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Philippa Gregory, Regina Spektor, TV's Eden and Rebecca Root's Queer Icon

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Philippa Gregory on her latest novel, The Last Tudor; singer-songwriter Regina Spektor performs live in the studio; Elizabeth Day reviews TV's Eden plus Rebecca Root's Queer Icon. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Philippa Gregory
Interviewed Guest:
Regina Spektor
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Root
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Day
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

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Daniel Libeskind

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An extended interview with internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, in which he gives John Wilson insights into his design process. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Libeskind
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

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Henry Goodman as Lucien Freud, Isaac Julien, Lawrence Osborne, Nikesh Shukla, Sarah Shaffi

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Henry Goodman as Lucien Freud in Looking at Lucien, Nikesh Shukla and Sarah Shaffi on YA BAME writers, Lawrence Osborne's Beautiful Animals and Isaac Julien's queer icon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Hilary Dunn
Interviewed Guest:
Henry Goodman
Interviewed Guest:
Nikesh Shukla
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Shaffi
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Osborne
Interviewed Guest:
Isaac Julien

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Joe Orton

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An exploration of the life and legacy of the playwright Joe Orton whose plays, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, and What The Butler Saw, challenged British theatre in the 1960s. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Leonie Orton
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Jenna Forbes
Interviewed Guest:
John Lahr
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Nikolai Foster
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

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Shappi Khorsandi and Gillian Clarke on stage in the BBC's Big Blue Tent at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Shappi Khorsandi and Nassim Soleimanpour are joined by fellow guests Gillian Clarke, Fergus Linehan and Dr Pamela Epps in front of a live audience at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Lenehan
Interviewed Guest:
Pamela Epps
Presenter:
John Wilson

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John Eliot Gardiner, Apphia Campbell, The Nature of Forgetting, Reviewing at the Edinburgh Festivals

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Live from Edinburgh with guests including Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Monteverdi at 450, Apphia Campbell, and Guillaume Pigé, director of physical theatre company Theatre Re. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Apphia Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Gayle Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Chiara Margiotta
Interviewed Guest:
Guillaume Pige
Interviewed Guest:
John Eliot Gardiner
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

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Edinburgh International Books Festival: Val McDermid talks to Paul Auster and Denise Mina

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Val McDermid is at the Edinburgh International Books Festival where she talks to Paul Auster about 4 3 2 1, and to Denise Mina about The Long Drop. Sam Lee performs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Auster
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Heron
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Lee
Presenter:
Timothy Prosser

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Lucy Porter, Martin Creed, and Soweto Gospel Choir on stage at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Soweto Gospel Choir performs, John gets a lesson in stand-up comedy, and Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed on his show Words and Music. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Sutherland
Interviewed Guest:
Nilija Sun
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Creed
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Hannah Robins

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Peter Kosminsky on The State, Ben Whishaw, The secrets of Vermeer's studio

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Kosminsky on his new drama The State, a portrayal of life inside IS; Ben Whishaw on his new play, Against; an exploration of how Vermeer achieved his luminous paintings. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kosminsky
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Jelley
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Whishaw
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rickson
Presenter:
Stig Abell

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Steven Soderbergh returns to film-making with Logan Lucky

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Steven Soderbergh on his heist movie Logan Lucky, the challenge of adapting the Cormoran Strike novels, plus a new poetic form - the 'golden shovel'. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steven Soderbergh
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kahn
Interviewed Guest:
Indigo Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Gwendolyn Brooks
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Richards

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Illness in comedy series, Ned Beauman, Thomas Meehan

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Illness in comedy series with Peep Show creator Sam Bain and Alison Vernon Smith. Ned Beauman on his new novel Madness is Better Than Defeat. Thomas Meehan remembered. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sam Bain
Interviewed Guest:
ALISON SMITH
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Ned Beauman

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Ronnie Wood, Shakespeare plays on screen, Taylor Swift's new song, Peter Hoeg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood on paintings; we look at problems of adapting Shakespeare for film; Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do reviewed; Danish writer Peter Hoeg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Ronnie Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Beresford
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Hoeg

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Authors' better, but not-so-famous, books; Kathryn Bigelow; Eric Ravilious; a Shakespeare Sonnet in Pidgin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A discussion of books better than their authors' best known; Kathryn Bigelow on why her new film, set in 1967, is urgent now; the English artist Eric Ravilious; a poem in Pidgin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Bigelow
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Oyibo
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Producer:
Julian May

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Bill Nighy, The ever-changing appeal of Hamlet, Photographer Steve McCurry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Bill Nighy on his acting style, Janet Suzman discusses Hamlet, and photographer Steve McCurry on his collection of images from Afghanistan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Nighy
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman
Interviewed Guest:
Kosha Engler
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Steve McCurry
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

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Stan Laurel novel; Tanika Gupta; film Una; Ed Skrein Walks Away

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Connolly on his fictional biography of Stan Laurel; Ed Skrein steps down from the role of a Japanese American; Tanika Gupta's new play, based on a resistance fighter uncle. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Ford
Interviewed Guest:
Tanika Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Maltby
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Julian May

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Composer Alma Deutscher, Bake Off's return, Controversial statues, Last Days of June

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Twelve-year-old composer, pianist and violinist Alma Deutscher tells Kirsty Lang about her new piano concerto and opera Cinderella. Plus a review of the game Last Days of June. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alma Deutscher
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Mangan
Interviewed Guest:
Jordan Erica Webber
Interviewed Guest:
Afua Hirsch
Interviewed Guest:
Griselda Pollack
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang

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Brian Cox on playing real people, Author Omar Robert Hamilton, Game of Thrones legacy, Venice Film Festival opening

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Brian Cox and Leo Davis on actors playing real people, author Omar Robert Hamilton, Game of Thrones legacy in Northern Ireland and the Venice Film Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Leo Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Omar Robert Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons

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Patti Cake$, Lord of the Flies, Nicole Krauss, James Ngcobo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Patti Cake$ reviewed, Nicole Krauss on new novel Forest Dark, James Ngcobo of Johannesburg's Market Theatre on The Suitcase, and is an all-female Lord of the Flies a good idea? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Krauss
Interviewed Guest:
James Ngcobo
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

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Suranne Jones returns as Doctor Foster, Lancashire's Fabrications Festival, Josephine Barstow on Sondheim's Follies

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Suranne Jones on her return to the Doctor Foster role; Lancashire's Fabrications Festival; and the director and cast of Stephen Sondheim's rarely-staged musical, Follies. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Suranne Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Janie Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Josephine Barstow
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Riddell
Presenter:
John Wilson

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Woman's Hour Craft Exhibition, Lloyd Dorfman, Karen McCarthy Woolf, John Ashbery

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Woman's Hour Craft Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum; arts benefactor Lloyd Dorfman; poets Karen McCarthy Woolf and the late John Ashbery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Alun Graves
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Warburton
Interviewed Guest:
Lloyd Dorfman
Interviewed Guest:
John Ashbery
Interviewed Guest:
Karen McCarthy Woolf
Producer:
Harry Parker