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Julie Taymor, The Driver's Seat, Sarah Winman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Sarah Winman on her new novel, the stage adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat and Lion King director Julie Taymor. Kirsty Lang presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Taymor
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Winman
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston

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Carsten Holler Exhibition; Patrick Marber; New Children's Laureate

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

With John Wilson. Including Patrick Marber on his play The Red Lion, Carsten Holler's exhibition Decisions, TV AI drama Humans reviewed and new Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Marber
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Riddell

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The Grand Budapest Hotel, Marie Darrieussecq; Alan Ayckbourn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Samira Ahmed talks to author Marie Darrieussecq about her new novel, plus Iain Sinclair on new Tate Britain exhibition Ruin Lust, and The Grand Budapest Hotel reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Ayckbourn
Interviewed Guest:
Marie Darrieussecq
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Sinclair

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Downton Abbey, Karl Jenkins, The armoury at the RSC

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang with a review of the final series of Downton Abbey, musician Karl Jenkins, armour on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Short Story Awards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Karl Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Hassell
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Buckley

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The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Cerys Matthews and Timberlake Wertenbaker, Zambezi News, Miss Julie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang speaks to Cerys Matthews and Timberlake Wertenbaker about Our Country's Good and to Zimbabwean comedy duo Zambezi News about their work. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Kerridge
Interviewed Guest:
Comrade Fatso
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Outspoken
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

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Alan Ayckbourn, Omid Djalili, Venice Film Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn on his 78th play, Roundelay; comedian Omid Djalili on his memoir; the new 'video games' that only use audio; news from the Venice Film Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Ayckbourn
Interviewed Guest:
Omid Djalili
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Bennun
Interviewed Guest:
Pierre-Alain Gagne

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Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Eimear McBride, Roy Williams, New Prince Albums

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang with Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Roy Williams on updating Sophocles, Eimear McBride on the stage version of her novel, and a review of two new Prince albums. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Ryan
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Clunas
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne

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What We Did on Our Holiday reviewed; Bernard Sumner; Lionel Shriver; Activism on Stage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Tom Sutcliffe talks to musician Bernard Sumner about his memoir New Order, Joy Division and Me. Also, Lionel Shriver on her shortlisted short story; plus activism on stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Sumner
Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest:
James Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Price
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny McCartney

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Sheila Hancock, Gerhard Richter, '71, Nobel Prize Winner, Tony Allen

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Sheila Hancock talks to John Wilson about her debut novel, Jenny McCartney reviews the film '71, and Gerhard Richter gives a rare interview. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Gerhard Richter
Interviewed Guest:
Dervila Cooke

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Loudon Wainwright III, Guardians of the Galaxy, Japanese fiction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including musician Loudon Wainwright III, Japanese fiction and the new Haruki Murakami novel, and Guardians of the Galaxy reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Loudon III
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Snyder
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Poole
Interviewed Guest:
David Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
David Mackintosh

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Dylan Moran and Igor Meerson; Jung Chang; Todd Miller; Referendum theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to author Jung Chang, comedians Dylan Moran and Igor Meerson, and documentary director Todd Miller. Plus Edinburgh Festival plays about the Scottish Referendum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Dylan Moran
Interviewed Guest:
Igor Meerson
Interviewed Guest:
Jung Chang
Interviewed Guest:
Todd Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Joyce McMillan

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Russell Brand; Costa Book Awards; Carrie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, reviews and interviews with Mark Lawson, including the live announcement of this year's Costa Book Awards shortlists and an interview with the comedian Russell Brand. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Leith
Interviewed Guest:
Gaby Wood

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Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey; Barkhad Abdi; Salamander

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson about their joint project, and hears from Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi on playing a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Wilko Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Daltrey
Interviewed Guest:
Barkhad Abdi
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Hans Haacke
Interviewed Guest:
David Shrigley

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Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Lesley Sharp; Only Lovers Left Alive

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lesley Sharp on her stage role in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, and Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker on unveiling a tribute to filmmakers Powell and Pressburger. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Scorsese
Interviewed Guest:
Thelma Schoonmaker
Interviewed Guest:
Kieran Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Sharp
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hansen

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People of the Year 2013, part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets the people who have made headlines in the world of arts and entertainment in 2013, including David Tennant, Helen Mirren and Stephen Frears. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
David Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mirren
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Colman
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Frears
Interviewed Guest:
Clio Barnard

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Simon Pegg in Man Up, Dennis Lehane, Occupy drama Temple

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including the writer and director of Temple, which is a play about the Occupy movement, author Dennis Lehane and new comedy Man Up. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Dennis Lehane
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Ross McFarlane

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Jim Dale, Will Young, Man Booker International Prize

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Singer-songwriter Will Young, Jim Dale on his autobiographical stage show, and Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai, the winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Dale
Interviewed Guest:
Will Young
Interviewed Guest:
Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Cellan-Jones

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Jeremy Bowen on Rosewater, Artist John Craske, Grace and Frankie, Phill Jupitus on Viv Stanshall

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Bowen
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Blackburn
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Phill Jupitus

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Josie Rourke, Nathan Filer, Julie Hesmondhalgh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julie Hesmondhalgh on leaving Coronation Street for the stage, Nathan Filer on his debut novel and Josie Rourke on directing Conor McPherson's award-winning play The Weir. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Josie Rourke
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Filer
Interviewed Guest:
Tasmin Little

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Guy Garvey; Sir David Frost's memorial; 300 - Rise of an Empire

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news. John Wilson talks to Elbow lead singer Guy Garvey about the band's new album; Sir David Frost's memorial in Westminster Abbey; war epic 300: Rise of an Empire reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes