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Night Waves

The Amen Corner, Conspiracies and Democracy, John Gallagher, Rachel Kushner

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Matthew Sweet. Including a review of the play The Amen Corner, a debate on conspiracy theories, novelist Rachel Kushner and John Gallagher on 16th-century disguise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsay Johns
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Richard Evans
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Eliane Glaser
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Kushner
Performer:
John Gallagher

The Film Programme

Son of Saul, The Sound Barrier, 1916 v 2016

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

With Francine Stock. Laszlo Nemes discusses Son of Saul, his Oscar-winning film about life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Plus The Sound Barrier and cinema in 1916 v 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Laszlo Nemes
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Brownlow

The Film Programme

Neil Jordan on Byzantium; Dr Who 50 years on; Trailers or spoilers?

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Neil Jordan on vampire flick Byzantium, and Mark Gatiss, Roberta Tovey and Bernard Cribbins talk about the Doctor Who films 50 years on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Cribbins
Interviewed Guest:
Roberta Tovey
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Night Waves

Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo

Episode 3: Matthew Sweet discusses the ways we can think about our close association with primates

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a series broadcast from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet discusses the ways we can think about our close association with primates: biologically, conceptually and culturally. Show more

Night Waves

Tony Benn, Political Traditions, PL Travers, Guy Debord

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With politician Tony Benn on his final diaries, a debate on political traditions, discussing Mary Poppins author PL Travers and the work of Guy Debord. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Benn
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Filby
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sibley
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss, Peter Fonda, World Cup v Cinema

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mark Gatiss on his favourite movie detectives, Peter Fonda remembers Dennis Hopper, how the World Cup is affecting cinema attendances and why social media killed the movie star. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fonda
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

The Film Programme

Frances Ha; Birth of a Nation; Porridge; box office trends

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to writer-actor Greta Gerwig about her film Frances Ha. Mark Gatiss looks at Porridge on the big screen. Plus Birth of a Nation and the Ku Klux Klan on film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Greta Gerwig
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Night Waves

Henry V, The Sea, Black Nativity

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a review of Michael Grandage's production of Henry V, starring Jude Law, a debate on governing the sea and a film musical of Black Nativity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Steinberg
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Haines
Interviewed Guest:
Bonnie Greer
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Producer:
Natalie Steed

Night Waves

Jane Campion, Clive James

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet meets Academy Award-winning director Jane Campion to discuss her TV drama, Top of the Lake, and talks to Clive James about his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy. Show more

Night Waves

Melanie Phillips, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Jonathan Dee

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Including Melanie Phillips on her memoir, why and how theatre and TV has broken the fourth wall by addressing its audience and an interview with American writer Jonathan Dee. Show more