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Saturday Review

Rush; Science Britannica

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

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 FM

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

Saturday Review

Blue Jasmine, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Saturday Review

Filth and Masters of Sex

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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 FM

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

David Tennant as Richard II; The Goldfinch; Enough Said

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Open Book

15/06/2014

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning Spanish writer Javier Cercas about his new novel Outlaws, and discusses Virginia Woolf in fiction with Maggie Gee and Alison MacLeod. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Javier Cercas
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Gee
Interviewed Guest:
Alison MacLeod
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Trollope
Interviewed Guest:
Sergio Rodriguez
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Open Book

Sandra Newman, Roopa Farooki, John Banville, Courttia Newland

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sandra Newman discusses her new novel The Country of Ice Cream Star with Mariella Frostrup, plus acclaimed Irish writer John Banville on the book he would never lend. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sandra Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Roopa Farooki
Interviewed Guest:
John Banville
Interviewed Guest:
Courttia Newland
Interviewed Guest:
Meike Ziervogel
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

Love/Hate in 2013

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Front Row

Rosamund Pike, The Girl of the Golden West, Young Poet Laureate Aisling Fahey, Grantchester

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to actress Rosamund Pike about her emotionally and physically demanding role in the screen adaptation of best-selling crime thriller Gone Girl. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Pike
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Keri-Lynn Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Aisling Fahey
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Miranda Hart, John Rutter, Seamus Heaney

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Miranda Hart on the success of Miranda and the final episodes of the sitcom, John Rutter on creating a Christmas carol, and a new edition of Seamus Heaney's poetry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Hart
Interviewed Guest:
Maurice Riordan
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Wheatley
Interviewed Guest:
Sian Toogood
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Harm
Interviewed Guest:
John Rutter

Front Row

The rise and rise of Event Cinema

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Kirsty Lang hears from Helen McCrory, Richard Eyre, Lesley Manville, Alan Ayckbourn and others about the flourishing phenomenon of event cinema. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Fellner
Interviewed Guest:
David Sabel
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCrory
Interviewed Guest:
Lorne Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Ayckbourn
Interviewed Guest:
Hasan Bakhshi
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Bazalgette
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Tamsin Greig, Birdman, Turner in January

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tamsin Greig talks about taking on a musical in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, plus the verdict on Michael Keaton's Oscar-tipped performance in Birdman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
James Bridle
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Topsfield

Front Row

Russell T Davies, PJ Harvey, The Eichmann Show

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Russell T Davies discusses his new shows, PJ Harvey talks about recording a new album in a glass box in front of the public and Ryan Gilbey reviews The Eichmann Show. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Russell T Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Cressida Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey

Front Row

Inherent Vice, Dara, Teen Film Tropes, Cotton to Gold

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Paul Thomas Anderson's film Inherent Vice reviewed, Dara at the National Theatre, teen film tropes and Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Norfolk
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Lyne
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Cynthia Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Shahid Nadeem
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Ronder

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 FM

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

Front Row

Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with John Wilson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to Kazuo Ishiguro about his new novel The Buried Giant and how his career as a writer was made possible by his unfulfilled dreams of being a singer-songwriter. Show more

Front Row

National Poetry Competition, Dead Sheep, Code of a Killer, Attica Locke

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Roger McGough on the National Poetry Competition, Jonathan Maitland on his play Dead Sheep, Attica Locke on her new book set in Pleasantville and a review of Code of a Killer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Billingham
Interviewed Guest:
Attica Locke
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Nallon
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Jo Nesbo, John Wick, Billie Holiday

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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