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Front Row

Timothy Spall, Tracy Chapman's Fast Car turns 30, Novelist Lissa Evans

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Timothy Spall on playing every part in his new film Stanley, a Man of Variety, plus Front Row celebrates 30 years since Tracy Chapman's Fast Car. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Spall
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Lissa Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Saturday Review

Once in a Lifetime, Birth of a Nation, Alice in Space, Mathematics at Science Museum, Walt Disney on BBC2

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Once in a Lifetime, Birth of a Nation, Alice In Space, Mathematics at Science Museum, and BBC TV series Walt Disney. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Jane Horrocks, 20 Feet From Stardom, US war vets, Tim Barrow

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Jane Horrocks on playing Little Voice, a review of new film doc 20 Feet From Stardom, US Iraq war veterans writing fiction, and playwright Tim Barrow. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Klay
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Powers
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Barrow
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Horrocks

Front Row

Remembering George Martin, Anna Meredith, Motown the Musical, The Witch

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Comedian Bernard Cribbins and composer David Arnold share their memories of George Martin. Anna Meredith on her debut album Varmints. Reviews of Motown the Musical and The Witch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Cribbins
Interviewed Guest:
David Arnold
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Hyde
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Meredith
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Saturday Review

The Revenant, Annie Leibovitz, Nicholas Searle, The Rack Pack, Give Me Your Love

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Oscar contender The Revenant, the Annie Leibovitz exhibition, Nicholas Searle's The Good Liar and Snooker comedy film The Rack Pack. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Morley
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Jo Nesbo, John Wick, Billie Holiday

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jo Nesbo's new thriller Blood on Snow, review of Keanu Reeves in John Wick, BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year is announced, and Billie Holiday celebrated. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Nesbo
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
John Szwed
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Wallace
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

David Tennant, second novels, Brits and Oscars - who are they for?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

David Tennant on the final series of Broadchurch. Plus finding the nation's favourite second novel and at Brits and Oscars time, we ask who cares about awards? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
David Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer

Front Row

John Cleese, A first for Jay Z, Electricity: The spark of life

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Monty Python's John Cleese on the attraction of farce, the significance of Jay Z's induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and artist John Gerrard on electricity as inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
John Cleese
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Summerscale
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Garde
Interviewed Guest:
John Gerrard
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Andrew Scott and Robert Icke, Whitney Houston documentary, Amanda Craig

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Scott plays Hamlet directed by Robert Icke, we review Whitney: Can I Be Me, about the life of Whitney Houston and author Amanda Craig on her new novel The Lie of the Land. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Boyd
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Straight Outta Compton, Paula McLain, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys

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 a review of hip-hop film Straight Outta Compton, Paula McLain on her new novel Circling the Sun and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Auerbach
Interviewed Guest:
Paula McLain

Front Row

Michael Sheen, Egon Schiele, Daniel Kehlmann, classic hip-hop album Illmatic explored

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Michael Sheen on Under Milk Wood in New York, new Egon Schiele exhibition The Radical Nude reviewed, Daniel Kehlmann on his novel F, and classic hip-hop album Illmatic 20 years on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Sheen
Interviewed Guest:
Lynda Nead
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Kehlmann
Interviewed Guest:
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Interviewed Guest:
Erik Parker
Interviewed Guest:
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Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer

Front Row

Orlando Bloom, Grief as muse, Antony Gormley, Novello Award-winning rapper Dave.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Orlando Bloom on playing a cop with a sideline - assassination, comedy inspired by grief, Antony Gormley's new show and rappers winning prizes - for their poetry or their politics? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Orlando Bloom
Interviewed Guest:
Cariad Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Sherwood
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Kate Mosse, Kanye West, Loewe Craft Prize

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. Kate Mosse talks about her new novel The Burning Chambers. Plus a discussion on Kanye West's controversial remarks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mosse
Participant:
Katie Puckrik
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Deyan Sudjic
Producer:
Harry Parker

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Women in Music Special

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lauren Laverne fronts a special edition to mark the 6Music Peel Lecture by Charlotte Church on sexism, sexualisation and the representation of women in music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lauren Laverne
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Church
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Palmer
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Eve Barlow
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Macmanus
Interviewed Guest:
Kathleen Hanna
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Mayberry
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Nightingale
Interviewed Guest:
Adrienne Aitken
Interviewed Guest:
Amber Davis
Performer:
Agnes Obel
Producer:
Emma Wallace

Woman's Hour

Gabourey Sidibe, 21st-century families, Laura Veirs, #MeToo in music

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Gabourey Sidibe, changing families in the 21st century, musician Laura Veirs and music by artists accused of abuse. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Indome
Interviewed Guest:
Gabourey Sidibe
Interviewed Guest:
Melanie Carew
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Golombok
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Veirs

Last Word

Norman Moore, Diane Charlemagne, Professor David Cesarani, Colin Welland and Peter Donaldson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on a conservationist, a singer, an historian, an actor, a newsreader Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Chelmick
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Moby
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Hannan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Jefferson
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jose Sulaiman, Anna Gordy Gaye, Ron Hall, Peter Austin

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 Philip Seymour Hoffman, journalist Ron Hall, Motown records executive Anna Gordy Gaye, boxing administrator Jose Sulaiman and micro-brewer Peter Austin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steven Schub
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Costello
Interviewed Guest:
Smokey Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
William Stevenson
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Bott
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Pugsley

Last Word

John Surtees, Gordon Thomas, Sir Howard Hodgkin, H. Boyd Woodruff, Joni Sledge

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on racing driver John Surtees, writer Gordon Thomas, artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, microbiologist Boyd Woodruff, singer Joni Sledge. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Simon Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Liam Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Vousden
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Eveleigh
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Woodruff
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Sledge
Producer:
Neil George