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Dubs or subs: How should you watch foreign films?

   The Oscar success of Parasite has sparked a debate on the best way to watch a movie that isn't in your native language

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The hardest Pride and Prejudice quiz ever

   Are you a true super fan of the Jane Austen classic?

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Constable: The Rural Rebel

   Was he a chocolate box painter or a revolutionary? Art historian Rose Balston explores

BBC FOUR

   
   

Inside Cinema: Meet the Family

   From Home Alone to Tokyo Story, families in cinema, in all their maddening, dysfunctional glory

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Front Row Late

   Why is the detective novel such a big part of our literary and theatrical culture?

BBC TWO

   

Life Cinematic

   

"I love seeing someone’s masculinity shift "

   Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of Fifty Shades of Grey and A Million Little Pieces, picks her favourite film moments

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"To do it in one shot is just ambitious, bordering on insane"

   Edgar Wright, the director behind Hot Fuzz and Baby Driver, selects his perfect scenes

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"I think it’s certainly the greatest American film ever made"

   Sir Sam Mendes, director of 1917 and American Beauty, chooses his most influential cinema clips

BBC ARTS

   

The nude season

   

Mary Beard: 'The West is obsessed with nudity'

   The classicist and broadcaster examines art's obsession with the nude

BBC ARTS

   
   

The Story of the Nude

   Kate Bryan uses BBC archive to discover how TV has influenced our understanding of the nude

BBC FOUR

   
   

Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon

   Sam Roddick explores one of the most celebrated paintings in western art

BBC FOUR

   

Inside Cinema: Taking you to the heart of the movies

   

Dancing Teens

   Get into the groove with these iconic dance scenes from '80s teen movies

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Cosmetic Cinema

   Characters conceal and reveal with their use of make-up

BBC IPLAYER

   
   

Perfect Storms

   Bring a brolly, as we explore how films simply don't do light drizzle

BBC IPLAYER

   

George Orwell on BBC Sounds

   

Nineteen Eighty-Four

   Dramatisation of the classic dystopian novel with Christopher Eccleston

BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

   
   

Animal Farm

   Tamsin Greig narrates this dramatised tale of the corrupting effect of power

BBC RADIO 4

   
   

A Hanging

   Orwell's powerful account of watching an execution in Burma in the 1920s

BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

   

Fresh talent from BBC Introducing Arts

   

[BREATHE] [WAVE]

   A soundscape that absorbs human noise into the mythic world of the wild coast

BBC RADIO 3

   
   

Paper Skin

   The dates, conversations and experiences that one girl shares with ‘sugar daddies’

New Creatives

   
   

"They want everything to be down to your weight"

   Experiences of body shaming and stigma during medical appointments

BBC ARTS

   

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The Bronte Business

   From the archive, Joan Bakewell's 1977 visit to Haworth in Yorkshire, home of the Brontes.

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Novels That Shaped Our World: Women

   How women writers, women readers and women's lives have been central to the novel

BBC TWO

   
   

Greg Davies: Looking for Kes

   Greg Davies travels to Barnsley to meet those intimately tied to Barry Hines's classic novel A Kestrel for a Knave

BBC FOUR

   

New from Art UK

   

If the shoe fits

   Philomena Epps considers the gendered connotations of footwear throughout history

ART UK

   
   

The impact of the AIDS crisis

   From Robert Mapplethorpe to Keith Haring: remembering the artists affected by the 1980s epidemic

ART UK

   
   

Dora Carrington

   Read about the passions and paintings of the bisexual artist affiliated with the Bloomsbury group

ART UK

   

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   The ideas shaping our lives today - with artists and thinkers in debates and interviews
   
   

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imagine...

   The arts series edited and presented by Alan Yentob
   
   

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   The UK's biggest celebration of creative participation
   
   

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