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Front Row

Cat Stevens, Northern Soul, William Morris, Ken Burns

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, about his new album, Miranda Sawyer reviews Northern Soul, and Fiona MacCarthy on William Morris the National Portrait Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Yusuf Islam
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona MacCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Burns

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 3: Death of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Brian Pern looks at what breaks up bands, from drink and drugs to creative tension. Plus rock stars who want to save the world and the state of music today. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Writer:
Simon Day
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Wendy Mankowitz:
Frances Barber
Pepita / Gorilla Handler:
Lucy Montgomery
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Himself:
Noel Edmonds
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Mike Read
Himself:
David Arnold

The Culture Show

Gaga - The Mother Monster

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

As her long-awaited third album ARTPOP is released, Gaga meets Miranda Sawyer for an exclusive interview, to talk about pop, art, fans, and her need, and ours, for applause. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Lady Gaga
Director:
Tim Niel
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

2009/2010

Episode 14

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lawrence Pollard presents a packed show from Nottingham. Tom Dyckhoff explores the new Nottingham Contemporary gallery, while James Ellroy talks to Miranda Sawyer. Show more

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 18

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a tour of Westminster Abbey as preparations for a royal wedding begin, Miranda Sawyer meets PJ Harvey and Alastair Sooke talks to artist Simon Starling. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
PJ Harvey
Series Producer:
Pauline Law
Series Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 25

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the new exhibition at the British Museum of rescued archaeological treasures from Afghanistan. Sarfraz Manzoor looks at the family snap. Show more

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Coming from the Brighton Festival, artistic director Brian Eno talks about his line-up, and Miranda Sawyer drops in at rehearsals of Simon Stephens's new play Marine Parade. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Eno
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Heatherwick
Interviewed Guest:
David Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Katz
Performer:
Seun Kuti
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Manager:
Emma Fowler

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon discovers the history of gargoyles at Westminster Abbey and travels to Llandudno, Wales for a preview of the new Mostyn Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Geoff Dyer
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Michael Smith
Presenter:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer:
Emily Kennedy
Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Production Manager:
Emma Fowler

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 17

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the National Gallery's first major exhibition of photography. Also including a special feature on The Samuel Johnson Prize and a Halloween feature. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Participant:
John Sweeney
Participant:
Maxine Peake
Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Paul Preston
Participant:
Steven Pinker

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mark Kermode questions director William Friedkin about his new blackly comic film Killer Joe and James Runcie meets Richard Ford to talk about his haunting new novel Canada. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a photo tour of London's East End with David Bailey and Alan Yentob meets architect Renzo Piano, the mastermind behind Britain's tallest skyscraper. Show more

Loose Ends

Miranda Sawyer, Charley Pride, Tracey Thorn, Samantha Bond, Clare Higgins, the Staves

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Charley Pride and the Staves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Bond
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Higgins
Interviewed Guest:
Charley Pride
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Tracey Thorn
Performer:
Charley Pride
Performer:
The Staves
Producer:
Sukey Firth

The Culture Show

2008/2009

The Culture Show Goes To China

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Miranda Sawyer and Tom Dyckhoff visit Shanghai and Beijing to meet the artists, musicians, photographers and architects who are shaping the fastest changing culture in the world. Show more

Saturday Review

John le Carré's A Delicate Truth, and Matt Damon in Promised Land

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John le Carré's A Delicate Truth; Matt Damon in Promised Land; Ben Elton sitcom The Wright Way; #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei; and Richard Patterson at the Timothy Taylor Gallery. Show more

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Mark Kermode meets Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan to talk about his take on the caped crusader. Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon discuss Blur's Hyde Park Olympic gig. Show more

The Culture Show

2014/2015

Episode 4: Ryan Gander - The Art of Everything

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Miranda Sawyer enters the wild imagination of celebrated British conceptual artist Ryan Gander, a cultural magpie renowned for his playful, cryptic and complex creations. Show more

A Good Read

Miranda Sawyer and Tom Robinson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Miranda Sawyer and Tom Robinson talk with Harriett Gilbert about the books they love, by authors Joan Didion, Alan Hollinghurst and Ben Aaronovitch. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Robinson
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

The Culture Show

Waiting for Gaga: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 59 minutes

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

As Lady Gaga's long-awaited third album ARTPOP is released, the Culture Show has been promised an exclusive interview. But when will it happen? And where? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Lady Gaga
Director:
Tim Niel
Series Editor:
Janet Lee