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Front Row - Ali Smith, Dave Brubeck, crime fiction

Mark Lawson with a review of The Bodyguard musical, Ali Smith on combining fact and fiction, a tribute to jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, and Jeff Park on the latest crime fiction.

With Mark Lawson.

The 1992 film The Bodyguard, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, was a huge box office hit. Now a stage musical version of the film has opened, with Heather Headley in the leading role. Music critic Rosie Swash gives her verdict.

Writer Ali Smith combines fiction and essays in her new book Artful. She discusses the challenges involved in working in different forms.

The pioneering jazz pianist Dave Brubeck has died at the age of 91. Front Row pays tribute to the musician whose 1959 release, Time Out, was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.There is another chance to hear an interview Brubeck recorded with Mark in which he revealed one of the secrets of his long career.

Jeff Park returns to Front Row with one of his regular round-ups of the best new crime fiction.

Producer Olivia Skinner.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Thu, 6 Dec 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7:15PM Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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  • Duration 30 minutes

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