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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 FM

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

Museum of the Year 2013

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

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Elton John in conversation

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Elton John reflects on his return to musical basics on his forthcoming album, the pressures of celebrity on young performers, and the effect of his young sons on his career. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Elton John
Producer:
John Goudie

Front Row

Michael Simkins on acting, A Field in England, Brian Sewell's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Michael Simkins offers a guide for aspiring actors, new Civil War film A Field in England, films with two or more directors, and Brian Sewell's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Simkins
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Sewell
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

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Manchester International Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 FM

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

Front Row

Erwin Blumenfeld, Lydia Davis, Nigel Kennedy's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, Man Booker International winner Lydia Davis, and Nigel Kennedy's Cultural Exchange is 'Black and Blue' by Louis Armstrong. With John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
William Feaver

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Cathy Come Home and This Life producer Tony Garnett

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

TV and film producer Tony Garnett, whose credits include Cathy Come Home, Cardiac Arrest and This Life, reflects on his career in conversation with Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Garnett

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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 FM

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

Akram Khan; the Iraq War documentaries; Antonia Fraser's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Choreographer Akram Khan on his new work inspired by The Rite of Spring, the verdict on Norma Percy's documentary series The Iraq War, and Cultural Exchange with Antonia Fraser. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Mullin
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Ottaway
Interviewed Guest:
Akram Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser

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 FM

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

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Sir Alfred Munnings

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang reassesses the art and life of Alfred Munnings, a painter largely known as a crusty reactionary, as a new film focuses on his youthful passions in an artists' colony. Show more

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Karl Hyde; Harold Pinter's The Hothouse; Kate Clanchy; Jodi Picoult

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harold Pinter's The Hothouse in a revival, Karl Hyde of Underworld, poet Kate Clanchy on writing her first novel, and Jodi Picoult's Cultural Exchange. With John Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Karl Hyde
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Clanchy

Front Row

Cultural Exchange - Archbishop of Canterbury; Food on stage; The Fall on TV

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Cultural Exchange with the Archbishop of Canterbury, TV writer Allan Cubitt, and how to make food for the stage, like Titus Andronicus's gruesome pie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Welby
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Alycia Smith-Howard
Interviewed Guest:
Allan Cubitt

Front Row

The Great Gatsby; Eurovision; Anne Tyler's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The new film of The Great Gatsby, the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 contenders, plans for a French 'culture tax' and Cultural Exchange with Anne Tyler on a 19th-century photograph. Show more

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Andrew Lloyd Webber; playing yourself in TV dramas; Will Self's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Lloyd Webber on refurbishing the Theatre Royal, plus Richard Bacon, Kirsty Wark and Ken Bruce on the art of playing yourself in TV dramas, and Will Self's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self
Producer:
Penny Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Bruce
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Bacon
Interviewed Guest:
Kirsty Wark

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Richard Branson on Tubular Bells, Alison Balsom, Cannes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news and reviews with John Wilson, including Richard Branson on Tubular Bells 40 years on, Alison Balsom's Cultural Exchange choice, and new from the Cannes Film Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Branson
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Balsom

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Daniel Radcliffe; World War Z; Neil Gaiman's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Daniel Radcliffe on stage in The Cripple of Inishmaan, the verdict on World War Z and Neil Gaiman picks The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke as his Cultural Exchange. With Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Radcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Gaiman