Stories of anti-racist reggae and escapism at Wigan Pier survive BBC4’s stale series to show glimpses of music’s transformative power.
The BBC’s exploration of the refugee crisis in Europe exposes the impact of racist immigration controls on desperate people, writes Margaret Woods
The Tate’s Art and Alcohol exhibition shows how working class drinking has been stigmatised—to avoid any deeper questions
Antony Hamilton’s new book A Rebel’s Guide to Malcolm X holds vital lessons for all revolutionaries, Nadia Sayed and Naima Omar told Alistair Farrow
US radical director Michael Moore’s film Where to Invade Next? makes some serious points, but badly idealises European society, writes Simon Shaw
Director Louise Osmond‘s look at the life of radical film maker Ken Loach comes straight from the set of his latest feature I, Daniel Blake, about life on benefits.
Marx, Genius of the modern world BBC Four, Thursday 16 June, 9pm
Actor Janet Etuk and director Alexander Zeldin spoke to Alistair Farrow about Beyond Caring, a new play about life on zero hour contracts.
Disabled actors bring to life a timely new production of Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol’s play The Government Inspector
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see children’s books from 1920s and 1930s Russia.
A film about a college baseball team would normally be painful watching, but Everybody Wants Some!! is a funny ode to growing up, writes Andriana Sotiris
Pioneering American photographer Paul Strand gets the recognition that he richly deserves in this new exhibition.
Fans of 90s psychedelic rock band The Stone Roses have waited over twenty years for new material.
Netflix’s new drama Rebellion, set during the 1916 Easter Rising, has been greeted with much hype. Some of it is justified.
Captain America: Civil War asks, ‘Which side are you on?’ While neither side is appealing that doesn’t stop it being entertaining
The Science Musuem’s exhibition about photographer Fox Talbot’s life is an exciting insight into how art and science developed
William Shakespeare was more than the royal court’s bard. On the 400th anniversary of his death,?Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at his real legacy
The story of the veterans of failed wars has been a Hollywood staple since Vietnam in the 1970s.
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.
Ian Hislop uses his new programme about people’s attitudes towards benefits to placate his ‘One Nation Tory’ conscience, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans