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Benny Andersson, Sophie Wu, National Poetry Day

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Benny Andersson plays from his new album and Sophie Wu talks about her new play Ramona Tells Jim. Plus a review of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian on the stage. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Benny Andersson
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Wu
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Marlowe
Interviewed Guest:
William Sieghart
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang

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Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans on American Buffalo, Folk Singer Sam Lee, The Proms 2015

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Damian Lewis and Daniel Evans discuss staging Mamet's American Buffalo, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, and news of this year's Proms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Damian Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Maddocks

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Noah Baumbach, Playwright Helen Edmundson, Spanish thriller Marshland

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including screenwriter Noah Baumbach on Mistress America, playwright Helen Edmundson on The Heresy of Love and a review of Spanish thriller Marshland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Noah Baumbach
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Edmundson
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Stieg Larsson's former editor, Anthony Caro exhibitions

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jake Gyllenhaal on his new boxing film Southpaw, plus Stieg Larsson's former editor Eva Gedin, two Anthony Caro exhibitions in Yorkshire and the Children's Poetry Award winner. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Interviewed Guest:
Eva Gedin
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Coelho

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John Hannah, Vicky Featherstone and Lee Hall, Playing Nina Simone

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. John Hannah on his return to the Scottish stage, Lee Hall and Vicky Featherstone on Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and two performers discuss playing Nina Simone. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Featherstone
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Hall
Interviewed Guest:
John Hannah
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Rogers-Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Apphia Campbell
Producer:
Ellie Bury

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The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Cerys Matthews and Timberlake Wertenbaker, Zambezi News, Miss Julie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang speaks to Cerys Matthews and Timberlake Wertenbaker about Our Country's Good and to Zimbabwean comedy duo Zambezi News about their work. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Kerridge
Interviewed Guest:
Comrade Fatso
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Outspoken
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

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Man Booker Prize longlist, Death of a Gentleman, Game of Thrones aesthetics

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang discusses the Man Booker Prize longlist with chair of judges Michael Wood. Plus cricket documentary Death of a Gentleman, and the aesthetics TV series Game of Thrones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Michele Clapton
Interviewed Guest:
Leslie Felperin
Producer:
Jack Soper

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Malorie Blackman, Stonemouth, Louise Welsh, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Malorie Blackman at the end of her tenure as children's laureate, the TV adaptation of Iain Banks's novel Stonemouth and novelist Louise Welsh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Mahsa Vahdat
Interviewed Guest:
Marjan Vahdat
Performer:
Mahsa Vahdat
Performer:
Marjan Vahdat
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

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Henry Goodman in Volpone, Dear White People, Peter Gelb, The Demon Barbers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Henry Goodman discusses his role in Ben Jonson's Volpone at the RSC. Satirical film Dear White People is reviewed. Plus New York Met boss Peter Gelb, and the Demon Barbers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Henry Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Yomi Adegoke
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Gelb
Interviewed Guest:
The Demon Barbers undefined

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Rory Kinnear, Nell Leyshon, She's Funny That Way

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Nell Leyshon on her novel Memoirs of a Dipper, Rory Kinnear on Kafka's The Trial and Peter Bogdanovich's comedy She's Funny That Way. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Kinnear
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Leyshon
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari

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Slow West, James Horner, Inala Dance, Amber Photography

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Michael Fassbender's new film Slow West, film composer James Horner remembered, Inala dance project and Amber Photography from Newcastle. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Ella Spira
Interviewed Guest:
Albert Mazibuko
Interviewed Guest:
Pietra Mello-Pittman
Interviewed Guest:
Jacob O'Connell
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen
Interviewed Guest:
Graeme Rigby
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

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David Suchet, Jackson Pollock, Claudia Rankine

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Kirsty Lang talks to David Suchet about playing Lady Bracknell on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest. Plus a major Jackson Pollock exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
David Suchet
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Rose

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Julie Taymor, The Driver's Seat, Sarah Winman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Sarah Winman on her new novel, the stage adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat and Lion King director Julie Taymor. Kirsty Lang presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Taymor
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Winman
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston

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Alistair McGowan as Jimmy Savile, Amitav Ghosh, Richard Dadd

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Presented by Kirsty Lang. Alistair McGowan discusses playing Jimmy Savile, Amitav Ghosh on his novel Flood of Fire, Richard Dadd's exhibition reviewed and trouble at Bayreuth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McGowan
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Amitav Ghosh
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Norman Lebrecht

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The People v OJ Simpson, Figaro, Pre-Raphaelites, 14 Bottoms

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang discusses a new TV drama about OJ Simpson and a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings in Liverpool. Plus the fascinating character of Figaro in opera. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Younge
Interviewed Guest:
David Pountney
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Lenton
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Newall
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Whyman

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Hail, Caesar!, Don Quixote, Thirteen, English Touring Opera

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including a review of the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar!, David Thelfall and James Fenton on Don Quixote and the creator of BBC Three's Thirteen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
David Threlfall
Interviewed Guest:
James Fenton
Interviewed Guest:
Marnie Dickens
Interviewed Guest:
James Conway
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

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The Painkiller, Follow the Money, Maylis de Kerangal, The Gloaming

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including the Painkiller, starring Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon, Danish crime drama Follow the Money and author Maylis de Kerangal on her novel Mend the Living. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Foley
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Graham
Interviewed Guest:
The Gloaming

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Bryan Cranston, David Hare, Nikolai Astrup, States of Mind

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty lang, including Bryan Cranston on Trumbo, David Hare on adapting Ibsen and Mark Haddon discussing the States of Mind exhibition at the Wellcome Collection. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Bryan Cranston
Interviewed Guest:
David Hare
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Haddon
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Sargent

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Harper Lee remembered, The Night Manager, Simon Armitage, Zelda

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, is remembered by Elaine Showalter and Christopher Bigsby. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Elaine Showalter
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Susanne Bier
Interviewed Guest:
David Farr
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Grimsby, Dominic Dromgoole, Poems that Make Grown Women Cry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including Sacha Baron Cohen's new film Grimsby reviewed and Shakespeare's Globe's outgoing artistic director Dominic Dromgoole. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Quentin Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Bakewell
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Mick Herron