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Front Row

The Future of Culture

Duration: 26 minutes

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

Mary Beard and her guests discuss the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the future of performance, and ask what culture might mean to us all as the world eases out of lockdown. 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

Series

Front Row

Saturday Drama

Statement of Regret

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Kwame Kwei-Armah. The Year of Obama should be a time for Kwaku's black policy think-tank to flourish, but his latest misjudged proposal is about to explode. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Drama inspired by the life of Walter Tull, who became the first black professional footballer and then the first black commissioned officer to lead British troops during WWI. Show more

Contributors

Walter Tull:
OT Fagbenle
Edward Tull:
Michael Wildman
Connie MacPherson:
Samara MacLaren
Sergeant Fuller:
Ewan Stewart
Daniel Tull:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Producer:
Ruth Caleb

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Family adventure about a pride of lions, mixing wildlife footage with an all star cast of actors' voices and special effects. The story of lion cub growing up in the Serengeti.

Songs of Praise

13/05/2007

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Cambridgeshire

Pam Rhodes talks to the singer Lemar about his recent trip to Ethiopia with Christian Aid. Gee Walker speaks of the hope that has come out of the racist murder of her son Anthony. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Pam Rhodes
Participant:
Kwame Kwei-Armah

With Great Pleasure

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, with readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths, presents his favourite pieces of writing and song lyrics to an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

David Olusoga explores the incredible journey of the African novel – how a fearless collection of writers created books that were to define the image of Africa in the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Interviewed Guest:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Bernardine Evaristo
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Kwasi Kwarteng
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Director:
John Mullen
Director:
Grainne Lyons
Production Company:
Uplands Television

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

Free Thinking

Sound Frontiers: Success debated by Peter Frankopan, Edith Hall, Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edith Hall and Peter Frankopan explore the idea of success in drama, literature and history and how that translates to the contemporary world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Frankopan
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Free Thinking

Lorraine Hansberry

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores the writing of Lorraine Hansberry and its continuing resonance with directors Yael Farber, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Dawn Walton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Yael Farber
Interviewed Guest:
Dawn Walton
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Althea Legal-Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Front Row

One Night in Miami, Kate Tempest, Glam Rock, Remembering Andrzej Wajda

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses the play One Night in Miami, poet and rapper Kate Tempest on writing Let Them Eat Chaos, and Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Kemp Powers
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Reynolds
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Series 1

Michaela 2019

Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief. Show more

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle

Series 1

Samantha 1993

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

As the only white person in her husband’s large family, Samantha Williams has had to counter racial assumptions from both his family and her own. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

In 1981, as Yvonne prepares to demonstrate for the young black victims of the New Cross fire, she finds herself giving expression to a deeper, personal loss for the first time. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Cyrus Williams believes he’s found the love of his life in a young nurse, Eunice Daley. A chance meeting was all it took for him to want to spend the rest of his life with her. Show more

Front Row

Armando Iannucci on the Death of Stalin, Kwame Kwei-Armah directs Ibsen's Lady from the Sea

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Armando Iannucci's new film The Death of Stalin, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Elinor Cook on Ibsen's The Lady From the Sea, controversial form 696 for venues and Sean Hughes remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Interviewed Guest:
Mykaell Riley
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn