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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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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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41814 Oct 2019
30 min

‘Into the Night’: 

We twirl around the Barbican’s latest big exhibition, which explores the art that was created around cabaret culture from the late 1800s. But did it dazzle our critics? Robert Bound is joined by Eddy Frankel and Francesca Gavin.

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4177 Oct 2019
30 min

Brett Anderson: 

The Suede frontman has just released his second memoir, ‘Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn’. He tells Robert Bound about his unconventional approach to a rock autobiography, how the 1990s music press shaped his career and what it was like for an indie band to exist during the Britpop wars.

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41630 Sep 2019
30 min

Grayson Perry: ‘Super Rich Interior Decoration’: 

Robert Bound is joined by Louisa Buck and Ossian Ward to decipher the wit and politics in Grayson Perry’s new show at Victoria Miro.

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41523 Sep 2019
30 min

‘Hustlers’: 

Robert Bound is joined by critics Anna Smith and Jason Solomons to talk friendship, fraudsters and the female gaze in ‘Hustlers’, the new stripper-heist movie, starring Jennifer Lopez, that is based on a true story.

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19 Sep 2019
16 min

The Sessions at Midori House: One True Pairing: 

Former Wild Beasts bassist Tom Fleming has launched a solo career under the name One True Pairing, taken from a fan-fiction title. He plays some tracks in the studio and tells us about his debut album, which he describes as his “angry, northern Springsteen record”.

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41416 Sep 2019
30 min

Autumn preview: 

Notebooks at the ready: we give you the TV shows, albums and exhibitions that should be on your radar this autumn. Georgie Rogers, Peter White and Francesca Gavin offer their expert tips.

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4139 Sep 2019
30 min

‘Succession’: 

Robert Bound is joined by Tim Robey and Scott Bryan to discuss ‘Succession’, the HBO dark comedy about media tycoons the Roy family.

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5 Sep 2019
14 min

The Sessions at Midori House: Amadou & Mariam and the Blind Boys of Alabama: 

US gospel choir the Blind Boys of Alabama have joined forces with Malian duo Amadou & Mariam in a project called ‘From Bamako to Birmingham’. They each play a track of their own plus their collaboration in the studio.

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4122 Sep 2019
30 min

‘The Souvenir’: 

‘The Souvenir’ is the fourth film by British director Joanna Hogg. It stars Honor Swinton-Byrne in her first acting role and is based on the film-maker’s time as a student. Robert Bound sits down with film critics Simran Hans and Anna Smith to discuss.

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41126 Aug 2019
30 min

‘The Offing’ by Benjamin Myers: 

Robert Bound, John Mitchinson and Susannah Butter crack the spine of ‘The Offing’, the new novel by Benjamin Myers, whose last book ‘The Gallows Pole’ was a big hit.

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