1 Xiaolu Guo, Belarus Free Theatre, Blindness, The Leach Pottery2020-08-10 18:58:00
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2 Es Devlin, Drama by postcard, Ali Smith's Summer, photographer Alys Tomlinson2020-08-07 19:01:00
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3 Arts in the Midlands, Love Letters to Scotland, Soweto Kinch2020-08-06 19:10:00
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4 Maggie O'Farrell, Singing in Choirs and Covid, Mark Billingham's Lockdown Discovery2020-08-05 19:01:00
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5 Little Birds writer Sophia Al-Maria, Simon Armitage, Summer reads, Tara Gbolade2020-08-04 18:55:00
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6 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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7 Sir Alan Parker remembered, Beyoncé's Black is King, Prodigal Son, Natasha Trethewey, Don Hahn2020-07-31 19:04:00
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Sir Alan Parker remembered, Beyoncé's Black is King, Prodigal Son, Natasha Trethewey, Don Hahn

Film director Alan Parker is remembered by Dick Clements and Ian La Frenais, who wrote The Commitments. Disney Producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) joins Samira Ahmed to discuss his new documentary about the legendary lyricist Howard Ashman, who wrote Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and part of Aladdin, before dying of Aids in 1991 at the age of forty, before Beauty and the Beast was released. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, writers of comedy classics such as The Likely Lads and Porridge pay tribute to their colleague, the Bafta-winning director and producer Sydney Lotterby, who has died aged 93. In a long career, which he put down to luck, Lotterby made Porridge, Last Of The Summer Wine, Yes Minister, Butterflies, May To December and Open All Hours. The producer and founder of Black Ticket Project Tobi Kyeremateng and award winning crime writer Denise Mina join Samira Ahmed to review some of the week's most striking works - Prodigal Son starring Michael Sheen in a Silence of the Lambs style television drama series and Beyonce’s visual ablum Black is King, released today. Denise, Tobi and Samira also give choices of their own. Natasha Trethewey has twice been the US poet laureate. She talks to Samira Ahmed about her new book Memorial Drive, a prose memoir about growing up the daughter of a white father and a black mother. That marriage, when she was born in 1966, was illegal in Mississippi. It foundered and Natasha moved away with her mother who married a black Vietnam veteran. He battered her mother and, when Natasha was 19 and away at college, shot her dead. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jerome Weatherald…read more

8 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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9 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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10 Shawanda Corbett, Booker longlist 2020, Claire Oakley2020-07-28 19:11:00
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11 Shirley Collins, Kit de Waal, Caine Prize for African Writing winner, Olivia de Havilland remembered2020-07-27 18:57:00
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12 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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13 Jimmy McGovern; crime writing prize; dancing in lockdown; photographer Tyler Mitchell2020-07-24 09:06:00
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14 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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15 Nell Dunn, Kelly O'Sullivan, 846, Q Magazine2020-07-21 18:59:00
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16 Josephine Mackerras, Sean Edwards, summer theatre round-up, John Mullan on Mansfield Park2020-07-20 18:55:00
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17 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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18 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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19 Winning back audience trust, the doctor turned novelist, musical collaboration in lockdown2020-07-16 10:26:00
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20 The Chicks, Hammed Animashaun, Liz Johnson Artur2020-07-14 18:59:00
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