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This Cultural Life

Series 1

Kenneth Branagh

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Actor and film-maker Sir Kenneth Branagh talks to John Wilson about the key influences and inspirations that have shaped his own work. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Bernardine Evaristo

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo talks to John Wilson about the formative experiences and cultural influences that have had a profound effect on her work. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Mike Leigh

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Film director Mike Leigh talks to John Wilson about the art and experiences that have shaped his own creative life. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Carlos Acosta

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 months

Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta talks to John Wilson about the key moments in his cultural life, from breakdancing in Havana to becoming principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Nicole Kidman

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Oscar winner Nicole Kidman talks to John Wilson about the influence on her career of working with great film-makers, including Jane Campion, Baz Luhrmann and Stanley Kubrick. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Playwright and artistic director of London's Young Vic theatre Kwame Kwei-Armah shares some of the influences that have had a significant impact on his work. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Tracey Emin

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

In a deeply personal interview, artist Tracey Emin talks to John Wilson about the experiences that have shaped her life and career. Show more

This Cultural Life

Series 1

Evelyn Glennie

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

The world's leading classical solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie talks to John Wilson about her career and picks out some of the key influences on her artistic path. Show more

Front Row

Woody Allen interview, with Sally Hawkins and Mike Leigh

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson talks to writer and director Woody Allen, whose new film Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins. Sally Hawkins and Mike Leigh also share their thoughts. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Woody Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Hawkins

Front Row

Paul McCartney; El Dorado; Sebastian Junger on Tim Hetherington

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including an interview with Paul McCartney on his latest album, New. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Junger

Front Row

Tinie Tempah; Carlos Acosta; Gloria

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang meets British rapper Tinie Tempah. Ballet star Carlos Acosta talks about his novel. Rosie Boycott reviews the film Gloria. Matthew Sweet reassesses Dennis Wheatley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Tinie Tempah
Interviewed Guest:
Carlos Acosta

Front Row

Bryan Adams; Lang Lang; Kennedy films

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts programme with Mark Lawson, including singer Bryan Adams on his photographs of war veterans and an interview with Chinese pianist Lang Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Lang Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Bryan Adams

Front Row

Cultural Exchange Finale

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson brings the Cultural Exchange project to a close, with Armando Iannucci, Laura Mvula, Germaine Greer, Paul Weller, Terence Stamp and others. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Germaine Greer
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Weller
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Stamp
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Welby

Front Row

Exit the King, Man Booker Longlist, Tony Walsh, Nick Drnaso

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Playwright Patrick Marber on Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma, John Wilson discusses the novels on this year's Man Booker longlist, plus poet Tony Walsh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Marber
Interviewed Guest:
Indira Varma
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Drnaso
Interviewed Guest:
Arifa Akbar
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Walsh

Front Row

Kit Harington, Kele Okereke, Dynasty, Porridge

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kit Harington talks about playing his own ancestor in the new BBC1 drama series about the Gunpowder Plot. Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Stig Abell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Harington
Interviewed Guest:
Kele Okereke
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich

Front Row

Taika Waititi on Thor, Art in the Age of Terror, David Adjaye, Eisenstein's October

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Taika Waititi goes from the independent film sector to direct the Marvel blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok. Plus David Adjaye on his plans for the UK's National Holocaust Memorial. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Taika Waititi
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
John Keane
Interviewed Guest:
Sanna Moore
Interviewed Guest:
David Adjaye

Front Row

Bill Bailey, Philip Pullman, Alias Grace

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Bill Bailey tries out the new Front Row keyboard. Philip Pullman on his new novel La Belle Sauvage. Plus TV series Alias Grace reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman

Front Row

Inua Ellams on Barber Shop Chronicles, Battle of the Sexes, Charles Causley, Godless

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Inua Ellams on his play Barber Shop Chronicles. Reviews of TV drama Godless and tennis film Battle of the Sexes. Plus an exploration of the work of Cornish poet Charles Causley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Cahal Dallat
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Waterman
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Causley

Front Row

Nicola Benedetti, Winchester, Reading Europe: Russia

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Nicolas Benedetti on rewriting the cadenza of Beethoven's famous Violin Concerto. Plus Russian author Alisa Ganieva on Dagestan, her homeland in the Caucasus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Benedetti
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Alisa Ganieva
Interviewed Guest:
Grigory Ryzhakov

Front Row

Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan

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. Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz on their new film The Mercy, the true story of an amateur sailor's attempt to sail around the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Firth
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Weisz
Interviewed Guest:
Vaseem Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Mary O'Donnell
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Jenkinson
Interviewed Guest:
John Boyne