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Front Row

Peter Kosminsky on The State, Ben Whishaw, The secrets of Vermeer's studio

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Kosminsky on his new drama The State, a portrayal of life inside IS; Ben Whishaw on his new play, Against; an exploration of how Vermeer achieved his luminous paintings. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kosminsky
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Jelley
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Whishaw
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rickson
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Leonard Cohen, BalletBoyz, Contemporary war poetry

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An archive interview with the late Leonard Cohen, BalletBoyz directors on their WWI dance film Young Men, and Kevin Powers and Daljit Nagra on contemporary war poetry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Leonard Cohen
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Nunn
Interviewed Guest:
William Trevitt
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Powers
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra

Front Row

Rosamund Pike & David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom, Van Gogh controversy, Cape Town City Ballet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Oyelowo
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Pike
Interviewed Guest:
Gerard Samuel
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Le Gendre
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Alison Steadman, Anders Lustgarten, History of art A-level

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alison Steadman looks back at her acting career, playwright Anders Lustgarten on The Seven Acts of Mercy, the new History of Art A-level, and the F-Word in pop (not that one). Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Steadman
Interviewed Guest:
Anders Lustgarten
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelia Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Griselda Pollock
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Dev Patel, Tina and Bobby, Harvey and the Wallbangers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dev Patel on his role in Lion based on a real-life story; a new TV drama about football legend Bobby Moore reviewed; and Harvey and the Wallbangers on reuniting after 30 years. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Dev Patel
Interviewed Guest:
Alyson Rudd
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Elias
Interviewed Guest:
Harvey Brough
Interviewed Guest:
Clara Sanabras
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

The Moorside, 20th Century Women, Peter Greenaway on Russian Revolution at 100

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Producer Jeff Pope on The Moorside starring Sheridan Smith, Annette Bening in 20th Century Women reviewed, Pygmalion at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Russian Revolution at 100. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Pope
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Greenaway
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Pritchard
Interviewed Guest:
Max Ringham
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Beckett
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Gavin
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Judith Kerr on The Cat in the Hat; Wolfgang Tillmans; Snow in Midsummer

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Judith Kerr and Chris Riddell discuss Dr. Seuss and his influence on their own books; Wolfgang Tillmans on portraits, projections and politics; playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Judith Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Riddell
Interviewed Guest:
David Austen
Interviewed Guest:
Wolfgang Tillmans
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As a new TV adaptation is aired, Front Row discusses Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole at 50 - a look at his poetry; Hollie McNish on her play about women in football. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
James Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Feay
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Javier Pes
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, Hans Rosenfeldt, Alex Turner, Ian McKellen

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones, Hans Rosenfeldt, Alex Turner, Ian McKellen. Show more

Front Row

The Jungle Book, Lindsey Davis, Wellington Arch Sculpture, Romola Garai, Goosebumps Alive

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 The Jungle Book, Lindsey Davis and her editor on working together and the restoration of the Wellington Arch sculpture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsey Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Brindle
Interviewed Guest:
Katrina Redmond
Interviewed Guest:
Romola Garai
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Salamon

Front Row

Jessie Burton, Stanley Spencer exhibition, York Art Gallery, From Afar

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist, on her new novel, a new show celebrating the work of painter Stanley Spencer, the York Art Gallery and a review of Spanish film From Afar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jessie Burton
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Clayton
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson

Front Row

Yerma starring Billie Piper, Film director Todd Solondz, Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein, Slam poetry in Brazil

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Film director Todd Solondz on Wiener-Dog, a review of a radical reworking of Lorca's play Yerma, starring Billie Piper, and Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein on Tchaikovsky. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hemming
Interviewed Guest:
Todd Solondz
Interviewed Guest:
Kirill Gerstein

Front Row

Picasso Portraits, Phyllida Lloyd, Virtual reality in film, PUSH community opera

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Phyllida Lloyd on her all-female cast of The Tempest, Mike Figgis on virtual reality, and PUSH, an opera inspired by the story of a boy pushed from a train bound for Auschwitz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Figgis
Interviewed Guest:
Phyllida Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Cowling

Front Row

Sir Tim Rice

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice discusses the hit musicals he created with Andrew Lloyd Webber including Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, and his work for animated films like The Lion King. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice

Free Thinking

Eimear McBride and Nathan Filer, Mr Burns

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. Includes a review of Anne Washburn's play Mr Burns plus Eimear McBride and Nathan Filer on literary experimentation and winning a prize for a first novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Filer
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Front Row

19/06/2014

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Don Johnson on the art of the comeback, novelist and former Mormon Carys Bray, new Pablo Neruda poems discovered, and why established authors are choosing to self-publish. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Don Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Carys Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Feinstein
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Pullinger
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink

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

Anne Sofie von Otter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Burning Man Temple in Derry, Boxing on Stage

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Swedish soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, Tina Fey's new comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Nevada's Burning Man festival temple comes to Derry and the art of boxing on stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Sofie von Otter
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
David Best
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Marriage
Interviewed Guest:
Madani Younis
Interviewed Guest:
Aisha Zia

Free Thinking

Tom McCarthy, Asne Seierstad, Fairness

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy asks what we mean by the idea of fairness. Plus novelist Tom McCarthy on his new work Satin Island and Asne Seierstad on her book about the Breivik massacre in Norway. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Tom McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Asne Seierstad

Free Thinking

Patricia Duncker, Adrienne Mayor on the Amazons, Harriet Walter and Guy Paul

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Patricia Duncker on her new work of fiction about George Eliot, Adrienne Mayor discussing Amazonian women, and Harriet Walter and Guy Paul on collaborating as a couple. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Duncker
Interviewed Guest:
Adrienne Mayor
Interviewed Guest:
Melvin Konner
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Schade
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Paul