In Fighting on the Home Front, the distinguished journalist explores the momentous legacy of women in WWI.
6pm, Thursday 31 July
The director and writer talks about his novel, The Disappearance Boy, set in the tarnished world of 1950s variety theatres.
6pm, Friday 1 August
The director and designer talk to Kate Mosse about the new version of Euripides’ tragedy.
6pm, Tuesday 12 August
Classicist Edith Hall and psychiatrist Femi Oyebode take a contemporary view of whether Medea’s behaviour is determined by 'madness'.
6pm, Tuesday 19 August
Forensic psychiatrist Christopher Cordess and academic Julia Stroud look at the result of social environments on revenge killings and their psychological impact.
6pm, Thursday 21 August
The actress talks about the challenges and rewards of playing the title role in Medea.
3pm, Friday 22 August 2014
Historian Bettany Hughes and theatre scholar Oliver Taplin discuss the place of women in religion and their depiction as dangerous and tragic figures.
6pm, Monday 1 September
Author, Mark Haddon and Olivier-Award winning playwright Simon Stephens, talk about the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
5pm, Tuesday 9 September
The writer and director discusses his new play, Ballyturk, with Dan Rebellato.
6pm, Friday 19 September
As his definitive biography of Tennessee Williams is published, John Lahr talks to Nicholas Hytner.
6pm, Monday 22 September
Kika Markham reflects on her marriage to Corin Redgrave, and their shared love of acting, family and left-wing activist politics
6pm, Wednesday 24 September
The playwright and director discuss the trilogy of plays about the kings of Scotland.
6pm, Friday 26 September
Stella Duffy, Murray Melvin and Peter Rankin celebrate the theatre maverick’s life and work.
6pm, Tuesday 30 September
Alan Bennett presents his anthology of verse, Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin, accompanied by his own enlivening commentary
6pm, Thursday 2 October
In their new book, Bill Bryden & Nobby Clark offer a funny and illuminating portrait of great lives in the theatre
6pm, Thursday 9 October
The director talks about his new book, What Do I Know?
6pm, Tuesday 21 October
Daniel Evans and Sian Thomas read a selection of writing by the late poet and his wife to mark his centenary
6pm, Friday 24 October
Jeannette Nelson, the National’s Head of Voice, is joined by actors and directors to examine how women’s voices are represented and received in theatre.
6pm, Thursday 20 November
The director and actress discuss this new production.
6pm, Friday 21 November
The internationally celebrated actress returns to the National to talk about her life and career.
6pm, Thursday 4 December
Ian Hislop is joined by Craig Brown, Harry Enfield, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens and John Sessions for a satirical round-up of the year.
5.45pm, Friday 12 December
Emma Freud hosts the annual battle for theatrical knowledge between two competing NT teams.
5.30pm, Friday 19 December
The Director of DV8 talks to Nicholas Hytner about the company’s working methods, as his latest production, JOHN, visits the National
6pm, Thursday 8 January
The director and playwright discuss their new version of the adventure story.
5.30pm, Friday 16 January 2014
The former Poet Laureate looks at the work of RL Stevenson, whose Treasure Island inspired his own sequels, Silver and The New World.
5.30pm, Friday 23 January 2014