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Saturday Review

A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave, Philip Hensher, Come Home (BBC1), America's Cool Modernism

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights, including Oprah Winfrey's role in A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave at The Dorfman Theatre and Philip Hensher's novel The Friendly Ones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Orr
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Review Show

30/09/2011

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Kirsty Wark is joined by Sarah Crompton, Ekow Eshun, Mark Ravenhill, and Amanda Vickery to discuss Lars Von Trier's latest film Melancholia and Tariq Godard's book The Message. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Sarah Crompton
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson

The Review Show

02/12/2011

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Kirsty Wark is joined by guests including Marcel Theroux, Kate Mosse and Mark Ravenhill to discuss their pick of the best books to buy this Christmas.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Marcel Theroux
Participant:
Kate Mosse
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson

Midweek

Mark Ravenhill, Eleanor Stewart, Barnaby Carder, Stuart Griffiths

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets playwright Mark Ravenhill, former nun turned midwife Eleanor Stewart, spoon maker Barnaby Carder and photographer Stuart Griffiths. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Stewart
Interviewed Guest:
Barnaby Carder
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Griffiths

Brand

Midweek

Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 1: Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Caryl Churchill's play, directed by Mark Ravenhill, focusing on the radical movements that erupted during the English Civil War in the 1640s. Show more

Drama on 3

Curated by Mark Ravenhill

Episode 2: The Octoroon

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

Set on a Louisiana plantation in the 1850s, Dion Boucicault's classic melodrama exploring Abolition and the role of theatre in politics. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Peyton:
Barbara Barnes
Sunnyside:
Geoffrey Burton
Jacob M'Closky:
Steven Hartley
Salem Scudder:
Toby Jones
Wahnotee:
Earl Kim
Dora Sunnyside:
Claire Lams
George Peyton:
Trevor White
Composer:
Colin Sell

Genres

Drama on 3

Britten 100: Imo and Ben

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Available for years

By Mark Ravenhill. Drama telling how Imogen Holst worked with Benjamin Britten on the score for the opera Gloriana. With Paul Ready as Britten and Amanda Root as Imogen Holst. Show more

Contributors

Benjamin Britten:
Paul Ready
Imogen Holst:
Amanda Root
Lord Harewood:
Charles Edwards
Musician:
Emma Tring

Drama on 3

The Process

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Mark Ravenhill's updating of Franz Kafka's classic book The Trial, about one man's search for answers in an unnerving contemporary setting. Show more

Contributors

Joseph Kay:
Sam Troughton
Caroline/Emma:
Caroline Catz
Frank/Terry/John, an actor:
Joe Armstrong
Abi/Katy, an actor:
Hara Yannas
Jason/Bartle:
Lloyd Hutchinson
The Facilitator/Block:
Tony Gardner
Anne/Zoe:
Jo Joyner
O'Reilly:
Gaye Brown
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Polly Thomas

Genres

A Good Read

Mark Ravenhill and DJ Nihal

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Mark Ravenhill, DJ Nihal and Harriett Gilbert on books by James Ellroy, Nadine Gordimer and Wolfgang von Goethe. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Nihal Arthanayake
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Saturday Review

The Children Act, Little Revolution, Watermark, Secrets, Bernd and Hilla Becher

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ian McEwan's novel The Children Act, Alecky Blythe's play Little Revolution using verbatim interviews, plus docu-film Watermark, drama series Secrets, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Jensen
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

The Scottsboro Boys; Arcade Fire; Russell Banks' short stories

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights, including Kander and Ebbs' musical The Scottsboro Boys, the new Arcade Fire CD, and Judi Dench as Philomena. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Morley
Interviewed Guest:
Maev Kennedy
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Review Show

26/01/2014

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Reviews include Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, cycling documentary The Armstrong Lie, artist Martin Creed's show What's the Point of It? and a novel by Stewart Foster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Panellist:
Paul Morley
Panellist:
Denise Mina
Panellist:
Mark Ravenhill

The Review Show

30/03/2012

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Kirsty Wark is joined by Mark Ravenhill, Hannah McGill and Matthew Sweet to discuss a new exhibition about brains at the Wellcome Collection in London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Participant:
Hannah McGill
Participant:
Matthew Sweet

Free Thinking

Angels in America, Salomé, Queer British Art.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Mark Ravenhill and Matt Wolf on Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the National Theatre and the South Africa director Yaël Farber discusses her reworking of the Salomé story. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Yael Farber
Interviewed Guest:
Peggy Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Cook
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Free Thinking

Fiona Shaw and Mark Ravenhill on Brecht, John Knox, Joanne Paul

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the history of speaking truth to power with New Generation Thinker Joanne Paul. Plus dramas about the beliefs and ideas of John Knox and Galileo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Shaw
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
David Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Paul

The Culture Show

Me, You and Doctor Who

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Why has a TV show about a man with a box that can travel anywhere in time and space become the BBC's longest running drama? Matthew Sweet investigates. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Participant:
Mark Ravenhill
Participant:
Ken Livingstone
Participant:
Paul Hartnoll
Participant:
Caitlin Moran
Participant:
Matt Smith
Participant:
Richard Martin
Director:
Jude Ho
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

Start the Week

Tom Sutcliffe talks to John Gray and Mary Beard

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses the 'myth' of progress with James Lasdun, Mary Beard, Mark Ravenhill and John Gray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
John Gray

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Francesca Martinez, Paul Feig, Mark Ravenhill, David Essex, Mark Watson, Yann Tiersen, Skye Ross

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Francesca Martinez are joined by Paul Feig, Mark Ravenhill, David Essex and Mark Watson for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Feig
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
David Essex
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Watson
Performer:
Yann Tierson
Performer:
Skye Ross

Front Row

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

Front Row

Lisa Dwan; Lucy; Mark Ravenhill on Alan Turing; Richard Osman on TV quiz formats

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 Lisa Dwan on performing Beckett's Not I, Scarlett Johansson's new film Lucy, Richard Osman on new TV formats and Mark Ravenhill on Alan Turing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Osman
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Gorman
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn