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Front Row

Angela Gheorghiu; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Cultural Exchange - Peter Bazalgette

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, a review of the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Peter Bazalgette makes his selection for the Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bazalgette
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Gheorghiu

Front Row

Rankin, Daft Punk, Brilliant Adventures, Terence Stamp'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. John Wilson interviews the photographer Rankin, as he opens a major exhibition of new work in Liverpool. In Cultural Exchange, Terence Stamp selects a favourite film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rankin
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Stamp
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

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

Front Row

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

British writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah is now artistic director of the Center Stage theatre, Baltimore. He discusses the differences between UK and US theatre with Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer:
Penny Murphy

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

The Clash

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson reflects on the career of The Clash, with band members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Nicky 'Topper' Headon, and John's archive interview with the late Joe Strummer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mick Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Simonon
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Headon
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Strummer
Producer:
John Goudie

Front Row

John Agard; David Walliams in Big School; CJ Sansom on Doctor Who

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Agard explains why water and cricket inspire his poetry, David Walliams in Big School, crime novelist CJ Sansom on Doctor Who, and films you can't watch. Mark Lawson presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
John Agard
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith
Interviewed Guest:
CJ Sansom

Front Row

Naughty Boy; Lovelace; Elmore Leonard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including Naughty Boy, Lovelace reviewed, Harry Nilsson's biographer and Front Row's 2002 interview with Elmore Leonard whose death was announced today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Naughty Boy
Interviewed Guest:
Elmore Leonard
Interviewed Guest:
Alyn Shipton

Front Row

British cultural exports to China, from Mamma Mia! to architecture

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang reports on how British musicals, films, TV, music and architecture plan to reach new audiences in China. Show more

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

Geoffrey Rush; artist Ellen Gallagher; Cultural Exchange - Melvyn Bragg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush on his new film The Eye of the Storm; Melvyn Bragg discusses a Rembrandt self-portrait for the Cultural Exchange; artist Ellen Gallagher. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Rush
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Davenport-Hines
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Front Row

Zoe Wanamaker; Cultural Exchange - Suggs; Arne Dahl

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Zoe Wanamaker on her role in Passion Play, writer Arne Dahl on the appeal of Scandi crime, and Suggs from Madness selects a John Betjeman poem for Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Suggs
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Wanamaker
Interviewed Guest:
Arne Dahl
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth

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

Star Trek reviewed; Cultural Exchange with Germaine Greer; new show at Buckingham Palace

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The new Star Trek film, a Tudor and Stuart fashion show at Buckingham Palace, and Germaine Greer selects an overlooked Australian novel for the Cultural Exchange. With Mark Lawson. Show more

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

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

Museum of the Year 2013

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson has news of the winner of the Museum of the Year prize, as he presents the programme live from the ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Show more

Front Row

The Big Wedding; James Salter; Enough Tudors Already; David Walliams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Robert De Niro stars in The Big Wedding; author James Salter; David Walliams on Harold Pinter for Cultural Exchange; after the ubiquitous Tudors, who else deserves TV's spotlight? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
James Salter
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Leyser
Interviewed Guest:
Don Spaeth
Interviewed Guest:
David Walliams
Producer:
Penny Murphy

Front Row

Dan Brown; Wagner at 200; Eddie Braben remembered; Mary Beard's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An interview with bestselling writer Dan Brown, reflecting on Wagner as he turns 200, remembering Morecambe and Wise writer Eddie Braben, and Mary Beard's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Producer:
Ellie Bury