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Front Row Late

Series 3

Episode 9: When Mary Beard Met Clive James

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

In this special edition of Front Row Late, Mary Beard is in conversation with author, critic and broadcaster Clive James. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary Beard is joined by guests Jeanette Winterson and Val McDermid to discuss the posthumous reputations of writers and artists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Jeanette Winterson
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary Beard and her panel of guests - David Olusoga, Shahidha Bari and Simon Jenkins - discuss whether we can ever agree on the meaning of beauty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Panellist:
David Olusoga
Panellist:
Shahidha Bari
Panellist:
Simon Jenkins
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 4

Episode 3

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary Beard, Tom Shakespeare, Elsie Owusu and Simon Garfield discuss whether size matters in our culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Series Producer:
Mark Crossan
Participant:
Simon Garfield
Participant:
Tom Shakespeare
Participant:
Elsie Owusu
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary Beard and guests discuss censorship in culture ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie following the publication of The Satanic Verses. Show more

Contributors

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

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2019

Episode 2: Jo Brand: No Holds Barred

Duration: 1 hour

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

Alan Yentob looks into the life of comedian Jo Brand, marking a diverse career which began in 1980s stand-up comedy and has moved through writing, performing and presenting. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Jo Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Capaldi
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Morwenna Banks
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Double
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Lamarr
Interviewed Guest:
Vicki Pepperdine
Producer:
Katy Homan
Director:
Katy Homan
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical discussion show. As debates on censorship and the freedom of speech rage in the media and literary worlds, Mary Beard and her guests discuss the issue of taking offence. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical discussion show. Mary Beard and guests enter the wonderful world of musical theatre, looking at some genre-busting shows and asking whether it is now cool to like musicals. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary and guests look at what it takes to make it in the arts. Is it talent and hard graft, or is it all down to your parents? Show more

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary and her guests look at the role of Britain's museums in the 21st century, and Mary experiences life as a museum attendant. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Topical weekly discussion show. Mary Beard and her guests discuss gender-blind and colour-blind casting, and what it really means to get 'the right person for the job'. Show more

Front Row Late

Series 2

Episode 7: At the Hay Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Front Row Late comes from the Hay Festival, where Mary Beard is joined by actor Rose McGowan, writer Laurie Penny and novelist Kamila Shamsie.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Rose McGowan
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Penny
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Producer:
Charlie Sever

Woman's Hour

East Dunbartonshire - The Best Place to be a Woman

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

What makes East Dunbartonshire the best place overall to be a woman? We hear your views about where you live and discuss how your hometown can shape your life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Editor:
Erin Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Mcdonald
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Harkness
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Beatrice Rana
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Tobin
Interviewed Guest:
Nikki Woolf
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Woolf
Interviewed Guest:
Geri Horner
Interviewed Guest:
Shazia Mirza
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Hemmings
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Ettie Bailey-King

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 6: Mary Beard, Nathan Coley and David Gilmour

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Mary Beard visits The Roman Singularity exhibition to explore the work of Adam Nathaniel Furman. David Gilmour talks about his recent film and performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Beard
Participant:
Nathan Coley
Interviewed Guest:
Kengo Kuma
Performer:
David Gilmour
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Woman's Hour

Mary Beard, Watching porn in public places - your reaction, Are fathers being failed by employers?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Who inspired Mary Beard? Are fathers being failed by their employers? Watching porn in public - we hear listeners' reactions. Poetry slam champion Theresa Lola performs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Anne Peacock
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Stilwell
Interviewed Guest:
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Interviewed Guest:
Theresa Lola

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

Front Row

Moonlight at the Oscars, Mary Beard, Author Ross Raisin, Mary Magdalene in art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Moonlight wins Oscar for best picture, Mary Beard on Shakespeare's Roman plays, Ross Raisin on his novel set in the world of football, and how Mary Magdalene is portrayed in art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Angus Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Ross Raisin
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Woman's Hour

On feeling like a carer not a mother, Treating fibroids, Anxiety about maternity cover, Antigone

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Feeling like a carer instead of a mother and doing it 24/7. Are women getting the right advice about fibroids? Anxiety about going on maternity leave. Mary Beard on Antigone. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kilm McPherson
Interviewed Guest:
MaryAnn Lumsden
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Silverton
Interviewed Guest:
Jessamy Hibbert
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Erin Riley

Woman's Hour

Stefanie Martini plays Jane Tennison

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Stefanie Martini as the younger Prime Suspect police officer. Next in the Carer's Series: Naomi & Dylan. Women's Strikes. Mary Beard on Lysistrata: a feminist or a comedic figure? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Stefanie Martini
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Beaty Rubens
Interviewed Guest:
Selma James
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Bjarnadottir
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Reed

Woman's Hour

US bluegrass and country singer Alison Krauss sings live

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

US bluegrass and country singer Alison Krauss sings live in the Woman's Hour studio; Broadchurch new series; 25th anniversary of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus; and Medea. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Krauss
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Featherstone
Interviewed Guest:
John O'Farrell
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Garraway
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Mills
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Beaty Rubens