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Saturday Review

Love/Hate in 2013

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Love/Hate: David Schneider, Kamila Shamsie and Naomi Alderman on opinion-dividers in 2013, from Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling to Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
David Schneider
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

Rush; Science Britannica

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in Rush, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard. Plus new work from Tacita Dean, and Brian Cox's Science Britannica on BBC2. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
James Runcie
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

David Tennant as Richard II; The Goldfinch; Enough Said

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses David Tennant's starring role in Richard II, in Gregory Doran's first production as Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. Show more

Saturday Review

Filth and Masters of Sex

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Irvine Welsh's novel Filth comes to the big screen starring James McAvoy, and Michael Sheen plays obstetrician William Masters in Masters of Sex on TV. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

The Commitments musical; Le Week-End

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Roddy Doyle's novel The Commitments becomes a new stage musical; Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent go to Paris - will their marriage survive Le Week-End? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Gale
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Eleanor Catton's Booker-shortlisted The Luminaries, Australia at the Royal Academy, and Sheridan Smith and David Walliams in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
David Benedict
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Hank Zipzer

Series 3

Episode 10: Captain Hank and the Last Picks

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 8 months

Miss Luffkin, brand manager for soft drink Goodness Fizz, offers more sports equipment in exchange for a branding campaign in the school. Show more

Saturday Review

Blue Jasmine, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights. Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen's San Francisco-set Blue Jasmine, and Zaha Hadid designs the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Shale
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Timberlake Wertenbaker, Jupiter Ascending Reviewed, Reading Europe: France

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Timberlake Wertenbaker on her new play Jefferson's Garden, a review of Jupiter Ascending and which novels best reflect present-day France. Kirsty Lang presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Presenter:
Damian Barr
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia McDougall
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvain Bourmeau
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Wootton

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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

Toni Morrison, Indigenous Australia, Car Share

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Presented by Samira Ahmed. Including Toni Morrison on her latest novel, God Help the Child; a review of Peter Kay in Car Share; and Indigenous Australia at the British Museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Toni Morrison
Interviewed Guest:
Gaye Sculthorpe
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin LeGendre

Front Row

Everyman, Paul Abbott, Idris Khan, Beyond the Marches

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Everyman at the National Theatre, Paul Abbott on his new TV series No Offence, artist Idris Khan, and young folk musicians on Beyond the Marches. With Samira Ahmed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Idris Khan

Front Row

U2's Set Design, Hepworth in Yorkshire, Cannes Film Festival, BB King

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The set design for U2's new show, the Hepworth exhibition in Yorkshire, Jason Solomons reporting from Cannes and the legacy of BB King. Kirsty Lang presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Bono undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Willie Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Es Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Clayton
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin LeGendre
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Spooks, Meklit, Christopher Hope, The Spalding Suite

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Spooks moving to the big screen, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero, basketball drama in The Spalding Suite, artist Katrina Palmer and novelist Christopher Hope. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Meklit Hadero
Interviewed Guest:
Benji Reid
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Hope
Interviewed Guest:
Katrina Palmer

Front Row

Mike Leigh, Omar Sharif, Yves Saint Laurent, Online Orchestra

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mike Leigh and Clive Judd on Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs; Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at Bowes Museum; Omar Sharif remembered; and the Online Orchestra. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Judd
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Rita Tushingham
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Malorie Blackman, Stonemouth, Louise Welsh, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, including Malorie Blackman at the end of her tenure as children's laureate, the TV adaptation of Iain Banks's novel Stonemouth and novelist Louise Welsh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Malorie Blackman
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Mahsa Vahdat
Interviewed Guest:
Marjan Vahdat
Performer:
Mahsa Vahdat
Performer:
Marjan Vahdat
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Sarah Hall, Antony Sher, Fatherhood, Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sarah Hall on new short story collection Madame Fox, Sir Antony Sher on his Queer Icon, contemporary depictions of fatherhood, and Beethoven's 9th at G20. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Sher
Interviewed Guest:
Josh Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Service
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Artist Richard Long, Stella Duffy chooses her Queer Icon, Daljit Nagra on Liu Xiaobo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Artist Richard Long on A Line Made by Walking; measuring the quality of art paid for by the public; Stella Duffy nominates her Queer Icon; Daljit Nagra on Liu Xiaobo's poetry. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Long
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus Romer
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Tomlinson
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Aaron Sorkin; Leighton House; Goldsmiths Prize; Dreda Say Mitchell

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The West Wing creator, Aaron Sorkin, on The Newsroom; Leighton House welcomes paintings from The Perez Simon Collection; the Goldsmiths Prize winner; and writer Dreda Say Mitchell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Robbins
Interviewed Guest:
Veronique Gerard Powell
Interviewed Guest:
Aaron Sorkin
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell