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The Culture Show

The Kennedys: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Jonathan Freedland chairs a discussion on John F Kennedy, while producer Joel Surnow talks about the mini-series The Kennedys and the controversy that engulfed it. Show more

Timeshift

Series 8

How to Be a Good President

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Helped by contributors including Shirley Williams, Douglas Hurd and Simon Hoggart, journalist Jonathan Freedland attempts to define the qualities which make a great US president. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Jonathan Freedland shows how 2008's race for the White House was run before on 'The West Wing', and argues that the relationship between on-screen art and political life isn't new. Show more

Start the Week

The Origin and Future of Life

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland talks to Adam Rutherford, Barbara Sahakian, Steve Jones and Susan Aldworth about life, decision-making and our sense of self. Show more

Free Thinking

Essay writing, Tim Winton

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland, Wayne Kostenbaum and Maia Jenkins discuss the resurgence of the essay with Anne McElvoy. Also novelist Tim Winton, and when does populism becomes extremism? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Wayne Koestenbaum
Interviewed Guest:
Maia Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Winton
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kellner
Producer:
Harry Parker

Question Time

05/02/2015

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

David Dimbleby presents the topical debate from Finchley in north London. On the panel are Nicky Morgan, Tristram Hunt, George Galloway, Cristina Odone and Jonathan Freedland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Nicky Morgan
Panellist:
Tristram Hunt
Panellist:
George Galloway
Panellist:
Cristina Odone
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine

Start the Week

Hari Kunzru and Dystopia

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland discusses dystopia, memory and truth with Hari Kunzru, Jane Rogers, James Robertson and Adam Broomberg. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hari Kunzru
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Rogers
Interviewed Guest:
James Robertson
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Broomberg
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Front Row

Naughty Boy, Best of Enemies, Bellowhead

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Start the Week

Music and the mind: Carrie Cracknell

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jonathan Freedland discusses madness, music and mental health with Carrie Cracknell, Jonathan Biss, Tom Burns and Richard Bentall. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Katy Hickman
Producer:
Katy Hickman
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Cracknell
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Biss
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Cracknell
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bentall
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Biss
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bentall

Politics Live

13/04/2021

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jo is joined by MPs Mark Harper and David Linden, and journalists Jonathan Freedland and Kate Andrews to discuss domestic Covid-19 passports and David Cameron's lobbying activities. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Panellist:
Mark Harper
Panellist:
David Linden
Panellist:
Kate Andrews

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Jack Whitehall looks at how class adds drama to our best sports stories, from Seb Coe and Steve Ovett to Fred Perry’s Wimbledon and Freddie Flintoff’s 2005 Ashes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jack Whitehall
Director:
David Soutar
Series Producer:
Murray James
Executive Producer:
Benjamin Turner
Executive Producer:
Gabe Turner
Production Company:
Fulwell 73 Ltd
Production Company:
Jackpot Productions

Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation

Series 1

Best of Enemies

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Jack Whitehall celebrates the greatest rivalries in British sport, from Scotland‘s 'Auld Enemy' to the Ashes and England’s rugby World Cup win in Australia.
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Contributors

Presenter:
Jack Whitehall
Director:
David Soutar
Series Producer:
Murray James
Executive Producer:
Benjamin Turner
Executive Producer:
Gabe Turner
Production Company:
Fulwell 73 Ltd
Production Company:
Jackpot Productions

Politics Live

28/10/2019

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Jo Coburn is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Timandra Harkness, Gillian Keegan and Sam Tarry to discuss the possibility of a general election before Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Panellist:
Gillian Keegan
Panellist:
Sam Tarry

Question Time

2018

12/04/2018

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Liverpool. On the panel are Jo Johnson, Barry Gardiner, Nicola Horlick, Jonathan Freedland and Kate Andrews. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Participant:
Jo Johnson
Participant:
Barry Gardiner
Participant:
Nicola Horlick
Participant:
Jonathan Freedland
Participant:
Kate Andrews
Executive Producer:
Nicolai Gentchev
Series Editor:
Hilary O'Neill
Production Manager:
Danielle Lloyd
Production Company:
Mentorn Media

Free Thinking

Shelina Janmohamed, Edward Ardizzone's Art, Jewish identity in fiction

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. Including Shelina Janmohamed on the modern Muslims she calls Generation M, Jewish identity in three new novels and a discussion on illustrator Edward Ardizzone. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Shelina Janmohamed
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Powers
Interviewed Guest:
Christianna Ardizzone
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Eliane Glaser

Politics Live

22/10/2018

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Jo Coburn is joined by Heidi Allen, Gisela Stuart, Tim Montgomerie and Jonathan Freedland to look at the latest in the Brexit negotiations and discuss autism awareness training. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Panellist:
Heidi Allen
Panellist:
Gisela Stuart
Panellist:
Tim Montgomerie

Night Waves

Paul Klee, US Shutdown, Catherine Merridale, Man Booker Prize, National Theatre

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With the winner of 2013's Man Booker, discussing the new National Theatre head, the US Government shutdown, a Paul Klee show and a book about the Kremlin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Merridale
Producer:
Fiona McLean
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
James Malpas
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Leeder
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Davis