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Performance Live: Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

Performance Live: Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

How we got from the optimism of the Arab Spring to the election of Donald Trump.

How to Be a World Music Star: Buena Vista, Bhundu Boys and Beyond

How to Be a World Music Star: Buena Vista, Bhundu Boys and Beyond

The story of the British world music revolution from the early 1980s to the present.

John Prescott

3. The TV That Made Me: Series 2 (Reversions), John Prescott

John Prescott looks back at the classic television that helped make him who he is today.

Dunkirk, City of Ghosts, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

The Film Review: Dunkirk, City of Ghosts, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Mark Kermode reviews Dunkirk, City of Ghosts, and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou

Sisters in Country: Dolly, Linda and Emmylou

How the three country singers ended up uniting as close harmony singers on the Trio album.

Silk, Sex and Sin

3. The Renaissance Unchained: Silk, Sex and Sin

Looking at Venice and its impact on art history, celebrating colour, drama and vitality.

The Vikings: Foe or Friend?

2. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, The Vikings: Foe or Friend?

Alice Roberts examines how the story of the Vikings has changed on TV since the 1960s.

Chris Ofili - The Caged Bird's Song

4. imagine...: Winter 2017, Chris Ofili - The Caged Bird's Song

Following British artist Chris Ofili as he creates a spectacular contemporary tapestry.

The Beguiled, Cars 3, War for the Planet of the Apes

The Film Review: The Beguiled, Cars 3, War for the Planet of the Apes

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Decoding Disaster

1. A Timewatch Guide: Series 4, Decoding Disaster

Danielle George looks at how disaster documentaries keep pace with scientific theories.

Steve Richards

BOOKtalk: Steve Richards

The journalist discusses The Rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way.

Mini Monet Millionaire

Mini Monet Millionaire

Following 14-year-old artist Kieron Williamson as he prepares for his latest exhibition.

Museum of the Year

Museum of the Year

Coverage of the Museum of the Year Award 2017, presented by Tristram Hunt.

08/07/2017

The Film Review: 08/07/2017

Mark Kermode looks at the week's film and DVD releases.

It Comes at Night, The Midwife, Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Film Review: It Comes at Night, The Midwife, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the Art of German Song

Becoming a Lied Singer: Thomas Quasthoff and the Art of German Song

A personal journey into the short but expressive art form of the German lied song.

What Ever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?

What Ever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?

Lauren Laverne hosts a discussion about the future of rock 'n' roll in the 21st century.

Gods, Myths and Oil Paints

1. The Renaissance Unchained: Gods, Myths and Oil Paints

Waldemar Januszczak challenges the idea of the Renaissance having fixed origins in Italy.

A Man Called Ove, Despicable Me 3, Risk

The Film Review: A Man Called Ove, Despicable Me 3, Risk

Mark Kermode gives his take on A Man Called Ove, Despicable Me 3 and Risk.

Matthew Goodwin

BOOKtalk: Matthew Goodwin

Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Professor Matthew Goodwin about his latest book.

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.

Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint

Hokusai: Old Man Crazy to Paint

Biography of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, famous for his print The Great Wave.

Jo Wood

4. The TV That Made Me: Series 1 (Reversions), Jo Wood

Brian Conley takes Strictly Come Dancing star Jo Wood on a trip down memory lane.

Home

3. The Art of Japanese Life: Series 1, Home

James Fox looks at the clean minimalism of the Japanese home.

Mingei Pottery

3. Handmade in Japan: Series 1, Mingei Pottery

Following Tomoo Hamada at work, shaping his pots and firing them in a wood-fuelled kiln.

Natalie Cassidy

3. The TV That Made Me: Series 1 (Reversions), Natalie Cassidy

EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy joins Brian Conley on a nostalgic television journey.

In this Corner of the World, Transformers: The Last Knight, Hampstead

The Film Review: In this Corner of the World, Transformers: The Last Knight, Hampstead

Mark Kermode joins Ben Brown to discuss the week's cinema releases.

Sandi Toksvig

2. The TV That Made Me: Series 1 (Reversions), Sandi Toksvig

Brian Conley takes radio and TV presenter Sandi Toksvig on a trip down memory lane.

Peter York's Hipster Handbook

Peter York's Hipster Handbook

Peter York seeks to understand what he sees as the modern obsession with 'The Authentic'.

Cities

2. The Art of Japanese Life: Series 1, Cities

How the artistic life of three Japanese cities shaped the country's attitudes.

The Kimono

2. Handmade in Japan: Series 1, The Kimono

On the island of Amami Oshima we follow the elaborate production of a Japanese kimono.

Lemmy: In His Own Words

Lemmy: In His Own Words

The Motorhead frontman/songwriter Lemmy's own overview of his journey in rock 'n' roll.

Churchill, Gifted, Whitney: Can I Be Me

The Film Review: Churchill, Gifted, Whitney: Can I Be Me

Mark Kermode gives his take on the best and worst of the week's film and DVD releases.

2017

3. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: 2017

Kirsty Wark and Brenda Emmanus go behind the scenes of the Academy.

Episode 2

2. The Summer of Love: How Hippies Changed the World: Series 1, Episode 2

An era of social upheaval that pitted America's youth against its elders began.

Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan

Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan

Artist Ryan Gander explores Japanese symbolism, including the geisha, samurai and robot.