141 Julius Caesar, the Grammys, Joe Dunthorne, architect Neave Brown2018-01-29 20:12:00
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142 Turkish literature special from Istanbul featuring Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk2018-01-26 19:15:00
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143 Paapa Essiedu, Rebecca Watts and Don Paterson, A J Finn2018-01-25 20:12:00
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144 Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Ursula K Le Guin remembered, Charles I: King and Collector2018-01-24 20:04:00
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145 Oscar Nominations 20182018-01-23 20:07:00
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146 Downsizing, filming sex scenes and a satire on ceramics2018-01-22 20:12:00
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147 Last Flag Flying director, literary fiction in decline, poet Danez Smith2018-01-19 20:12:00
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148 Bridget Riley, Nick Park, David Lodge, Bayeux Tapestry2018-01-18 20:07:00
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149 Carleen Anderson, Elif Shafak, the commuter in film2018-01-17 19:58:00
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150 Will & Grace revived, Disney and Pixar's evolution, the London Sinfonietta at 502018-01-16 20:22:00
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151 Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis2018-01-15 20:07:00
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152 Tom Hanks, Sir Simon Rattle, French heritage funding2018-01-12 19:59:00
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153 Rita, Sue and Bob Too controversy, Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Poet Sasha Dugdale2018-01-11 20:07:00
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154 Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury2018-01-10 19:53:00
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Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury

As The Southbank Show marks its 40th anniversary we discuss the legacy of this historic arts programme with host Melvyn Bragg. As ITV makes a return to arts programing with Great Art, and the BBC prepares to revive its landmark series Civilisations, we discuss the state of arts on TV today. With Phil Grabsky, the award-winning executive producer of Great Art and the founder of Seventh Art Production, and the TV writer Julia Raeside. 50 years ago this week saw the release the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, performed and co-written by Otis Redding, considered to be one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music. The song, which was recorded just days before Redding died in a plane crash at the age of 26, became one of his best-known and loved. Music journalist Kevin le Gendre considers why. As Michael Wolff's expose of the US president's administration sells out, we ask if you can ever predict what will be publishing hit or a miss. Cathy Rentzenbrink, author and former contributing editor of The Bookseller and bookseller joins Front Row. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.…read more

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156 Costa Book Awards Special: Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell, Rebecca Stott, Helen Dunmore and Gail Honeyman2018-01-09 15:57:00
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157 Kiri, Golden Globes, Gail Honeyman, Contemporary portraiture2018-01-08 20:06:00
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158 Christopher Plummer, Saudi Arts, Helen Dunmore2018-01-05 20:20:00
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159 Michelle Terry, Jez Butterworth, Rebecca Stott, Hostiles2018-01-04 20:08:00
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160 Neil Cross, Katherine Rundell, Book prize judging2018-01-03 20:11:00
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