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20020816

John Tusa talks to acclaimed novelist Dame Muriel Spark, still writing in her eighties.

20020815

John Tusa talks to war photographer Don McCullin, who turned his back on war in the early 1980s and refocused his attention of landscape and culture.

20020814

John Tusa talks to artist Frank Auerbach, who has been painting portraits and landscapes for over 50 years.

20020813

John Tusa talks to composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

20020801

John Tusa talks to artist Paula Rego, whose paintings draw heavily on life in her native Portugal.

Now based in London, she discusses her work and career.

20020731

John Tusa talks to Czech-born director Milos Forman, who discusses his careers in Communist Czechoslovakia and capitalist America.

20020729

John Tusa talks to contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti about his life and work.

20010907

An interview with the celebrated art critic and curator David Sylvester, recorded six months before his death in June this year.

Sylvester talks about his friendships with artists such as Moore, Bacon and Giacometti, and gives his views on current artistic figures and his work as a curator.

20010906

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to leading creative figures about their work.

His guest is American composer Elliott Carter, whose output has been increasing at a prodigious rate as he enters his tenth decade.

20010905

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work, and meets Edward Bond, whose plays, poetry and essays deal with some of the most profound questions of human existence.

20010904

John Tusa presents talks to leading creative figures about their work, and meets American photographer Eve Arnold, who in the 1950s became one of the first women to join the celebrated Magnum photo agency.

20010903

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to sculptor Anthony Caro, whose large steel abstract works have earned him international acclaim.

He was awarded the Order of Merit for the piece he created in response to war in the Balkans.

20020505

Richard Hamilton, the father of pop art, talks to John Tusa about his work and its references not only to the mass media but also to the old masters, and to Joyce and Duchamp.

20021208

John Tusa talks to the distinguished Chinese-American architect I M Pei.

20030302

John Tusa meets composer and director Heiner Goebbels, whose work plays with the connections between words, music and theatre.

20030706

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week, he meets the sculptor Anish Kapoor.

20030818

John Tusa meets the British abstract painter Bridget Riley.

20030820

John Tusa talks to playwright Tom Stoppard about his life and work.

20030821

John Tusa interviews Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, who talks about his movies, their influences and his plans for the future.

20030822

The American video artist Bill Viola works in a modern genre which has developed as the technology has advanced.

But his art is about humanity and owes much to the Italian Renaissance art he admires and to world cultures and religions.

He talks to John Tusa about his work and its place in the modern world.

20040728

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the architect Renzo Piano.

20050109

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week he meets the architect Frank Gehry.

20050130

John Tusa talks to Czech novelist Ivan Klima.

20050403

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the British sculptor, Tony Cragg.

20050501

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Canadian director and playwright Robert Lepage.

20050725

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets leading British potter, Edmund De Waal.

20050728

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the artist Luc Tuymans.

20050904

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Palestinian-born artist Mona Hatoum.

20050905

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the architect Frank Gehry.

20050906

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the Czech novelist Ivan Klima.

20050907

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the award-winning Hungarian poet, George Szirtes.

20051002

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

20060801

John Tusa continues his series of conversations by meeting British sculptor Tony Cragg.

20060802

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

He meets the novelist William Trevor

20060804

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the Palestinian-born artist Mona Hatoum.

20140324

Richard Hamilton who died in 2011, is usually seen as the father of pop art, a movement which in the sixties took images from mass media as it source material. But Hamilton's work also looks back to the old masters and to two great 20th century figures, Joyce and Duchamp. As his work is celebrated in a major restrospective at Tate Modern, this is another chance to hear an interview with John Tusa about the variety of Hamilton's output originally broadcast in 2002.

Producer Tony Cheevers.

Antony Gormley20040729

John Tusa presents a series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets sculptor Antony Gormley.

Atom Egoyan20040727

John Tusa in his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets the Canadian film director Atom Egoyan.

Bernardo Bertolucci20020901

John Tusa talks to film director Bernardo Bertolucci about the constant quest for change in his work.

Dame Muriel Spark20060731

As a tribute to the Scottish novelist who died in April, a chance to hear this interview John Tusa recorded with Dame Muriel at her home in Tuscany in December 2001.

David Hare20050727

John Tusa in conversation with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening he meets leading British playwright David Hare.

David Hockney.20040730

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This evening, he meets David Hockney.

George Szirtes20050306

John Tusa talks to award-winning Hungarian poet George Szirtes.

Luc Tuymans20041212

This week he meets the artist Luc Tuymans.

Michael Frayn20040404

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week, he meets the novelist and playwright, Michael Frayn.

Simon Mcburney20031005

John Tusa talks to British theatre director Simon McBurney.

The Coast Of Utopia20020609

Playwright Tom Stoppard talks about his work, including his ambitious trilogy `The Coast of Utopia'.

20000604

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, presents the second of nine monthly programmes in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

His guest today is sculptor Anthony Caro, whose large steel abstract sculptures have earned him acclaim internationally.

He was recently awarded the Order of Merit for the piece he created in response to the war in the Balkans.

20000702

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, presents the third of nine monthly programmes in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

Today he talks to American composer Elliott Carter, who at 91 is increasing his output at a prodigious rate and has just had his first opera performed.

20001001

John Tusa presents a series in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he meets historian Norman Davies, whose publications include surveys of Poland, Europe and, most recently, the British Isles.

20001105

John Tusa presents a series in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he meets American photographer Eve Arnold, who in the 1950s became one of the first women to join the celebrated Magnum photo agency.

20001203

John Tusa presents a series in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he meets celebrated art critic and curator David Sylvester.

20010204

John Tusa meets the architect Nicholas Grimshaw, whose high-profile projects include the Waterloo Channel Tunnel Terminal and Cornwall's Eden Project.

20010304

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he meets the great Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti, who talks about his early experiences under Nazism and Communism, his involvement with the European avant-garde, and the place of the composer in society today.

20010401

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he talks to director Deborah Warner, whose work encompasses classical drama, opera, poetry, oratorio and song, and who has just made her first foray into film.

20010603

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he meets the Portuguese painter Paula Rego, who has lived in London for many years and built up an international reputation as a figurative artist.

Rego's work forms a powerful critique of contemporary life, drawing on such diverse sources as family relationships, Disney films and life under the Salazar regime in her native Portugal.

20010701

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he is joined by the composer Harrison Birtwistle, whose music eschews the popularist gestures of minimalism for an uncompromisingly modernist path that provides a vital link between the English pastoral tradition and the European avant-garde.

In recent years, his output has been considerable, and his current work in progress includes an orchestral piece for the Cleveland Orchestra and an opera for Covent Garden.

20011007

John Tusa talks to artist Frank Auerbach who, in a rare interview, discusses life and work in his adopted country of England.

20011202

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to a creative artist about their work and career.

20020203

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to photographer Don McCullin.

20020303

With John Tusa

20020407

John Tusa talks to arts duo Gilbert and George.

They discuss the development of their work and the controversy surrounding it.

20030202

John Tusa meets choreographer William Forsythe, whose controversial work has been said to have replaced ballet's classical line with an aesthetic of perfect disorder.

20031102

John Tusa talks to Israeli-born video artist Michal Rovner.

Edward Bond20010107

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

Here he meets playwright Edward Bond, who has said, `I think that what concerns me most is the inhuman', but whose plays deal with some of the most profound questions of human existence.

Howard Hodgkin20000507

John Tusa, managing director of London's Barbican Centre, presents the first of nine monthly programmes in which he talks to leading creative figures about their work.

His guest today is the English painter Howard Hodgkin, who has described his paintings as `representational pictures of emotional situations'.

Milos Forman20010506

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work.

In this edition, he talks to the Czech-born film director Milos Forman, who left his homeland following the 1968 Soviet invasion, having already received international acclaim for his films `Loves of a Blonde' and `Fireman's Ball'.

He settled in America and his subsequent films have included the critical and popular successes `One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest' and `Amadeus'.

Muriel Spark20020106

John Tusa talks to acclaimed fiction writer Dame Muriel Spark, who is in her eighties and still writing.

Paul Muldoon20040201

John Tusa continues his series of conversations with some of the world's greatest artistic originators.

This week, he meets the eminent Irish poet and Oxford Professor of Poetry, Paul Muldoon.

Tony Harrison20011104

John Tusa talks to leading creative figures about their work, and today is in discussion with poet Tony Harrison, whose printed, stage and film work aims to be `a public poetry'.