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Highlights of 2016

A look at the highlights of 2016 according to our panel and listeners. Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Kerry Shale, Sarah Crompton, Sarfraz Manzoor and listeners from around the UK.

A look at the highlights of 2016 according to our panel and our listeners. And there are some delightful surprises.
Tom Sutcliffe is joined by Kerry Shale, Sarah Crompton, Sarfraz Mansoor and listeners from around the UK with their suggestions.

Saturday Review's Picks of The Year


The Revenant Alejandro Inarritu
Spotlight Tom McCarthy
I Daniel Blake Ken Loach
Queen of Katwe Mira Nair
Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford
Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds
Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Sausage Party
Hell or High Water David Mackenzie
Arrival Denis Villeneuve
Fire At Sea Gianfranco Rosi
A United Kingdom Amma Asante
Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman
Julieta Pedro Almodovar
Finding Dory
A Bigger Splash Luca Guadagnino


A Streetcar Named Desire Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
King Lear Talawa co-production Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
King Lear starring Glenda Jackson at Old Vic, London
Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing Live Theatre Newcastle
This Restless House Glasgow Citizens Theatre
Any Means Necessary Nottingham Playhouse
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour National Theatre, London
Midsummer's Night Dream The Globe Theatre, London
Imogen The Globe Theatre, London
Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar Warehouse, London
No Man's Land, National Theatre, London (NT live performance)
Backstage in Biscuit Land, Soho Theatre, London
Groundhog Day (musical) Old Vic, London
Flowers for Mrs Harris, Sheffield Crucible
Richard III, Almeida Theatre, London
Faith Healer, Donmar Warehouse, London
Travesties, Menier Chocolate Factory, London


Stranger Things - Netflix
Westworld - HBO
The Young Pope - Sky
The Crown - Netflix
War and Peace - BBC
The Night Of - HBO
Black Mirror - Netflix
Planet Earth II - BBC
Happy Valley - BBC
Transparent - Amazon
Fleabag - BBC
The Missing - BBC
Flowers - Channel 4
National Treasure - Channel 4
Angie Tribeca - E4
Motherland - BBC


Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern, London
Picasso Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London
Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy, London
Hieronymus Bosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Holland
Towards Night, The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
In Reading Prison, Artangle
Winifred Knights, Dulwich Picture Gallery
Inside: Artist and Writers in Reading Prison - Artangel
The Infinite Mix, The Store in the Strand, London
Stan Douglas, The Secret Agent, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Victor Pasmore, Towards A New Reality, Nottingham Lakeside Gallery
Russia and The Arts, National Portrait Gallery, London
The Shchukin Collection, Icons of Modern Art, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris


Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Hotels of North America by Rick Moody
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
The Good Immigrant ed. Nikesh Shukla
1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year by David Hepworth
Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Also mentioned:

Lemonade (album/film) Beyonce
We're Here Because We're Here Jeremy Deller
Bob Dylan, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature
Horace and Pete Louis C.K
David Bowie's Art Collection
Blackstar David Bowie
You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen

The producer is Hilary Dunn.

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45 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Producer Hilary Dunn
Interviewed Guest Kerry Shale
Interviewed Guest Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest Sarfraz Manzoor


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