1141 Peter Cook, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Tabletop Shakespeare, Tim Sayer2016-03-01 20:01:00
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1142 The Brontes, Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal, Truth reviewed2016-03-01 11:10:00
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1143 Woodstock, Birger Larsen on Murder, Hacks in the spotlight, Trouble at the opera2016-02-26 20:03:00
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1144 The Maids, Tim Parks, Shetland weaving2016-02-25 20:00:00
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1145 Grimsby, Dominic Dromgoole, Poems that Make Grown Women Cry2016-02-24 19:53:00
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1146 Churchill's Secret, Artist Jonathan Yeo, King Jack, Author Clare Morrall2016-02-23 20:04:00
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1147 Harper Lee remembered, The Night Manager, Simon Armitage, Zelda2016-02-19 18:58:00
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1148 David McCallum, Marjorie Owens as Norma, Ashvin Kumar2016-02-18 19:59:00
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1149 Freeheld review, Anna Hope, Jack Garratt, Unexpected Eisenstein2016-02-17 19:50:00
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1150 Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, Steven Isserlis, Amalia Ulman2016-02-16 20:00:00
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1151 Yann Martel, Love, Delacroix, Mark Wallinger2016-02-15 20:07:00
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1152 The People v OJ Simpson, Figaro, Pre-Raphaelites, 14 Bottoms2016-02-12 20:05:00
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1153 The Survivalist, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Shakespeare in the Royal Library, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!2016-02-11 20:01:00
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1154 Kate Winslet in Triple 9, Nell Gwynn, One Child2016-02-10 19:57:00
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1155 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Steve Coogan, Leonardo da Vinci, Chinelo Okparanta2016-02-09 20:01:00
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1156 Vinyl, A Bigger Splash, Margaret Forster, Louis Andriessen, Theatre at the V&A2016-02-08 19:50:00
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1157 Jimi Hendrix's flat, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, Nick Danziger2016-02-05 19:23:00
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1158 Peter Brook, Howard Jacobson, Angel Costumiers and Hamlet in the Jungle2016-02-04 19:59:00
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1159 Bryan Cranston, David Hare, Nikolai Astrup, States of Mind2016-02-03 19:45:00
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1160 Adrian Lester in Red Velvet, Zaha Hadid, John Irving, Bruegel2016-02-02 20:12:00
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Adrian Lester in Red Velvet, Zaha Hadid, John Irving, Bruegel

Architect Dame Zaha Hadid will receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects this week. She's the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right. She talks to John Wilson about her work. John Irving, author of hugely popular novels including The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany, discusses his latest book Avenue of Mysteries, an examination of miracles, damaged childhoods, the writer's life and the perils of the circus. Adrian Lester stars as Victorian actor Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet, the latest production from the Kenneth Branagh Company. In 1833 Aldridge became the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage when he was invited to take over from Edmund Kean. Playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi reviews. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is known for his highly-coloured, earthy and vivid depiction of rowdy peasants in 16th-century Netherlands. But he also painted religious works. For the first time his only three surviving grisaille paintings will be shown together at the Courtauld Gallery in London. Curator Karen Serres explains their significance. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Angie Nehring.…read more