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Artsnight

Series 2

Episode 18: Edmund de Waal

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Magazine arts show. Artist Edmund de Waal looks at the theme of memory and art. He profiles the Aurora Orchestra, who perform classical works from memory. Show more

In Tune Highlights

"I spend most of act two in bed...it's quite enjoyable!" - Soraya Mafi on playing Titania, Queen of the fairies.

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast:

Available for over a year

Sean Rafferty presents picks from across the week on In Tune, including soprano Soraya Mafi , artist Edmund De Waal and the Linos Piano Trio.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sean Rafferty
Interviewed Guest:
Soraya Mafi
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Interviewed Guest:
Linos Piano Trio

Front Row

Edmund de Waal; Winner of Young Musician; Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edmund de Waal in his studio; James Bartlett on winning Young Musician of the Year; The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble perform in the studio; writing for the teenage voice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Interviewed Guest:
Martin James Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Levi David Addai
Interviewed Guest:
Calvin Demba
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Redmond
Interviewed Guest:
Joss Whedon

The Culture Show

ARTiculation - For the Love of Art

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Alastair Sooke follows the journeys of nine competitors in the ARTiculation, a speaking competition in which teenagers compete to talk eloquently and passionately about art. Show more

A Good Read

Kit de Waal and Nina Stibbe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kit de Waal and Nina Stibbe talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Nina Stibbe
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Free Thinking

Edmund de Waal, Orhan Pamuk

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ceramicist Edmund de Waal and author Orhan Pamuk discuss porcelain, craft skills, how historic objects are displayed in museums and the changing nature of cities with Philip Dodd. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Orhan Pamuk
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Robyn Read

Book of the Week

The White Road

Episode 1: Mount Kao-ling

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On a personal pilgrimage to the countries and people who make porcelain, Edmund de Waal's first stop is China and Jingdezhen, the city of porcelain. Show more

Book of the Week

The White Road

Episode 2: Dresden and Tschirnhaus

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edmund de Waal travels back in time to Dresden and explores the dramatic events that led to the creation of European porcelain. Show more

Book of the Week

The White Road

Episode 3: Meissen and Bottger

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Imprisoned in Meissen castle, young alchemist Johann Freidrich Bottger is about to unlock the secrets of porcelain creation. Show more

Book of the Week

The White Road

Episode 4: Tregonning Hill

Duration: 15 minutes

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

William Cookworthy's move to Cornwall and his chance reading of a book on Chinese porcelain is to change his life. Show more

Book of the Week

The White Road

Episode 5: Allach

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Edmund de Waal's pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Dachau, where he uncovers the dark history of Allach porcelain. Show more

Artsnight

Edmund de Waal: Memory and Art

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Artist Edmund de Waal looks at the theme of memory and art. He profiles the Aurora Orchestra, who perform classical works from memory. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Edmund de Waal
Series Producer:
John Mullen
Editor:
Janet Lee

Series

Artsnight

Great Lives

Series 30

Primo Levi

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edmund de Waal chooses Primo Levi, the Italian writer who survived and documented Auschwitz. With Matthew Parris. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Producer:
Lizz Pearson

Start the Week

Edmund de Waal on Porcelain

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr talks to potter Edmund de Waal, curator Tim Marlow, poet Annie Freud and materials engineer Mark Miodownik. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Marlow
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Miodownik
Producer:
Katy Hickman