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The muse in history, Andrew Miller, Vanity Fair, Neil Simon remembered

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Miller on his new novel Now We Shall be Entirely Free, Muses in History (part of our Inspire season), behind the scenes at ITV's Vanity Fair, and Neil Simon remembered. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Bullimore
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Palin
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Wolf Hall on TV, Whiplash, Michael Boyd, Belle and Sebastian

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Wolf Hall on TV, former RSC director Michael Boyd on his first opera Orfeo, new film Whiplash, Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian and creative industries' UK input. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Murdoch
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Dalley

Front Row

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Eimear McBride, Roy Williams, New Prince Albums

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang with Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Roy Williams on updating Sophocles, Eimear McBride on the stage version of her novel, and a review of two new Prince albums. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Ryan
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Clunas
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne

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 LW

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

Front Row

Tributes to Sir Roger Moore, The return of Twin Peaks, American crime writer Bill Beverly

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. Tributes to Sir Roger Moore, who has died, the return of cult TV drama Twin Peaks, plus American crime writer Bill Beverly. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Laura Snapes
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Beverly
Interviewed Guest:
John Glen
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Collins

Front Row

Graham Swift; How To Train Your Dragon; Glasgow Girls

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Booker Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift tells Razia Iqbal why he has returned to the short story and Matt Thorne reviews How to Train Your Dragon. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Swift
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Clifford
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Pearman
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Pringle

Front Row

Anoushka Shankar; TV drama Truckers; Frank Auerbach

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson meets sitar-player Anoushka Shankar and learns how the death of her father Ravi affected her music. Plus a rare interview with artist Frank Auerbach. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Presenter:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Anoushka Shankar
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Auerbach

Front Row

Joan Bakewell, 2017 Proms, The Zookeeper's Wife

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Joan Bakewell discusses her play, Keeping in Touch; David Pickard announces the 2017 Proms season; and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews The Zookeeper's Wife. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Bakewell
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
David Pickard
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Front Row

Hell or High Water, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Aravind Adiga

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reviews of modern-day western Hell or High Water, Nick Cave's new album, and Aravind Adiga on his latest novel Selection Day, a story of cricket and social division in India. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Aravind Adiga
Interviewed Guest:
David Rowland
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Daniel Radcliffe; William Kentridge; BBC National Short Story Award; and turning sex into prose

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Daniel Radcliffe on his roles in two new films; South African artist William Kentridge on his exhibition Thick Time; and the art of turning sex into prose. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Radcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
William Kentridge
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Roddy Doyle, Heroes in TV dramas, Stephen King's IT

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Roddy Doyle on his latest novel Smile, Stephen King's IT film reviewed, heroes in TV dramas and the art of sports commentary. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Roddy Doyle
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Dunkley
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Frost
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 22 days

Offbeat comedy. Thrown out of home and with barely any money, a young call centre worker resorts to sleeping at the same humdrum office he spends his days. Show more