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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen introduces a live special. The panel of experts, David Mach, Sacha Craddock and Miranda Sawyer, argue over their favourite works in the show. Show more

Saturday Review

Mojo revived; The Counselor; Paul Smith at the Design Museum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A revival of Jez Butterworth's first play Mojo, and The Counselor, a new film from the pen of Cormac McCarthy. Plus Fatima Bhutto's new novel and Paul Smith at the Design Museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Esther Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Duration: 1 hour

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

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen introduces coverage of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, and David Mach, Sacha Craddock and Miranda Sawyer pick the must-see works of the show. 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

Free Thinking

Festival 2017

Episode 9: The Time of Your Life

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Health minister-turned-broadcaster Edwina Currie, journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer, and teacher and columnist Lola Okolosie discuss the different times of our lives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Edwina Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Lola Okolosie
Producer:
Craig Smith

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

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

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

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Mark Kermode is in Bexhill-on-Sea, the setting for a new sculpture from artist Richard Wilson which recreates the final scene in cult movie The Italian Job. Show more

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

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 19: Gaga - The Mother Monster

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

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

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

2014/2015

Episode 7: Girls Will Be Girls

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Miranda Sawyer meets some of the key female figures of the punk era to look at how they radically changed the cultural landscape and inspired a generation of young women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Viv Albertine
Participant:
Chrissie Hynde
Participant:
The Raincoats
Participant:
Jordan
Director:
Martina Hall
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 1: Maxine Peake - Performance, Protest and Peterloo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Miranda Sawyer meets Maxine Peake, who is performing Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy at Manchester's International Festival. Show more

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 15

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The Culture Show comes from the Gothic mansion Two Temple Place as it opens its doors for the first time. Miranda Sawyer meets film director David Lynch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Simon Thurley
Interviewed Guest:
David Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Steve McQueen
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Reporter:
Michael Smith
Reporter:
John Mullan
Reporter:
Jimmy Wales

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 20

Duration: 1 hour

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

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon visits the new Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Mark Kermode talks movies with author Geoff Dyer. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Dyer
Interviewed Guest:
Emeli Sande
Interviewed Guest:
Zach Braff
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Charlie Luxton
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Aleks Krotoski

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 24

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Arts magazine show. Andrew Graham-Dixon tells us what intrigues him about flamboyant Victorian architect and designer Augustus Pugin who celebrates his 200th anniversary this year. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Miranda Sawyer
Participant:
Mark Kermode
Participant:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
John Mullan
Participant:
Lynn Barber
Participant:
Tim Samuels
Interviewed Guest:
John Lanchester
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Ridley
Interviewed Guest:
John Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Osi Rhys Osmond
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Rafferty
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Townsend
Series Editor:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Pauline Law

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

2010/2011

Episode 6: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010: A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Andrew Graham-Dixon goes behind the scenes of the selection process and picks out four artists he hopes will make it into the show. Tom Dyckhoff explores the architecture room. Show more