Main content

Brian Cox, Brighton i360, Chilcot at Edinburgh festival, Ernesto Neto.

Arts news, interviews and reviews. John Wilson meets actor Brian Cox and travels to Brighton to climb the world's tallest moving observation tower.

The actor, Brian Cox, joins John Wilson to talk The Carer, a new comedy about a retired Shakespearean actor suffering from a form of Parkinson's disease that has left him frustrated and gloriously grumpy.

John travels to Brighton to climb what is now the world's tallest moving observation tower, the British Airways i360. At the top he meets its architects, David Marks and Julia Barfield, who also created the London Eye.

Comedian Bob Slayer explains why he is enlisting fellow performers and the general public to help him read the Chilcot Report, all 2.6 million words, from start to finish, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

As we continue our series of interviews with artists working in Rio, today Kirsty Laing visits the visual artist, Ernesto Neto, at his studio where he creates crocheted sculptures inspired by nature.

Available now

30 minutes


  • Brian Cox

    Duration: 09:18

  • Chilcot at Edinburgh Festival

    Duration: 03:58

  • BA i360

    Duration: 08:57

  • Ernesto Neto

    Duration: 05:19

Brian Cox

Brian Cox
The Carer is in cinemas from 5 August, certificate 15. 

British Airways i360

British Airways i360
British Airways i360 is located in Brighton.
Image copyright: British Airways i360. 

Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto

Iraq Out Loud

Iraq Out Loud begins on Monday 8 August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 


Role Contributor
Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest Brian Cox
Interviewed Guest David Marks
Interviewed Guest Julia Barfield
Interviewed Guest Bob Slayer
Interviewed Guest Ernesto Neto


  • Tue 2 Aug 2016 19:15



A season discovering where artists find inspiration and helping listeners get creative.

BBC Arts Digital

BBC Arts Digital

The best of British culture live and on demand.

Front Row on TV

Front Row on TV

Join Mary Beard and guests for live and late debate on Friday evenings on BBC Two.