1 Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival2018-08-13 19:36:00
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2 Denzel Washington, Imtiaz Dharker, Emilia Bassano and Shakespeare's dark lady2018-08-10 18:54:00
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3 Disenchantment, Alan Garner, tips to boost your creativity2018-08-09 18:57:00
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4 Sharks in culture, Thea Musgrave, Derren Brown2018-08-08 19:01:00
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5 Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Connolly, Inspire Season Commissions, The Producers at 502018-08-08 10:32:00
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6 The Proclaimers, Gulliver's Travels, Internet as inspiration2018-08-07 19:45:00
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7 Hang Ups, The Artist's Way author Julia Cameron, Brandenburg Concertos Prom2018-08-06 18:58:00
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8 What is Inspiration? Plus playing music from memory with the Aurora Orchestra2018-08-02 19:11:00
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9 Nature as artistic inspiration - live from Epping Forest, Loch Lomond and Helen's Bay2018-08-01 18:58:00
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10 Love Island, Melvin Burgess, Milos Karadaglic and Joby Talbot, Roy Foster on Brian Friel2018-07-31 19:08:00
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11 Dad's Army at 50, Jazz on streaming services, Marvellous Mechanical Museum2018-07-30 19:17:00
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12 Iceman, Suicide in the performing arts, Samuel Barber opera Vanessa2018-07-27 18:58:00
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13 Marlon James, Mercury Prize shortlist, Decolonising museum collections2018-07-26 18:56:00
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14 Andre Holland, Housing for artists, Feminist sci-fi2018-07-25 19:11:00
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15 Exit the King, Man Booker Longlist, Tony Walsh, Nick Drnaso2018-07-24 19:04:00
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16 John Hurt's paintings, The Fool in King Lear, Summer reads for the UK2018-07-23 18:58:00
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John Hurt's paintings, The Fool in King Lear, Summer reads for the UK

John Hurt as Artist is a new exhibition in Norfolk which reveals a less well-known side of the actor who died last year. Sir John Hurt's widow Anwen discusses the mainly figurative paintings and drawings which mostly relate to the actor's off-screen life, but also include self-portraits of him in prosthetic make-up for his role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man from 1980. Ian McKellen is playing King Lear in the West End and recently Anthony Hopkins played him on television. Accompanying Lear on his bleak and tragic journey is his Fool. Karl Johnson, Fool to Anthony Hopkins' Lear, and Lloyd Hutchinson, McKellen's Fool, discuss the way they approach this enigmatic figure. Recently we've been offering inspiration on holiday reading to help you choose which books to cram into your suitcase. Today New Statesman book critic Sarah Ditum concludes the series with a set of recommendations for people holidaying closer to home, in the UK and Ireland. Presenter Kirsty Lang Producer Jerome Weatherald. Main image: Sir John Hurt printmaking. Credit: Andi Sapey…read more

17 Mission: Impossible - Fallout, American footballer-turned-opera star Morris Robinson, Commercial bookclubs2018-07-20 19:29:00
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18 The Lehman Trilogy, Now That's What I Call Music 100, Zaffar Kunial2018-07-19 19:03:00
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19 Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, Diversity in children's fiction, Yves Klein at Blenheim Place2018-07-18 19:19:00
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20 Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?, Glasgow School of Art Rebuild, Anita Corbin, China's Most Expensive Film Flops2018-07-17 19:03:00
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