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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

Free Thinking

Images of America

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy and guests explore the changing idea of the American Dream as well as America First, focusing on how these are represented in political rhetoric, art and fiction. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Edward Luce
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Goldfarb
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Prodger
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Eliane Glaser

A Good Read

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sarah Churchwell

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Professor Sarah Churchwell discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including titles by Henry James, Napoleon Hill and Rebecca Front. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell

Politics Live

20/05/2021

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Available for years

Jo Coburn is joined by MP Tom Hunt, MP Florence Eshalomi, Professor Sarah Churchwell and the political strategist Guto Harri to discuss plans to overhaul British rail. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Coburn
Panellist:
Tom Hunt
Panellist:
Guto Harri

Free Thinking

Landmark: Leaves of Grass

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Landmark: Poets Mark Doty and Andrew McMillan and Professor Sarah Churchwell explore Walt Whitman's poem, with presenter Matthew Sweet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Doty
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew McMillan
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Free Thinking

Art Spiegelman, Marina Abramovic, American Pastoral

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and jazz composer Phillip Johnston talk to Naomi Alderman about the show Wordless!. Plus artist Marina Abramovic and a review of American Pastoral. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Art Spiegelman
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Johnston
Presenter:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Landmark: Saul Bellow's Herzog

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Martin Amis, Zachary Leader and Sarah Churchwell join Matthew Sweet to discuss Saul Bellow and his celebrated novel Herzog with readings by Kerry Shale. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Martin Amis
Interviewed Guest:
Zachary Leader
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

New Media Culture and Blade Runner

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet is joined by critics Roger Luckhurst and Sarah Churchwell and philosopher Max de Gaynesford to discuss the enduring significance of the film Blade Runner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Luckhurst
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Max de Gaynesford
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Jarosinski
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Wiles
Interviewed Guest:
Sjoerd Levelt
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Saturday Review

Girl From the North Country, The Big Sick, Stamped From the Beginning, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Top of the Lake

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Girl From the North Country; the songs of Bob Dylan, romcom The Big Sick, the history of racist ideas in America, Coming Out at Walker Gallery Liverpool, Top of the Lake returns. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Shale
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Review Show

14/07/2013

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kirsty Wark and guests review Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival, the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and a London exhibition by LS Lowry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Crossan
Panellist:
Paul Morley
Panellist:
Aminatta Forna

Question Time

10/10/2013

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Cambridge. On the panel are Jo Swinson, Diane Abbott, Adam Afriyie, Sarah Churchwell and Matthew Parris. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Steve Anderson
Participant:
Jo Swinson
Participant:
Diane Abbott
Participant:
Adam Afriyie
Participant:
Sarah Churchwell
Participant:
Matthew Parris

The Review Show

Man Booker Special

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kirsty Wark is joined by a literary panel of Paul Morley, Professor Sarah Churchwell and Professor John Mullan to tackle the six nominated books on the Man Booker shortlist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Crossan
Panellist:
Paul Morley
Panellist:
John Mullan

The Review Show

30/03/2014

Duration: 1 hour

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

Martha Kearney and guests discuss Harry Hill's X Factor musical I Can't Sing, a film adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Double and the BBC's World War One drama The Crimson Field. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Martha Kearney
Executive Producer:
Pauline Law
Producer:
Mark Crossan
Participant:
Sarah Churchwell
Participant:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Participant:
Paul Morley

Saturday Review

Medea, Jeanette Winterson, The Martian, Edmund deWaal's White at the RA, TV crime series

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Medea at London's Almeida, Edmund de Waal's exhibition at the Royal Academy and Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Iwona Blazwick
Interviewed Guest:
Don Guttenplan
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Producer:
Olivia Jones

Question Time

10/11/2016

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Southend-on-Sea. Panellists include Dominic Raab, Yvette Cooper, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Sarah Churchwell and Jan Halper-Hayes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine
Production Company:
Mentorn Scotland
Panellist:
Dominic Raab
Panellist:
Yvette Cooper

Question Time

05/10/2017

Duration: 59 minutes

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

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Stockport in Greater Manchester. The panel includes Damian Green, Angela Rayner, Fraser Nelson, Sarah Churchwell and Michelle Dewberry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Damian Green
Panellist:
Angela Rayner
Panellist:
Fraser Nelson
Executive Producer:
Nicolai Gentchev
Production Company:
Mentorn Scotland

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 2: Carlos Acosta, Basquiat and Sparks

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Nikki Bedi is joined in the studio by Ekow Eshun and Professor Sarah Churchwell to cast a critical eye on the week's arts offerings. Sparks perform live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Participant:
undefined Bambi
Participant:
John Wilson
Performer:
Sparks
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Saturday Review

Hamilton musical, Irish film Sanctuary, Louise Erdrich novel, BBC TV Christmas specials

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hamilton opens in London. Sanctuary, an Irish film with a cast made up of actors with learning difficulties. Plus a new novel by Louise Erdrich and TV Christmas specials. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Question Time

2018

24/05/2018

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Dimbleby presents an hour of topical debate from Worthing. On the panel - Anna Soubry MP, Anneliese Dodds MP, Dominic Lawson, Sarah Churchwell and Lionel Shriver. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Anna Soubry
Panellist:
Anneliese Dodds
Panellist:
Dominic Lawson
Panellist:
Lionel Shriver
Executive Producer:
Nicolai Gentchev
Series Editor:
Hilary O'Neill
Director:
Rob Hopkin
Production Manager:
Danielle Lloyd
Production Company:
Mentorn Media

Front Row

Episode One: Carlos Acosta, Basquiat and Sparks

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nikki Bedi is joined by writer Ekow Eshun and Professor Sarah Churchwell to cast a critical eye on topical arts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta
Participant:
undefined Bambi
Participant:
John Wilson
Performer:
Sparks
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Series

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