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Front Row

Award Winners of 2016

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty, Turner Prize artist Helen Marten and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio are among the big award winners of 2016 interviewed in this edition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Hannah Robins
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Beatty
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Marten
Interviewed Guest:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Gough
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Lights Up

J'Ouvert

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

A fearless award-winning play about two best friends at the 2017 Notting Hill Carnival, seeking joy and resistance in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Ian Rickson
Executive Producer:
Charlie Bath
Producer:
Andrew Fettis
Stage Director:
Rebekah Murrell
Director:
Rhodri Huw

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. Family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. Lear and his youngest, Cordelia, are reunited; love reigns, then tragedy descends. Show more

Contributors

Earl of Gloucester:
Jim Broadbent
Cordelia:
Florence Pugh
Earl of Kent:
Jim Carter
Duke of Cornwall:
Tobias Menzies
Duke of Albany:
Anthony Calf
Duke of Burgundy:
Simon Manyonda
King of France:
Chukwudi Iwuji
Lear's Gentleman:
Samuel Valentine
Lieutenant:
Arinze Kene
1st Maid:
Sharon Watts
2nd Maid:
Kaye Brown
French Officer:
Raphael Desprez
Young Captain:
Sam Redford
Sergeant Major:
Liam McKenna
Soldier:
Paul Tinto
Officer (Dover Castle):
Eric Kofi-Abrefa
Stunt coordinator:
Andreas Petrides
Executive Producer:
Colin Callender
Executive Producer:
Sonia Friedman
Executive Producer:
Scott Huff
Director:
Richard Eyre
Production Company:
Playground Television UK Ltd

Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for 5 months

Hilarious and heartbreaking story of a couple forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Guy Heeley
Executive Producer:
Dennis Kelly
Executive Producer:
Rose Garnett
Executive Producer:
Gaynor Holmes

Front Row

Kirsty Lang interviews theatre producer Sonia Friedman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang talks to multi-award-winning theatre producer Sonia Friedman, who is bringing a new Harry Potter story to the stage, and who took Jerusalem to Broadway. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Stoppard
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Producer:
Julian May

Front Row

Sean Foley directs The Miser, Kate Whitley sets Malala's speech to music, Sonia Friedman and David Babani

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sean Foley on directing Moliere's classic comedy The Miser, Kate Whitley on setting Malala's UN speech to music, Sonia Friedman and David Babani, women in Paul Verhoeven films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Foley
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Whitley
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Friedman
Interviewed Guest:
David Babani