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Politics Live

Politics Live

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Elizabeth Glinka is joined by Brexit minister Lord Callanan, Labour peer Lord Falconer, the Daily Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey and pollster Deborah Mattinson. Show more

Contributors

Panellist:
Martin Callanan
Panellist:
Camilla Tominey
Interviewed Guest:
Stig Abell

Question Time

12/11/2015

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Stoke-on-Trent. The panellists are Sajid Javid MP, Lucy Powell MP, Paul Nuttall MEP, Paris Lees and Stig Abell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Sajid Javid
Panellist:
Lucy Powell
Panellist:
Paul Nuttall
Panellist:
Paris Lees
Panellist:
Stig Abell
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine

Front Row Late

Series 1

Episode 5: Darcey Bussell, Philip Pullman, Armando Iannucci and Ghostpoet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A review of the week's arts events. Darcey Bussell celebrates the legacy of Kenneth MacMillan, Stig Abell talks to Philip Pullman and Ghostpoet performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Front Row

Darcey Bussell, Philip Pullman, Armando Iannucci and Ghostpoet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS North America

Darcey Bussell celebrates her mentor choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, Stig Abell talks to author Philip Pullman, Armando Iannucci is on the sofa and Ghostpoet performs live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Armando Iannucci
Series Producer:
Martina Hall
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Series

Front Row

Front Row

Fay Weldon; Raw review; Duchamp's Fountain; Simon Callow and Christopher Hampton

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Death of a She Devil is Fay Weldon's new novel, Bryony Hanson reviews the film Raw, Richard Cork on Duchamp's Fountain, Simon Callow and Christopher Hampton on The Philantropist. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Fay Weldon
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Hampton
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, S-Town reviewed, Queer British art and gender neutral awards

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Veteran actors Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman discuss their heist movie Going in Style, podcast S-Town is reviewed and Tate Britain's Queer British Art 1861-1967. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Caine
Interviewed Guest:
Morgan Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Naughton
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Barlow
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Tan
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Peter Kosminsky on The State, Ben Whishaw, The secrets of Vermeer's studio

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Peter Kosminsky on his new drama The State, a portrayal of life inside IS; Ben Whishaw on his new play, Against; an exploration of how Vermeer achieved his luminous paintings. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kosminsky
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Jelley
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Whishaw
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rickson
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Authors' better, but not-so-famous, books; Kathryn Bigelow; Eric Ravilious; a Shakespeare Sonnet in Pidgin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A discussion of books better than their authors' best known; Kathryn Bigelow on why her new film, set in 1967, is urgent now; the English artist Eric Ravilious; a poem in Pidgin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Bigelow
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Oyibo
Presenter:
Stig Abell
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As a new TV adaptation is aired, Front Row discusses Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole at 50 - a look at his poetry; Hollie McNish on her play about women in football. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
James Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Feay
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Javier Pes
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Fenella Fielding, Gluck, Mona Arshi, Call of Duty

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Fenella Fielding on the Carry On films, Morecambe and Wise, and Henrik Ibsen. Plus the painter Gluck, famous for fashion and self-portraits with her lovers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Fenella Fielding
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Souhami
Interviewed Guest:
Amy de la Haye
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Arshi
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Benjamin Clementine performs live

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Benjamin Clementine plays from his second album I Tell a Fly. We assess Oscar Wilde for modern times. And celebrity photographer David LaChapelle talks about nudity and glitter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Benjamin Clementine
Interviewed Guest:
Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest:
Franny Moyle
Interviewed Guest:
David LaChapelle

Front Row

Incredible! The unstoppable rise of the comic book superhero

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As superheroes, including Wonder Woman, take over the box office, we ask why we keep turning to comics for our heroes. With Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Gibbons
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Karenina Sherif
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Blain
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Brew
Interviewed Guest:
Nikesh Shukla
Interviewed Guest:
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Interviewed Guest:
Kieron Gillen

Front Row

Mary Magdalene, Icelandic fiction, Joseph Morpurgo, Stephen Hawking in culture

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of film Mary Magdalene, a discussion on the state of Icelandic fiction, Joseph Morpurgo on his new one-man show, Hammerhead, and Stephen Hawking in popular culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Michele Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Ragnar Jonasson
Interviewed Guest:
Helga Luthersdottir
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Morpurgo

Front Row

Rob Brydon on Swimming With Men, Laura Wade, Ferens Art Gallery

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

On the set of Swimming With Men with Rob Brydon and Daniel Mays, Laura Wade, writer of Home, I'm Darling, final report on Art Fund Museum of the Year from Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Brydon
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Mays
Interviewed Guest:
Adeel Akhtar
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Wade
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier

Front Row

Matt Lucas on his memoir, Tamsin Greig and Martin Freeman on Labour of Love

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matt Lucas talks to Stig Abell about his memoir. And Tamsin Greig and Martin Freeman discuss Labour of Love, a new play by James Graham about the Labour Party. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Jacky Klein

Front Row

Vanessa Redgrave, Imperium, French African artefacts, Sally Rooney

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Vanessa Redgrave on receiving the Richard Harris Award; Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy brought to the stage; the repatriation of French African artefacts; Sally Rooney. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Redgrave
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Rooney
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Melvyn Bragg, TV arts programmes, '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding, the Fire and Fury

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg on the history of The Southbank Show, the arts on TV; Otis Redding's (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay turns 50, and the Fire and Fury sells out. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Grabsky
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Raeside
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Le Gendre
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink

Front Row

Ronnie Wood, Shakespeare plays on screen, Taylor Swift's new song, Peter Hoeg

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood on paintings; we look at problems of adapting Shakespeare for film; Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do reviewed; Danish writer Peter Hoeg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Ronnie Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Beresford
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Hoeg

Front Row

Audre Lorde, Dan Brown, Art Connoisseurship, Harvey Weinstein

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. Author Dan Brown discusses the return of Robert Langdon in his latest novel, Origin. Plus Audre Lorde and art connoisseurship. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Akwugo Emejulu
Interviewed Guest:
Bendor Grosvenor
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Wright
Interviewed Guest:
MIa Galuppo
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Helen Petersen
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

George Michael: Freedom, John Banville, Michael Fassbender, Performance art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kate Mossman reviews George Michael - Freedom, John Banville discusses his latest novel, Mrs Osmond and Michael Fassbender talks about The Snowman. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
John Banville
Interviewed Guest:
Aaron Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Claire MacDonald
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Fassbender
Presenter:
Stig Abell