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Front Row

Front Row at The Royal Court Theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Front Row marks 60 years of The Royal Court Theatre by discussing the value of new writing for the stage, with John Wilson, expert guests, scenes from key plays, and an audience. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Featherstone
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Stef Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Nneka Atuona
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

The Culture Show

2010/2011

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Coming from the Brighton Festival, artistic director Brian Eno talks about his line-up, and Miranda Sawyer drops in at rehearsals of Simon Stephens's new play Marine Parade. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Miranda Sawyer
Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Presenter:
Mark Kermode
Presenter:
Tom Dyckhoff
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Eno
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Heatherwick
Interviewed Guest:
David Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Katz
Performer:
Seun Kuti
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Producer:
Emma Cahusac
Production Manager:
Emma Fowler

Front Row

Danny Boyle at Home, Simon Stephens, Lee Miller and Picasso

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Danny Boyle discusses new arts centre Home, Simon Stephens talks about his new play The Funfair, and Antony Penrose talks about the Lee Miller and Picasso show. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Boyle
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Moutrey
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed Guest:
Antony Penrose
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu

Free Thinking

Germany: Neil MacGregor, Volker Kutscher, Threepenny Opera

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy explores German culture with actress Haydn Gwynne, writer Simon Stephens, former British Museum director Neil MacGregor and crime writer Volker Kutscher. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Volker Kutscher
Interviewed Guest:
Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Philippe Sands
Interviewed Guest:
Haydn Gwynne
Interviewed Guest:
AT Williams
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Teenage Life: David and Ben Aaronovitch, Viv Albertine, Simon Stephens

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet discusses teenage years with writers David and Ben Aaronovitch, neuroscientist Iroise Dumontheil, musician Viv Albertine and playwright Simon Stephens. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Iroise Dumontheil
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Albertine
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Producer:
Laura Thomas

Dive

Episode 2: Robert's Story

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Contemporary drama. Sixteen-year-old Robert Wisley 'doesn't do girlfriends' - it wouldn't suit his bad boy image. That changes when he meets diver Lindsey Macallum. Show more

Dive

Episode 1: Lindsey's Story

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Contemporary drama. Teenager Lindsey is a 2012 Olympic diving hopeful and her life is dedicated to her sport. That is, until she meets the local bad boy. Show more

Free Thinking

Originality

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Geoff Mulgan of Nesta, author Naomi Alderman and copyright lawyer Lionel Bently join Philip Dodd to talk about the notion originality. Plus playwright Simon Stephens on fame. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Mulgan
Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Bently
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Penny
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens

Free Thinking

Process: Mexico in Words, Carmen Disruption, Christopher Doyle

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet hears from two chroniclers of Mexico City, Simon Stephens talks about his new play Carmen Disruption and cinematographer Christopher Doyle discusses collages. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Doyle
Interviewed Guest:
Francisco Goldman
Interviewed Guest:
Valeria Luiselli
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens