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Jeeves and Wooster; Stanley Spencer; Frank Gehry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, reviews and interviews with Kirsty Lang, including Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan on Jeeves and Wooster, and Fiona MacCarthy on Stanley Spencer's war paintings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Macfadyen
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Mangan
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Gehry
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona MacCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Silverstein

Front Row

Earth, Wind and Fire; From Here to Eternity, Chinese paintings; Sir Anthony Caro

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Earth, Wind and Fire on their new album, a review of From Here to Eternity the musical, sculptor Sir Anthony Caro remembered, and an exhibition of Chinese paintings reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Verdine White
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
Ralph Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Maggi Hambling
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Marlow

Front Row

Peter Blake; Gaslight; Sarah Ruhl; Leviathan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Blake on Under Milk Wood, Sarah Ruhl discusses The Vibrator Play, Molly Dineen reviews Leviathan, and Iain Sinclair reflects on Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Blake
Interviewed Guest:
Molly Dineen
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Sinclair
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Richards
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ruhl

Front Row

The Eagles, Diana Athill's Cultural Exchange, pubs on stage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Don Henley and Glenn Frey of The Eagles discuss a new documentary about the band, writer Diana Athill is the latest contributor to the Cultural Exchange project, and pubs on stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Josie Rourke

The Film Programme

David Fincher on Gone Girl; Clint Mansell; George Szirtes; London Film Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

David Fincher on adapting bestselling thriller Gone Girl for the big screen, Clint Mansell on the pleasure and pain of writing for Hollywood, and George Szirtes on Le Jour Se Leve. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
David Fincher
Interviewed Guest:
Clint Mansell
Interviewed Guest:
George Szirtes
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Stewart

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cinema magazine programme. Francine Stock takes a trip to La La Land, the musical which has swept the board at the Golden Gobes, with critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Lonergan
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Porter

The Film Programme

Saoirse Ronan

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by Francine Stock. Saoirse Ronan discusses her role in On Chesil Beach, as a young bride whose wedding night goes disastrously wrong with terrible consequences. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Saoirse Ronan
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to director Kevin Macdonald about his Whitney Houston documentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Macdonald
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Townend
Interviewed Guest:
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Interviewed Guest:
Marco Bellocchio

The Film Programme

Paddington; Xavier Dolan; Thelma Schoonmaker

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock meets the men who brought Paddington to the big screen, and Thelma Schoonmaker talks about the restoration of The Tales of Hoffmann. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
David Heyman
Interviewed Guest:
Paul King
Interviewed Guest:
Thelma Schoonmaker
Interviewed Guest:
Xavier Dolan

The Film Programme

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Gruff Rhys; Richard Attenborough

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock unlocks The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Gruff Rhys on his quest to find a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, and Richard Attenborough's philosophy of film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Byrne
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Djurkovic
Interviewed Guest:
Gruff Rhys
Interviewed Guest:
Ivan Sen

The Film Programme

Pride; Anton Corbijn on Philip Seymour Hoffman; screenwriters secrets

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cinema, DVD and TV news with Francine Stock. Pride, Anton Corbijn on Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Brock on the life of a screenwriter, highlights of the Toronto Film Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
David Livingstone
Interviewed Guest:
Anton Corbijn
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Brock
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey

The Film Programme

Luc Besson on Lucy; Dardenne Brothers; Kelly Reichardt boxset

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Luc Besson on the neuroscience behind Lucy, the Dardenne Brothers discuss their latest award-winning drama Two Days, One Night, and the palaeontologist who kept Jurassic Park real. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Luc Besson
Interviewed Guest:
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Interviewed Guest:
Luc Dardenne
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Horner
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray

The Film Programme

Robin Wright; David Michod; Crisis in the VFX industry

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actress Robin Wright reveals what it is like playing actress Robin Wright in the fantasy satire The Congress. Plus David Michod on The Rover, and a crisis in the VFX industry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Wright
Interviewed Guest:
David Michod

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss, Peter Fonda, World Cup v Cinema

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Gatiss on his favourite movie detectives, Peter Fonda remembers Dennis Hopper, how the World Cup is affecting cinema attendances and why social media killed the movie star. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Fonda
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

The Film Programme

Chappie, Short films, Final films, Neil Brand on Morricone

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock covers the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. With Chappie creator Neill Blomkamp, Neil Brand on Ennio Morricone, plus short films and final films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Neill Blomkamp
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Jacobs
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Romney

The Film Programme

Richard Linklater on Boyhood

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Presented by Francine Stock. Director Richard Linklater discusses Boyhood, his ground-breaking new movie, which was filmed over 12 years of a boy's life, from six to eighteen. Show more

The Film Programme

Ryan Gosling; 25 Years of BBC Films

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by Francine Stock. Ryan Gosling discusses his directorial debut Lost River, and the head of BBC Films, Christine Langan, on the highs and lows of its 25-year history. Show more

The Film Programme

John Slattery; How to Train Your Dragon 2; Lilting

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mad Men star John Slattery discusses his directorial debut God's Pocket. Plus Neil Brand unpicks the score for How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Lilting director Hong Khaou. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
John Slattery
Interviewed Guest:
Hong Khaou
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Binns

Front Row

Mark Rylance; prisons on television; actors on songs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor/director Mark Rylance discusses his staging of Much Ado About Nothing, with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. Plus why prisons continue to fascinate TV drama writers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest:
Dick Clement
Interviewed Guest:
Pete McTighe
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Chadwick
Interviewed Guest:
David Quantick

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss; Bob Stanley; Script supervisors; dawn of the prequel

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up his favourite screen detectives, Bob Stanley picks his favourite London soundtrack and Matthew Sweet on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Stanley
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Eyles
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke