Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale - The Testaments - reviewed. Read more
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?
Alex Kingston, Criminal, Falling piano sales
Alex Kingston on Ibsen, Criminal reviewed, the decline of the piano.
Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Ad Astra reviewed, Japanese Culture, Shakespeare Folio discovered
Cattelan's solid gold toilet has been stolen from Blenheim Palace.
Soweto Kinch, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, Sam Fender
Rotters in literature, John Keats' poem To Autumn, The Art of Innovation at the Science Museum
We explore favourite rotters in fiction and ask why so few of them are women.
Lulu Wang on The Farewell, Dave, Jessie Burton
Film-maker Lulu Wang on her latest movie The Farewell.
Peter Bowker on World on Fire, The Emmys, Amina Atiq, New poetry releases
Writer Peter Bowker discusses his epic new TV drama World On Fire.
Staging Antony Gormley, Dolly Wells, The Politician
The logistical challenge of staging Antony Gormley's new exhibition, and Dolly Wells.
Brittany Howard, Boarding schools in fiction, Ed Thomas
Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard discusses her first solo album, Jaime.
Derek Paravicini, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Booker Book Group with Lucy Ellmann
Derek Paravicini, the blind autistic savant pianist, performs on Front Row.
Poetry and performance from Hull's Contains Strong Language festival
Helen Mirren, Joker, Rona Munro
Helen Mirren on playing Catherine the Great in a new TV miniseries.
The BBC National Short Story Award ceremony
The winners are announced for the 2019 BBC NSSA and the Young Writers' Award.
Rupert Goold on his film Judy, Kara Walker reviewed, Booker Book Group with Bernardine Evaristo
Director Rupert Goold on his Judy Garland biopic starring Renée Zellweger.
Debbie Harry, the Portraits of Gauguin, the best political podcasts
Debbie Harry on her life and career and her new memoir, Face It
Booker Book Group with Chigozie Obioma, RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Kurt Weill's The Silver Lake
Booker Prize nominee Chigozie Obioma on his novel An Orchestra of Minorities.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Economics of Publishing, Ravel's Bolero
Director Joe Talbot and star Jimmie Fails on The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, Timothee Chalamet in The King, Dancer/choreographer Dada Masilo
Extinction Rebellion, Staging Shakespeare, The King, Dada Masilo
Salman Rushdie, playwright Katori Hall, computer games tax avoidance
Salman Rushdie answers listeners’ questions about his Booker shortlisted novel Quichotte.
Nobel Prizes in Literature, Goldie's Drum'n'Bass picks, artist Es Devlin
More controversy for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Goldie on Drum'n'Bass, Es Devlin
When Mary Beard met Margaret Atwood
Mary Beard meets the acclaimed Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood for Front Row Late
Sienna Miller, Elif Shafak, Giri/Haji
Sienna Miller on American Woman, and Elif Shafak is the guest for the Front Row book group
Margaret Atwood book group, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon review
Booker shortlisted author Margaret Atwood, LA artist Mark Bradford, Peanut Butter Falcon.
Aisling Bea, Booker Prize Double, Zawe Ashton
Aisling Bea on her new drama Living with Yourself. Plus Zawe Ashton on her new play.
Víkingur Ólafsson, social housing on screen, Hannah Khalil
Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, playwright Hannah Khalil
Gavin Hood, Moving to Mars, Salvator Mundi, Winsome Pinnock & Amit Sharma
Gavin Hood on his new film Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley.
Scooby Doo at 50, Poetry in endangered languages, Composer Judith Weir
Scooby Doo is 50 and, Stig Abell discovers, of considerable cultural significance.
Non Fiction, Stillicide and The Diver's Game, There Are No Beginnings, Preraphaelite Sisters, Living with Yourself
Non Fiction, Stillicide, Diver's Game, There Are No Beginnings, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
Judy actor Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger tells us how she climbed into the skin of Judy Garland for her new film.
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Interview Special
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and the rest of the Maleficent 2 gang talk to Ali.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe (20/10/2019)
Jo presents the show this week from the 70th anniversary Cheltenham Literature Festival.