1041 Elton John, Antonia Fraser on George Weidenfeld, Nicholas Searle2016-01-20 20:10:00
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1042 Steve Carell in The Big Short, Brett Anderson and Suede, Fiona Barton2016-01-19 20:02:00
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1043 The Assassin, Jack Thorne, Attacking the Devil, Peter May2016-01-18 19:56:00
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1044 Leonardo DiCaprio, The Rack Pack, Elizabeth2016-01-15 19:56:00
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1045 Oscar Nominations Special2016-01-14 20:19:00
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1046 Creed, Lumiere London, Museum cuts, An anthem for England?2016-01-14 11:25:00
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1047 Phil Redmond, Sarah Howe, Akram Khan, Champagne Life2016-01-12 19:52:00
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1048 David Bowie Remembered2016-01-11 20:15:00
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1049 Emma Donoghue on Room, Grey Gardens, Andrew Michael Hurley, Occupied2016-01-08 19:58:00
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1050 A War, Maigret, Guys and Dolls, Frances Hardinge, The missing Hong Kong booksellers2016-01-07 18:59:00
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1051 Pierre Boulez obituary, Costa Biography winner, Tracy Ullman review; Bolshoi Babylon2016-01-06 19:55:00
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1052 David Bowie's Blackstar, Emma Rice, Don Paterson, Jericho2016-01-05 19:59:00
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1053 Tarantino on The Hateful Eight, Costa Book Awards category winners, Playwright Zodwa Nyoni2016-01-04 19:55:00
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1054 The Danish Girl, Bach's Magnificat, Deutschland 832016-01-01 19:45:00
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1055 Stories of 2015 - Part Two2015-12-31 19:45:00
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1056 Stories of the Year – Part One2015-12-30 19:45:00
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1057 And Then There Were None, Snoopy and Charlie Brown, 70s revivals2015-12-22 19:56:00
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1058 Tony Jordan and Ron Howard, plus Kurt Masur remembered2015-12-21 20:06:00
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1059 Bette Midler, Neil MacGregor, Christmas ghost stories2015-12-19 06:55:00
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Bette Midler, Neil MacGregor, Christmas ghost stories

Bette Midler discusses her new album of love songs, her concerts with Barry Manilow in the gay bath houses of New York, and cuts up rough when he describes her film Beaches as a 'weepie'. As Neil MacGregor bows out from his role as Director of the British Museum today after more than 13 years, in his final interview he discusses the Museum's last acquisition under his directorship. The Lampedusa Cross was made from the wreckage of a boat that sank off the coast of the small Italian island on 3rd October, 2013, while carrying refugees from Eritrea and Somalia with the loss of 350 lives. Neil MacGregor explains the importance of the artefact and reflects on his tenure at Britain's most-visited attraction. It's Christmas so it's time to tell ghost stories - this year on television Neil Spring's novel Harry Price: Ghost Hunter has been adapted for ITV, while the BBC's Dickensian draws on A Christmas Carol. Even Sherlock on New Year's Day will see him and Watson transported into their original Victorian setting for a ghoulish adventure. The writer Roger Clarke, author of A Natural History of Ghosts, has been contemplating where our fascination with ghosts comes from - as the winter equinox draws near. Today the last deep coal mine in Britain, Kellingley Colliery, in Yorkshire closed. The last tonne of coal cut from the seam will not be going to a power station but to the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, where it will be displayed next to portraits of the pit's last miners by the photographer Anton Want. Andy Smith, mine manager and acting director at the museum, reflects on how the industrial revolution is ending in an art installation. Presenter John Wilson Producer Julian May.…read more

1060 Star Wars, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Edith Piaf celebrated2015-12-17 20:14:00
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