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Uncle Vanya:

Theatre critics Matt Wolf and Lyn Gardner join Robert Bound to give their verdict on the new production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

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43327 Jan 2020
30 min

Uncle Vanya: 

Theatre critics Matt Wolf and Lyn Gardner join Robert Bound to give their verdict on the new production of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

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43220 Jan 2020
30 min

New year, new music: 

Robert Bound is joined by the chief rock & pop critic for ‘The Times’, Will Hodgkinson, and the writer and broadcaster Kate Hutchinson to round up the best albums of 2020 so far – from forgotten 1970s folk music to the brightest new pop

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43113 Jan 2020
30 min

‘1917’: 

As it’s nominated for 10 Academy Awards, we head into the trenches to join George MacKay on a mission in ‘1917’. Robert Bound, Simran Hans and Jason Solomons review the film and we hear from its director, Sam Mendes.

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4306 Jan 2020
30 min

2020 lookahead: 

Scott Bryan, Francesca Gavin and Karen Krizanovich join Robert Bound to give their two cents on the TV, films and art exhibitions to see this season.

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42930 Dec 2019
30 min

The best of 2019: 

Robert Bound is joined by Tim Robey, Kate Hutchinson and John Mitchinson to round up the best films, albums and books of 2019.

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42823 Dec 2019
30 min

Cats: 

Simran Hans and Caspar Salmon join Robert Bound to discuss one of the cinema events of 2019: the release of ‘Cats’.

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42716 Dec 2019
30 min

The Kingmaker: 

Lauren Greenfield interviews Imelda Marcos in this fascinating new documentary, which takes a look at the life of the former first lady of the Philippines and the controversies surrounding her husband’s dictatorship. Ben Rylan, Karen Krizanovich and Jason Solomons review.

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4269 Dec 2019
30 min

Christmas crooners: 

Will Hodgkinson and Georgie Rogers join Robert Bound to cock an ear to the year’s Christmas albums, which span country to heavy metal and include efforts by Kacey Musgraves, Bryan Adams, Chicago and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.

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4252 Dec 2019
30 min

The Street: 

We take a walk down Hoxton Street, the focus of Zed Nelson’s new documentary, 'The Street', which tells the story of a gentrifying London community over the course of four years.

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42425 Nov 2019
30 min

The Crown: 

Sarah Carson and Scott Bryan binge on the latest series of ‘The Crown’, which sees Olivia Colman take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy. How does the hit Netflix show fare with a new cast in a new era? And how easy it is to watch alongside the ongoing Prince Andrew scandal?

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42318 Nov 2019
30 min

Will Apple be the new Netflix?: 

As Apple and Disney launch their own streaming services, Terri White and Toby Earle join Robert Bound to ask whether this rapidly expanding market is increasing not just the quantity of TV shows but their quality.

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42211 Nov 2019
30 min

The Irishman: 

Martin Scorsese’s new film tells the story of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran, a 1950s truck driver turned hitman who became union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s right-hand man. But does it keep you gripped for its three-and-a-half hours? Robert Bound asks Tim Robey and Simran Hans.

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4214 Nov 2019
30 min

Edward Parnell: 

‘Ghostland’, the new book by Edward Parnell, is a mix of memoir, travelogue, nature journal and literary journey set in spooky, rural locations around the UK. Parnell chats to Robert Bound about how these places and narratives became therapy for him after a family tragedy.

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42028 Oct 2019
30 min

‘By the Grace of God’: 

We discuss the new docudrama by French director François Ozon, which deals with a complex and ongoing case of child abuse in the French Catholic church. Ben Rylan’s guests are film critics Karen Krizanovich and Tim Robey.

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41921 Oct 2019
30 min

Eve Babitz : 

Robert Bound, Kate Hutchinson and Lucy Scholes discuss the writing of the LA legend, whose vivid stories and laser-focused observations capture the very essence of Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s. But as she releases a new anthology, how does her work sit in the #MeToo era and will there ever be another like her?

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