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Front Row - Roddy Doyle, Boris Godunov, The Staves, TV Drama The Fear

Arts news. Roddy Doyle talks about his new novella, Two Pints; the RSC's new production of Boris Godunov opens; singing sisters The Staves; Peter Mullan stars in TV drama The Fear.

With Kirsty Lang,

Booker Prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle talks about his new novella, Two Pints. It's a year's dialogue between two men in a Dublin pub over their pints. Beginning with the landmark Royal visit to Ireland in May 2011 and ending with the Paralympics last September, they set the world to rights and talk about the day's news.

Michael Boyd's last production as Artistic Director of the RSC is an adaptation of Pushkin's Boris Godunov. Theatre critic Andrew Dickson reviews the play and assesses Boyd's tenure.

The Staves are three singing sisters from Watford. They grew up singing harmonies around the kitchen table at home, and are on a sell-out UK tour. Jessica, Emily and Camilla Stavely-Taylor tell Kirsty how it all began.

Peter Mullan stars as Brighton crime-boss-turned-entrepreneur Richie Beckett in a new four-part Channel 4 TV drama The Fear, which chronicles the disintegration of a criminal mind. Crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell gives her verdict.

Producer Penny Murphy.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Thu, 29 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 30 minutes

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