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Series 6

Episode 5

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

As London Fashion Week opens, Mary Beard and her panel of guests discuss the art and ethics of the clothing industry. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

Episode 6

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Mary Beard and her panel of guests explore the links between crime and culture. Why is the detective novel such a big part of our literary and theatrical culture? Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard looks at how artists have rejected the 'body beautiful', challenging viewers to question what it is to be human. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Director:
Deborah Lee
Producer:
Helena Hunt
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Denys Blakeway
Production Manager:
Victoria Kelly
Editor:
Bruce Law
Production Company:
Lion Television
Executive Producer:
Jonty Claypole

Front Row Late

Series 6

Migration and Culture

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard and guests discuss how our culture is responding to the issue of migration. How can writing and drama contribute towards an essential conversation about this topical issue? Show more

Front Row Late

Series 6

When Mary Beard Met Armando Iannucci

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard and Armando Iannucci discuss taking liberties with a literary classic, whether it is possible to satirise the current political situation, and the impact of swearing. Show more

In Our Time

Seneca the Younger

Duration: 51 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Seneca: philosopher, playwright, tutor to Nero, one of the first great writers born in the new Roman empire after the fall of the Republic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Catharine Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Alessandro Schiesaro

Inside Culture

When Mary Beard met Steve McQueen

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin AmericaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Latin America

Mary talks to award-winning filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen, discussing his views on growing up in London and his new series of BBC films Small Axe.
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Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Steve McQueen
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

MasterChef

Series 10

Episode 20

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

The cookery competition reaches its second semi-final. The five remaining contestants must cook a menu in the kitchens of Hever Castle, before facing an unusual invention test. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
John Campbell
Participant:
Mary Beard
Participant:
Terry Deary
Participant:
Lucy Worsley
Director:
David Crerar
Director:
Rachel Palin
Series Producer:
Katie Attwood

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Mary Beard hosts interviews from her studio at home. Mary and guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on our culture. Featuring appearances from Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Participant:
Emma Thompson
Participant:
Greg Wise
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 3

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Mary Beard and her guests consider the effects of Covid-19 on creativity and the world of literature and discuss how writing and drama chronicled the HIV-AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 9 months

Mary Beard kicks off the series by thinking about how we remember - not just as individuals, but as a society and a nation. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 9 months

Mary Beard talks to James May, Gary Numan, David Olusoga, Rosie Jones and William Dalrymple to explore what we lose from arts and culture when we cannot travel. Show more

Inside Culture

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 9 months

Mary Beard is in conversation with critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her first public appearance since the news of her mother’s death. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Series Producer:
Sandy Raffan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Inside Culture

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 9 months

Mary’s exploration of the world of arts and culture continues as she asks: why do we have to act our age? And what happens when we don’t? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Series Producer:
Sandy Raffan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Brendan Gleeson; Let the Right One In; Baileys Prize shortlist; Georgians at Buckingham Palace

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts show with Kirsty Lang. Actor Brendan Gleeson on Calvary; Jack Thorne and John Ajvide Lindqvist on Let the Right One In; and the Baileys Prize for Fiction shortlist announced. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Brendan Gleeson
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Desmond Shawe-Taylor
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row Late

Series 5

Episode 1

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

As anticipation mounts around the publication of David Cameron’s memoir, Mary Beard, Germaine Greer, Sathnam Sanghera and Peter Hitchens discuss the art of the memoir. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 5

Episode 4

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard and her panel discuss whether today’s satirists are up to the job of lampooning contemporary politics and society. Are politicians fair game for satirists? Show more

Front Row Late

Lockdown Culture with Mary Beard

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

With cultural institutions around the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard gets to grips with the latest technology as she hosts from her study at home. Show more

Front Row

09/05/2020 GMT

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Europe

Mary Beard hosts cultural debates from her study. Featuring an exclusive puppet production based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, created in confinement by author Margaret Atwood and her sister. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan

Series

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Series 5

Episode 2

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Mary Beard and her panel - Shahidha Bari, Scarlett Curtis and Ella Whelan - discuss how writers and artists are responding to anxiety in contemporary culture. Show more