Ben Elton on his fascination with Shakespeare. Plus is art becoming more political?
Ben Elton on Shakespeare, Call to Action Art, Vanessa Kisuule
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
Watercooler TV, Bill Viola/Michelangelo, Art Fund Volunteers, Diana Athill remembered
The biggest recent TV hits provoking debate, and Bill Viola/Michelangelo reviewed.
The Mule, Anne Griffin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Brexit Arts Funding
Review of Clint Eastwood's latest film about an elderly drug mule
As she turns 80, Germaine Greer reflects on her life as a writer and public intellectual.
Christian Dior exhibition, Costa Book Prize winner and book prize sponsorship
Live daily magazine programme on the arts, literature, film, media and music.
Moon and Me creator Andrew Davenport, diversity in opera
Teletubbies and Moon and Me creator Andrew Davenport, and 'the voice of a generation'.
Leonardo da Vinci, Green Book, Sian Edwards, New Music Curriculum
Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, Green Book reviewed, Sian Edwards on her Opera North debut.
Tiffany Haddish, Alice Clark-Platts, National Lottery Heritage Fund at 25
Comedian Tiffany Haddish on her latest role in Lego Movie 2
The Cutty Sark as Sculpture, Regina King and an Elegy for an Eyesore
The Cutty Sark, 150 this year and now floating on air, considered as a sculptural work.
Kenneth Branagh and his new Shakespeare biopic, Lavinia Greenlaw on writing poetry about dementia
Kenneth Branagh on his new film All is True, and Lavinia Greenlaw's poetry about dementia.
Walls and Borders in Art
The artistic significance of walls and borders.
Broadway star Chita Rivera, Jeff Koons, Dan Mallory controversy
Chita Rivera on creating the iconic roles of Anita in West Side Story and Velma in Chicago
Spike Lee and Thelma Schoonmaker, and Albert Finney remembered
Director Spike Lee and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and Albert Finney remembered.
Sara Pascoe, The hidden craft of casting directors, Who is Kacey Musgraves?
Sara Pascoe's Lads Lads Lads tour, the art of casting directors, Kacey Musgraves
Anna Jordan, Terence Blanchard, Reappraising Horror
A re-imagined Mother Courage, a chat with Terence Blanchard, and horror reappraised
Leïla Slimani, Joe Cornish, Diane Arbus, Berlin Film Festival
French-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani, and Diane Arbus: In the Beginning reviewed
Ardal O'Hanlon, Tessa Hadley, The Umbrella Academy
Ardal O'Hanlon on his new stand-up comedy tour, and novelist Tessa Hadley.
Gabriela Rodriguez, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Andrea Levy tribute
Gabriela Rodriguez, the producer of Roma
9 to 5 the musical, Bryony Kimmings, Representation of sex in the arts
Has a desire to appeal to younger audiences changed how sex is represented in culture?
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Come From Away, Short story competitions, Karl Lagerfeld
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Come From Away, short story competitions, Karl Lagerfeld.
Felicity Jones, Alan Partridge, Marina Abramovic
Felicity Jones on playing US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Odaline de la Martinez, War Photography, Flack Review, Peter Tork Remembered
Conductor Odaline de la Martinez on music by overlooked African-American composers.
Phyllida Barlow, Jonathan Freedland, The decline of foreign language films
Phyllida Barlow's new exhibition and Jonathan Freedland's latest Sam Bourne thriller.
The return of Fleabag, Nikki Sixx on Motley Crue biopic, Oscars analysis
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's new series of Fleabag reviewed and Nikki Sixx on Motley Crue film.
Leaving Neverland, Jacob Collier, Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern
Should we play Michael Jackson's music? We discuss Leaving Neverland and cultural ethics.
Charlotte Rampling, Berlioz Anniversary, Leveret Perform Live
Charlotte Rampling on her five decade career, including new film Hannah.
Ricky Gervais, Tom Walker, Andre Previn remembered, Young adult literature
Rick Gervais on his new series After Life
Stephen Merchant, Novels review, Clean Break at 40
Stephen Merchant discusses his new feature film about wrestling
The Specials' Terry Hall, the plays of Athol Fugard, Artemisia Gentileschi
Terry Hall on The Specials' new album and we profile baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
Samuel L Jackson, British-Chinese play Under The Umbrella and the launch of Scala Radio
Samuel L Jackson, British-Chinese play Under the Umbrella and the launch of Scala Radio.
Cheat, Richard Billingham, Club culture, Diana Athill
New ITV psychological drama Cheat, and Richard Billingham on his film Ray & Liz
Maggie Gyllenhaal, BalletBoyz
Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her new film The Kindergarten Teacher.
Waitress, Sadie Jones, Internet at 30
Waitress, the first Broadway musical with an all-female creative team, reviewed
Turn Up Charlie, Fisherman's Friends, Cheeky chappies, David Bowie demo
Turn Up Charlie, Fisherman's Friends, Cheeky chappies, David Bowie demo.
Simon Amstell, The Taming of the Shrew, Mind the Gap's learning disability theatre
Simon Amstell on his new film, Benjamin; plus radical new takes on The Taming of the Shrew
Girl reviewed, Long Lost Likely Lads, Winners of a $165,000 literature prize, News from the London Book Fair
A review of the film, Girl, the story of a teenage trans girl training to be a ballerina.
Jordan Peele, The rise of country music, Christian Marclay's show reviewed
Jordan Peele on his new horror film, Us, about a family terrorised by their doppelgangers
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, Jessica Hynes, the art of the meme
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges on Ben is Back, about a mother and her drug-addicted son.
The White Crow reviewed and tackling difficult issues in theatre
Ralph Fiennes' new film The White Crow and tackling contentious issues in the theatre
Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox in Betrayal, plus TV drama Pose
Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox in Betrayal; the drag scene in TV series Pose
National Theatres, Mark Morris, It Must Schwing!
A discussion with the leaders of the UK's four national theatres.
David Bailey, Joseph Hillier Plymouth Sculpture
Photographer David Bailey looks back on his six-decade career.
The Power of Pinter, Javaad Alipoor, Richard Hawley's musical
The power of Pinter's plays today
Front Row 25th March 2019
Eamon Duffy and Elinor Goodman
Discussion of books by John Meade Falkner, Laurie Graham and Nella Last.
A down-to-earth look at all that's arty in Cumbria.
Spring lambs, blue sheep
Music Matters marks the beginning of spring.
Preeya Kalidas sits in for Mobeen Azhar
Preeya sits in for Mobeen and talks about when enough is enough in relationships.
Tattoo artist Evan Kim
New York tattoo artist Evan Kim is tasked with a challenging brief. Can he pull it off?