Rocket Man, Jessica Andrews' novel Saltwater, artists as activists, Folio Prize winner. Read more
Dexter Fletcher on Rocket Man, Jessica Andrews, Artists as activists, Folio Prize winner
Rocket Man, Jessica Andrews' novel Saltwater, artists as activists, Folio Prize winner.
Stephen Poliakoff, News from Cannes Film Festival, Selina Thompson
Stephen Poliakoff, Cannes Film Festival update, playwright Selina Thompson
Frank Skinner, George the Poet, TV affecting social change
Frank Skinner discusses his new comedy tour Showbiz.
Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet, Little Steven, Judith Kerr
John visits rehearsals for Matthew Bourne's new dance work, Romeo and Juliet
Anish Kapoor, Beanie Feldstein, Vampire Weekend
Anish Kapoor on a rare exhibition of his paintings, and Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein.
Drag Becomes Her, The moon in the arts, Restoration tragedy at the RSC
BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, how the moon has inspired artists, RSC's Venice Preserved
Lenny Henry, Posy Simmonds, When They See Us
Lenny Henry on his latest stage role in King Hedley II, and graphic artist Posy Simmonds
David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Scottish Smallpiper Brìghde Chaimbeul, Youth Music Projects
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Aladdin composer Alan Menken, Amitav Ghosh, Georgia boycott
Alan Menken on creating the music for Disney's Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas
Elizabeth Gilbert, BTS and K-pop, Natalia Goncharova
Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, on new novel City of Girls.
Okwui Okpokwasili, Literary events at non-literary festivals, Tiananmen Square, Apple moves to streaming
Literary events at festivals Okwui Okpokwasili, Tiananmen Square, Apple moves to streaming
Emma Thompson, Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Anthony McCarten, D-Day weather play
Emma Thompson on her first stand-up comedy show and her new film Late Night
Matt Berry, Claire McGlasson, National Trust acquires view that inspired Turner, Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad
Comedian Matt Berry on his new TV shows What We Do in the Shadows and Year of the Rabbit
Julianne Moore, Big Little Lies, Tales of the City, Dr John
Julianne Moore on her new film Gloria Bell
Gwendoline Christie, Get Up, Stand Up Now, Young Poets Laureate
Game of Thrones's Gwendoline Christie on her new stage role in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Ai Weiwei, Yacht Rock
Ai Weiwei discusses his career as an artist and activist
Bill Nighy, unreliable narrators in video games, how to watch ballet
Bill Nighy on his latest film Sometimes Always Never.
Rob Lowe, Russian Protest Art, Keith Haring
Rob Lowe, former Brat Pack star, on his role as a chief constable in Boston, Lincolnshire
Tracy K Smith; New albums from Madonna, Springsteen and Avicii; Tory leadership and the arts
Tracy K Smith, US Poet Laureate
Joseph O'Connor, Paula Rego retrospective, The role of the film critic
Joseph O’Connor on his latest novel Shadowplay, about the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners, Nottingham Contemporary, Sculpture since Hepworth and Moore
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners, sculpture since Hepworth and Moore.
Mark Ronson, Arts sponsorship, Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley
Mark Ronson on the break-up album.
Lee Krasner, Ben Platt, Chasing Rainbows
Abstract expressionist Lee Krasner's life and art discussed
Richard Curtis's Film Yesterday, a summer solstice poem, Bradford Literature Festival protests
Richard Curtis on his new film, Yesterday, and The Beatles, the rom-com and time itself
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, 50 years of queer books, Museum of the Year nominee Pitt Rivers
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World winner Andrei Kymach, queer literature of the 1970s
British-Vietnamese playwright Tuyen Do, Cindy Sherman exhibition, Michael Jackson 10 years on, Queer Books - the 80s
British-Vietnamese playwright Tuyen Do, Cindy Sherman, Michael Jackson, Queer Books - 80s.
In Fabric, Queer books of the '90s, HMS Caroline, A forgotten female script
In Fabric stars a red dress with murderous intent. Front Row reviews the new horror film.
Kate Atkinson, YA fiction controversy, Queer writing in the noughties
Novelist Kate Atkinson on her new Jackson Brodie thriller, Big Sky.
Todd Douglas Miller, 50 years of queer books, Cultural and political memes
Todd Douglas Miller on his documentary Apollo 11 which uses previously unseen archive
Cornelia Funke, V&A Dundee, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Inkheart writer Cornelia Funke on Pan's Labyrinth, a collaboration with Guillermo del Toro
Howard Jacobson; Othello Remixed; Museum of the Year shortlister - St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff
Howard Jacobson, Othello Remixed, MOTY St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff
Chanya Button on Vita & Virginia, Michael Frayn's Noises Off, Mental health in gaming, Ode to Joy
New film Vita & Virginia, Noises Off, mental health in gaming, the story of Ode to Joy
Manchester International Festival
Tania Bruguera, Yoko Ono and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Olly Alexander, Midsommar, Britain's First Female Artists, Leon Kossoff obituary
Olly Alexander on gay pop songs and his Glastonbury speech
Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Clara Schumann, Dark Money, Tree authorship row
Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Clara Schumann
Cressida Cowell, the new children's laureate; Cherie Blair goes into film
Children's laureate Cressida Cowell, Cherie Blair, and Life of Pi on the stage
Peter Gynt, how to listen to opera, The Left Behind, Rip Torn
Peter Gynt at the National Theatre reviewed and hard-hitting Welsh drama The Left Behind
Pavarotti documentary, Wendell Berry, Port Eliot Festival closure, How our attitudes are reflected in culture
Pavarotti documentary reviewed, and how our attitudes are reflected in culture.
Deborah Moggach, Elsinore computer game, Ivo van Hove, Can high notes shatter glass?
Deborah Moggach on new novel The Carer
Dominic Dromgoole, new theatres, Karina Ramage
Dominic Dromgoole, new theatres, Karina Ramage.
Philip Glass and Phelim McDermott, Political knitting, Black women in theatre, Statues of performers
The power of knitting as protest and a huge statue of Ed Sheeran is unveiled in Moscow.
Conductor Karina Canellakis, a review of Channel 4 drama series I Am... and the director of cricket documentary The Edge
Karina Canellakis on conducting the first night of the Proms.
Illuminated River, Jon Favreau on The Lion King, RIBA Stirling shortlist
Why the River Thames is about to become the world's longest artwork
Fab 5 Freddy, Laurie Anderson, Summer reads, film trailers
Hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy on the hidden black figures of Italian Renaissance art.
Macy Gray, Morris Dance Protest at Parliament, Libraries - Threatened and Reprieved
Macy Gray talks, performs work from her latest album, Ruby, and sings her huge hit, I Try.
The Current War, How culture affects relationship expectations, Experimental novels, Cool culture
The Current War, culture and relationships, experimental novels, and cool culture
The Booker Prize Longlist, A Tea Journey at Compton Verney gallery, Fashion influenced by TV
A look at the 2019 Booker Prize longlist. Plus the influence of TV on high street fashion.
Oklahoma!, Audience behaviour, Mercury Prize shortlist
Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre. And is audience behaviour getting worse?
Horrible Histories, Barbara Strozzi at 400, Barney Norris, V&A and Extinction Rebellion
Horrible Histories review, Barbara Strozzi at 400 and Extinction Rebellion at the V&A.
Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman, Carlos Cruz-Diez
Blacking-up in opera, How to watch Shakespeare, Fiona Kidman's novel and Carlos Cruz-Diez.
Herman Melville and Moby Dick, Luddite rebellion on stage, TV's I Am the Night
The great whaling novel Moby Dick and - is there something to be said for Luddism?
Notre-Dame organist Olivier Latry, Gurinder Chadha, Rupert Everett's Uncle Vanya
Notre-Dame's organist Olivier Latry on the recent fire, and film director Gurinder Chadha
k.d. lang, paying inheritance tax with art, ceramicist Magdalene Odundo
k.d. lang reveals that she is retiring from music now that the muse has left her.
Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, Téa Obreht, Kathy Hinde, Dalia Stasevska
We review Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and Kathy Hinde composes with sounds from a bog
The Crucible, the music of Peterloo, Patrick Bronte and DA Pennebaker
A new ballet interpretation of The Crucible, and two musical perspectives on a massacre.
Toni Morrison remembered, the Sound of Space in Music
Stig Abell and guests pay tribute to the American writer Toni Morrison.
Candace Bushnell, Dance about rugby, Concern over the captioning of audiobooks, New play 8 Hotels
Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell, dance about rugby, Paul Robeson drama 8 Hotels
The art of calligraphy, conductor Martyn Brabbins, Playmobil: The Movie
Paul Antonio on the art of calligraphy, and Proms conductor Martyn Brabbins
Cary Grant and Notorious, Festival cancellations, Movement directors, Anna Symon
Cary Grant's Notorious restored, the role of movement directors, Anna Symon on Deep Water
Lemn Sissay, Queen Victoria's piano, Euphoria
Poet Lemn Sissay on his new memoir, and Queen Victoria's grand piano
Live from the Edinburgh Festivals
Henning Wehn, Ambrose Parry, Travis Alabanza on stage at the Edinburgh Festivals
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, How to listen to a symphony, black paint controversy, 14th August cultural events
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on their film Tarantino's Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Basil Brush, Christina Bianco, Climate Change theatre and new musicals at Edinburgh Fringe
As the Fringe becomes increasingly woke, can artists stay both entertaining and right on?
The true story behind blockbuster film Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen's cabaret
The true story behind Jaws, Benjamin Zephaniah, Catherine Cohen, self-care at the Fringe.
Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor, Edinburgh Festival Highlights
Louise Doughty, Robert Icke's The Doctor and Edinburgh festival highlights.
Antonio Banderas, Philippa Gregory and V.V. James on witches in literature, umbrellas in chinese culture
Antonio Banderas on playing film director Pedro Almodovar in Pain and Glory.
Conductor John Wilson, Interior design, The Wizard of Oz
Conductor John Wilson on composer Erich Korngold, and the art of interior design.
Danny Brocklehurst on Brassic, Why are fewer people taking English A level?, Fisherwomen
Bafta winner Danny Brocklehurst on new comedy drama Brassic.
Andrew Davies on Sanditon, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the literature of citizen and state
Andrew Davies on his television dramatisation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon
Edna O'Brien on her new novel Girl, her first The Country Girls, and her career in between
Edna O'Brien talks about her new novel, her first and her six-decade career.
Colson Whitehead, Duke Ellington's Sacred Music, Carnival Row, Sheila Steafel
Colson Whitehead's novel The Nickel Boys, Duke Ellington's Sacred Music, Carnival Row
James Graham on drama and constitutional turmoil, Jeff Pope on A Confession, The literary arts and The Troubles
Screenwriter Jeff Pope talks about his new ITV drama A Confession starring Martin Freeman.
Mrs Lowry and Son reviewed, Anna Calvi, Poet Stephen Sexton
Anna Calvi performs live and talks about her score for Peaky Blinders.
Salman Rushdie on Quichotte, Joanna Hogg on The Souvenir
Salman Rushdie on his new novel Quichotte, based on the Cervantes classic, Don Quixote.
The Capture, Venice Film Festival highlights, Enid Blyton reevaluated
BBC TV fake news thriller The Capture - we speak to the creator Ben Chanan.
The Booker Prize shortlist, Lucian Freud's new biography, The importance of arts to local identity
Lucian Freud's biography, Booker Prize shortlist. The importance of arts to local identity
Chrissie Hynde, The Theatre of Parliament, Arts Minister Rebecca Pow
Events last night in the House of Commons as theatre, and Chrissie Hynde sings jazz.
Margaret Atwood's The Testaments reviewed, Ryan Wigglesworth, Robert Battle
Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale - The Testaments - reviewed.
BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist, Protest Song, How to listen to jazz
BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist revealed
For Sama and Venice Film Festival roundup, NSSA - Lucy Caldwell, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary
Lucy Caldwell, Venice Film Festival winners, Etgar Keret, Peter Nichols obituary.
The British Ceramics Biennial, Novelist Nell Zink, The Jumper Factory, Tamsin Grey
The British Ceramics Biennial reviewed, and US writer Nell Zink on her new novel, Doxology
Front Row at the Proms - Jamie Barton, Daniel Kidane, impact of Brexit on classical music
Jamie Barton and Daniel Kidane talk about their Last Night at the Proms performances.
Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Alan Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present
Lucy Prebble, Temple, NSSA - Lynda Clarke, Ayckbourn's Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present
Downton Abbey, Alexei Sayle, National Short Story Award - Jo Lloyd, Istanbul Biennial
What happens when Downton Abbey goes from small to big screen and the king comes to stay?
The globetrotting poetry series presented by poet Imtiaz Dharker.
The Echo Chamber - Michael Donaghy
Poet Daljit Nagra chooses the very best from the BBC's Poetry archive.
Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville goes behind the scenery
The 'Lord Grantham' actor re-visits some of the special filming locations in the series.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
The best of BBC Radio this week with Anna Foster.