101 The Capture, Venice Film Festival highlights, Enid Blyton reevaluated2019-09-02 18:59:00
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102 Salman Rushdie on Quichotte, Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir2019-08-30 18:57:00
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103 Mrs Lowry and Son reviewed, Anna Calvi, Poet Stephen Sexton2019-08-29 19:01:00
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104 James Graham on drama and constitutional turmoil, Jeff Pope on A Confession, The literary arts and The Troubles2019-08-28 19:23:00
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105 Colson Whitehead, Duke Ellington's Sacred Music, Carnival Row, Sheila Steafel2019-08-27 18:59:00
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106 Edna O'Brien on her new novel Girl, her first The Country Girls, and her career in between2019-08-26 18:45:00
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107 Andrew Davies on Sanditon, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the literature of citizen and state2019-08-23 18:59:00
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108 Danny Brocklehurst on Brassic, Why are fewer people taking English A level?, Fisherwomen2019-08-22 19:15:00
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109 Conductor John Wilson, Interior design, The Wizard of Oz2019-08-21 18:55:00
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110 Antonio Banderas, Philippa Gregory and V.V. James on witches in literature, umbrellas in chinese culture2019-08-20 19:03:00
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Antonio Banderas, Philippa Gregory and V.V. James on witches in literature, umbrellas in chinese culture

Antonio Banderas on playing Pedro Almodóvar in Pain and Glory - Almodóvar's film based on his own life. Tom Shakespeare talks to Antonio about how the actor's heart attack affected the performance, the differences between acting in Hollywood and European cinema and how the film is the best depiction of back pain he's seen. Witches have always been a popular subject in fiction but recent months have seen a particular flowering. Why? And how do authors choose whether to set their work in the past or the present? Front Row asks Philippa Gregory whose latest book Tidelands is about a 17th century wise woman and V.V. James, whose novel Sanctuary, set in a version of present-day USA, contains witchcraft. Last weekend in Hong Kong, 1.7 million protestors marched against the Beijing government, brandishing their brollies to protect themselves from the downpour. The umbrella itself has become a symbol of protest since the Umbrella Movement first emerged in 2014 - but the cultural significance of the umbrella within China which dates back nearly two millennia. Zhaoying Fung, US Correspondent for the BBC Chinese Service in Washington talks to us about the historical importance of umbrellas and the ceremonial role they continue to play in contemporary Chinese culture. Presenter: Tom Shakespeare Producer: Hannah Robins…read more

111 Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor, Edinburgh Festival Highlights2019-08-19 18:54:00
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112 The true story behind blockbuster film Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen's cabaret2019-08-16 19:00:00
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113 Basil Brush, Christina Bianco, Climate Change theatre and new musicals at Edinburgh Fringe2019-08-15 08:45:00
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114 Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, How to listen to a symphony, black paint controversy, 14th August cultural events2019-08-14 19:07:00
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115 Live from the Edinburgh Festivals2019-08-13 19:13:00
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116 Lemn Sissay, Queen Victoria's piano, Euphoria2019-08-12 18:58:00
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117 Cary Grant and Notorious, Festival cancellations, Movement directors, Anna Symon2019-08-09 19:04:00
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118 The art of calligraphy, conductor Martyn Brabbins, Playmobil: The Movie2019-08-08 19:02:00
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119 Candace Bushnell, Dance about rugby, Concern over the captioning of audiobooks, New play 8 Hotels2019-08-07 18:56:00
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120 Toni Morrison remembered, the Sound of Space in Music2019-08-06 19:03:00
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