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My Country: A Work in Progress

My Country: A Work in Progress

People from across Great Britain air their views on the country they call home.

Showstoppers

1. Gregory Porter's Popular Voices: Series 1, Showstoppers

Gregory explores the sound and work of his favourite vocal showstoppers.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Justice League, Mudbound

The Film Review: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Justice League, Mudbound

Mark Kermode talks about Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, Justice League and Mudbound.

Handmade in Hull

Handmade in Hull

A tribute to Hull's craft traditions, profiling artisans whose skills put Hull on the map.

Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller

Ovid from the RSC: The World's Greatest Storyteller

Highlights from the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, featuring Britain's leading actors.

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor

Michael Wood explores the life and poetry of one of the world's great storytellers - Ovid.

Fantasy

2. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Fantasy

How fantasy novels have big ideas that allow us to see our own world in a surprising way.

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

Venus Uncovered: Ancient Goddess of Love

Bettany Hughes investigates Venus, goddess of love, discovering her surprising roots.

Detectives

1. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Detectives

Andrew Marr investigates detective fiction, and reveals how it works.

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Revolution: New Art for a New World

Film looking at a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian avant-garde.

In Conversation with Colm Meaney

4. The Arts Show: 2017/2018, In Conversation with Colm Meaney

The Arts Show returns with a special conversation with actor Colm Meaney.

The Real Doctor Zhivago

The Real Doctor Zhivago

The untold story of the real Dr Zhivago - Boris Pasternak.

Call Me by Your Name, Thor: Ragnarok, and Breathe

The Film Review: Call Me by Your Name, Thor: Ragnarok, and Breathe

James King reviews Call Me by Your Name, Thor: Ragnarok, and Breathe.

Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art?

Who's Afraid of Conceptual Art?

Dr James Fox embarks on an open-minded guide to conceptual art for the perplexed.

Pop Goes the Soundtrack

2. Sound of Cinema: The Music that Made the Movies: Pop Goes the Soundtrack

How composers embraced jazz, pop and rock to bring fresh energy to film scores.

David Bomberg: Prophet in No Man's Land

3. British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash: David Bomberg: Prophet in No Man's Land

Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the story of David Bomberg, who died in obscurity in Spain.

P.A.R.A.D.E

P.A.R.A.D.E

Erik Satie's radical 1917 ballet as reimagined by National Dance Company Wales.

Ceremony: The Return of Friedrich Engels

Ceremony: The Return of Friedrich Engels

Forefather of communism Friedrich Engels returns to Manchester as a Soviet-era statue.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

JK Rowling reveals the real-life counterparts to her fantastical world.

Episode 2

2. Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera: Series 1, Episode 2

Lucy visits Paris, where two operas captured the spirit of Bohemianism that swept the city

Episode 1

1. Lucy Worsley's Nights at the Opera: Series 1, Episode 1

Lucy visits Venice, where Monteverdi invented modern opera with The Coronation of Poppea.

Dark Night of the Soul

1. Art of Scandinavia: Dark Night of the Soul

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the extraordinary art to come out of the dark Norwegian soul.

Christmas '77 with the Sex Pistols

Christmas '77 with the Sex Pistols

Interviews and 70s archive, framing The Sex Pistols' last UK concert with Sid Vicious.

Jess Phillips MP

BOOKtalk: Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips discusses her book Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking the Truth.

Wild River, Insyriated and It

The Film Review: Wild River, Insyriated and It

Mark Kermode gives his take on Wild River, Insyriated and It.

Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella

3. imagine...: Summer 2017, Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella

Alan Yentob meets musical prodigy Alma Deutscher.

Venice Biennale: Britain's New Voices

Venice Biennale: Britain's New Voices

A group of artists launch the first ever Diaspora Pavilion during the Venice Biennale.

The Limehouse Golem, Patti Cake$, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

The Film Review: The Limehouse Golem, Patti Cake$, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

James King joins Jane Hill to talk about the week's cinema releases.

Awesome Beauty: The Art of Industrial Britain

Awesome Beauty: The Art of Industrial Britain

Lachlan Goudie explores Britain's industrial landscapes and the artists inspired by them.

Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned!

2. imagine...: Summer 2017, Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned!

Alan Yentob meets acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood in Toronto.

The Black Stars of Film

54. Talking Pictures: The Black Stars of Film

A retrospective look at black actors who have graced cinema screens.

Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

The untold story of Britain's cross-dressing high society painter.

Nina Conti's Edinburgh Festival 2017

Nina Conti's Edinburgh Festival 2017

Nina Conti meets fellow comics who are using narrative to push the boundaries of comedy.

Get a Round

Performance Live: Get a Round

Comedy. An exploration of politics under the guise of a girls' night out.

Festival Tales: Edinburgh at 70

Festival Tales: Edinburgh at 70

Jack Whitehall celebrates 70 years of one of the greatest arts festivals in the world.