News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music.
Arts news, interviews and reviews.
A review of new drama The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Kirsty Lang presents.
Conductor Semyon Bychkov discusses Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, Leningrad.
Kirsty Lang discusses the Man Booker Prize longlist with chair of judges Michael Wood.
Arts news, including Joan Armatrading and a review of Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit.
Celebrated dancer Sylvie Guillem reflects on her final performances. John Wilson presents.
A review of The Legend of Barney Thomson, directed by Robert Carlyle. John Wilson presents
Samira Ahmed talks to opera director Barrie Kosky and author Paul Murray.
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes discusses performing Beethoven's piano concertos at the Proms.
Naughty Boy discusses the BBC Asian Network Prom. John Wilson presents.
Comedian Amy Poehler talks about Pixar's new film Inside Out. John Wilson presents.
Kirsty Lang meets conductor Sakari Oramo and novelist MO Walsh and reviews Witnesses.
Jake Gyllenhaal discusses his new boxing film Southpaw. Kirsty Lang presents.
Rupert Goold's film directorial debut and Richard Cork on unusual things that became art.
John Wilson discusses Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman with Bonnie Greer and Erica Wagner.
Ant-Man reviewed and Clueless's popularity 20 years after release. With Samira Ahmed.
Mike Leigh and Clive Judd discuss Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs.
Film director Oliver Hirschbiegel, Irish animation Song of the Sea and author Mike Nicol.
Henry Goodman discusses his role in Ben Jonson's Volpone at the RSC.
Samira Ahmed hears about the new Soundscapes exhibition at the National Gallery.
Children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes discusses her work. John Wilson presents.
Reviews of Love and Mercy and the Liotard exhibition, plus the UK song map.
John Wilson presents a special edition from the Manchester International Festival.
Frank McGuinness discusses his drama about the 7/7 attacks. Samira Ahmed presents.
David Suchet talks about playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.