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Tom Hiddleston, This Country, Certain Women, Gustav Metzger remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Hiddleston on Kong: Skull Island; Charlie and Daisy May Cooper on BBC3's This Country; Certain Women reviewed; Gustav Metzger remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Edwina Pitman
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Hiddleston
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy May Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork

Art of Persia

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Documentary series. Samira Ahmed journeys to places rarely seen by western audiences to reveal how the Persian Empire was born. Show more

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Li Cunxin, Playing William Shakespeare, How art responded to the atomic bomb

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Former ballet star Li Cunxin on growing up in Mao's China, the art of playing William Shakespeare and how popular culture has responded to the atomic bomb. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Li Cunxin
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Guerrier
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Jon Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Somers

Front Row

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mack & Mabel, Choman Hardi, EL Doctorow remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including pianist Leif Ove Andsnes on performing Beethoven's piano concertos at the Proms, a Mack & Mabel review and Kurdish poet Choman Hardi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Leif Ove Andsnes
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Choman Hardi
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

Handel's Saul, Paul Murray, The Monkees, Life in squares

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to opera director Barrie Kosky about his Glyndebourne production of Handel's Saul. Plus author Paul Murray talks about the follow-up to his novel Skippy Dies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Barrie Kosky
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Priya Parmar
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Lee

Front Row

Joan Armatrading, Hot Pursuit, Michael Moorcock, Dealing with artistic controversy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by Samira Ahmed. Featuring Joan Armatrading, Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit, Michael Moorcock on new novel The Whispering Swarm, and dealing with artistic controversy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Armatrading
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Moorcock
Interviewed Guest:
Meryl O'Rourke
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Farrington

Front Row

Andras Schiff, The Bad Education Movie, Patrick Ness

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to pianist Andras Schiff about performing Bach's Goldberg Variations, author Patrick Ness discusses his new novel, and The Bad Education Movie is reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Andras Schiff
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Ness
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill

Front Row

Jed Mercurio, Cartel Land, Michel Houellebecq

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including Jed Mercurio on his adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a review of Cartel Land and Michel Houellebecq on his novel Submission. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jed Mercurio
Interviewed Guest:
Molly Dineen
Interviewed Guest:
Michel Houellebecq

Front Row

03/06/2015

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction joins Samira Ahmed. Plus reviews of a play staged in Liverpool's Cunard Building and the film Listen Up Philip. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Ames

Front Row

Frank McGuinness's A Song for Jenny, Magic Mike, John Waters, Chinese art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including Frank McGuinness on his drama about the 7/7 attacks, a review of Magic Mike XXL and the artwork of film-maker John Waters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Frank McGuinness
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Maddocks
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
John Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Balshaw
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy, Orson Welles play, The art of Liotard, UK song map

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy, Austin Pendleton in Orson's Shadow, the Jean-Etienne Liotard exhibition reviewed, and Natasha Solomons and the UK song map. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Austin Pendleton
Interviewed Guest:
Moira Jeffrey
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Solomons

Front Row

National Gallery Soundscapes, Caine Prize winner, Agent Carter

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed. Including the National Gallery Soundscapes, the Caine Prize for African Writing winner, a review of Agent Carter and playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Philipsz
Interviewed Guest:
Nico Muhly
Interviewed Guest:
George Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Interviewed Guest:
Namwali Serpell
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Jordskott; We Want You to Watch; Unfinished Art; Rebecca Dinerstein

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Samira Ahmed. Including new Swedish drama Jordskott, a new play exploring internet pornography, unfinished art at the Courtauld Gallery and novelist Rebecca Dinerstein. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Barraclough
Interviewed Guest:
Abbi Greenland
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Goalen
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Steinbeis
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Dinerstein

Front Row

Black Work, Robert Wilson, Mayas Exhibition, Manda Scott

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including TV drama Black Work, Robert Wilson on Krapp's Last Tape, the Mayas Exhibition in Liverpool, and Manda Scott on her latest novel featuring Joan of Arc. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Fuller
Interviewed Guest:
Manda Scott

Front Row

Barbara Hepworth, Scientology, Nell Zink, Carnegie Medals

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed visits the new Barbara Hepworth show. She also talks to novelist Nell Zink and the winners of the awards that children's authors and illustrators really want to win. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Penelope Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Landman
Interviewed Guest:
William Grill
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Zink

Front Row

Ant-Man, Artist Marc Quinn, Clueless at 20, North Korean author Hyeonseo Lee

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, with a review of Ant-Man, artist Marc Quinn, Clueless's popularity 20 years after release and North Korean writer Hyeonseo Lee's memoir of escape. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Hyeonseo Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Jen Chaney
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewunmi
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Quinn
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Art of Persia

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 9 months

Samira Ahmed reveals how Iran preserved its distinctive language and culture despite the Arab conquest of Persia. Show more

Front Row

Mark Ruffalo, Monty Python Reunion, Yael Farber, one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Mark Ruffalo on playing drunk, Monty Python's reunion tour reviewed, playwright and director Yael Farber on re-imagining The Crucible, one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ruffalo
Interviewed Guest:
Yael Farber
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander Waugh

Front Row

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Steve Coogan, Leonardo da Vinci, Chinelo Okparanta

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including a review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, novelist Chinelo Okparanta and Steve Coogan reflecting on Alan Partridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Chinelo Okparanta
Interviewed Guest:
Claudio Giorgione
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Coogan
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

Front Row

David McCallum, Marjorie Owens as Norma, Ashvin Kumar

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed. David McCallum looks back at his career, Marjorie Owens discusses her English National Opera debut, and Ashvin Kumar talks about his new film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
David McCallum
Interviewed Guest:
Marjorie Owens
Interviewed Guest:
Ashvin Kumar