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A Good Read

Vanessa Feltz and David Hepworth

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Vanessa Feltz and David Hepworth debate books with Harriett Gilbert. All three choose lesser-known books by well-known authors Hilary Mantel, Edith Wharton and Dodie Smith. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Feltz
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Producer:
Giles Edwards

Saturday Review

Ai Wei Wei, Margaret Atwood, 99 Homes, Fake It 'til You Make It, Music for Misfits

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Looking at Ai Wei Wei at The Royal Academy, Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last, the film 99 Homes, the play Fake It 'Til You Make It, and Music for Misfits - the Story of Indie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Crystal Mahey-Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Moggach
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Groundhog Day, Almodovar, The Night Of..., Peter Ho Davies, Oxford Modern Art

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tim Minchin's Groundhog Day, his follow-up to Matilda, Almodovar's Julieta, HBO's The Night Of..., Peter Ho Davies' The Fortunes, It's Me To The World at Modern Art Oxford. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Producer:
Oliver Jones
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Jeffreys

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Hepworth interviews Mick Jagger about his career with The Rolling Stones and his solo work. Includes film clips and videos spanning Jagger's career.

Contributors

Interviewer:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Mick Jagger

Saturday Review

David Hepworth; Andreas Gursky exhibition; Ned Beauman's new novel

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review neuroscience play Incognito, film Touchy Feely, Ned Beauman's novel Glow, TV series Penny Dreadful, and Andreas Gursky at White Cube Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Arditti
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Danny Baker's Great Album Showdown

Episode 2: File under: Pop

Duration: 1 hour

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

Exploring what makes a great pop album, Danny Baker celebrates the golden age of the analogue, vinyl LP with guests Boy George, Grace Dent and David Hepworth. Show more

Free Thinking

2014 Festival

You Must See This

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet is joined by David Hepworth, Naomi Alderman, Kei Miller and Serena Kutchinsky to debate technology's impact on cultural taste. Are we now bolder or more risk-averse? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Kei Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Serena Kutchinsky
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film going in search of what it takes to get a number one hit single, meeting people who have achieved it to uncover how, and the effect reaching the top had on their lives. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Janice Long
Producer:
Bob Smeaton
Director:
Bob Smeaton
Executive Producer:
Nick Watts
Production Company:
Hole and Corner Limited
Participant:
Martin Talbot
Participant:
Don Black
Participant:
Bob Stanley
Participant:
Noddy Holder
Participant:
David Hepworth
Participant:
Bruno Brookes
Participant:
Eden Blackman
Participant:
Gerry Marsden
Participant:
Bill Martin
Participant:
Judd Lander
Participant:
Eg White
Participant:
Chris Difford
Participant:
Gary Farrow
Participant:
Amy Wadge
Participant:
Bill Wilkins
Participant:
Steve Booker
Participant:
Ronnie Rogers
Participant:
Carol Decker
Participant:
Joe McElderry

Last Word

Tony Booth, Liliane Bettencourt, William G Stewart, Tom Petty

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on actor Tony Booth, heiress Lilliane Bettencourt, quizmaster William G Stewart and musician Tom Petty. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Cherie Blair
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas A Sancton
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Stewart
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Grade
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth

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

Actress Tamsin Greig; novelist Jonathan Coe; Martin Bailey on Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tamsin Greig reflects on comedy and tragedy; Jonathan Coe on his latest novel, Expo 58; Martin Bailey on his Van Gogh discoveries; and who has released the most albums? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Bailey
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Front Row

Halle Berry in Extant; International Museums; A Hard Day's Night

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reviewing Halle Berry in sci-fi series Extant, three directors on the value of museums, the influence of A Hard Day's Night and Amanda Levete on the legacy of architect Louis Khan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Beal
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Persekian
Interviewed Guest:
Wim Pijbes
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Deuchar
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Levete
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth

Front Row

Cilla; Will and Kate on stage; Tudor portraits; Ted Hughes' animal poems

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black, an interview with 'Will' and 'Kate', a new exhibition of Tudor portraits and artefacts, and Alice Oswald on Ted Hughes' animal poems. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Chris
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jessie Childs
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Oswald
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

Christmas singles; new Stieg Larsson story; Drawing the Line

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Mark Lawson speaks to John-Henri Holmberg, editor of a new collection of Swedish crime stories, including new works by Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Swash
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
John-Henri Holmberg

Front Row

Saoirse Ronan; Thatcher meets the Queen; Erotic art from Japan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson meets actress Saoirse Ronan; Moira Buffini's play about Margaret Thatcher's meetings with the Queen; the exhibition Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Saoirse Ronan
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Front Row

Zoe Wanamaker; Cultural Exchange - Suggs; Arne Dahl

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Zoe Wanamaker on her role in Passion Play, writer Arne Dahl on the appeal of Scandi crime, and Suggs from Madness selects a John Betjeman poem for Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Suggs
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Wanamaker
Interviewed Guest:
Arne Dahl
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth