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Bryan Cranston, Lazarus, Oneworld, Remembering Howard Davies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Bryan Cranston explains why he has turned author, the writer and director of Lazarus talk about working with David Bowie, Nicholas Hytner remembers Howard Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Bryan Cranston
Interviewed Guest:
Enda Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Ivo Van Hove
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Mabey
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how he prepared to be superhero Doctor Strange, Tasmin Little and composer Roxanna Panufnik are inspired by Vivaldi, and Elena Ferrante's new book. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Tasmin Little
Interviewed Guest:
Roxanna Panufnik
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Michael Fassbender, Love to Read, The Goldfinch, Artists who tour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Michael Fassbender on The Light Between Oceans, Neel Mukherjee on Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and why Carel Fabritius' The Goldfinch inspired Donna Tartt's novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Fassbender
Interviewed Guest:
Neel Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Nish Kumar
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah McQuaid
Interviewed Guest:
undefined The Pitmen Poets
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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The Hepworth Prize, New Art Gallery Walsall, Indignation, Don Giovanni

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The winner of the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture; the director of The New Art Gallery Walsall; how Philip Roth's novels translate to the screen; opera director Oliver Mears. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Snoddy
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Mears
Interviewed Guest:
Leslie Felperin
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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The Birth of a Nation, Ruth Padel, Joan Eardley, Mark Lockyer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ashley Clarke reviews The Birth of a Nation, poet Ruth Padel reveals the reality of Christmas, painter Joan Eardley, actor Mark Lockyer on Living With The Lights On. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Padel
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Elliott
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Grime
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Lockyer
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Der Rosenkavalier, Adventures in Moominland, Peter Mullan in Quarry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Moomins creator Tove Jansson remembered by her niece Sophia, the challenges of performing Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH, and Stephen Armstrong reviews TV drama Quarry. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Renee Fleming
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia Jansson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Denton
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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John Berger, Costa Book Awards winners, Sebastian Barry, Unforgotten

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Remembering John Berger with writer Lisa Appignanesi, historian Kate Williams announces the Costa Book Awards category winners, and screenwriter Chris Lang on his drama Unforgotten. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Apple Tree Yard, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Elisabeth Frink

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Jessica Hobbs on TV drama Apple Tree Yard, starring Emily Watson; Mark-Anthony Turnage on his new composition Remembering; and reassessing sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Hobbs
Interviewed Guest:
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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T2 Trainspotting, Bruntwood Prize, Agnes Ravatn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Irvine Welsh and John Hodge on the sequel to Trainspotting; analysing the craft of the playwright; Agnes Ravatn on her thriller The Bird Tribunal, poems mourning the loss of trees. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
John Hodge
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Frankcom
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Ravatn
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Bate
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Cyrano, Víkingur Ólafsson plays Philip Glass, Toni Erdmann

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Deborah McAndrew adapts Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac for Northern Broadsides, pianist VIkingur Olafsson plays Philip Glass' Etudes, Briony Hanson on film Toni Erdmann. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah McAndrew
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Vikingur Olafsson

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Gary Barlow's The Girls, SS-GB, Sidney Nolan, The Great Wall

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reassessing body confidence with Gary Barlow as his first musical, The Girls, opens; a touch of Bond in the TV version of SS-GB; Sidney Nolan's paintings; The Great Wall reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gary Barlow
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Firth
Interviewed Guest:
Neal Purvis
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Wade
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Monty Python's John Cleese on the attraction of farce, the significance of Jay Z's induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and artist John Gerrard on electricity as inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
John Cleese
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Summerscale
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Garde
Interviewed Guest:
John Gerrard
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Jojo Moyes, Prime Suspect 1973, Independent bookstores, Swan Lake in Hull

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

It took ten years and nine novels before Jojo Moyes found success; how Prime Suspect's Tennison became such a formidable character; fancy being a cygnet in Hull? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Moyes
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund De La Hay
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin O'Hare

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Beauty and the Beast, Dave Spikey, Big Bang Theory prequel, Josef Locke

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Bill Condon on making Beauty and the Beast, comedian Dave Spikey's unusual lucky mascot, a Big Bang Theory prequel, celebrating the Irish tenor Josef Locke. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Bill Condon
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Spikey
Interviewed Guest:
Nuala McAllister Hart
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Sir Nicholas Serota, Glen Matlock, Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sir Nicholas Serota on leading Arts Council England, the Royal Philharmonic plays punk, and Jo Ann Endicott remembers dancing with Pina Bausch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Glen Matlock
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Madison Keesler
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Serota

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Adrian Lester in Red Velvet, Zaha Hadid, John Irving, Bruegel

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including a review of Red Velvet, the significance of Bruegel's Grisaille paintings and architect Zaha Hadid on her 2016 Riba Royal Gold Medal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Zaha Hadid
Interviewed Guest:
John Irving
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriel Gbadamosi
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Serres
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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The Survivalist, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Shakespeare in the Royal Library, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!

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 the post-apocalyptic world of The Survivalist, and Strapless, a new production from The Royal Ballet with music by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin O'Hare
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Urquhart Irvine
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Producer:
Angie Nehring

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Yann Martel, Love, Delacroix, Mark Wallinger

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Wallinger shows John Wilson his studio, and Yann Martel discusses his new novel. Plus reviews of Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, and Judd Apatow's comedy Love. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Wallinger
Interviewed Guest:
Yann Martel
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Panellist:
Richard Cork

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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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Peter Cook, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Tabletop Shakespeare, Tim Sayer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Architect Professor Sir Peter Cook shows us around his first British building, plus what Francois Truffaut learnt from Alfred Hitchcock, and why is Macbeth a cheesegrater? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Etchells
Producer:
Angie Nehring