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Front Row

Mary Portas' Queer Icon, Michael Symmons Roberts, Howard's End, Susie Dent

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mary Portas on 'I Feel Love', her Queer Icon, plus Susie Dent on how the arts have entered the English language, poet Michael Symmons Roberts, and Howard's End re-released. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Portas
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Dent
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Bearman
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Gareth Malone and Adrian Sutton, Neil Bartlett, In the Club

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Gareth Malone and Adrian Sutton's WW1 Prom, Neil Bartlett's novel The Disappearance Boy, Bel Mooney reviews In the Club and Michael Symmons Roberts's summer poetry choice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Malone
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Sutton
Interviewed Guest:
Bel Mooney
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Bartlett

Front Row

Blur's New Album, Empire Review, Jim Cartwright, Trollope's Bicentenary

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon discuss the new Blur album, plus a review of US TV show Empire, Little Voice writer Jim Cartwright, and Michael Symmons Roberts on Trollope. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Cartwright
Interviewed Guest:
Damon Albarn
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Coxon
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts

Start the Week

'Home' and cultural identity with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Stephanie Flanders with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Indhu Rubasingham, David Goodhart and Michael Symmons Roberts. Show more

Free Thinking

Landmark: Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Helen Mort and academic Stewart Mottram join Matthew Sweet in Hull to discuss the language of love and the politics underpinning Marvell's poem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mort
Interviewed Guest:
Stewart Mottram
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Front Row

Sir Kenneth Branagh; Michael Symmons Roberts; Sensing Spaces

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kenneth Branagh on directing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, plus poet Michael Symmons Roberts, and the Royal Academy's new multi-sensory architecture exhibition. With Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Branagh
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke