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Duration: 28 minutes

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

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4 Extra Debut. Artist Grayson Perry takes a journey across Bavaria, with his favourite teddy bear, reflecting on art and pilgrimage. From November 2010. Show more

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The Job Lot and The Wright Way; Deep Purple

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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A review of two new sitcoms The Job Lot and The Wright Way, an interview with Ian Gillan and Ian Paice from Deep Purple, and one-man show Doktor Glas. With John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Gillan
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Paice
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Byzantium; Lucy Kirkwood; Audrey Niffenegger; Nicholas Hytner's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Mark Lawson reviews vampire film Byzantium, plus Lucy Kirkwood on her play Chimerica, Audrey Niffenegger on working with the Royal Ballet, and Nicholas Hytner's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kirkwood
Interviewed Guest:
Lyndsey Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Niffenegger
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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The Amen Corner; Much Ado About Nothing; Peter James; Stephen Hough

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews a new staging of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner; Joss Whedon's film of Much Ado About Nothing; crime writer Peter James; Stephen Hough's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter James
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Hough
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Kim Cattrall on stage. Cornelia Parker. Brian Aldiss. Gwyneth Lewis

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews Kim Cattrall on stage as a fading film star and interviews artist Cornelia Parker and novelist Brian Aldiss. Cultural Exchange features the poet Gwyneth Lewis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelia Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Aldiss
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Lewis
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Museum of the Year shortlist, A Late Quartet, Greg Bellow

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Mark Lawson has news of the contenders for the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, and reviews the film A Late Quartet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Bettany Hughes
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Olympus Has Fallen; Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reveals the Best of Young British Novelists, as selected by Granta. Plus the White House movie Olympus Has Fallen reviewed, and a report from Derry-Londonderry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Producer:
Nicki Paxman
Interviewed Guest:
AL Kennedy

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Geoffrey Rush; artist Ellen Gallagher; Cultural Exchange - Melvyn Bragg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush on his new film The Eye of the Storm; Melvyn Bragg discusses a Rembrandt self-portrait for the Cultural Exchange; artist Ellen Gallagher. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Rush
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Davenport-Hines
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth; The xx; Monsters University

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Mark Lawson reviews Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth; Mercury Prize-winning band The xx; Monsters University review; Cultural Exchange with Penelope Curtis of Tate Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Madley Croft Madley-Croft
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Sim
Interviewed Guest:
Penelope Curtis
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Burton and Taylor; Denise Mina; Noah Baumbach; Mark Ravenhill's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews Burton and Taylor, and talks to crime writer Denise Mina and film director Noah Baumbach. Mark Ravenhill chooses Dennis Potter's Casanova for Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Noah Baumbach
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Actress Tamsin Greig; novelist Jonathan Coe; Martin Bailey on Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tamsin Greig reflects on comedy and tragedy; Jonathan Coe on his latest novel, Expo 58; Martin Bailey on his Van Gogh discoveries; and who has released the most albums? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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David Walliams and Sheridan Smith; poet Dannie Abse at 90; Booker Prize changes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Mark Lawson talks to David Walliams and Sheridan Smith, who star in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and poet Dannie Abse, who is 90 on Sunday. Plus news of changes to the Booker Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
David Walliams
Interviewed Guest:
Sheridan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Dannie Abse
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Sunshine on Leith; Adil Ray; Malcolm Mackay; Art Under Attack

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Mark Lawson on the film Sunshine on Leith; Adil Ray on his TV persona Citizen Khan; crime writer Malcolm Mackay; Art Under Attack, an exhibition of damaged or defaced works. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Adil Ray
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Mackay
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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Saoirse Ronan; Thatcher meets the Queen; Erotic art from Japan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets actress Saoirse Ronan; Moira Buffini's play about Margaret Thatcher's meetings with the Queen; the exhibition Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Saoirse Ronan
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

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The art and craft of translating fiction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Novelist Naomi Alderman reports on the art of translating fiction, with writers Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Ali Smith and David Baddiel, and joins three translators tackling Jules Verne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest:
AS Byatt
Interviewed Guest:
Ali Smith
Interviewed Guest:
David Baddiel
Producer:
Nicki Paxman