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Front Row

Maya Angelou remembered; Simon Russell Beale; Maleficent reviewed; the art of MF Husain

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A tribute to Maya Angelou; Simon Russell Beale on Shakespeare's sonnets, Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent and the art of India's foremost painter, MF Husain. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Russell Beale
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Interviewed Guest:
Rita Dove
Interviewed Guest:
Divia Patel
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Free Thinking

Martin Luther King, Poets and Political Protest

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Jackie Kay, Fred D'Aguiar, Major Jackson and Kwame Dawes join Shahidha Bari as part of the Freedom City festival marking Martin Luther King's visit to Newcastle University in 1967. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Kay
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Interviewed Guest:
Major Jackson
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Front Row

Michael Winterbottom, Painting Paradise, Spring with Fred D'Aguiar

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 Michael Winterbottom about The Face of an Angel. Emma Townshend visits garden art exhibition Painting Paradise. And Fred D'Aguiar chooses a poem of spring. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Winterbottom
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Townshend
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Producer:
Julian May

Free Thinking

Oscar Nominations, Steve McQueen, Slavery Narratives

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet is joined by film director Steve McQueen, critic Ian Christie, poet Fred D'Aguiar, anthropologist Kit Davis and historian Madge Dresser to discuss slave narratives. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Steve McQueen
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Madge Dresser

Front Row

Sheridan Smith, Fred D'Aguiar, Maxine Peake play, UNESCO Creative Cities

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheridan Smith on her solo album, Sheridan, Maxine Peake's play on Hull heroine Lillian Bilocca, UNESCO Creative Cities assessed, and Fred D'Aguiar on Martin Luther King. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Presenter:
Paul Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Sheridan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
David Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Night Waves

Henry V, The Sea, Black Nativity

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With a review of Michael Grandage's production of Henry V, starring Jude Law, a debate on governing the sea and a film musical of Black Nativity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Steinberg
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Haines
Interviewed Guest:
Bonnie Greer
Interviewed Guest:
Fred D'Aguiar
Producer:
Natalie Steed