1 Romola Garai, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Guy Gunaratne2018-04-20 18:54:00
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2 Windrush cultural contribution, Dale Winton remembered, Poet Imtiaz Dharker, BBC Proms season2018-04-19 19:08:00
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3 Tina the Musical, Nicola Walker, Venue Accessibility, Cherry Blossom Poetry2018-04-18 19:02:00
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4 The royals on TV, Luke Evans, Stabat Mater at the Sistine Chapel2018-04-17 19:04:00
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5 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society director Mike Newell, Joanna Walsh, Milos Forman, 1978 in music2018-04-16 19:23:00
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6 Sharlene Teo, Alice Oswald, William Tillyer, The Chelsea Hotel, Coronation Street's women2018-04-13 19:07:00
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7 Janelle Monáe's PYNK, Young People's Laureate for London, A Clockwork Orange score, Oldest bridge in the world2018-04-12 19:08:00
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8 Naomie Harris, Working class talent, Gurrumul2018-04-11 19:19:00
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9 Viv Albertine, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall reopens, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh2018-04-10 19:05:00
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10 Tate Liverpool's Exploring the Unseen, Ben Okri and Joanne Harris, Fortnite Battle Royale, Universal Love album2018-04-09 19:48:00
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11 Front Row 20th Anniversary2018-04-06 20:09:00
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12 The City and The City, Monet and Architecture, Rapid Response Unit Liverpool2018-04-05 19:21:00
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13 Cuba Gooding Jr, Sean Penn - novelist, Love, Simon - a teen rom-com with a twist2018-04-04 19:07:00
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Cuba Gooding Jr, Sean Penn - novelist, Love, Simon - a teen rom-com with a twist

Cuba Gooding Jr is taking to the stage in the new West End production of one of the world's most successful musicals - Chicago. He talks to Stig Abell about his role as the lawyer Billy Flynn and his career; starring in Boyz n the Hood, playing OJ Simpson, the impact of winning an Oscar for Jerry Maguire, and how Hollywood is changing its attitude to black actors. Bob Honey who Just Do Stuff is a new novel. Its author is Sean Penn. He's not the only film star to feel, after coming to fame reciting other people's words, the urge to write stories of their own. Tom Hanks has published a collection of short stories, James Franco, Lauren Graham and Pamela Anderson have all written novels. Ethan Hawke has three to his name. Cathy Rentzenbrink of The Bookseller discusses this phenomenon, what these books reveal and whether they, Penn's in particular, are any good. Love, Simon is a new American High School coming of movie but with a twist - Simon is struggling with coming out as gay rather than finding a date for Prom. Tim Robey considers if this film marks a breakthrough moment for mainstream cinema. In February on Front Row we heard from two women - Louise Allen and Maude Julien - who'd written books about being severely abused in their childhood and teens by the adults responsible for their care, and how art and literature provided a lifeline for them. We joined them when they met, for the first time, a few days ago. Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated 50 years ago today. Maya Angelou, who worked with him, would, had she lived, be 90 today. We hear her read a poem she wrote for him. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Julian May.…read more

14 Aminatta Forna, romantic fiction post #MeToo, the Hollywood sign2018-04-03 19:02:00
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15 Nottingham: Rebel City2018-04-02 18:46:00
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16 Leonard Bernstein: A Centenary Celebration2018-03-30 18:15:00
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17 David Mamet, Meghan Markle in Suits, Poetry Jukebox2018-03-29 19:07:00
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18 Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Sporting theme tunes, National poetry competition winner, AJ Pearce2018-03-28 19:10:00
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19 Ready Player One, Church Ministers for the Arts, Mental Institutions in Film, The York Realist2018-03-27 19:28:00
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20 Anna Chancellor, Harshdeep Kaur, Hilton Als2018-03-26 19:01:00
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