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Who Owns Culture?

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses who owns culture, with writer Tiffany Jenkins, Zimbabwean novelist Tendai Huchu, museum director Ellen McAdam and art critic Waldemar Januszczak. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Tendai Huchu
Interviewed Guest:
Ellen McAdam
Interviewed Guest:
Waldemar Januszczak
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Jojo Rabbit reviewed, Alex Michaelides, protecting artworks from light damage

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Taika Waititi directs and stars as Adolf Hitler, the imaginary friend of a 10-year-old budding Nazi, in his satire Jojo Rabbit. We review. Show more

Front Row

Timothy Spall, Tracy Chapman's Fast Car turns 30, Novelist Lissa Evans

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Timothy Spall on playing every part in his new film Stanley, a Man of Variety, plus Front Row celebrates 30 years since Tracy Chapman's Fast Car. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Spall
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Lissa Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Cork
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Caitlin Moran, Beyonce and Jay-Z's new album, National Youth Folk Ensemble, Frank Styles

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Caitlin Moran on her latest novel How to be Famous about fame, Britpop and revenge porn and is the new Beyonce and Jay-Z album more than a publicity stunt? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Caitlin Moran
Interviewed Guest:
Natty Kasambala
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Sweeney
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

John Simm, Patrick Ness, Testament

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Simm on his latest role in TV drama, Strangers, and novelist Patrick Ness on his re-telling of Moby Dick. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
John Simm
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Ness
Interviewed Guest:
Testament
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Nature as artistic inspiration - live from Epping Forest, Loch Lomond and Helen's Bay

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. Tracy Chevalier, Brian Irvine and Kenneth Steven on how the British landscape has inspired so many artists as well as work of their own. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Gayle Chong Kwan
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Irvine
Interviewed Guest:
Marie-Louise Muir
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Steven
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Bodyguard, Fanfiction, Bryony Lavery's stage adaptation of The Lovely Bones, Vaseem Khan

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. We review Jed Mercurio's latest TV drama, Bodyguard and speak to Bryony Lavery about her stage adaptation of novel The Lovely Bones. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alison Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Shaffi
Interviewed Guest:
RJ Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Lavery
Interviewed Guest:
Vaseem Khan
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Lucy Porter, Martin Creed, and Soweto Gospel Choir on stage at the Edinburgh Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Soweto Gospel Choir performs, John gets a lesson in stand-up comedy, and Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed on his show Words and Music. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Jojo Sutherland
Interviewed Guest:
Nilija Sun
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Creed
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Marian Keyes, Tim Roth, Joe Lycett

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Marian Keyes on her new novel The Break and Tim Roth on playing a police chief with a dark past. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Marian Keyes
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Roth
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Lycett
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Whales vs dinosaurs in art; A.Dot; Nick Laird; Igor Levit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

We debate whether dinosaurs or whales have inspired the best art as a blue whale replaces Dippy the Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
undefined A.Dot
Interviewed Guest:
Igor Levit
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Laird
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Diane Keaton, Glow, 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award winners

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Diane Keaton on Hampstead, Annie Hall and The Godfather; the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals; and comedy series Glow created by Nurse Jackie writer, Liz Flahive. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Diane Keaton
Interviewed Guest:
Ruta Sepetys
Interviewed Guest:
Lane Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Naomie Harris, Working class talent, Gurrumul

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Naomie Harris on fighting oversized genetically-modified predators in new film Rampage, and has it got harder for working class talent to break through on screen? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Naomie Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Asif Kapadia
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Johnny Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hohnen
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

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

Janelle Monae, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Turner Prize shortlist

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. Janelle Monae on her new album and her film roles including Hidden Figures and Moonlight. Plus new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Janelle Monae
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Winkworth
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Jones
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Akram Khan, Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman exhibition, soldier-turned-novelist Kevin Powers

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Akram Khan shows us around his studio at home and discusses a life in dance ahead of his final solo performance. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Akram Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Tamar Hemmes
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Powers
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Angélique Kidjo, Book Club reviewed, Roseanne controversy, novelist Anuradha Roy

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. Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo performs live and a review of the film Book Club, starring Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
Angelique Kidjo
Interviewed Guest:
Hank Stuever
Interviewed Guest:
Anuradha Roy
Performer:
Angelique Kidjo
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Suffrage art and a celebration of female artists

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

To mark 100 years since women got the vote we look at art created alongside the suffrage campaign and celebrate the contribution of female artists. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Eclair
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Fletcher
Interviewed Guest:
Theresa Heskins
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Keatley
Interviewed Guest:
Kat Francois
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Jess Thom on Beckett's Not I, Disbelieved women in fiction, Deep Throat Choir

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jess Thom on why Beckett's Not I speaks to her so strongly as someone with Tourette's. And why are so many thrillers about women who are not believed? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jess Thom
Interviewed Guest:
Stephanie Merritt
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Luisa Gerstein
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Auclair
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Front Row 20th Anniversary

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Liz Carr, Bob Geldof, Lionel Shriver and Testament each make a case for the most significant artwork created during Front Row's first two decades on air. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Geldof
Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Shriver
Interviewed Guest:
Testament
Interviewed Guest:
Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Rae Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Caleb Femi
Interviewed Guest:
Liv Little
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Performer:
Kate Fox
Performer:
Rae Morris
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Sporting theme tunes, National poetry competition winner, AJ Pearce

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. Wes Anderson on his film, Isle of Dogs, set on a trash island in Japan. Plus how do you write a classic sporting theme tune? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Wes Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Tyler
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Warner
Interviewed Guest:
AJ Pearce
Producer:
Hannah Robins