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Man Booker Prize Shortlist; James Ellroy; Joyce DiDonato; the Wallace Collection

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A look at the Man Booker Prize shortlist; James Ellroy on his new novel; Joyce DiDonato on her latest CD; re-opening of the Great Gallery at the Wallace Collection. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
James Ellroy
Interviewed Guest:
Joyce DiDonato
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Davis
Interviewed Guest:
John J O'Connell

Front Row

Oliver Stone's Snowden, The Famous Five, Sex scenes, Wynford Dewhurst

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Oliver Stone's new film about the whistleblower Edward Snowden reviewed, the Christmas books market, including the Ladybird and The Famous Five spoofs, artist Wynford Dewhurst. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Angela Saini
Interviewed Guest:
Vincent Bruno
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Sinclair
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Brown
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Paulo Coelho, Your Name, Turner Contemporary, The art of writing non-fiction

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho on his new novel The Spy, Philippe Sands on the art of writing non-fiction, Japanese anime film Your Name, Turner Contemporary's new art commission. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Philippe Sands
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Kashif Nadim Chaudry
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Marilyn Rust

Front Row

Under the Skin; Publicising books; Shetland; Karen Joy Fowler

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin reviewed; changing book publicity tactics discussed; the return of Shetland to the BBC; novelist Karen Joy Fowler on chimp manners. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Litt
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Joy Fowler
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

19/06/2014

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Don Johnson on the art of the comeback, novelist and former Mormon Carys Bray, new Pablo Neruda poems discovered, and why established authors are choosing to self-publish. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Don Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Carys Bray
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Feinstein
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Pullinger
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink

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

A Good Read

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jon McGregor and Cathy Rentzenbrink talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, Things That Are by Amy Leach and This Boy by Alan Johnson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Mair Bosworth

Front Row

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Rack Pack, Elizabeth

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Leonardo DiCaprio talks to Kirsty Lang about The Revenant, and choreographer Will Tucket and playwright Alasdair Middleton discusses dance drama Elizabeth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Interviewed Guest:
Alyson Rudd
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Will Tuckett
Interviewed Guest:
Alasdair Middleton

Front Row

Harriet Walter and Guy Paul; The Casual Vacancy; Amit Chaudhuri; The Folio Prize.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriet Walter and Guy Paul in two-hander play Boa, JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy adapted for TV, Amit Chaudhuri on his new novel Odysseus Abroad and the Folio Prize shortlist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Paul
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Myerson
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Amit Chaudhuri

Woman's Hour

Baroness Valerie Amos, Why women say sorry, Women and farming

Duration: 41 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Baroness Amos - first female black leader of a UK university, Sylvia Pankhurst: women and farming, Cathy Rentzenbrink on her brother's PVS, and Viv Groskop on why women say 'sorry'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt
Interviewed Guest:
Valerie Amos
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Sayer
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Mullany

Front Row

Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg on the history of The Southbank Show, the arts on TV; Otis Redding's (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay turns 50, and the Fire and Fury sells out. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Grabsky
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Raeside
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Le Gendre
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink

Front Row

Cuba Gooding Jr, Sean Penn - novelist, Love, Simon - a teen rom-com with a twist

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cuba Gooding Jr talks about starring in Chicago in the West End and his role in Boyz n the Hood, his Oscar for Jerry Maguire and Hollywood's changing attitude to black actors. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Cuba Gooding Jr
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Maude Julien
Performer:
Maya Angelou
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Christopher Jefferies Drama, Golden Age of Panto, Burrell Collection, Ghostwriting

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Roger Michell on his new drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. Plus the Burrell Collection, ghostwriting, the golden age of panto and the film The Green Prince. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Michell
Interviewed Guest:
Rosemary Watt
Interviewed Guest:
Jeffrey Richards
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn