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Saturday Live

Stephen McGann

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Stephen McGann talks about his passion for genealogy and what he has discovered about his family. Beatboxer Grace Savage demonstrates her unusual talent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen McGann
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Walker
Interviewed Guest:
Grace Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Whiley
Interviewed Guest:
AN Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Brendan Gleeson
Reporter:
Anna Bailey
Producer:
Louise Corley

Front Row

Agnetha Fältskog; Hannibal reviewed; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news. John Wilson meets Agnetha Fältskog; TV's Hannibal reviewed; writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chooses a painting by Ben Enwonwu for the Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Interviewed Guest:
Agnetha Faltskog
Participant:
Mark Billingham

Front Row

Mud reviewed; Howard Jacobson's Cultural Exchange; MD Villiers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Howard Jacobson reveals his Cultural Exchange, the 1971 film Carnal Knowledge, plus the new Matthew McConaughey film Mud reviewed and author MD Villiers on her novel City of Blood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Jacobson
Producer:
Penny Murphy

Front Row

Byzantium; Lucy Kirkwood; Audrey Niffenegger; Nicholas Hytner's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews vampire film Byzantium, plus Lucy Kirkwood on her play Chimerica, Audrey Niffenegger on working with the Royal Ballet, and Nicholas Hytner's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kirkwood
Interviewed Guest:
Lyndsey Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Niffenegger
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Front Row

Jeremy Deller - the journey to the Venice Biennale

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

John Wilson charts the progress of artist Jeremy Deller, as he creates works for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - from first thoughts to the grand unveiling in Venice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Deller

Front Row

Philip Glass; Michael Douglas plays Liberace; P D James on Philip Larkin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Julian Clary reviews Behind the Candelabra with Michael Douglas as Liberace, Philip Glass on his opera about Walt Disney, PD James' Cultural Exchange and a French zombie drama. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Glass
Interviewed Guest:
PD James

Front Row

Before Midnight, Conor McPherson, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Rachel Whiteread

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

A review of the film Before Midnight, playwright Conor McPherson, cricket-inspired music from the Duckworth Lewis Method, and Rachel Whiteread's Cultural Exchange selection. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Presenter:
Mary-Jo Rosalba
Interviewed Guest:
Conor McPherson

Front Row

Giorgio Moroder, site-specific art, Tim Firth, Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Record producer Giorgio Moroder, artist Richard Wilson on site-specific art when it changes site, Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth, and Francine Stock's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Giorgio Moroder
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Firth
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Francine Stock

Front Row

Iron Man 3; Cultural Exchange with Tamara Rojo; Rene Burri

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews with John Wilson, including Iron Man 3 reviewed, ballerina Tamara Rojo on the pioneering choreographer Mats Ek, and Swiss photographer Rene Burri. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Penny Murphy
Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tamara Rojo
Series Editor:
John Goudie

Front Row

Manchester International Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reports on the opening of the Manchester International Festival, including interviews with film-maker Adam Curtis and artist Nikhil Chopra, whose show began at 4am. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Charman
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Rourke
Interviewed Guest:
Nikhil Chopra
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

Front Row

The World's End; The Color Purple musical; David Sedaris; Badults

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews The World's End, a new film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright; writer Marsha Norman on The Color Purple; Cultural Exchange with David Sedaris; TV comedy Badults. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Marsha Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Crosby
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Parry
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Clark
Interviewed Guest:
David Sedaris
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Family Tree, Cush Jumbo, Easy Money, Conrad Shawcross

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Chris O'Dowd reviewed in TV comedy Family Tree; Cush Jumbo on playing Josephine Baker; verdict on Swedish crime film Easy Money; Cultural Exchange with Conrad Shawcross on Monet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Cush Jumbo
Interviewed Guest:
Conrad Shawcross

Front Row

Clive James on Dante, A Season in the Congo, Paula Milne's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news. Clive James discusses his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy, a review of A Season in the Congo starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Paula Milne's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Clive James
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Milne

Front Row

Wadjda, Philipp Meyer, Alison Balsom, Paul Franklin

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Shahidha Bari reviews Wadjda, Philipp Meyer discusses his new novel The Son, Alison Balsom on new play Gabriel, and Paul Franklin chooses The Thief of Bagdad for Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Philipp Meyer
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Balsom
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Franklin
Producer:
Karla Sweet

Front Row

The Wolverine, Ian Dury's art, Man Booker longlist, James Blake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

A review of The Wolverine, plus an exhibition of art by the late Ian Dury, the longlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction, and James Blake's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jemima Dury
Interviewed Guest:
Humphrey Ocean
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Macfarlane
Interviewed Guest:
James Blake

Front Row

Kevin McNally; new Fourth Plinth art; Terry Jones on Under Milk Wood

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actor Kevin McNally on his latest project The Mill, artist Katharina Fritsch on her work for the Fourth Plinth, and Terry Jones selects Under Milk Wood for Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin McNally
Interviewed Guest:
Katharina Fritsch
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Jones
Producer:
Karla Sweet

Front Row

Andrey Kurkov, workplace TV, Australian circus, Jeffrey Archer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang meets the acclaimed Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov; Australian circus troupes in the UK; two TV series focus on retail workplaces; Jeffrey Archer's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Andrey Kurkov
Interviewed Guest:
Jeffrey Archer
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Louis de Bernieres, Doctor Who, Cerys Matthews, John Burningham

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Louis de Bernières discusses his poetry debut, children's author John Burningham on his 50-year career, the next Doctor Who contenders, and Cerys Matthews' Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Louis de Bernieres
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
John Burningham

Front Row

Punchdrunk; Conran on Paolozzi; Laura Mvula; Riba Stirling Prize

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews with John Wilson, including Punchdrunk reviewed, Terence Conran remembers Paolozzi and the Riba Stirling architecture prize shortlist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Conran
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Gumuchdjian
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Dyckhoff