1 Maggie O'Farrell, Singing in Choirs and Covid, Mark Billingham's Lockdown Discovery2020-08-05 19:01:00
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2 Little Birds writer Sophia Al-Maria, Simon Armitage, Summer reads, Tara Gbolade2020-08-04 18:55:00
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3 Barbara Kingsolver as poet, Es Devlin's Lockdown Discovery, Sculptor Thomas J. Price, pianist Leon Fleisher remembered2020-08-03 19:08:00
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4 Sir Alan Parker remembered, Beyoncé's Black is King, Prodigal Son, Natasha Trethewey, Don Hahn2020-07-31 19:04:00
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5 Whipped cream on The Fourth Plinth, Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee, and Booker Prize nominated Avni Doshi2020-07-30 19:18:00
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6 Hilary Mantel, Electronic at The Design Museum, Ai Wei Wei, the future for the panto?2020-07-29 18:57:00
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7 Shawanda Corbett, Booker longlist 2020, Claire Oakley2020-07-28 19:11:00
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8 Shirley Collins, Kit de Waal, Caine Prize for African Writing winner, Olivia de Havilland remembered2020-07-27 18:57:00
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9 Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy, Taylor Swift's album Folklore, the film How to Build a Girl, Alberta Whittle and Theatre News2020-07-24 19:11:00
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Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy, Taylor Swift's album Folklore, the film How to Build a Girl, Alberta Whittle and Theatre News

Film director Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy - her six part BBC One adaptation of Vikram Seth's huge novel. Set in 1951 in newly independent, post-partition India, its cast of more than a hundred is entirely of Indian origin - the BBC’s first historical drama with no white characters. The book inspired Nair's film Monsoon Wedding, and she has long nursed an ambition to film it. How to Build a Girl is the film of Caitlin Moran’s autobiographical novel. We review it alongside Taylor Swift’s surprise album Folklore, released late last night. Film critic Hannah McGill and poet Be Manzini discuss both, and look at the week's arts news: the delay of big summer film releases and the introduction of an specialist afrobeats chart. McGill reports too on what’s happening in her home city, Edinburgh, which should now be busy preparing for the International, Fringe and the film festivals. In our series of interviews with the 10 artists who’ve each been awarded a £10,000 Tate bursary in place of this year’s Turner Prize, we hear from Glasgow-based Alberta Whittle. She has a Caribbean background and is in Barbados, from where she describes how her film, performance and collage work focuses on post-colonial power, battling anti-blackness, and the effects of climate devastation, something she witnesses first-hand in the hurricane season. Yesterday Andrew Lloyd Webber ran an experimental socially distanced performance in the London Palladium and made a speech saying, "Give us a date, mate." Matt Hemley of The Stage was there. He explains the experience, considers when that date for theatres to open - without social distancing - might be, and the precarious state of things...do Chinese developers have their eyes on the West End? Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Julian May…read more

10 Jimmy McGovern; crime writing prize; dancing in lockdown; photographer Tyler Mitchell2020-07-24 09:06:00
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11 Tom Sutcliffe talks to screenwriter and film director Oliver Stone about his memoir Chasing the Light2020-07-23 10:25:00
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12 Nell Dunn, Kelly O'Sullivan, 846, Q Magazine2020-07-21 18:59:00
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13 Josephine Mackerras, Sean Edwards, summer theatre round-up, John Mullan on Mansfield Park2020-07-20 18:55:00
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14 Alfre Woodard, film Come As You Are and Ellie Goulding album Brightest Blue reviewed, Richard Herring2020-07-17 19:02:00
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15 Get Carter director Mike Hodges, Tate Bursary artist Oreet Ashery, the plight of arts freelancers in the pandemic2020-07-16 19:31:00
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16 Winning back audience trust, the doctor turned novelist, musical collaboration in lockdown2020-07-16 10:26:00
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17 The Chicks, Hammed Animashaun, Liz Johnson Artur2020-07-14 18:59:00
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18 Anish Kapoor, The Plot Against America, Rachel De-Lahay, drive in comedy2020-07-13 19:00:00
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19 The Kanneh-Masons, Minack Theatre, Imran Perretta2020-07-10 19:14:00
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20 Philip Pullman on Northern Lights 25 years on, Mrs America reviewed, Simon Schama2020-07-09 19:00:00
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