Work In Progress

Film director Peter Greenaway is lighting the towers of Bologna in Italy in a display of light and sound and illuminating the facades of its Piazza Maggiore with texts which retell the story of the city.

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19991021

A daily series in which artists talk about their work. Actor Michael Pennington talks about the life of an actor.

19991022

A daily series in which artists talk about their work. Actor Michael Pennington talks about the life of an actor in a long run.

19991023
20000405

Writer Brian Aldiss continues work on his novel about Oedipus's mother, Jocasta.

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In five programmes this week, Thomas Lynch talks about his current poetry and prose, including a short story about four children who find different ways to dispose of their father's ashes.

20000603

Thomas Lynch concludes this week's series of talks by reflecting on an essay he is writing for the Undertakers' Journal.

20011015

Novelist Esther Freud talks about her new book, which draws on correspondence between her grandparents.

20011016

Novelist Esther Freud talks about her new book, which draws on correspondence between her grandparents / Esther Freud talks about researching her new novel set in a Suffolk village today and in the 1950s.

20011017

Esther Freud talks about researching her new novel set in a Suffolk village today and in the 1950s.

20011018

Novelist Esther Freud reflects on the pain of finishing a book.

20011022

Biographer Mark Bostridge considers the problems he faces in writing about the life of Florence Nightingale

20011023

Biographer Mark Bostridge considers the problems he faces in writing about the life of Florence Nightingale / Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores the life of her overlooked sister Parthenope.

20011024

Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores the life of her overlooked sister Parthenope / Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores her relationship with the poet Arthur Hugh Clough, whose work for her may have led to an early death.

20011025

Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores her relationship with the poet Arthur Hugh Clough, whose work for her may have led to an early death / Mark Bostridge, who is working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores the myths surrounding her contribution to nursing.

20011026

Mark Bostridge, who is working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores the myths surrounding her contribution to nursing / Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores her legacy.

20011027

Mark Bostridge, working on a biography of Florence Nightingale, explores her legacy.

20011205

Photographer Tim Macmillan talks about freezing time in the images he creates and about the techniques involved, which he calls time-slice photography / Photographer Tim Macmillan talks about working at the cutting edge of image-making and about the technique of freezing time that he calls time-slice photography.

20011206

Photographer Tim Macmillan talks about working at the cutting edge of image-making and about the technique of freezing time that he calls time-slice photography / Prompted by a current project, photographer and film-maker Tim Macmillan reflects on life and death in the animal world.

20011207

Prompted by a current project, photographer and film-maker Tim Macmillan reflects on life and death in the animal world / Photographer and film-maker Tim Macmillan reflects on the technique he calls time-slice photography, which uses cutting-edge technology to develop paradoxical images.

20011208

Photographer and film-maker Tim Macmillan reflects on the technique he calls time-slice photography, which uses cutting-edge technology to develop paradoxical images.

20011210

Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark discusses how he tries to manage different tasks as deadlines approach at the National Theatre and Royal Court Upstairs.

20011211

Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark discusses how he tries to manage different tasks as deadlines approach at the National Theatre and Royal Court Upstairs / Director of the Out of Joint theatre company Max Stafford-Clark discusses how he juggles productions.

20011212

Director of the Out of Joint theatre company Max Stafford-Clark discusses how he juggles productions / Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about how he maintains a pristine diary in order to manage an unpredictable workload.

20011213

Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about how he maintains a pristine diary in order to manage an unpredictable workload / Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about developing new ideas for the Out of Joint company.

20011214

Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about developing new ideas for the Out of Joint company / Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about his dramatic disapproval of a review of an opening night.

20011215

Theatre director Max Stafford-Clark talks about his dramatic disapproval of a review of an opening night.

20011217

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design of her large architectural pieces, her fascination with the form of double shapes, and the practical problems of working with clay.

20011218

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design of her large architectural pieces, her fascination with the form of double shapes, and the practical problems of working with clay.

20011219

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design of her large architectural pieces, her fascination with the form of double shapes, and the practical problems of working with clay.

20011220

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design of her large architectural pieces, her fascination with the form of double shapes, and the practical problems of working with clay.

20011222
20011231

Hilary Mantel talks about working on a biographical memoir of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska, who died aged 34 in the depths of the Polish winter of 1935.

20020101

Hilary Mantel talks about working on a biographical memoir of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska, who died aged 34 in the depths of the Polish winter of 1935.

20020102

Hilary Mantel talks about working on a biographical memoir of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska, who died aged 34 in the depths of the Polish winter of 1935.

20020103

Hilary Mantel talks about working on a biographical memoir of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska, who died aged 34 in the depths of the Polish winter of 1935.

20020104

Hilary Mantel talks about working on a biographical memoir of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska, who died aged 34 in the depths of the Polish winter of 1935.

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Writer Francis Spufford talks about how he decided upon the structure of his new book on childhood reading / Writer Francis Spufford talks about his fatal attraction for elaborate prose and his fatal weakness for the semi-colon.

20020125

Writer Francis Spufford talks about his fatal attraction for elaborate prose and his fatal weakness for the semi-colon / With writer Francis Spufford.

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With writer Francis Spufford.

20020204

Writer of the Inspector Rebus novels Ian Rankin talks about his latest project.

20020205

Writer of the Inspector Rebus novels Ian Rankin talks about his latest project.

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Writer of the Inspector Rebus novels Ian Rankin talks about his latest project.

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Writer of the Inspector Rebus novels Ian Rankin talks about his latest project.

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Writer of the Inspector Rebus novels Ian Rankin talks about his latest project.

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Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and the writer's profound influence on the design of American houses and gardens.

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Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and the writer's profound influence on the design of American houses and gardens / Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and traces the writer's journey around Italy.

20020213

Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and traces the writer's journey around Italy / Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits a Wharton archive in North Yorkshire.

20020214

Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits a Wharton archive in North Yorkshire / Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits the writer's homes in France.

20020215

Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits the writer's homes in France / Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits the writer's grave in Versailles.

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Author Hermione Lee discusses her work on a new biography of American novelist Edith Wharton and visits the writer's grave in Versailles.

20020225

Broadcaster and writer Karl Sabbagh talks about trying to write a popular book about the Riemann Hypothesis - a problem currently being investigated by mathematicians worldwide.

20020226

Broadcaster and writer Karl Sabbagh talks about trying to write a popular book about the Riemann Hypothesis - a problem currently being investigated by mathematicians worldwide.

20020227

Broadcaster and writer Karl Sabbagh talks about trying to write a popular book about the Riemann Hypothesis - a problem currently being investigated by mathematicians worldwide.

20020228

Broadcaster and writer Karl Sabbagh talks about trying to write a popular book about the Riemann Hypothesis - a problem currently being investigated by mathematicians worldwide.

20020301

Broadcaster and writer Karl Sabbagh talks about trying to write a popular book about the Riemann Hypothesis - a problem currently being investigated by mathematicians worldwide.

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Director Mike Hodges discusses work on his new film, talking about his fascination with cinema, God and art and his cynicism about the film industry.

20020307

Director Mike Hodges discusses work on his new film, talking about his fascination with cinema, God and art and his cynicism about the film industry.

20020308

Director Mike Hodges discusses work on his new film, talking about his fascination with cinema, God and art and his cynicism about the film industry.

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Textile artist Caroline Broadhead discusses her work on an experimental video collaboration on the subject of camouflage and the clothing of war.

20020312

Textile artist Caroline Broadhead discusses her work on an experimental video collaboration on the subject of camouflage and the clothing of war.

20020313

Textile artist Caroline Broadhead discusses her work on an experimental video collaboration on the subject of camouflage and the clothing of war.

20020314

Textile artist Caroline Broadhead discusses her work on an experimental video collaboration on the subject of camouflage and the clothing of war.

20020315

Textile artist Caroline Broadhead discusses her work on an experimental video collaboration on the subject of camouflage and the clothing of war.

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Harry Gugger, architect with Herzog and De Meuron in Basle, talks about working on the new Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.

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Harry Gugger, architect with Herzog and De Meuron in Basle, talks about working on the new Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.

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Harry Gugger, architect with Herzog and De Meuron in Basle, talks about working on the new Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.

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Harry Gugger, architect with Herzog and De Meuron in Basle, talks about working on the new Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.

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Harry Gugger, architect with Herzog and De Meuron in Basle, talks about working on the new Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in Deptford.

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Frances Barber20000512

Actress Frances Barber talks about playing the daughter of a boxing promoter (Michael Caine) in `Shiner', a film she is shooting in London's East End.

Just one scene remains - the big showdown with her father played by Michael Caine.

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Bacchai20020325

Sir Peter Hall talks about directing a new production of Euripides' `Bacchai' at London's National Theatre.

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Sir Peter Hall talks about directing a new production of Euripides' `Bacchai' at London's National Theatre.

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Sir Peter Hall talks about directing a new production of Euripides' `Bacchai' at London's National Theatre.

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Sir Peter Hall talks about directing a new production of Euripides' `Bacchai' at London's National Theatre.

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Sir Peter Hall talks about directing a new production of Euripides' `Bacchai' at London's National Theatre.

Bacchai20020330
Between The Ears20020107

Artist Tacita Dean and director/producer Roger Ellsgood collaborate on a project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears'.

Between The Ears20020108

Artist Tacita Dean and director/producer Roger Ellsgood collaborate on a project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears' / Artist Tacita Dean makes a sound work for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears' with radio producer Roger Ellsgood.

Between The Ears20020109

Artist Tacita Dean makes a sound work for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears' with radio producer Roger Ellsgood / Artist Tacita Dean and producer Roger Ellsgood make a sound work for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears'.

Between The Ears20020110

Artist Tacita Dean and producer Roger Ellsgood make a sound work for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears' / Artist Tacita Dean continues her project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears', in which she is collaborating with director/producer Roger Ellsgood.

Between The Ears20020111

Artist Tacita Dean continues her project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears', in which she is collaborating with director/producer Roger Ellsgood / Artist Tacita Dean switches from visual art to sound in her project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears'.

Between The Ears20020112

Artist Tacita Dean switches from visual art to sound in her project for the Radio 3 series `Between the Ears'.

Esther Freud20011019

Novelist Esther Freud reflects on the pain of finishing a book.

Get Carter20020304

Film-maker Mike Hodges, whose career includes `Get Carter', `Flash Gordon' and `Croupier', waits for news on a new Clive Owen movie.

Get Carter20020305

Film-maker Mike Hodges, whose career includes `Get Carter', `Flash Gordon' and `Croupier', waits for news on a new Clive Owen movie / Director Mike Hodges discusses work on his new film, talking about his fascination with cinema, God and art and his cynicism about the film industry.

Greg Poole20011009

Artist Greg Poole talks about turning a childhood obsession with birdwatching into a career as a wildlife artist.

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recalls juggling the urge to become a wildlife artist with his study of biology.

Manse And Mortuary20000602

In five programmes this week, Thomas Lynch talks about his current poetry and prose, including a poem about the relationship between undertakers and clergy - `Manse and Mortuary'.

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In five programmes this week, Thomas Lynch talks about his current poetry and prose, including `Margaret', an unfinished poem that started life in a post office in West Clare, Ireland, over 30 years ago.

Oedipus Rex20000404

Writer Brian Aldiss finds himself writing from the viewpoint of Queen Jocasta, the mother of Oedipus in Sophocles' classical tragedy `Oedipus rex'.

Paul Binding20011001

, who is writing a book about maps and atlases, reflects on the source of his interest in maps.

Richard Iii20020218

Michael Grandage, associate director of the Crucible Theatre, talks about his latest production, `Richard III', in which the title role is played by Kenneth Branagh

Richard Iii20020219

Michael Grandage, associate director of the Crucible Theatre, talks about his latest production, `Richard III', in which the title role is played by Kenneth Branagh

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Michael Grandage, associate director of the Crucible Theatre, talks about his latest production, `Richard III', in which the title role is played by Kenneth Branagh

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Michael Grandage, associate director of the Crucible Theatre, talks about his latest production, `Richard III', in which the title role is played by Kenneth Branagh

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Michael Grandage, associate director of the Crucible Theatre, talks about his latest production, `Richard III', in which the title role is played by Kenneth Branagh

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Poet Simon Armitage talks about his project involving teaching poetry and creative writing to a group of graduate students at an American university in Iowa City.

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Singing In The Rain19991027

In the second of this week's five programmes, Jude Kelly prepares to cast her new production, `Singing in the Rain'.

Still Here20020115

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel `Still Here'.

Still Here20020116

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel `Still Here'.

Still Here20020117

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel, `Still Here'.

Still Here20020118

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel, `Still Here' / Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel `Still Here'.

Still Here20020119

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant discusses working on her new novel `Still Here'.

The Child That Books Built20020121

Writer Francis Spufford talks about his project `The Child That Books Built', in which he revisits the books of his childhood to understand his obsession with the written word.

The Child That Books Built20020122

Writer Francis Spufford talks about his project `The Child That Books Built', in which he revisits the books of his childhood to understand his obsession with the written word / Writer Francis Spufford talks about his project `The Child That Books Built', in which he revisits beloved childhood books to explore how they help shape the adults we become.

The Child That Books Built20020123

Writer Francis Spufford talks about his project `The Child That Books Built', in which he revisits beloved childhood books to explore how they help shape the adults we become / Writer Francis Spufford talks about how he decided upon the structure of his new book on childhood reading.

The Memory Of Water20020128

This week, playwright Shelagh Stevenson - author of `The Memory of Water' - works on her latest project for the Royal National Theatre.

The Memory Of Water20020129
The Memory Of Water20020130
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The Merry-go-round20001003

Poet Hugo Williams talks about his new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's poem `The Merry-go-round'.

The Merry-go-round20001004
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The Merry-go-round20001007
The Pursuit Of Love20000926

Deborah Moggach talks about her television adaptation of Nancy Mitford's semi-autobiographical novel `The Pursuit of Love', set in pre-War London and Paris.

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Timon Of Athens19991020

A daily series in which artists talk about their work. Actor Michael Pennington, currently starring in the RSC `Timon of Athens' at Stratford, talks about the life of an actor in a long run.

Umbellularia Californica19991103

The second of this week's five programmes in which poet Sarah Maguire talks about her new poem `Umbellularia californica'.

Wayne Mcgregor20010503
When I Lived In Modern Times20020114

Author Linda Grant, who won the Orange Prize in 2000 for `When I Lived in Modern Times', is now at work on her latest novel, set in her native Liverpool.

When I Lived In Modern Times20020115

Author Linda Grant, who won the Orange Prize in 2000 for `When I Lived in Modern Times', is now at work on her latest novel, set in her native Liverpool.

Works In Progress20000601

In five programmes this week, Thomas Lynch talks about his current poetry and prose, including a poem called `Works in Progress', composed on a train journey from Paddington to Penzance.

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ALISON BRITTON20011221

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design of her large architectural pieces, her fascination with the form of double shapes, and the practical problems of working with clay.

ANDREW MOTIONIn Memory Louise Oliphant19991014

Andrew Motion talks about his new poem `In Memory Louise Oliphant'.

ANDREW MOTIONIn Memory Of Louise Oliphant19991015

Andrew Motion talks about his new poem `In Memory of Louise Oliphant'.

AP20000515

By Gary Brown.

Tom Morton is an actor of limited achievement and even more limited prospects.

So the chance to work with award-winning director Jim Marshall, with his improvisational rehearsal method, is irresistible.

The process may be tortuous, embarrassing and even incomprehensible, but is it worth it in the end?

BEN OKRIThe Blue Cloth20000818
CHRISTOPHER BRUCEGrinning In Your Face20010901
CHRISTOPHER BRUCE01Grinning In Your Face20010827

Christopher Bruce, artistic director of the Rambert Dance Company, talks about the rehearsals for `Grinning in Your Face' - his new work celebrating the 75th anniversary of the company's foundation.

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DANIEL LIBESKIND20010102

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind talks about his controversial spiral design for the extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

DANIEL LIBESKIND20010103
DAVID LEVEAUX20001226

Theatre and opera director David Leveaux - whose new production is currently playing on Broadway - talks about his latest projects.

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DECLAN DONELLANBoris Godunov20000907

Theatre director Declan Donellan talks about his cast of Russian actors for a recent production of Pushkin's `Boris Godunov' at the Theatre Olympiads in Moscow.

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Theatre director Declan Donellan talks about the First Night, audience reaction and the culmination of a project to stage a production of Pushkin's `Boris Godunov' at the Theatre Olympiads in Moscow.

EDWARD BOND19990914

In this week's five programmes, playwright Edward Bond shares his thoughts on the theatre as he begins writing a new drama. As well as thinking in terms of ideas and images, he questions the nature of drama itself and considers his responsibilities to his audience as a playwright.

EDWARD BOND19990917

Continuing the five programmes this week in which writer Edward Bond talks about the preparation he is doing for his new plays. Much of his work is performed internationally, and the process of translation from English prompts new questions about his use of language and its meaning. Today, he is at work on a new French translation.

ESTHER FREUD20011020

Esther Freud reflects on writing a novel that combines her love of the Suffolk coastline with a cache of letters written between her German Jewish grandparents.

FAY WELDONRhode Island Blues20000829

This week, novelist Fay Weldon talks about the technique of writing her newest novel, `Rhode Island Blues', and discusses what is involved in the whole process of novel writing and what it is like for the novelist when the work is completed.

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FIONA SHAWThe Triumph Of Love20001222
FIONA SHAWThe Triumph Of Love20001223
IAIN SINCLAIRLandor20000914
JOHN PAUL ZACCARINI0120010130

Aerialist John Paul Zaccarini, who performed as Skyboy in the Millennium Dome, talks about his new act - a seven-minute rope piece called `Thirst', which was inspired by Jungian archetypes.

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Jonathan Coe talks about writing `The Rotters' Club' - his new satirical novel charting the progress of four schoolfriends in the 1970s.

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JONATHAN KENTThe Tempest20001206
JUDE KELLY03Umbellularia Californica19991104

A daily series in which artists talk about their current work.

The third of this week's five programmes in which the poet Sarah Maguire talks about her new poem `Umbellularia californica'.

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The fourth of this week's five programmes in which the poet Sarah Maguire talks about her new poem `Umbellularia californica'.

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The last of this week's five programmes in which the poet Sarah Maguire talks about her new poem `Umbellularia californica'.

LLOYD NEWSONThe Happiest Days Of My Life19990909

Director Lloyd Newson continues his preparations for DV8 Physical Theatre's production `The Happiest Days of My Life'.

LLOYD NEWSON02The Happiest Days Of My Life19990907

In this week's five programmes, dancer and choreographer Lloyd Newson, who has led his dance company DV8 Physical Theatre since its formation in 1986, charts the progress of himself and his dancers in preparing `The Happiest Days of My Life' - his new full-evening dance piece - for its London opening on 15 September.

MARTIN PARR19990904

In this week's five programmes, Martin Parr talks about taking photographs of England for a new book. Today, he reviews the photographs he took during his day in Devon.

MARTIN PARR03North Devon19990901

In this week's five programmes, Martin Parr talks about taking photographs of England for a new book. Today, he visits north Devon.

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Award-winning producer Matt Thompson goes to a cafe where he has found inspiration in the past. But will he come up with a radio programme idea today?

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Radio producer Matt Thompson has had an idea and must now persuade editors that they should commission a programme seeking out the most beautiful sound in the world.

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Award-winning producer Matt Thompson and his presenter, Piers Plowright, discuss on the phone who would be good talkers on their radio programme and how many minutes potential contributors are worth.

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The Sony award-winning producer Matt Thompson is recording a man in a forest listening to the difference between the noises a lime tree and an oak tree make in the breeze. But will the listeners appreciate the subtlety?

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The structuring of the radio programme leads award-winning producer Matt Thompson further and further away from his original idea. He is now in real danger of getting lost in the woods.

MICHELLE GUISH20010917

Casting director Michelle Guish searches for actors to appear in a film about the Jews in 16th-century Venice. Among them she needs to find a child who will play one of the lead roles.

PAUL BINDING20011005

Paul Binding reflects on the challenge of writing a book about the cartographers who made the first atlases / Paul Binding looks forward to his next project, as he nears the end of his book on atlases and maps.

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Film-maker Peter Greenaway prepares to illuminate the towers of Bologna in Italy with a display of light, sound and text.

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PETER PORTER20010905

The poet Peter Porter talks about the work he has been inspired to produce while poet in residence for this year's Proms season.

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PETER RANDALL PAGE04Working On The Stone20001013

The sculptor Peter Randall-Page has been commissioned to make three sculptures for the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, Sussex. 4: `Working on the Stone'. The spheres of Kilkenny limestone take shape - now the hand-held tools can take over from the mechanical ones.

PHILIP HEDLEY20011130

Philip Hedley, artistic director of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in London, talks about his plans for the theatre as its re-opening approaches after three years of renovation.

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RONAN BENNETT0319990930

In the third of this week's five programmes, Ronan Bennett discusses the historical research on 17th-century court records in west Yorkshire which he has undertaken for his new novel.

SIOBHAN DAVIES0119991130

The first of five programmes this week from the studios of the Royal Ballet, where contemporary choreographer Siobhan Davies is making `A Stranger's Tale' for classical dancers, which will be premiered on the ballet's return to the newly rebuilt Royal Opera House.

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The second of five programmes this week from the studios of the Royal Ballet, where contemporary choreographer Siobhan Davies is making `A Stranger's Tale' for classical dancers, which will be premiered on the ballet's return to the newly rebuilt Royal Opera House.

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The third of five programmes this week from the studios of the Royal Ballet, where contemporary choreographer Siobhan Davies is making `A Stranger's Tale' for classical dancers, which will be premiered on the ballet's return to the newly rebuilt Royal Opera House.

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The fourth of five programmes this week from the studios of the Royal Ballet, where contemporary choreographer Siobhan Davies is making `A Stranger's Tale' for classical dancers, which will be premiered on the ballet's return to the newly rebuilt Royal Opera House.

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The last of five programmes this week from the studios of the Royal Ballet, where contemporary choreographer Siobhan Davies is making `A Stranger's Tale' for classical dancers, which will be premiered on the ballet's return to the newly rebuilt Royal Opera House.

STEPHEN CLEOBURY0219991221

In five programmes this week Stephen Cleobury, director of music at King's College, Cambridge, prepares this year's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, from `Once in Royal David's City' to this year's new carol commissioned from Richard Rodney Bennett.

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THEATRE DE COMPLICITE20000223

Director and actor Simon McBurney and his brother the composer Gerard Mcburney discuss their collaboration on a theatrical meditation on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, which they are creating for the Theatre de Complicite.

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Director and actor Simon McBurney and his brother the composer Gerard Mcburney discuss their collaboration on a theatrical meditation on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, which they are creating for the Theatre de Complicite. In today's programme, they arrive at the heart of their work - making a piece of theatre from a multitude of inspirations.

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Shostakovich's String Quartet No 15 has been the inspiration for a theatrical meditation on the life of the composer by Simon and Gerard Mcburney and Theatre de Complicite. Today, they discuss the practicalities of simultaneously staging music and biography.

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The New York opening of Theatre de Complicite's new work based on the life of Shostakovich draws closer. Can musical performance and staged biography work together?

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The first of five programmes this week in which the director and actor Simon McBurney and his brother the composer Gerard Mcburney discuss their collaboration on a theatrical meditation on the life of Dmitri Shostakovich, which they are creating for the Theatre de Complicite.

TIM MACMILLANAnimals20011203

Prompted by a current project, photographer and film-maker Tim Macmillan reflects on society's attitude to animals.

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Photographer Tim Macmillan talks about freezing time in the images he creates and about the techniques involved, which he calls time-slice photography.

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A new daily series in which artists talk about their current work. In this week's five programmes, poet Tom Paulin talks about a new long poem he is writing about the Second World War. As well as writing about great moments in history, Tom Paulin considers unremembered individuals and themes of nationalism and patriotism.

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Tom Paulin reads from his new poem about the Second World War.

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Film director Vadim Jean talks about his latest project, a film about Robert Burns

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YVONNE BREWSTER0120010410

Theatre director Yvonne Brewster talks about preparations for staging a new play by Kwame Dawes at the Bristol Old Vic.

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