Alice Walker, artist Yayoi Kusama and a new poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street
Alice Walker, Yayoi Kusama and a poem for National Poetry Day from Sean Street
Jodie Whittaker on Doctor Who, Quentin Blake, Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore
Jodie Whittaker on regenerating as the 13th Doctor, and the dark art of Quentin Blake
Bernard Cribbins, Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling on First Man, Butterfly
Bernard Cribbins on his autobiography and Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy discuss First Man
The swimming pool in art, Kwame Kwei-Armah's Twelfth Night, Poet Jean Sprackland
The role that the swimming pool plays in film and art.
Reading and Mental Health
A special on how reading improves mental health, with Marian Keyes and Russell Kane.
Desiree Akhavan, Bad Times at the El Royale, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, Mother Courage
Desiree Akhavan on the challenges of writing, directing and starring in The Bisexual.
Paul Greengrass on 22 July, Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence, How can arts organisations thrive?
Paul Greengrass on 22 July, his film about the Norwegian terrorist attack on a summer camp
#MeToo one year on - what's changed in the arts?
One year on from the beginning of the #MeToo movement, what's changed? Daniel York Loh
Playing Linda Loman, Informer, Geology-inspired art, Ciarán Hodgers
Playing Linda Loman, Informer review, art inspired by geology, Ciarán Hodgers
Gerard Butler, Male body in movies, Novelist Olga Tokarczuk
Gerard Butler and the male body in movies - is bigger always better?
Eric Idle, Halloween, Cicely Berry remembered, The House of Commons library
Python Eric Idle on his autobiography. The 11th film in the Halloween franchise reviewed.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Billboard art and US politics, Emma Rice and Wise Children
Author Heather Morris on her novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz, based on a true story
Author Luke Jennings on his Killing Eve trilogy, Disgusting artworks, Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce
How have artists used disgust in their work to both enthral and repel the viewer?
Mike Leigh on Peterloo, CJ Sansom, The rise of adult gaming
Mike Leigh discusses his latest film Peterloo, about the 1819 massacre in Manchester
The Hate U Give, House of Cards, Measure for Measure
Angie Thomas on her novel and film The Hate U Give, and its roots in Black Lives Matter.
Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Composer Howard Blake, Hepworth Prize for Sculpture
Biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, reviewed
Thom Yorke, Audiobooks and reading, Beetlejuice at 30
If you've listened to an audiobook, can you say you've read the book?
Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård in The Little Drummer Girl, Darkness and writing, Tom Odell
Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgård discuss the TV adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl
Dark Heart, La Traviata, Parks and concerts
Chris Lang's new TV drama Dark Heart reviewed, and Chris Addison on La Traviata.
Wilfred Owen Commemoration, Markus Zusak, Sarah DeLappe
Wilfred Owen's life and work remembered through art, 100 years since his death.
Cecelia Ahern, The world's tallest statue, Pansori opera, Homecoming TV adaptation
Best-selling Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern discusses her new short story collection, Roar
Boy George, Colourisation of film, John Cooper Clarke
Boy George on Culture Club's first album for nearly two decades.
Steve McQueen, Erica Whyman on Romeo and Juliet, Gender-swapped theatre
Steve McQueen on heist thriller Widows.
Paul Dano, Venice floods and the impact on its cultural heritage, the department store in art
Actor Paul Dano on turning director, and protecting Venetian arts and heritage from floods
Danny Boyle's Armistice Day tribute, White Teeth the musical, singer-songwriter and poet Emily Maguire
White Teeth, the musical, Danny Boyle's Armistice Day tribute, singer Emily Maguire
Marin Alsop, Russell Howard, Political cartoonists
Conductor Marin Alsop on Brahms's A German Requiem, and comedian Russell Howard.
Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Schott, 11-11: Memories Retold video game
Helena Bonham Carter on how she drew on her own experience of depression for film 55 Steps
The Coen Brothers, stage fright, The Interrogation of Tony Martin
Joel and Ethan Coen on their homage to the western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Fantastic Beasts 2, Viruses turned into art, Fernand Léger, Heart of Darkness
Fantastic Beasts 2 review, viruses turned into art, Fernand Léger, Heart of Darkness.
Arts Education in schools - a Front Row debate from Leicester
Stig Abell chairs a debate about the current state of arts education in schools.
Golden Age of Irish Prose - North and South of the Border, Hepworth Sculpture Prize Winner
Irish writing north and south of the border - a golden age of prose?
Jane Fonda, the two-time Academy Award-winning actress, looks back at her 60-year career.
Marianne Faithfull, I'm a Celebrity without Ant, Kirsty Latoya
Marianne Faithfull on her new album, Negative Capability.
Kurt Russell on playing Santa, Poet Ruth Fainlight, Damien Hirst's Qatar sculptures
Kurt Russell on The Christmas Chronicles, poet Ruth Fainlight
The arts and artificial intelligence
After Christie's sell their first AI painting, we look at how AI will change creativity
2018 Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
We review Japanese film Shoplifters, winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes festival.
Mrs Wilson, Vegan Art, Akwaeke Emezi
We review Ruth Wilson in the BBC drama Mrs Wilson, in which she plays her own grandmother.
Jamie Dornan, Bernardo Bertolucci remembered, Joseph Hillier
Actor Jamie Dornan, Bernardo Bertolucci remembered, the UK's largest sculpture
Sports Book of the Year, Jim Carrey in Kidding, Astral Weeks at 50
30 years of William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and 50 of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks
Disobedience, Rachel Maclean, Julián Fuks, Diversity Backstage
Review of the film adaptation of Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams
Mowgli, American poet Dana Gioia, Art on prescription
Review of the film Mowgli starring Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Strictly's Shirley Ballas, Young Composer Sarah Jenkins, National Theatres of Scotland and Wales
Head Judge Shirley Ballas on the appeal of Strictly and her own dancing career.
Robert Redford's Career, Fiction within Fiction, Poet Fred D'Aguiar
Robert Redford's swansong, fictional characters reading fiction and poet Fred D'Aguiar
An Elephant Sitting Still, Chinese film industry, David Szalay, Unesco and Reggae
David Szalay talks about his new book, Turbulence, an original Radio 4 commission.
Maggi Hambling, Ellie Kendrick, Beastie Boys
Maggi Hambling on her portraits of artists, and Beastie Boys on 40 years in hip hop
Jimmy McGovern, Tania Bruguera, Arts and insomnia
Screenwriter Jimmy McGovern on his new BBC One drama Care, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera
Springsteen on Broadway, Disfigured Villains, Beautiful Books for Christmas
Review of Bruce Springsteen's new film Springsteen on Broadway
Tamara Lawrance, The 1975's Matty Healy, Meet Vermeer
Actress Tamara Lawrance on BBC One's adaption of Andrea Levy novel The Long Song
Mortal Engines, Tenancy, Ren Hang, Martin Jenkinson
Mortal Engines reviewed, photographers Ren Hang and Martin Jenkinson discussed.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Mike Bartlett
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Aquaman reviewed, and playwright Mike Bartlett
Lee Mack, Magic Mike on stage, Prose poetry
Not Going Out's Lee Mack, and Magic Mike on stage
Rita Ora, Writing About Sex, Die Hard at 30
Rita Ora on her six-year journey to release her second album, Phoenix.
The Archers' Canterbury Tales, Watership Down, Gremlins - alternative Christmas film, Putin and Rap
Carole Boyd, Lynda Snell in The Archers, on The Canterbury Tales, with the Ambridge cast.
John Malkovich on playing Poirot, Why we cry at films, True crime podcasts
John Malkovich plays Poirot, why we cry at films and the phenomenon of crime podcasts.
Eileen Atkins, Penny Marshall remembered, The Shining, Sister Bliss
Eileen Atkins looks back over her career, and director Penny Marshall remembered
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, Hip Hop Musicals, Richard Sherman
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on his starring role in Mary Poppins Returns.
Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule
Ben Elton on his fascination with Shakespeare. Plus is art becoming more political?
Les Misérables discussed by Andrew Davies, adapter of a new TV version
Screenwriter Andrew Davies on Les Misérables; Christmas literature; Yuletide poems
Choirs - a celebration of singing together
A special programme exploring the benefits of choral singing.
Slow radio: Land artist Chris Drury's Morecambe Bay project
Land artist Chris Drury visits his Horizon Line Chamber at Morecambe Bay
As a generation of choreographers pass, we hear from the new generation rising
Front Row marks the deaths of three great choreographers.
Front Row marks the deaths of three great choreographers and hears from the new generation
An appreciation of the late Amos Oz the Israeli novelist who died today
Amos Oz, a look ahead to the arts events of 2019, Spiderman creator Stan Lee.
Cultural Quiz of the Year
We test our guests' knowledge of 2018 in the arts.
From Bodyguard and The Durrells to Spooks, Keeley Hawes looks back on her career.
Olivia Colman, Luther, Surgery and embroidery
Olivia Colman on her new film The Favourite, and Luther reviewed
Brexit: The Uncivil War, JD Salinger Centenary, Tracy-Ann Oberman
New Brexit drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch as leader of the Leave campaign reviewed.
Robert Zemeckis, Poet Laureate, The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts
Robert Zemeckis on new film Welcome to Marwen
Charlie Brooker on Bandersnatch, Sophie Raworth reveals the Costa Book Award Winners
Charlie Brooker on his ground-breaking new interactive film, Bandersnatch
Keira Knightley, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Costa Poetry Winner
Keira Knightley on Colette, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Costa Poetry Award winner
Comedian Nish Kumar, Acoustics in architecture, 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award winner Hilary McKay
Comedian Nish Kumar, from The Mash Report, on why his new tour is his most political yet.
Hugh Jackman on The Front Runner, Costa Biography Award winner Bart van Es, Da Vinci loan refusal
Hugh Jackman on playing scandal-hit 1988 US presidential hopeful Gary Hart.
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, Costa First Novel winner Stuart Turton
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly on playing Laurel and Hardy in Stan & Ollie
Octavian, The Killing creator Soren Sveistrup, TS Eliot Prize-winner
Octavian - BBC Music's Sound of 2019, and Soren Sveistrup, creator of The Killing
Steve Carell, Brian Tyler, London Borough of Culture
Steve Carell discusses new film Beautiful Boy, a father and son story plagued by addiction
Film director M Night Shyamalan, DH Lawrence as dramatist, New work by Bridget Riley
M Night Shyamalan discusses his new movie Glass, and a major new work by Bridget Riley
Brexit and the arts, Diane Setterfield, Charlie Luxton on beautiful buildings, composer Du Yun
How Brexit might impact upon the arts. Plus Diane Setterfield's new novel.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright MP, Radio Breakfast Shows, Chigozie Obioma
Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright MP discusses his plans to ‘unleash creativity’.
Nicole Kidman, Fanny Hill, Women artists
Nicole Kidman on her film Destroyer, Fanny Hill, Female Old Masters.
Oscar Nominations 2019
Oscars 2019 : Roma and The Favourite lead the nominations.
Dick Cheney film Vice, Barrie Rutter and Eliza Carthy on Jack Lear, disability and casting, Detainment
Dick Cheney biopic Vice reviewed by Gavin Esler, plus King Lear set in 1970s Hull
Slow Looking at Art
Ways of Seeing with Michael Craig Martin, Aura Satz, Kelly Grovier & Daniel Glaser.
Andrew Martin's five essays that muse on the county of his birth and upbringing
The Grey Area of Online Dating
Ankur Desai is in for Mobeen to discuss online dating etiquette and trust.
Poet Michael Symmons Roberts explores the life of his childhood inspiration.
James Walton’s literary quiz. From August 1998.