1 Fire in Australian art and culture, writer Ben Richards and The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel2020-01-15 20:10:00
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2 Michael B Jordan & Jamie Foxx, Spotlight directory, TS Eliot Prize winner Roger Robinson2020-01-15 17:12:00
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3 2020 Oscar Nominations2020-01-13 20:06:00
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4 Jonathan Coe, Johnny Flynn on Magnitsky the Musical, Selena Gomez album reviewed2020-01-10 19:55:00
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Jonathan Coe, Johnny Flynn on Magnitsky the Musical, Selena Gomez album reviewed

Jonathan Coe talks about Middle England which has won the Costa Novel Award 2019. Set in the outskirts of Birmingham where car factories have been replaced by pound shops and in a London beset by riots and Olympic fever, it’s a state of the nation novel that tries to make sense of our times, with characters from both sides of the EU referendum divide. Pop megastar Selena Gomez releases her 3rd studio album Rare. She’s been through an emotional rollercoaster in recent years, including an emergency kidney transplant, mental health struggles and public break-ups with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd - all inspiration for the album, which she describes as her most honest yet. Sophie Harris reviews. Johnny Flynn was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in Jerusalem and won acclaim for his score for the BBC 4 series Detectorists. For BBC Radio 3 he has co-written the strange tale of a tax adviser’s struggle to uncover Russian tax fraud, his imprisonment by the authorities, and an American financier’s crusade for justice. Flynn tells us about Magnitsky The Musical, which tells the story of the origins of the Magnitsky Act which allows governments to sanction those whom they see as offenders against human rights. And as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex indicate that their roles will be changing, Jan Dalley comments on royal patrons in the arts. Presenter: Stig Abell Producer: Sarah Johnson…read more

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6 Freddie Fox, Costa Children's Prize winner Jasbinder Bilan, theatre ticket pricing2020-01-08 20:06:00
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7 BAFTAs so white, Adam Sandler, Costa First Novel winner Sara Collins, Fidelio reinvented2020-01-07 19:54:00
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8 Sam Mendes on WWI movie 1917, Costa Book Awards 2019 winners2020-01-06 20:00:00
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9 Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey, Daisy Coulam, Bill Bryson2020-01-03 20:01:00
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10 Jojo Rabbit reviewed, Alex Michaelides, protecting artworks from light damage2020-01-02 19:53:00
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11 Beethoven at 2502020-01-01 19:15:00
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12 Cultural Quiz of 20192019-12-31 20:13:00
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13 A decade of TV, Ballet podcast Tom and Ty Talk, Long Day's Journey into Night reviewed, Neil Innes2019-12-30 20:01:00
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14 Art and Churches2019-12-27 19:45:00
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15 Candice Carty-Williams in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo2019-12-26 19:47:00
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16 Motown legends Brian and Eddie Holland2019-12-25 19:45:00
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17 Screenwriter Amanda Coe, Bad films we love, Diana Evans2019-12-24 19:57:00
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18 The Goes Wrong Show, Slow Painting, Reviving the high street with culture2019-12-23 19:57:00
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19 JJ Abrams, musicals moving from stage to screen, Derek Owusu2019-12-20 19:57:00
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20 Robert De Niro on The Irishman, subverting the gaze, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich2019-12-19 19:58:00
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