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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.

Class Act Oct. 23, 2018

Lenny Henry on how to get more young working-class and BAME actors into the industry. Of course, acting is one of the most difficult careers to crack no matter what your background. But the hurdles are certainly higher for aspiring actors from low income backgrounds. Lenny looks at some of the positive moves being made to make ensure young working class and BAME actors can still get a foot in the door. Open Door is a charitable organisation that has taken on 30 young aspiring actors from low economic backgrounds who want to apply for the country’s top drama schools. ...


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The Supercalculators Oct. 19, 2018
Alex Bellos meets the supercalculators taking part in the Mental Calculation World Cup.
Gavin Haynes explores the rebirth of classical liberalism online.
Backstage access to director Kwame Kwei-Armah's debut at the Young Vic, Twelfth Night.
Comedian Jack Rooke profiles his idol, Sri Lankan-British rapper M.I.A.
Art on the US-Mexico Border
The Cod Wars Revisited Oct. 2, 2018
Julia Langdon tells the story of the 'cod wars' between Britain and Iceland.
How instant noodles went global with the help of students, travellers and prisoners.
The Ballad of the Blade Sept. 25, 2018
The story of knife crime, told in verse by the weapon itself.
Gemma Cairney takes Nadine Shah to Beirut for a musical collaboration.
Intrigue: The Ratline Sept. 19, 2018
Introducing the new podcast from Radio 4 - A story of love, denial and a curious death.
The Art of Now: Outsiders Sept. 18, 2018
Can anyone declare themselves an artist? David Tovey considers the so-called rules.
The Lightning Field Sept. 14, 2018
Courting natural disaster at a giant electrifying sculpture.
Actress and broadcaster Jameela Jamil asks how we should navigate consent.
Actress and broadcaster Jameela Jamil asks how we should navigate consent.
Leigh Alexander explores the growing popularity of analogue culture in a digital world.
Being Gerry Adams Sept. 4, 2018
Stephen Nolan tells the story of the broadcasting ban and the actors who became its stars
Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. His death still haunts America.
Ruth Alexander looks at the rise in violent crime in Sweden.
Britain is opening a series of new jails, but why is the go-to design 250 years old?