Antonia Quirke is an author and journalist. She is a presenter on The Film Programme and Pick of the Week (Radio 4) and Film 2015 and The One Show (BBC 1). She writes a column on radio for the New Statesman.
It's the quickest shortcut to gravitas. T S Eliot has been stolen by actors, like burglars with the crown jewels.
The programme slowed palpably to accept the age-old information that people who create beauty aren’t always good and frequently don’t even come close.
As we advance through the series, its cities and centuries sounding like some powerful exclamation, what is happening more subtly is a sense of the country cohering as a nation.
The interviewer, Matthew Bannister – generally known for keeping conversations moving dizzyingly ever forwards – was unusually quiet.
It seems that Sher is never not speaking on the radio or being spoken about.
BBC Radio 4's The Language of Pain explores how we talk about pain - and why it helps.
Perhaps what Dhillon was picking up on as patronising was that if you’re addressing a slightly younger audience you have a responsibility not just to keep distracting them with quotable outrages; their minds are less experienced.
Birds are able to discriminate between waveforms in a way we cannot - and their cries are mutating.
Do "whatever it takes" to get your film made.
It came as no surprise to hear him confess, with a hint of suppressed but immense weariness, the extent to which Hollywood has used history as nothing but an enourmous prop room.
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