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Front Row

War for Planet of the Apes, Alan Hollinghurst's Queer Icon, Soul of a Nation exhibition

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

War for Planet of the Apes reviewed; Alan Hollinghurst chooses his Queer Icon; Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern. Plus we celebrate the return of the cassette. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kate Muir
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Hollinghurst
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

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Hell or High Water, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Aravind Adiga

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reviews of modern-day western Hell or High Water, Nick Cave's new album, and Aravind Adiga on his latest novel Selection Day, a story of cricket and social division in India. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne
Interviewed Guest:
Aravind Adiga
Interviewed Guest:
David Rowland
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Versailles, Louisa Young, Museum of the Year contender, TV drama music

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Louis XIV drama series Versailles reviewed, Louisa Young on her novel Devotion, Martin Roth of the V&A, shortlisted for Museum of the Year, and Americana music in hit TV dramas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Roth
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Young
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society director Mike Newell, Joanna Walsh, Milos Forman, 1978 in music

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Film director Mike Newell discusses his period drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and experimental writer Joanna Walsh talks about her new novel Break.up. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Newell
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Emily Watson, Older women on screen, Christmas songs

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Emily Watson on the TV adaptation of Little Women, Tracy-Ann Oberman and MaryAnn Johanson discuss the portrayal of older women on screen, Dr Who's regeneration and Christmas songs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Interviewed Guest:
MaryAnn Johanson
Interviewed Guest:
Christel Dee
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2017 are announced exclusively on Front Row, plus Stig speaks to the winner of the Best Novel Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Meynell
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Christmas TV, Theatre from the Calais Jungle, Protecting live music.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Staying in or going out? Festive TV reviewed and how live music venues could be protected. Plus theatre from the Calais Jungle camp and the rise of the vinyl hipster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Frost
Interviewed Guest:
John Spellar
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Whitaker
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Robertson
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply, Inua Ellams, Born to Kill

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply; Poet Inua Ellams discusses and performs from his collection #Afterhours; Born to Kill reviewed; the everlasting pull of pop. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

David Hockney at Royal Academy, Choreographer Sir Peter Wright, Tenor Gregory Kunde, Updating album covers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson and critic William Feaver discuss David Hockney at the Royal Academy, plus choreographer Peter Wright on his memoir and tenor Gregory Kunde on new directions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Elaine Lester
Interviewed Guest:
William Feaver
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Kunde
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

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Film-maker Alex Gibney, soul singer Ray BLK, author Brian Conaghan and Ben Wardle on yet more TV talent shows

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alex Gibney on his cyber-warfare documentary, Zero Days; the Sound of 2017, Soul singer Ray BLK; Costa Children's Book Award winner, Brian Conaghan; Ben Wardle on TV talent shows. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Julian May
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Gibney
Interviewed Guest:
Ray BLK
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Conaghan
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Alison Steadman, Anders Lustgarten, History of art A-level

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alison Steadman looks back at her acting career, playwright Anders Lustgarten on The Seven Acts of Mercy, the new History of Art A-level, and the F-Word in pop (not that one). Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Steadman
Interviewed Guest:
Anders Lustgarten
Interviewed Guest:
Cornelia Parker
Interviewed Guest:
Griselda Pollock
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Darcey Bussell on Margot Fonteyn; Pevsner guides; Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo on Broadway; How to get a Christmas no 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Darcey Bussell on Margot Fonteyn; Pevsner architectural guides; Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo on Broadway; How to get a Christmas number 1. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman
Interviewed Guest:
Darcey Bussell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Bradley
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Harries
Interviewed Guest:
David Rooney
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tasmin Little, Elena Ferrante

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how he prepared to be superhero Doctor Strange, Tasmin Little and composer Roxanna Panufnik are inspired by Vivaldi, and Elena Ferrante's new book. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Tasmin Little
Interviewed Guest:
Roxanna Panufnik
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Helen Mirren, Winter Solstice Poetry, Conductor Ed Gardner, Hairy Rockers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Helen Mirren on her new film Collateral Beauty and that infamous interview with Michael Parkinson; winter solstice poetry; conductor Ed Gardner; and not-so-hairy old rockers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Mirren
Interviewed Guest:
Edward Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Kayo Chingonyi
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Front Row

Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, Utopias in fiction, Villagers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Oscar Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland on The Picture of Dorian Gray, utopias in fiction, Conor O'Brien aka Villagers and the wild men of rock and ads. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Merlin Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crossan
Interviewed Guest:
Conor O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle