Rudolf Nureyev – Dance to Freedom

For the Kirov ballet, Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev was one of a kind: phenomenally talented, energetic, independent-minded and stubborn to say the least. For the KGB, he was a serious political...

Greater Love

It is 1665. Excitement at the announcement of a betrothal for the merry villagers of Eyam, Derbyshire is short-lived following reports of a travelling tailor falling ill – not from just any...

Wireless Nights

The art of listening to the radio after dark to unwind holds its ground despite competing with a multitude of  alternative pastimes. Guided by Jarvis Cocker, Wireless Nights provides unusual yet...

Composer of the Week

Each week, BBC Radio Three explores the life and works of some of the greatest composers of all time; this week Donald Macleod discusses American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. With no presumptions of...

BBC One: The Home Of Christmas

It’s 3.00pm on Christmas Day. Fearne and Reggie have just forcibly reminded you of the latest X Factor one-hit-wonder on the Top of the Pops special, and there is an empty promise that Christmas...

Dilemma

With a successful fourth series under its belt, Danielle Ward’s comedy panel game Dilemma presents hypothetical situations in the self-proclaimed “show which acts as an intrepid donkey walking...

The Further Realm

Phantasms of the Living: A 730-page tome containing, in the words of novelist Andrew Martin, the, “most convincing body of supernatural accounts I have ever read”. Co-authored by Edmund Gurney,...

Staging Arthur Miller

In the first of a series of essays on the life and plays of Arthur Miller, Sir Richard Eyre director of The Crucible on Broadway sings the praises of the crowning jewel in his theatre career. For...