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Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An extensive and affectionate exploration of the life of Anthony Powell, author of the cycle of novels A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literature. Show more

Front Row

People of the Year - Part Two

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson with guests including Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Thompson, Sam Smith and Dolly Parton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Spall
Interviewed Guest:
Keira Knightley
Interviewed Guest:
Eddie Redmayne
Interviewed Guest:
Dolly Parton
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Baez
Interviewed Guest:
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Interviewed Guest:
Emma Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Daria Klimentova
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Sheen
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schama
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Spurling
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Smith
Interviewed Guest:
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Front Row

Matisse; Locke; Val McDermid

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Biographer Hilary Spurling and curator Nicholas Cullinan discuss Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs; review of Locke starring Tom Hardy; Val McDermid on updating Jane Austen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Spurling
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Cullinan
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf

The Culture Show

Henri Matisse - A Cut Above the Rest

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle EastLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Middle East

Alastair Sooke presents a moving and intimate portrait of Henri Matisse, one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists, who famously moved from paint to collage late in life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alastair Sooke
Participant:
Nicholas Serota
Participant:
Hilary Spurling
Participant:
Jacqueline Duheme
Director:
Kate Misrahi
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

Start the Week

Power, the People and the Party

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses power and the people with historian Sir David Cannadine, biographer Hilary Spurling, political analyst Jane Green and commentator Phillip Blond. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
David Cannadine
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Spurling
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Green
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Blond
Producer:
Hannah Sander

Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Dealing with the tricky temperament of his new employer is only half of the job at Duckworth's. Away from the office, an affair opens doors for the lonely Powell. Show more

Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Newly married, Powell has returned from an unsuccessful sojourn as a scriptwriter for Warner Bros and, with no inspiration for a fifth novel forthcoming, depression looms. Show more

Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

War has distracted Powell from his career as a writer and, though depression looms constantly, his life at this time will provide inspiration for the great works to come. Show more

Book of the Week

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At his new home, Powell finds creative expression - not just in The Dance, but also in the hard physical graft of landscaping the estate and in other artistic endeavours. Show more

The Culture Show

2013/2014

Episode 26: Henri Matisse - A Cut Above the Rest

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Alastair Sooke presents a moving and intimate portrait of Henri Matisse, one of the 20th century's most celebrated artists, who famously moved from paint to collage late in life. Show more