1261 Margaret Atwood, Emily Blunt, You, Me and the Apocalypse, Reading Europe2015-09-29 19:25:00
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1262 Macbeth, Tipping the Velvet, The Fabric of India2015-09-28 19:01:00
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1263 Ridley Scott, Mark Wigglesworth, Ceramics in Stoke2015-09-25 18:58:00
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1264 Roger Moore, Timur Vermes, Julia Margaret Cameron, Jeremy Page2015-09-24 19:00:00
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1265 Celts, Kiss Me Kate, Hilary Mantel2015-09-23 18:55:00
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1266 James Dean biopic, Mr Foote's Other Leg, Frances Leviston, Disclosure2015-09-22 19:04:00
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1267 Chancellor George Osborne, Justin Cartwright, 99 Homes, Mark Haddon2015-09-21 18:53:00
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1268 Downton Abbey, Karl Jenkins, The armoury at the RSC2015-09-18 18:54:00
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Downton Abbey, Karl Jenkins, The armoury at the RSC

The sixth and final series of the award winning TV drama Downton Abbey returns to our screens this weekend. Viv Groskop reviews the new series and asks why Julian Fellowes's drama has had such broad appeal in the UK and abroad. Composer and musician Karl Jenkins discusses his journey from a modest upbringing in Penclawdd, Wales to becoming one of the world's most performed living composers. He explains his thoughts on creative inspiration and how composing music for an advert gave rise to his trademark sound. As Henry V opens at the RSC in Stratford, Kirsty Lang meets one of the most skilled costume makers in the world. The Head of Armoury Alan Smith, who makes and fits the stage armour, discusses his craft and Alex Hassell, who plays King Henry, explains how armour helps him get into character. In the first of our interviews with the authors shortlisted for this year's BBC National Short Story Award we hear from Jonathan Buckley. His story Briar Road impressed the judges with its gradual reveal, as a medium visits the home of a family whose daughter is missing. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Olivia Skinner.…read more

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