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Front Row - William Boyd; Ravi Shankar remembered; video games of the year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including William Boyd on the TV adaptation of Restless, remembering Ravi Shankar, playwright Martin Crimp, and the pick of the year's video games.

With Kirsty Lang.

Writer William Boyd discusses the television adaptation of his novel, Restless, which stars Michael Gambon, Michelle Dockery and Charlotte Rampling.

Ravi Shankar, who has died at the age of 92, took the sitar to a global audience, and was a huge influence on many musicians. Choreographer Akram Khan pays tribute.

Dramatist Martin Crimp discusses his new play In the Republic of Happiness. It centres on a family Christmas interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob, who's not seen his relatives for a long time. Their world will never be the same again.

The video gaming year is reviewed by writer Naomi Alderman.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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

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