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This Week

15/11/2018

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Andrew Neil reviews the political week with Michael Portillo, Rosena Allin-Khan and Miranda Green. Plus a film rounding up the headlines from Liam Halligan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Neil
Panellist:
Miranda Green
Reporter:
Liam Halligan
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Snow
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Producer:
Ian Lauchlan
Producer:
Arryn Moy
Assistant Producer:
Scarlett Maguire
Director:
Claire Bellis
Assistant Editor:
Andrew Gilhooly
Editor:
Rob Burley
Editor:
Samir Shah
Production Company:
Juniper TV

Front Row

George RR Martin; Alison Jackson; The Congress

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 Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin, plus a review of The Congress, photographer Alison Jackson on her first opera, and Terry Gilliam on Robin Williams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
George RR Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Terry Gilliam
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson reviews The Riot Club based on Laura Wade's play Posh, gets a tour of the Ming dynasty exhibition at the British Museum, and speaks to percussionist Colin Currie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Harrison-Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop

Front Row

Jane Austen

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Austen is set to appear on the new £10 note in 2017. Samira Ahmed finds out how money dominates Austen's novels and about Sanditon, her unfinished manuscript. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
John Mullan
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Clery
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Reade
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Guyatt
Interviewed Guest:
Louise West
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn
Producer:
Marilyn Rust

Front Row

Ricky Wilson; Muppets Most Wanted; Sebastian Barry; Cush Jumbo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ricky Wilson on his new album and The Voice; the new Muppets movie reviewed; Sebastian Barry on his latest novel set in 20th-century Ireland; Cush Jumbo on playing Mark Antony. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Ricky Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Cush Jumbo

Front Row

Woody Allen's Irrational Man, Richard Hawley, Mike Bartlett, The Chineke Orchestra

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including a review of Woody Allen's Irrational Man, Richard Hawley on his new album Hollow Meadows and Mike Bartlett on his drama series Doctor Foster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Hawley

Front Row

Hofesh Shechter at the Brighton Festival; Michael Jackson's Xscape; South African theatre; Advanced Style

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A report from the Brighton Festival where Hofesh Shechter is guest artistic director, Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape, South African plays and a review of Advanced Style. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Hofesh Shechter
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Waters
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Stark
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Comben
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Crouch
Interviewed Guest:
Emlyn Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Swash
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Jeptha
Interviewed Guest:
Napo Masheane
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

Russell T Davies, Love and Friendship review, Rufus Norris, Thelma and Louise 25 years on

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Russell T Davies on A Midsummer's Night Dream, Love and Friendship review, Rufus Norris talks about directing The Threepenny Opera, and the 25th anniversary of Thelma and Louise. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Russell T Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Rufus Norris
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

The Passion, Zootropolis, Max Stafford Clark, Blue Eyes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed on a new version of Bach's St Matthew Passion sung by homeless people. And Max Stafford-Clark on why he is blindfolding the audience of All That Fall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Woolcock
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Christophers
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Max Stafford-Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall

Front Row

Austenland, Stephen Poliakoff, Hannah Kent, Elmgreen and Dragset

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 writer Stephen Poliakoff, who looks back at his very first TV drama Hitting Town, and Viv Groskop reviews new romantic comedy Austenland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Poliakoff
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Pearman

Front Row

Botticelli, Gillian Slovo, Tony Warren remembered, Dr Thorne

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

This edition looks at Ten Days, Gillian Slovo's new novel and Botticelli Reimagined at the V&A. Plus Tony Warren remembered and Dr Thorne reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Slovo
Interviewed Guest:
Ana Debenedetti
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Warren
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Worth
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop

Front Row

Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, Poets as novelists, Rosie Hood, The Haunting of Hill House

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Including a review of ITV's Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, a look at 20th-century novelists' poetry, singer Rosie Hood, and The Haunting of Hill House is adapted for stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Hood
Interviewed Guest:
MJ Hyland

Front Row

Rosie Jones, Janeane Garofalo and Jenni Fagan on stage at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Comedians Rosie Jones and Janeane Garofalo are among Viv Groskop's guests live from the BBC Tent at the Edinburgh Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Janeane Garofalo
Interviewed Guest:
Jenni Fagan
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

This Week

08/03/2018

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Andrew Neil reviews the political week with Michael Portillo and Caroline Flint, with a film from Viv Groskop. The studio guests are Slavoj Zizek and Phill Jupitus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Neil
Panellist:
Caroline Flint
Reporter:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Slavoj Zizek
Interviewed Guest:
Phill Jupitus
Researcher:
Scarlett Maguire
Producer:
Ian Lauchlan
Producer:
Arryn Moy
Assistant Editor:
Andrew Gilhooly
Editor:
Rob Burley
Editor:
Samir Shah
Production Company:
Juniper TV

Front Row

George the Poet, RIBA Gold Medallists, Review of Still Life

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Spoken word artist George the Poet on his first book, the winners of the RIBA Gold Medal Award, new British film Still Life and the bronze statues attributed to Michelangelo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
George Mpanga
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila O'Donnell
Interviewed Guest:
John Tuomey
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Gayford
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Samuel West, Bloodline, AD Miller, Spring in Verse

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Samuel West on directing After Electra on stage, author AD Miller on his novel The Faithful Couple, Togo Igawa on haiku in springtime and Netflix drama Bloodline reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel West
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
AD Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Togo Igawa
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth

Front Row

Talent spotters, Karine Polwart, Political theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Two talent spotters reveal what they look for when they come to Edinburgh. Plus Scottish singer Karine Polwart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Karine Polwart
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Marczyk
Interviewed Guest:
Marichka Marczyk
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop

Front Row

Barry Manilow; Diana Souhami; War photography; Jewish comedy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Barry Manilow on his album of duets with artists no longer alive, a new exhibition of war photography at Tate Modern, and Jewish comedy with David Baddiel and David Schneider. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Manilow
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Souhami
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
David Baddiel
Interviewed Guest:
David Schneider
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Ford

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Phil Gayle, Evelyn Glennie, Alistair McGowan, Matthew Herbert, Viv Groskop, Karine Polwart, Hanoi Masters

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Phil Gayle are joined by Alistair McGowan, Evelyn Glennie, Matthew Herbert and Viv Groskop for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Phil Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McGowan
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Herbert
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Performer:
Karine Polwart
Performer:
Hanoi Masters

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz with Martin Bell, Viv Groskop, Edward Petherbridge and David Schneider. From August 2013. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Rees
Panellist:
Martin Bell
Panellist:
Viv Groskop
Panellist:
David Schneider
Producer:
Carl Cooper