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Amanda Levete, Trainwreck, Crystal Moselle, Stephen Kelman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including architect Amanda Levete on her Victoria and Albert project, Amy Schumer's new film Trainwreck and Crystal Moselle on directing Wolfpack. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Levete
Interviewed Guest:
Meryl O'Rourke
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Kelman
Interviewed Guest:
Crystal Moselle

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Paper Towns, Nick Coleman, Jules Buckley and Wretch 32, Olive Edis archive

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Cara Delevingne in Paper Towns; Nick Coleman discusses his new novel Pillow Man; composer, conductor and orchestrator Jules Buckley on his plans for Radio 1Xtra's Prom. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Coleman
Interviewed Guest:
James Buckley
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Wretch 32
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair Murphy
Producer:
Ellie Bury

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Naughty Boy, Best of Enemies, Bellowhead

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Naughty Boy discusses the BBC Asian Network Prom, the televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley in Best of Enemies, and Bellowhead at WOMAD. With John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Naughty Boy
Interviewed Guest:
John Spiers
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Boden
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Fran Baker
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

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The Legend of Barney Thomson, Annie Nightingale and Pete Tong, Michael Morpurgo, York galleries

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including The Legend of Barney Thomson, Annie Nightingale and Pete Tong, Michael Morpurgo's 946 and York galleries charging for entry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Tong
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Nightingale
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Morpurgo
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Barnes

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Sylvie Guillem, Iris reviewed, Fiftieth anniversary of Help!, Aurora Orchestra

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including dancer Sylvie Guillem on her final performances, the 50th anniversary of Help!, the Aurora Orchestra and a review of new documentary Iris. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvie Guillem
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Collon
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

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Semyon Bychkov, Steve Reich, Richard Long, how to set up a museum

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including conductor Semyon Bychkov talking about Shostakovich's 7th Symphony and Steve Reich on how his Clapping Music has become an app. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Semyon Bychkov
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Burke
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Reich
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair Brown

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Robert Lepage, Travelling art bus, James Rhodes, Writing your first Edinburgh show

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Canadian theatre maker Robert Lepage, Scottish Turner-nominated art on tour in a bus and pianist James Rhodes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
James Rhodes
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Lepage
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Bede
Interviewed Guest:
Funmbi Omotayo
Interviewed Guest:
Christine Borland
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Chisholm
Producer:
Ellie Bury

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Straight Outta Compton, Paula McLain, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including a review of hip-hop film Straight Outta Compton, Paula McLain on her new novel Circling the Sun and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Auerbach
Interviewed Guest:
Paula McLain

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Pianist James Rhodes talks to John Wilson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As he prepares for a concert tour of the UK, British pianist James Rhodes discusses his controversial autobiography Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
James Rhodes

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Angela Gheorghiu; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Cultural Exchange - Peter Bazalgette

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, a review of the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Peter Bazalgette makes his selection for the Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bazalgette
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Gheorghiu

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Lenny Henry, Al Pacino in Danny Collins, Eileen Cooper, Library thefts

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lenny Henry discusses becoming a writer, Antonia Quirke reviews Al Pacino in Danny Collins, Eileen Cooper on her new exhibition at the Royal Academy, and thefts from UK libraries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Eileen Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Marinello
Producer:
Julian May

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Manchester International Festival 2015

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A special edition from the Manchester International Festival, featuring Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini, Wayne McGregor, Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx, Mark Simpson and Alex Poots. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Damon Albarn
Interviewed Guest:
Moira Buffini
Interviewed Guest:
Wayne McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Olafur Eliasson
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie xx
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Poots
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

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Shirley Hughes, The Skriker, Adapting novels for the screen, The Choir

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including children's writer Shirley Hughes, Caryl Churchill's play The Skriker, and Sadie Jones and Deborah Moggach on adapting novels for the screen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Keatley
Interviewed Guest:
Sadie Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Moggach
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

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Dan Pearson, multi-director films, Alabama Shakes, Not Safe for Work

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including garden designer Dan Pearson, Alabama Shakes on their new album, films with multiple directors and a review of Not Safe for Work. John Wilson presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Pearson
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Alabama Shakes
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewunmi

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Amy Winehouse documentary, Paul Weller at the Jam exhibition, MC Escher, Odyssey

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Asif Kapadia on his Amy Winehouse documentary, Paul Weller investigating an exhibition about the Jam, and the Escher retrospective reviewed. With John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Weller
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Weller
Interviewed Guest:
Asif Kapadia
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Mansfield
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

15/06/2015

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Ian McKellan about playing Sherlock Holmes in old age, to Stephen Witt on music and the digital revolution and, as The Clangers return, children's TV today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McKellan
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Witt
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Benbow
Interviewed Guest:
Dean Weller

Front Row

Bend It Like Beckham, Terry Frost, Jim Crace

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Gurinder Chadha about the stage musical of her hit film Bend It Like Beckham, along with lyricist Charles Hart and composer Howard Goodall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gurinder Chadha
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Hart
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Goodall
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Crace
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Strong

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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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Playing Iago; Bridget Riley; Stephen Witt; Christopher Lee and Ron Moody remembered; Soweto Kinch on Ornette Coleman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson. Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati on playing Othello and Iago, and Christopher Lee, Ron Moody and Ornette Coleman remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucian Msamati
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Quarshie
Interviewed Guest:
Iqbal Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Soweto Kinch
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

The Walk, Simon Armitage, Unforgotten, Bernard Sumner

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Featuring reviews of The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and ITV crime drama Unforgotten, poet Simon Armitage on The Odyssey, and Bernard Sumner on New Order's new album. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia McDougall
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Sumner