Joe Joyce, Marin Alsop, Hunter Davies2016-08-23 19:14:00
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Clive James, Joe Joyce, Marin Alsop, Hunter Davies

Olympic silver medallist, super heavyweight boxer Joe Joyce describes his love of art and how painting one of his massive canvases takes as much energy as several rounds in the boxing ring. Conductor Marin Alsop, who made history as the first woman to conduct the last night of the Proms in 2012, talks about bringing a touch of Brazil to the Royal Albert Hall as she conducts the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in two South American themed Proms this week. Hunter Davies is known as "the man who really knew the Beatles". As the band's only authorised biographer, he sat in on recordings of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, witnessed John and Paul collaborate on songs, and collected millions of pounds worth of memorabilia (which is now in the British Museum). His latest book is an encyclopaedia full of facts and (unusually) opinions which may please and irritate fans equally . He explains why. Author, TV critic, and broadcaster Clive James, as well as writing poems and translating Dante, continues to watch television with a critical eye. He discusses his passion for box sets and the benefits that this longer television format offers actors and viewers alike. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Angie Nehring.…read more

1008 Quincy Jones, Noel Clarke, Timbuktu cultural war crimes2016-08-22 19:04:00
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1009 David Walliams and Francesca Simon on Roald Dahl, Jack and Harry Williams, Picasso's plays2016-08-19 18:45:00
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1010 Groundhog Day review, Pedro Almodovar, Dressage music, Bertie Carvel2016-08-18 19:21:00
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1011 Talent spotters, Karine Polwart, Political theatre2016-08-17 18:50:00
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1012 The Role of Comedy in Challenging Times - Front Row at the Edinburgh Festival2016-08-16 17:44:00
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1013 Showstopper, Philippa Gregory, Adura Onashile, Liz Lochhead at the Edinburgh Festival2016-08-15 18:38:00
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1014 Punk's Legacy: Don Letts, This Is Grime, Women in Punk, Scottee2016-08-12 18:53:00
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1015 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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1016 Alexander McCall Smith, Review of The Shallows, National Youth Theatre turning 60.2016-08-10 18:53:00
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1017 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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1018 The Glass Menagerie, Conrad Shawcross, Sitcoms at 602016-08-08 19:00:00
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1019 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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1020 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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