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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.
David Attenborough's cameraman, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry winner
David Attenborough's new wildlife series, Bridget Riley exhibition, Forward Poetry Winner
Joy Labinjo, By The Grace of God reviewed, Alastair Sooke, actors doing other jobs
Artist Joy Labinjo on her paintings inspired by photos and Francois Ozon's film reviewed.
Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars, Harold Bloom, Islamic folios, new 'Monuments Men'
Bruce Springsteen's new film Western Stars, and the legacy of the late Harold Bloom.
Jack Thorne's new drama The Accident, about the aftershocks of an industrial disaster.
Harry Hill, Peter Brook, film podcasts
Harry Hill on his new comedy cabaret television programme
David Baddiel, Apple TV+, Wellcome Collection's scary podcasts
David Baddiel, Apple TV+, Welcome Collection's eerie podcasts
Introducing New Artists from Devon
Sarah Gosling presents a showcase from the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth
Ian McKellen; theatre director Sarah Frankcom; Guilt reviewed
Ian McKellen on his film The Good Liar. He plays an elderly conman. It's akin to acting.
Jack Thorne on His Dark Materials, Sorry We Missed You, Emily Howard
Jack Thorne on the task of adapting Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials for the BBC.
Patti Smith, Tom Harper, Doctor Sleep reviewed
Patti Smith on Year of the Monkey, her memoir of a difficult year.
Scott Z Burns, writer and director of The Report, poet Katrina Porteous and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting winner
Scott Z Burns on his docudrama The Report, exploring corruption and subversion in the CIA
The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral, The joy or blight of fireworks
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, Abomination opera, Murder In The Cathedral
Alison Balsom, Fez, Robert MacFarlane
Alison Balsom talks about her new Baroque trumpet album Royal Fireworks.
Emilia Clarke on Last Christmas, Theatre ceiling collapse, End of the F***ing World returns
Emilia Clarke on festive film Last Christmas, TV series End of the F***ing World reviewed
Emilio Estevez, 100 Novels That Shaped Our World, David Attenborough's Gamelan music
Emilio Estevez on his new film The Public which he has written, directed and stars in
War Of The Worlds re-imagined, Stephen Bourne- Playing Gay, Museum Funding
Lorna May Wadsworth, Marriage Story, My Mother Said I Never Should, I Feel Pretty
Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip; Six, a musical about the wives of Henry VIII; and Rapman
Tobias Menzies plays Prince Philip in The Crown; Six, a musical about Henry VIII's wives
Floods and art, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, Tom Rosenthal
How floods have affected - and been in depicted in - art, and Tom Rosenthal performs
Northern Ballet at 50, Art B&B, Iced Bodies
Northern Ballet at 50, Blackpool's Art B&B, Iced Bodies
Dear Evan Hansen, Emmanuel Jal, How to Make a Living as a Writer
Hit musical Dear Evan Hansen's co-creator and Sudanese hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal performs
Taylor Swift rights row, RJ Palacio, Nan Goldin and Judy Chicago reviewed, Le Mans '66 reviewed, Amazon's impact on publishing
Wonder writer RJ Palacio on her new graphic novel
Frozen's Idina Menzel, Dora Maar, power in publishing
Idina Menzel on reprising her role as Elsa in Frozen II, and surrealist artist Dora Maar
Wynne chats to a man from Carmarthen who's giving his best friend the gift of life.
News, views, issues and culture from across the north west of Northern Ireland.
Film review hour, Lion King stage director Julie Taymor, Hyyts live session
Film reviews of Frozen II, 21 Bridges, Blue Story and Judy and Punch.
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck on Frozen 2
Director and Costume Designer of The Lion King stage show, Julie Taymor speaks to Billy Differ
Director and Costume Designer of The Lion King stage show, Julie Taymor