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Classicist Mary Beard is joined by artists, musicians, performers, and cultural commentators in lively topical debates around visual arts, music, literature, and the performing arts.

Latest episodes

aired 67 days ago
Mary Beard and her guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the future of performance, and ask what culture might mean to us all as the world eases out of lockdown.
aired 92 days ago
With many cultural institutions around the world closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard presents a show looking at the links between risk, culture and creativity.
aired 111 days ago
Mary Beard discusses the power of poetry in a time of pandemic, with `Game of Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke, poet Lemn Sissay and historian David Olusoga.
aired 125 days ago
Mary and her guests consider the effects of Covid-19 on creativity and the world of literature.
aired 132 days ago
Classicist Mary Beard is joined by artists, musicians, performers and cultural commentators in lively topical debates around visual arts, music, literature and the performing arts.
aired 181 days ago
Mary talks to designer Hussein Chalayan about when fashion can truly be described as an art.
aired 235 days ago
Mary Beard and her panel discuss whether today's satirists are up to the job of lampooning contemporary politics and society. Are politicians fair game for satirists?
aired 532 days ago
Mary Beard and her panel of guests, including Peter Hitchens, Shappi Khorsandi and Giles Fraser discuss censorship in culture.
aired 560 days ago
Mary Beard is joined by guests Jeanette Winterson and Val McDermid to discuss the posthumous reputations of writers and artists.
aired 615 days ago
Special edition of Front Row, Mary Beard is in conversation with Oscar-winning actress and writer Emma Thompson.
aired 658 days ago
Mary Beard is joined by historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, novelist Kate Mosse and historian Laura Ashe to discuss film, theatre, literature and photography.
aired 714 days ago
Classicist Mary Beard is joined by artists, musicians, performers and cultural commentators in lively topical debates around visual arts, music, literature and the performing arts.
aired 776 days ago
Mary Beard and guests discuss the new gender-blind and colour-blind season at the Globe Theatre, which raises some fundamental questions about theatre in the 21st century.
aired 805 days ago
Mary Beard is joined by actor and author Rose McGowan, novelist Kamila Shamsie and writer Laurie Penny at the Hay Festival.
aired 832 days ago
Mary Beard and guests Afua Hirsch, Kenan Malik and Iain Dale discuss the issue of taking offence. They debate freedom of speech in art and look at controversial murals, plays and cinema.

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