• Published on 10 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    There were an average of 171 hate crimes every day in England and Wales last year. The incidents range from threats and attacks on people, to attacks on places of worship, spiking first after Brexit and again after the terror attacks. What’s more, the numbers could well be an underestimate. So where does this leave…

  • Published on 9 Aug 2017 Sections

    Dolly Parton said he had one of the greatest voices of all time. It’s just one of thousands of tributes paid to the Country singer Glen Campbell who has died at the age of 81. Famed as a self-taught prodigy he released over 70 albums and sold 45 million records.

  • Published on 8 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    The award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney is playing a rare performance in London to mark seventy years of Indian independence next week. As Muslims moved north into newly created Pakistan and Hindus moved south to India, sectarian conflict arose that resulted in the deaths of up to a million people. Nitin Sawhney’s India and…

  • Published on 5 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    When “Not I” opens at the Edinburgh festival next week – it will be performed for the first time by an actor with Tourette’s syndrome.

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017 Sections

    It’s in the running to be the UK’s next city of culture. But this week Swansea has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of a film whose portrayal of the city was as bleak as it was darkly comic. Twin Town, which helped launch the career of the actor Rhys Ifans, has become loved by the…

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections UK

    We hear from residents in Ordsall about what’s worked and what hasn’t in social housing.

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Change has come fast for Salford’s Ordsall estate and for many regeneration has brought hope. But for others gentrification has been unsettling – disrupting communities and demolishing old haunts. Matt Frei hears from some of those here in Ordsall who long for times gone by.

  • Published on 2 Aug 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    We’re at Ordsall estate, Salford, as we continue our ‘Housing Britain’ series. Tonight, we look at regeneration and gentrification as property prices here soar. We ask where gentrification leaves the communities it transforms – Is it a panacea for modern Britain?

  • Published on 24 Jul 2017 Sections

    “The UK has a brilliant grime scene and I want to do everything I can to support it”: bold words there from the Culture Minister Matt Hancock, who’s backing the campaign to scrap a controversial police form for music venues. Mr Hancock has told this programme he believes the Met’s 696 form disproportionately impacts people from black…

  • Published on 23 Jul 2017 Sections World

    Filmaker Yance Ford’s brother was fatally shot in 1992 and his latest film “Strong Island” is a powerful, personal and poignant exploration of the terrible consequences it had on him and his family.

  • Published on 16 Jul 2017 Sections

    They’re a pop band from Beirut with an eclectic sound, an openly gay lead singer and politically charged lyrics. Mashrou’ Leila are tearing up the conventions of Arabic pop culture and singing about issues few other musicians in the Middle East are willing to tackle including social justice, personal freedoms and women’s rights. We caught…

  • Published on 14 Jul 2017 Sections Sport, UK

    Tens of thousands of fans are expected to flock to the London Stadium this weekend for the World Para Athletic Championships.

  • Published on 6 Jul 2017 Sections

    He first came to Britain after an invitation by Andrew Lloyd Webber and went on to win two Oscars for his score for the film Slumdog Millionaire. His music has graced our Olympic opening ceremony and he was even part of a super-group with Mick Jagger.

  • Published on 1 Jul 2017 Sections

    The celebrated British dance music act Orbital have reformed after 5 years and headline the Bluedot Science technology and music festival in Cheshire next weekend. Formed by brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll at the start of the acid house explosion in the late 80’s – Orbital are famed for spectacular live performances in front of…

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections UK

    He spent 12 years playing James Bond but also 20 years being a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, visiting their projects across the world and raising tens of millions of pounds.