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Front Row

Saoirse Ronan, The Hairy Ape, Ghost Stories and Acoustic Hendrix

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang meets Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan, sees Eugene O'Neill's play The Hairy Ape, hears from writers of new ghost stories and discovers acoustic, no-guitar Hendrix songs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Saoirse Ronan
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Benji Kirkpatrick
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Joan Baez, BBC National Short Story award shortlist, Hamlet

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Joan Baez and screenwriter James Schamus, Alan Yentob announces the BBC National Short Story Award shortlist, and Susannah Clapp reviews Maxine Peak in Hamlet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Baez
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
James Schamus
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Made In Dagenham; Elif Shafak; Gold at Buckingham Palace

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Made In Dagenham, the stage-musical starring Gemma Arterton, reviewed; Elif Shafak on her new novel; Gold, at Buckingham Palace; can comic books be both mainstream and subversive? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Kieron Gillen

Front Row

Hamlet, Agatha Christie exhibition, Andrew Miller, We Are Your Friends.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, with reviews of We Are Your Friends and Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet, an Agatha Christie exhibition and Andrew Miller on his new novel The Crossing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Mathew Prichard
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon

Front Row

Marina Abramovic; Hotel; Emma Healey; Crowd Out

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Marina Abramovic at the Serpentine Gallery; Polly Stenham's play Hotel; Emma Healey's novel Elizabeth Is Missing, about dementia; mass singing celebration Crowd Out. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Healey

Front Row

Wilko Johnson, Romeo and Juliet review, Walter de Maria

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With guitarist Wilko Johnson talking about surviving terminal cancer, Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet reviewed and the first UK solo show of American artist Walter De Maria. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Wilko Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Childress

Front Row

Hamlet and As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe, Mysterious Marginalia, Morris Dance Music

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reviews of Hamlet and As You Like It, the first productions under Michelle Terry's new regime at Shakespeare Globe and mysterious marks in books and the significance of marginalia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Maltby
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Sherman
Interviewed Guest:
Georgina Grainger
Interviewed Guest:
Will Pound
Performer:
Will Pound
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

The RSC's Hamlet, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, Batman v Superman, Underworld

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The RSC's Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu reviewed, plus Ed Vaizey on his new Culture White Paper, Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman, and electronic group Underworld, with Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Vaizey
Interviewed Guest:
Zack Snyder
Interviewed Guest:
Karl Hyde
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

Night Waves

Paul Klee, US Shutdown, Catherine Merridale, Man Booker Prize, National Theatre

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Philip Dodd. With the winner of 2013's Man Booker, discussing the new National Theatre head, the US Government shutdown, a Paul Klee show and a book about the Kremlin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Merridale
Producer:
Fiona McLean
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
James Malpas
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Leeder
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Davis

Front Row

Will Smith, Caryl Churchill's new play, Iran tourism, Ringo Starr's birthplace

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Will Smith talks to John Wilson about his new film Concussion, Caryl Churchill's lastest play Escaped Alone, Iran as the next tourist hotspot and Ringo Starr on his birthplace. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Will Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Ringo Starr
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

Front Row

Will Self; Little Revolution; Tony Bennett

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to Will Self about his shark-inspired novel, reviews London riots play Little Revolution, and speaks to Tony Bennett about his career and Lady Gaga collaboration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
Will Self
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Puckrik

Night Waves

The Amen Corner, Conspiracies and Democracy, John Gallagher, Rachel Kushner

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Matthew Sweet. Including a review of the play The Amen Corner, a debate on conspiracy theories, novelist Rachel Kushner and John Gallagher on 16th-century disguise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsay Johns
Interviewed Guest:
Sir Richard Evans
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Eliane Glaser
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Kushner
Performer:
John Gallagher

Saturday Review

Bridge of Spies, Carol, Little Eyolf, Michael Craig-Martin, Kenzaburo Oe

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Todd Haynes's Carol, Little Eyolf at the Almeida Theatre and Michael Craig-Martin at the Serpentine Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Dunthorne
Interviewed Guest:
Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Frankenstein in Manchester, Palme d'Or winner The Square, The Immortalists, Tacita Dean, Annihilation

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Frankenstein at The Manchester Royal Exchange, Palme d'Or winner The Square, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, two Tacita Dean exhibitions and Annihilation on Netflix. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Robert Harris: Conclave, When Father Comes Home From The Wars, Little Men, Damned, The Infinite Mix

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Robert Harris's latest novel:Conclave, When Father Comes Home From The Wars at London's Royal Court Theatre, Little Men, C4's Damned, London's Hayward Gallery's The Infinite Mix. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Beckman
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

The Beguiled, Joshua Cohen, Soul of a Nation, A Tale of Two Cities, Ozark

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sophia Coppola's film The Beguiled, Joshua Cohen's novel Moving Kings, Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern, Regent's Park Theatre's A Tale of Two Cities, Ozark on Netflix. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen E Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Sathnam Sanghera
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Blue Jasmine, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights. Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen's San Francisco-set Blue Jasmine, and Zaha Hadid designs the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Shale
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Night Waves

American Pyscho, Roosevelt, Medieval Christmas, British Architects

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy presents. With a review of the American Psycho musical, Doris Kearns Goodwin on progressive politics, discussing British architecture and Christmas in medieval times. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Cleo Van Velsen
Interviewed Guest:
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Hind
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Stamp
Interviewed Guest:
Tania Sengupta
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Peverley

Front Row

Tom Hiddleston, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Andrey Kurkov

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Hiddleston talks to Kirsty Lang about his role as country singer Hank Williams, a review of the Globe's new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and novelist Andrey Kurkov. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Hiddleston
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Andrey Kurkov

Night Waves

Hans Kung, Masters of Sex, Roots, Wendy Lower

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy discusses the Donmar Warehouse's new production of Roots, the second play in the 'Wesker Trilogy' exploring domestic lives of working class rural Norfolk. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Hans Kung
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Raeburn
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Mars-Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Lower