1 Novelist Philip Roth remembered2018-05-23 19:13:00
Listen
Listen
2 Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Star Wars, Andrew Sean Greer, Comic novels2018-05-22 19:25:00
Listen
Listen
3 Ian McKellen, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Bill Gold remembered, Tishani Doshi2018-05-21 19:01:00
Listen
Listen
4 Hamlet and As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe, Mysterious Marginalia, Morris Dance Music2018-05-18 19:24:00
Listen
Listen
5 Joel Meyerowitz, The Girl on the Train on stage, the Famous Women Dinner Service2018-05-17 19:00:00
Listen
Listen
6 Brighton Festival, Laurie Anderson on the poetry of Lou Reed, Cannes Film Festival2018-05-16 18:50:00
Listen
Listen
7 King Lear, Tom Wolfe remembered, Deadpool 2, Royal Academy at 2502018-05-15 19:31:00
Listen
Listen
8 Backstage at Swan Lake, Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights, Kaffe Fassett2018-05-14 19:32:00
Listen
Listen
9 David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose, Gaz Coombes, Kayo Chingonyi2018-05-11 19:15:00
Listen
Listen
10 Male full-frontal nudity, Chris Lang, Stuart Hall's memoirs2018-05-10 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
11 Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties and rewatching old films in the #MeToo era2018-05-09 19:17:00
Listen
Listen
12 On Chesil Beach with Ian McEwan, Older people and the arts, Drew McOnie2018-05-08 19:17:00
Listen
Listen
13 Literary Norwich2018-05-07 18:44:00
Listen
Listen
14 David Shrigley, Madeline Miller, the Power of Netflix2018-05-04 18:59:00
Listen
Listen
15 Kate Mosse, Kanye West, Loewe Craft Prize2018-05-03 20:03:00
Listen
Listen
16 Benjamin Zephaniah, Male suicide on Coronation Street, I Feel Pretty, Mircea Eliade2018-05-02 18:55:00
Listen
Listen
17 Tate Modern's Shape of Light; Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize 2018; Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling2018-05-01 19:05:00
Listen
Listen
18 Plan B on his new album, Women in Chinese art, plus art reproduced on household items.2018-04-30 19:48:00
Listen
Listen
19 The Marvel Universe, Libraries today, Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock2018-04-27 19:09:00
Listen
Listen

The Marvel Universe, Libraries today, Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock

Avengers: Infinity War is released in cinemas today. Fans have been counting the days until the film's release, but what does this ambitious high-budget offering reveal about the state of the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe? Mik Scarlet and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh consider the bigger picture. At a time when many libraries across the UK are facing an uncertain future, Salley Vickers has gone back to the 1950s for her new novel The Librarian. Salley, and Peter Gaw who runs Nottinghamshire's libraries, consider how the role of the library has changed and adapted to a modern world, and the challenge they face today. Two Welsh musicians - singer Kizzy Crawford and pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock - perform from their new album Cân Yr Adar, or Birdsong. They talk about their collaboration, which also involves Sinfonia Cymru, and how they were inspired by the landscape and wildlife of Carngafallt, the nature reserve in mid-Wales, known as the Celtic rainforest. Presenter Stig Abell Producer Jerome Weatherald.…read more

20 Janelle Monae, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Turner Prize shortlist2018-04-26 19:04:00
Listen
Listen