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Kay Mellor remembered BBC Radio 4
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Kay Mellor remembered

Television screenwriter Kay Mellor, the woman behind popular series like Band of Gold, Fat...

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Top Gun Maverick, Joseph Wright of Derby Painting, Kingsway Tram Subway, Louise Erdrich BBC Radio 4
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Top Gun Maverick, Joseph Wright of Derby Painting, Kingsway Tram Subway, Louise Erdrich

36 years after playing pilot Pete Mitchell in the first Top Gun film, Tom Cruise returns to the...

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Oklahoma! on stage and Conversations with Friends on TV reviewed; The Bob Dylan Centre; The Florence Nightingale... BBC Radio 4
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Oklahoma! on stage and Conversations with Friends on TV reviewed; The Bob Dylan Centre; The Florence Nightingale...

On today's Front Row review, we discuss directors taking a new look at much loved works: Daniel...

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The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once BBC Radio 4
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The directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once

Film directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, otherwise known as ‘the Daniels’,...

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Eurovision; BookTok and young adult publishing; Waldemar Januszczak on art in Ukraine BBC Radio 4
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Eurovision; BookTok and young adult publishing; Waldemar Januszczak on art in Ukraine

Eurovision decided to ban Russian participation this year on the grounds that it might bring the...

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09/05/2022 BBC Radio 4
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09/05/2022

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music

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PJ Harvey, Radical Landscapes exhibition and TV show The Terror-Infamy reviewed BBC Radio 4
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PJ Harvey, Radical Landscapes exhibition and TV show The Terror-Infamy reviewed

Singer songwriter PJ Harvey tells us about Orlam, her narrative poem set in a magic realist...

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Deesha Philyaw, Tristan Sharps, County Durham bid for City of Culture BBC Radio 4
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Deesha Philyaw, Tristan Sharps, County Durham bid for City of Culture

This year’s Brighton Festival has two guest directors for the first time in its history....

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Nathaniel Price, Alex Heffes, Actors and AI BBC Radio 4
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Nathaniel Price, Alex Heffes, Actors and AI

Nathaniel Price discusses his drama First Touch, opening at the Nottingham Playhouse, about an...

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Caryl Lewis, Gwenno, Anthony and Kel Matsena BBC Radio 4
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Caryl Lewis, Gwenno, Anthony and Kel Matsena

Huw Stephens, familiar to listeners to Radio Cymru and Radio Wales presents a multilingual,...

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The Corn is Green play and Walter Sickert exhibition reviewed, Cherylee Houston BBC Radio 4
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The Corn is Green play and Walter Sickert exhibition reviewed, Cherylee Houston

Observer theatre critic Susannah Clapp and broadcaster and Editor of the Wales Art Review Gary...

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Raphael exhibition; The Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist; poet Valzhyna Mort BBC Radio 4
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Raphael exhibition; The Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist; poet Valzhyna Mort

Dr Matthias Wivel, co-curator of the Raphael exhibition at the National Gallery, discusses the...

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Tim Foley, Heartstopper, The Proms, Lawrence Power performs BBC Radio 4
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Tim Foley, Heartstopper, The Proms, Lawrence Power performs

Emerging playwright Tim Foley is in the distinctive position of having won a prize for every play...

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Punchdrunk's The Burnt City, John Morton on Ten Percent, musician Jack Savoretti BBC Radio 4
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Punchdrunk's The Burnt City, John Morton on Ten Percent, musician Jack Savoretti

The Burnt City is the biggest production to date from the pioneering immersive theatre company...

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Atlantis and The Young Pretender reviewed, Martin Green, Venice Biennale BBC Radio 4
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Atlantis and The Young Pretender reviewed, Martin Green, Venice Biennale

Atlantis (2019) was the Ukrainian entry for that year's Oscars. It now seems incredibly prescient...

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Sarah Solemani on TV's Chivalry; male soprano Samuel Marino performs; Bradford's bid for UK City of Culture BBC Radio 4
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Sarah Solemani on TV's Chivalry; male soprano Samuel Marino performs; Bradford's bid for UK City of Culture

Chivalry, the new Channel 4 comedy which looks at the making of a Hollywood movie in a post MeToo...

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19/04/2022 BBC Radio 4
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19/04/2022

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music

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Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Big Jubilee Read from the Library of Birmingham BBC Radio 4
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Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Big Jubilee Read from the Library of Birmingham

The Big Jubilee Read is a reading for pleasure campaign by the Reading Agency and the BBC...

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Benedetta film and Let the Song Hold Us exhibition reviewed; Slung Low Theatre BBC Radio 4
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Benedetta film and Let the Song Hold Us exhibition reviewed; Slung Low Theatre

Our Thursday review critics, Dr. Kirsty Fairclough and poet Joelle Taylor, give their assessment...

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Jude Owusu, Operation Mincemeat, Wrexham's bid for UK City of Culture 2025 BBC Radio 4
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Jude Owusu, Operation Mincemeat, Wrexham's bid for UK City of Culture 2025

Tom Robinson is the black man wrongly accused of raping a white girl in To Kill a Mocking Bird....

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