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Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

News and insights from the film world. Daniel Kokotajlo explains how his upbringing as a Jehovah Witness informed his debut feature film Apostasy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Kokotajlo
Interviewed Guest:
Emma E Hickox
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Stalman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Wilby remembers starring opposite Hugh Grant in Maurice, a film about gay desire in Edwardian England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
James Wilby
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Pike
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Kennedy

Front Row

Now You See Me; Henning Mankell; African art at Tate Modern

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 with Mark Lawson, including Now You See Me, Wallander author Henning Mankell, African art at the Tate, and Julia Donaldson's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Henning Mankell
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Donaldson

Front Row

Daniel Radcliffe; World War Z; Neil Gaiman's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Daniel Radcliffe on stage in The Cripple of Inishmaan, the verdict on World War Z and Neil Gaiman picks The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke as his Cultural Exchange. With Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Radcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Gaiman

Front Row

Fun Home, Portrayal of lesbians in drama, Caryl Phillips, Tate St Ives

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

News, reviews and interviews from the worlds of art, literature, film and music. A stage musical adaption of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, and Fun Home reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Hauer-King
Interviewed Guest:
Caryl Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Jean Rhys

Front Row

Film director Haifaa al-Mansour, Sharp Objects, Brooklands Museum, Holiday reads

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. Saudi Arabia's first female director Haifa al-Mansour on creating a biopic about author Mary Shelley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Haifaa al-Mansour
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Wilkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ditum

Front Row

Michael Palin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Michael Palin takes Stig through an archive which charts a career of comedy rule-breaking, globetrotting and serious acting. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Palin

Front Row

Peter Doig exhibition; Chris Brookmyre; Riz Ahmed's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Doig's Edinburgh exhibition reviewed; crime writer Chris Brookmyre on his new book; Stephen King novel Under the Dome adapted for TV; Riz Ahmed's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Brookmyre
Interviewed Guest:
Riz Ahmed

Front Row

One Direction film; John Byrne; director Nic Roeg; the comedy 'straight man'

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Morgan Spurlock's One Direction film reviewed; playwright and artist John Byrne; Nic Roeg the director of Walkabout and Don't Look Now; Steve Punt on the 'straight man' in comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
John Byrne
Interviewed Guest:
Nicolas Roeg
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Punt

Front Row

Christopher Nolan, Guys and Dolls, City of Culture 2021

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Film director Christopher Nolan looks back at his career. Plus an all-black cast production of Guys and Dolls and the announcement of the City of Culture in 2021. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Nolan
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Ahad
Interviewed Guest:
John Lahr
Interviewed Guest:
Lynette Goddard
Interviewed Guest:
John Glen
Presenter:
Kate Bullivant

Front Row

Incredible! The unstoppable rise of the comic book superhero

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As superheroes, including Wonder Woman, take over the box office, we ask why we keep turning to comics for our heroes. With Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Gibbons
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Karenina Sherif
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Blain
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Brew
Interviewed Guest:
Nikesh Shukla
Interviewed Guest:
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Interviewed Guest:
Kieron Gillen

Front Row

Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2017 are announced exclusively on Front Row, plus Stig speaks to the winner of the Best Novel Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Meynell
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Greta Gerwig, Opportunities for disabled actors, National Short Story Award

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Greta Gerwig on her directorial debut film Lady Bird and we consider opportunities for disabled actors. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Greta Gerwig
Interviewed Guest:
Benjamin Markovits
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Prager
Interviewed Guest:
Mik Scarlet
Interviewed Guest:
Genevieve Barr

Front Row

You Were Never Really Here, Colin Currie, Charlotte Salomon

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lynne Ramsay's thriller, You Were Never Really Here and pioneering percussionist Colin Currie launches his own recording label with Steve Reich's composition, Drumming. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Bullimore
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Griselda Pollock
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak

Front Row

Aminatta Forna, romantic fiction post #MeToo, the Hollywood sign

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Aminatta Forna on her novel Happiness, set in modern London from the perspective of those passing through. And how is the #MeToo movement changing romantic fiction? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Mack

Front Row

Ready Player One, Church Ministers for the Arts, Mental Institutions in Film, The York Realist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg's return to the sci-fi genre, is reviewed and Robert Hastie talks about The York Realist, a gay love story set in 1960s Yorkshire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Hardy
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hastie
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

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David Mamet, Meghan Markle in Suits, Poetry Jukebox

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. American playwright, director and novelist David Mamet on his book Chicago plus a review of Meghan Markle in her final season in US drama Suits. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
David Mamet
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Bullimore
Interviewed Guest:
Ondrej Kobza
Interviewed Guest:
Maria McManus

Front Row

Ronnie Wood, Shakespeare plays on screen, Taylor Swift's new song, Peter Hoeg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood on paintings; we look at problems of adapting Shakespeare for film; Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do reviewed; Danish writer Peter Hoeg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Ronnie Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Beresford
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Hoeg

Front Row

Daniel Mays, Girls Trip, Asifa Lahore's Queer Icon, Young Poets competition

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Daniel Mays on playing gay rights campaigner Peter Wildeblood, Girl Trip reviewed, the UK's first out Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore, a competition for young poets. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Mays
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Asifa Lahore
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mort
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Sara Pascoe, Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sara Pascoe on her stage version of Pride and Prejudice, Alex Clark and Toby Lichtig discuss the Man Booker Prize shortlist, Robert Lindsay on playing cinematographer Jack Cardiff. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sara Pascoe
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Lindsay
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang