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Front Row

Bartlett Sher and The King and I, Olivia Laing, Museum of the Year report

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Bartlett Sher on directing The King and I on stage, Olivia Laing on her debut novel Crudo, and an Art Fund Museum of the Year shortlistee The Postal Museum in London. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Bartlett Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing

Free Thinking

Neil Jordan, the Lonely City, Contemporary Cities

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Film director Neil Jordan, who has written the novel The Drowned Detective, talks to Matthew Sweet about the difference between creating prose and films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
John Haldane
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Moore

Start the Week

Vikram Seth

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Tom Sutcliffe talks to writers Vikram Seth, Nick Groom and Olivia Laing and ecologist Nick Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Vikram Seth
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Groom
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Davies
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Start the Week

Loneliness and Inner Voices

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses the inner voice with Charles Fernyhough, Olivia Laing, Alistair McDowall and Frances Wilson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Fernyhough
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McDowall
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Wilson
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Open Book

Alcohol's influence on literature; James Runcie; Grace McCleen

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Grace McCleen about her new novel The Professor of Poetry and, on the centenary of her birth, James Runcie celebrates the life and work of Barbara Pym. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Grace McCleen
Interviewed Guest:
James Runcie
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Tobias Hill, Readers' Guide to Stefan Zweig, literary prizes

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tobias Hill talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel What Was Promised, and a look at the works of Stefan Zweig, who inspired Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tobias Hill
Interviewed Guest:
George Prochnik
Interviewed Guest:
Tibor Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Laing
Producer:
Andrea Kidd