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20180406

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary bis joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'. And theatre critic Jafar Iqbal presents a personal polemic on diversity in the Welsh arts scene.

20180406

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary bis joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'. And theatre critic Jafar Iqbal presents a personal polemic on diversity in the Welsh arts scene.

20180504

Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary is joined by poet and novelist Kate North and composer and critic Steph Power. Among the works up for discussion are Clwyd Theatr Cymru's controversial musical satire The Assassination of Katie Hopkins; artist Shani Rhys James' new exhibition The Inconstant State; and Welsh screenwriter Abi Morgan's TV drama The Split.

20180504

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary is joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'. Plus we review 'Behind the Frame' - the Kyffin Williams exhibition marking his centenary at the National Library of Wales.

20180615

Gary Raymond with the monthly arts review show, covering visual arts, theatre and music.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

Gary Raymond presents a monthly review of the Welsh arts scene with guest critics author and academic Alix Beeston and poet and essayist Paul Chambers. In this edition the panel explore BBC Wales crime drama Hidden; the Welsh National Opera's all-female production Rhondda Rips It Up, on the life of suffragette Lady Rhondda; the National Museum's photography exhibition 'Women Behind the Lens' and the new album Soar which features a collaboration between Welsh classical harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita.

20180713

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

20180810

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

Comedy Special20181005

Gary Raymond and his guests cast a critical eye on what's going in in the Welsh arts scene

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

The Arts' response to NHS at 70; new Gruff Rhys album; novel The Tyranny of Lost Things20180713

Gary Raymond and his guests critique the Welsh arts scene in this monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In this monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. In this show he is joined by academic Dr Michelle Deininger and novelist and lawyer Bethan Darwin.
The panel discuss how the Welsh arts community has responded creatively to the NHS 70th anniversary, including BBC Wales' film poem by Owen Sheers To Provide All People, the Radio 4 documentary Out of Tredegar and the Gruff Rhys song No Profit in Pain which was commissioned by National Theatre Wales.
Other works reviewed are Gruff Rhys' new album Babelsberg and the debut novel The Tyranny of Lost Things from Welsh Guardian journalist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett.

The first Review Show: Manic Street Preachers, Owen Sheers, and Kyffin Williams centenary20180406

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary is joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'.
Plus we review 'Behind the Frame' - the Kyffin Williams exhibition marking his centenary at the National Library of Wales.

The first Review Show: Manic Street Preachers, Owen Sheers, and Kyffin Williams centenary20180406

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary is joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'.
Plus we review 'Behind the Frame' - the Kyffin Williams exhibition marking his centenary at the National Library of Wales.

Gary Raymond and guests critique the Welsh arts scene in a new monthly review.

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In a new monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. This month Gary bis joined by Dr Carrie Smith, lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University and writer and broadcaster Charles Williams.

Among the Welsh works up for discussion are the latest album from the Manic Street Preachers and Owen Sheers' new book 'The Green Hollow'. And theatre critic Jafar Iqbal presents a personal polemic on diversity in the Welsh arts scene.

The Review Show20180810

Gary Raymond and his guests cast a critical eye on what's going in in the Welsh arts scene

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

In this monthly review show, Gary Raymond and guest critics scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. In the August edition he is joined by theatre critic Jafar Iqbal and academic Dr Emma Schofield.

Among the works up for discussion are Indian artist N S Harsha's conceptual art exhibition Facing, currently showing at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery, and Welsh author Christopher Meredith's new short story collection Brief Lives. The panel will also be exploring Anorac - a new Welsh language film in which Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens takes a journey through the geography and history of Welsh language pop music and Harrow, the Australian-set crime drama featuring Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in the title role.

The Review Show20180907
The Review Show20180907

Gary Raymond and his guests cast a critical eye on what's going in in the Welsh arts scene

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.

Gary Raymond and guest scrutinise Welsh arts, entertainment and popular culture. Tonight he's joined by poet and academic Dr Kate North and author and academic Dr Laura Wainwright.

The panel explore two very different books, one factual, one fiction. The panel share their views on Menna Elfyn’s biographical work on a pioneering Welsh poet and writer - 'Absolute Optimist: Remembering Eluned Phillips'; and the new novel from Deborah Kay Davies, 'Tirzah and the Prince of Crows', a coming of age story set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s.

Sir Bryn Terfel’s first studio album for five years 'Dreams and Songs', in which he duets with some surprising singers, is also reviewed. And the panel take a look at BBC Wales’ new living history series 'Back In Time for the Factory', which takes Welsh women of today into the very different world of the 1960s clothing production line.

The Review Show20181102

Gary Raymond and his guests cast a critical eye on what's going in in the Welsh arts scene

Monthly review of the Welsh arts scene.