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Front Row Late

Series 3

Episode 8: Turner Prize 2018

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Ahead of the award of the 2018 Turner Prize, Mary Beard and her panel of guests discuss the shortlisted artists and the level of commitment required to take in the exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Front Row Late

Series 3

Episode 9: When Mary Beard Met Clive James

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

In this special edition of Front Row Late, Mary Beard is in conversation with author, critic and broadcaster Clive James. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

Episode 6

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Mary Beard and her panel of guests explore the links between crime and culture. Why is the detective novel such a big part of our literary and theatrical culture? Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

When Mary Beard Met Armando Iannucci

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Mary Beard and Armando Iannucci discuss taking liberties with a literary classic, whether it is possible to satirise the current political situation, and the impact of swearing. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

Episode 5

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

As London Fashion Week opens, Mary Beard and her panel of guests discuss the art and ethics of the clothing industry. Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 3

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Mary Beard and her guests consider the effects of Covid-19 on creativity and the world of literature and discuss how writing and drama chronicled the HIV-AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Mary Beard and her panel - Shahidha Bari, Scarlett Curtis and Ella Whelan - discuss how writers and artists are responding to anxiety in contemporary culture. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

Money and Culture

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Mary Beard and her panel discuss the links between culture, money and power. Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard presents discusses the power of poetry in a time of pandemic, with Emilia Clarke, Lemn Sissay and David Olusoga. With special poetry performances from Dame Helen Mirren and Brian Bilston. Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 5

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Mary Beard and guests discuss the vital role music is playing in people's lives during the pandemic. Why do people turn to music in times of crisis? Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Mary Beard hosts interviews from her studio at home. Mary and guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on our culture. Featuring appearances from Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Participant:
Emma Thompson
Participant:
Greg Wise
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

In the final programme of this special series, Mary Beard examines the links between risk, culture and creativity. Featuring interviews with Lee Daniels, Don McCullin and Deborah Frances-White. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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? Show more

Front Row Late

Series 5

When Mary Beard Met Margaret Atwood

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Mary Beard talks to novelist Margaret Atwood about her career and her sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

With cultural institutions around the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard gets to grips with the latest technology as she hosts from her study at home. Show more

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Nature and the Pandemic

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

Mary Beard and her guests discuss the importance of nature in art and writing. Featuring an interview with Angel of the North sculptor Antony Gormley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

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Poetry Special

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

In this episode, 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. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Front Row Late

Series 6

Death and Culture

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Mary Beard and her panel of guests discuss why we consume so much sensationalised death in movies, crime fiction and television drama, while we are reluctant to speak about real pain and loss. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 5

Episode 5

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Mary Beard and guests discuss the cultural influence of food, and Mary and Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith take a tour of an exhibition of art and artefacts at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Show more