1081 Jack O'Connell, Cannes Film Festival, Seeing Round Corners, Spymonkey2016-05-20 19:24:00
Listen
Listen
1082 A Hologram For The King, Running Wild, Brigitte Fassbaender, Going Forward2016-05-19 18:47:00
Listen
Listen
1083 Ian McMillan, Black Chronicles, Janet Suzman, TV drama endings2016-05-18 18:54:00
Listen
Listen
1084 Sunken Cities, Han Kang, Sing Street, Christian Blackshaw2016-05-17 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
1085 Yinka Shonibare, BBC Young Musician, X-Men: Apocalypse director, Dylan Thomas Prize winner2016-05-16 18:53:00
Listen
Listen
1086 Francis Bacon, Ayad Akhtar, Cannes Film Festival, Mum2016-05-13 19:06:00
Listen
Listen
1087 Mark Billingham, Turner Prize, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot review, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla2016-05-12 18:55:00
Listen
Listen
1088 Laurie Anderson, AL Kennedy, Mustang2016-05-11 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
1089 Damian Lewis in Billions, Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Chaney, Bryan and Mary M Talbot2016-05-10 19:15:00
Listen
Listen
1090 Lionel Shriver, Radiohead, Richard Linklater, Tate Britain exhibition2016-05-09 18:52:00
Listen
Listen
1091 Tom Hiddleston, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Andrey Kurkov2016-05-06 18:58:00
Listen
Listen
1092 Ewan McGregor, Upstart Crow, Katie Paterson, Frankenstein ballet2016-05-05 18:45:00
Listen
Listen
1093 Howard Brenton, Knight of Cups, Olafur Eliasson, Dorothy Bohm2016-05-04 18:53:00
Listen
Listen
1094 Mona Hatoum, The Windsors, Alexander Masters, Charles Dance2016-05-03 19:07:00
Listen
Listen
1095 Capability Brown2016-05-02 18:15:00
Listen
Listen
1096 Ricky Gervais, The Secret, Mark Elder, The return of the repertory company2016-04-29 17:14:00
Listen
Listen
1097 Mark Gatiss on Doctor Who, Brideshead Revisited, Pleasure, Demolition2016-04-28 19:10:00
Listen
Listen
1098 Hugh Bonneville on Ibsen, Captain America directors, Juliet Stevenson2016-04-27 18:57:00
Listen
Listen
1099 Alain de Botton, Son of Saul, Josie Rourke and Nick Payne, Jazz biopics2016-04-26 18:59:00
Listen
Listen

Alain de Botton, Son of Saul, Josie Rourke and Nick Payne, Jazz biopics

Alain de Botton discusses his first novel in twenty years. The Course of Love centres on the story of a couple called Rabih and Kirsten who meet, fall in love, and get married. The philosopher, author and presenter tells John why he wanted to explore the later chapters of a relationship, and why he has taken such a long break from fiction. The Hungarian feature film Son of Saul closely follows one inmate of the Auschwitz concentration camp who is a member of the Sonderkommando, responsible for disposing of the bodies of the victims murdered in the gas chambers. Jason Solomons reviews the film that won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film this year, as well as the Grand Prix at Cannes. Playwright Nick Payne and director Josie Rourke discuss the inspiration behind Elegy, a new play set in a world where medical advances mean that life can be extended at the expense of our memories. With Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle as jazz master Miles Davies, currently in our cinemas, and film depictions of Nina Simone and Chet Baker on the way; the music journalist and self-professed jazzhead, Kevin Le Gendre explores the challenges of the jazz movie. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Ella-mai Robey Main image: Alain de Botton Image credit: Vincent Starr.…read more

1100 Hugh Grant, Wellcome Prize winner, Lisa Jen, Pablo Bronstein2016-04-25 18:53:00
Listen
Listen