141 Cultural Quiz of the Year2018-12-31 20:28:00
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142 An appreciation of the late Amos Oz the Israeli novelist who died today2018-12-28 20:08:00
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143 As a generation of choreographers pass, we hear from the new generation rising2018-12-27 20:00:00
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144 Slow radio: Land artist Chris Drury's Morecambe Bay project2018-12-26 19:45:00
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145 Choirs - a celebration of singing together2018-12-25 19:16:00
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146 Les Misérables discussed by Andrew Davies, adapter of a new TV version2018-12-24 20:00:00
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147 Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule2018-12-21 20:01:00
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148 Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, Hip Hop Musicals, Richard Sherman2018-12-20 20:04:00
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149 Eileen Atkins, Penny Marshall remembered, The Shining, Sister Bliss2018-12-19 19:59:00
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150 John Malkovich on playing Poirot, Why we cry at films, True crime podcasts2018-12-18 19:59:00
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151 The Archers' Canterbury Tales, Watership Down, Gremlins - alternative Christmas film, Putin and Rap2018-12-17 20:03:00
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152 Rita Ora, Writing About Sex, Die Hard at 302018-12-14 20:09:00
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153 Lee Mack, Magic Mike on stage, Prose poetry2018-12-13 20:00:00
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154 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mike Bartlett2018-12-12 20:01:00
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155 Mortal Engines, Tenancy, Ren Hang, Martin Jenkinson2018-12-11 21:50:00
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156 Tamara Lawrance, The 1975's Matty Healy, Meet Vermeer2018-12-10 19:56:00
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157 Springsteen on Broadway, Disfigured Villains, Beautiful Books for Christmas2018-12-07 20:09:00
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158 Jimmy McGovern, Tania Bruguera, Arts and insomnia2018-12-06 20:01:00
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159 Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys2018-12-05 20:02:00
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160 An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae2018-12-04 20:07:00
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An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae

Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. David Szalay talks about his new book, Turbulence, which features lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next. David Szalay was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 – and Turbulence is an original Radio 4 commission. The 55th annual Golden Horse awards, dubbed the "Chinese Oscars", saw An Elephant Sitting Still win best picture. Created by novelist-turned-director Hu Bo, who adapted it from his own book, it tells the story of four people in a society plagued by cruelty and violence. As the film is released in the UK, critic Simran Hans gives her verdict and Asian film expert, Andrew Heskins, discusses the wider landscape of cinema in China and the way the industry is changing. This weekend UNESCO added the reggae music of Jamaica to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a programme that looks to protect and promote traditions or living expressions of cultural identity. To discuss the programme and the decision to include reggae on this year’s list we speak to Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO Ernesto Ottone, plus music journalist Kevin LeGendre considers what this means for reggae. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Hannah Robins…read more