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20060707

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060714

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060728

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060804

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060811

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060825

Matthew Wright returns as The Weekender presents an Edinburgh Books Special, reviewing, previewing the books and interviewing the authors at Edinburgh International Book Festival.

20060901

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060908

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060915

Sarfraz Manzoor presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060922

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20060929

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061006

The first of five winning dramas from Radio 2's Imagine competition. The piece is by novice playwright Jason Harrison, who entered the Radio 2 competition inviting new writers to submit a play.

Barry Manilow is his music hero, and his song Copacabana about a showgirl called Lola is cleverly woven throughout the piece. It centres on a London girl called Lola who is trying to be a showgirl, (played by Natalie Cassidy). It's a funny and also poignant piece as Natalie's Lola is somewhat blighted by her name, having been typecast as a dancer from her very first careers interview at school. Lola's mother convinces Lola to try for an audition in a new musical, and while at the audition she haphazardly accosts the great musician in his dressing room, where she regales him with stories about her life as Lola

Kerry Shale plays Barry Manilow brilliantly ,while Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy shines as Lola. Sally Kinghorn plays her mother, an irrepressible Manilow fan.

20061013

The winning drama from Radio 2's Imagine competition. The piece is called, My Lighthouse, which has Pulp's Jarvis Cocker as its hero.

20061020

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061027

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061103

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061110

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061117

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061124

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061201

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061208

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061215

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061222

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20061229

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070105

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070112

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070119

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070126

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070202

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070209

Matthew Wright presents news and previews of this year's BAFTAs.

20070216

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070223

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070302

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070309

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070316

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070323

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070330

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070406

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070413

Presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070420

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070427

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070504

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070511

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070518

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070525

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070601

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070608

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070615

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070622

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070629

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070706

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070713

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070720

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070727

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070803

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070810

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070817

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070824

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070831

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070907

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070914

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070921

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20070928

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071005

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071012

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071019

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071102

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071109

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071116

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071123

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071123

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071130

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071207

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071214

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071221

Peter Curran presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20071228

Matthew Wright looks back at the year's film, theatre and book releases, as well as the Tutankhamun exhibition. He will be joined by regular critics Angie Errigo and Charlie Spencer, and Entertainments correspondent Colin Paterson.

20080104

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080118

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080201

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080208

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080215

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080222

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080229

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080307

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080314

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme. Stuart Maconie reports live from this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, US.

20080321

Jack Docherty sits in to present a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080328

Jack Docherty sits in to present a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080404

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080411

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080418

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080425

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080502

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080509

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080516

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080523

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080530

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080606

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080613

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080620

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080627

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080704

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080711

Matthew Wright presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080718

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080725

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080801

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080808

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080815

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080822

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080829

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080905

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.

20080912

Claudia Winkleman presents a sharp contemporary arts and culture programme.