Front Row - Nicola Benedetti interviewed; Paralympic drama The Best of Men reviewed
Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses the importance of music education; a new TV drama about the Paralympics; Beck releases an album as sheet music only. With Kirsty Lang.
With Kirsty Lang.
Violinist Nicola Benedetti discusses the importance of music education and why being a classical musican is not unlike being an Olympic athlete.
As the musician Beck announces that his new album will be released as sheet music only, Paul Gambaccini tells Kirsty how this is an echo of an earlier age in the music industry, when a song's popularity was judged by its sheet music sales
Rob Brydon and Eddie Marsan star in The Best of Men, a TV drama which tells the story of the birth of the Paralympic Games in 1948. Sports writer and former cricketer Ed Smith reviews the programme.
Three of the best reviewed movies of the year have now come to DVD - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, Kid With A Bike and Le Havre. Sandra Hebron delivers her verdict.
In celebration of the Olympics, the BBC - in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh - has selected and recorded a poem representing every single country competing. Each is read by a native of that country who's made their home here in Britain. Every night for the Olympic fortnight Front Row features one of these poems.
Producer Stephen Hughes.