1 Emilio Estevez, 100 Novels That Shaped Our World, David Attenborough's Gamelan music2019-11-08 19:55:00
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2 Emilia Clarke on Last Christmas, Theatre ceiling collapse, End of the F***ing World returns2019-11-07 19:54:00
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3 Alison Balsom, Fez, Robert MacFarlane2019-11-06 19:57:00
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4 The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral, The joy or blight of fireworks2019-11-05 19:51:00
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5 Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner2019-11-04 19:55:00
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Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner

New Amazon Original docudrama The Report sees an idealistic Washington staffer played by Adam Driver tasked by his senator boss to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. His relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. Kirsty Lang talks to The Report’s writer and director Scott Z Burns. Anyone over 16 can enter an unperformed play to the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, have it judged by theatre experts, with the possibility of winning part of the £40,000 prize fund and a chance of working with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester towards its production. This year there were 2,561 entries, whittled down to a shortlist of 15. Today the winner will be announced and Kirsty Lang will talk to that lucky that playwright and one of the judges, also a previous winner, Anna Jordan. In her poems Katrina Porteous has explored nature, place and time through the local, writing about the coast of Northumberland and its fishing communities, often in their dialect. But in the past few years she has been inspired by the work of research scientists, space telescopes and the Large Hadron Collider. In her new collection, Edge, she concerns extend beyond the human scale. She writes about the tiny - sub atomic particles - and the vast, the moons of Saturn and the workings of the sun. Katrina Porteous talks to Kirsty Lang about how, with no background in science approach particle physics and cosmology, she writes poems about them, poems that the general reader can understand. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Julian May…read more

6 Patti Smith, Tom Harper, Doctor Sleep reviewed2019-11-01 20:02:00
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7 Jack Thorne on His Dark Materials, Sorry We Missed You, Emily Howard2019-10-31 19:53:00
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8 Ian McKellen; theatre director Sarah Frankcom; Guilt reviewed2019-10-30 19:58:00
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9 Introducing New Artists from Devon2019-10-29 19:47:00
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10 David Baddiel, Apple TV+, Wellcome Collection's scary podcasts2019-10-28 19:56:00
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11 Harry Hill, Peter Brook, film podcasts2019-10-25 18:58:00
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12 24/10/20192019-10-24 18:56:00
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13 Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars, Harold Bloom, Islamic folios, new 'Monuments Men'2019-10-23 18:57:00
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14 Joy Labinjo, By The Grace of God reviewed, Alastair Sooke, actors doing other jobs2019-10-22 18:53:00
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15 David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner2019-10-21 19:02:00
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16 Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir2019-10-18 19:17:00
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17 Gavin Hood, Moving to Mars, Salvator Mundi, Winsome Pinnock & Amit Sharma2019-10-17 19:03:00
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18 Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil2019-10-16 18:54:00
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19 Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton2019-10-15 18:56:00
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20 Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review2019-10-14 18:55:00
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