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The Arts Desk Radio Show

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Welcome to theartsdesk's first radio show with Peter Culshaw and Joe Muggs, recorded with the extremely able help of Brendon Harding at Red Bull Studio London.

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The best TV to watch this week

Channel-rich but time-poor? We sift the schedules for you.

Friday 23 June

Versailles, BBC Two – final...

Gloria, Hampstead Theatre review – pretty glorious

As with life, so it is in art: in the same way that one can't predict the curve balls that get thrown our way, the American playwright Branden...

The Book of Henry review - staggeringly awful

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen a movie as staggeringly awful as The Book of Henry. If it was just a touch more shrill it could...

Terror, Lyric Hammersmith review – more gimmick than drama

Can the theatre be a courtroom? A good public place to debate morality and to arrive at profound decisions? You could answer this with a history...

Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigrat...

Immigration…immigration… immigration… that’s what we need! Not the words of record-breaking, tap-dancing trumpeter Roy Castle, rather it’s the...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

Otello, Royal Opera review — Kaufmann makes a pretty Moor

Recorded on disc, this cast would be extraordinary for much of the time — to look at, not so much....

Hampstead review - Diane Keaton deserves better and so does...

Do the makers of the essentially unnecessary Hampstead have a secret vendetta against north London and its citizenry? The thought...

new music

CD: Beth Ditto - Fake Sugar

Can Beth Ditto still cut it now she's no longer the Gossip girl?

CD: Django Bates - Saluting Sgt. Pepper

Jazz version of Beatles' anniversary hit offers glimpses of the sublime