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102 Small Island, Chernobyl, Poet Laureate, Obamas2019-05-02 18:59:00
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103 Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary, Salvator Mundi2019-05-01 19:01:00
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104 John Singleton remembered, Afghanistan's music scene, Tolkien reviewed, the effect of music on the brain2019-04-30 18:58:00
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105 Les Murray remembered, Women's Prize For Fiction shortlist, Kubrick exhibition, Captain Corelli on stage2019-04-29 19:02:00
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106 The Avengers phenomenon, Linda Grant, Adapting Ibsen for today2019-04-26 19:06:00
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107 The Cranberries, The Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlist, Cultural Repatriation2019-04-25 18:53:00
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108 The Looming Tower, Birdsong in the charts, 18-certificate films2019-04-24 19:13:00
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109 Adeel Akhtar, Artist Doris Hatt, Joe Orton2019-04-23 19:14:00
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110 A Celebration of the Pub in Culture2019-04-22 19:00:00
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111 Golden Age of Children's Books?2019-04-19 18:45:00
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112 Saxophonist Jess Gillam, war poster artist Abram Games, author Tayari Jones2019-04-18 19:35:00
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Saxophonist Jess Gillam, war poster artist Abram Games, author Tayari Jones

The saxophonist Jess Gillam was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician award in 2016 and went on to take the Last Night of the Proms by storm last year. She plays live in the studio and talks to Samira about her beginnings in a carnival band in Cumbria and how she wants to expand the repertoire for sax players in classical music. The influential graphic designer Abram Games, who created The Festival of Britain 1951 poster and the BBC’s first television logo, first came to prominence as the 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. Over 100 of the posters he created while employed by the War Office are on display at new exhibition at the National Army Museum in London. Curator Emma Mawdsley discusses the significance of the artist and his work. Tayari Jones’s novel, An American Marriage, tells the story of a young African-American couple whose lives are torn apart when the husband is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Tayari Jones discusses the inspiration for her the book which has been championed by Oprah and picked by Barack Obama as one of his favourite summer reads of 2018. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Harry Parker…read more

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114 Notre-Dame de Paris, Roger McGough, Chimerica2019-04-16 19:06:00
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115 Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith's new play reviewed, William Eggleston2019-04-15 19:03:00
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116 The Work, Life and Legacy of Poet Seamus Heaney2019-04-12 19:07:00
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117 Jenny Saville, Laura van der Heijden, The art of the deadline2019-04-11 19:03:00
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118 Composer Gavin Bryars, Isabella Hammad, Opera singers sing pop2019-04-10 19:00:00
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119 Useful Art, Embodying Ruskin, National Theatre for Northern Ireland? Unicorn Store2019-04-09 19:55:00
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120 Munch at British Museum, Neil Jordan - Greta, Legacy of Game Of Thrones, What makes a great ending to a TV series?2019-04-08 18:58:00
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