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143 Fiddler on the Roof lyricist, how musicals have evolved since 'Fiddler', Olafur Eliasson2018-01-31 20:03:00
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144 James Graham on The Culture, Costa Book Prize winner announced, Ocean Liners2018-01-30 20:05:00
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145 Julius Caesar, the Grammys, Joe Dunthorne, architect Neave Brown2018-01-29 20:12:00
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146 Turkish literature special from Istanbul featuring Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk2018-01-26 19:15:00
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147 Paapa Essiedu, Rebecca Watts and Don Paterson, A J Finn2018-01-25 20:12:00
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148 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector2018-01-24 20:04:00
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149 Oscar Nominations 20182018-01-23 20:07:00
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150 Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics2018-01-22 20:12:00
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Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics

Matt Damon's new film Downsizing imagines a solution to over-population is to shrink humans to five inches tall. Director of Film for the British Council Briony Hanson reviews the film which is part midlife strife part speculative science-fiction. A choreographer for sex scenes on stage or on screen is just as important as that for a fight scene - so says movement director Ita O'Brien, who is calling on the industry to do more to protect performers in scenes involving sex or nudity. Ita O'Brien and casting agent Chris Carey discuss her proposals in the post-Weinstein, #MeToo era. Political cartoonist Martin Rowson joins John at the British Museum to meet Patricia Ferguson, curator of a display called Pots with Attitude: British Satire on Ceramics, 1760-1830 which looks at the Georgian fashion for printing satirical drawings onto pottery . And on the day the BFI re-issues of the classic British nuclear disaster film When the Wind Blows, based on the cartoon by Raymond Briggs, Ian Christie considers the film's relevance now. Presenter : John Wilson Producer : Dymphna Flynn.…read more

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160 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
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