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Artsnight: Highlights from the first series

27 March 2015

Episode Four

The fourth episode of BBC Two's new Friday night arts series is a Berlin special, hosted by Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern. You can watch a selection of items from the show below - including his interview with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has opened a studio in the city despite being unable to leave China; a special film about Nick Cave's formative years there; and a look at art involving aerial drones.

Episode Three

The third episode of BBC Two's new Friday night arts series was hosted by writer, director and satirist Armando Iannucci. You can watch a selection of items from the show below - including comedian Josie Long's impassioned defence of investment in the arts during an age of austerity, plus Armando's encounters with classical music education group Apollo Music Projects, pianist James Rhodes and poet Kate Tempest.

Episode Two

Journalist Lynn Barber curated the second episode of Artsnight. You can watch a selection of items from the show below - including her interview with music producer Mark Ronson, her re-evaluation of the 'Mickey Mouse' subject of media studies with contributions from Rod Liddle and Suzanne Moore, and Jon Ronson on the phenomenon of public shaming online.

Episode One

Acclaimed actor Maxine Peake curated the opening episode of BBC Two's new Friday night arts series. We've collected a selection of items from the show below - including a panel debate on equal opportunities for women in the arts, a look at the career of Salford writer Shelagh Delaney and an interview with edgy music duo Sleaford Mods.