Front Row Daily Archive 2010

Front Row Daily Archive 2010

Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's flagship arts show, presented by Mark Lawson, Kirsty Lang and John Wilson.

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  • FrontRow: People of the Year 2

    Fri, 31 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to some of 2010's highest cultural achievers, including Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes; crime writer Belinda Bauer, Coronation Street’s creator Tony Warren and actor Bill Tarmey; The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin; Inception director Christopher Nolan; and conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

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  • FrontRow: People of the Year 1

    Fri, 24 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the first of two podcasts, Mark Lawson talks to some of 2010's highest cultural achievers: including Colin Firth, Zaha Hadid, Howard Jacobson, Mumford & Sons and that TV Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch.

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  • FrontRow: Phil Oakey, David Walliams and Matt Lucas, Russell Howard-17 Dec 10

    Fri, 17 Dec 10

    Duration:
    60 mins

    David Walliams and Matt Lucas on their new comedy series; poet Les Murray; the verdict on new film Catfish; comedian Russell Howard; The Human League's Phil Oakey; and Rob Lemkin on his documentary about the Cambodian killing fields.

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  • FrontRow: Catherine Tate, Lenny Henry and Weird Al Yankovic-10 Dec 10

    Fri, 10 Dec 10

    Duration:
    61 mins

    Comedy performers Harry Hill, Catherine Tate and Lenny Henry; musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic; the verdict on the new Upstairs, Downstairs; Front Row's Jukebox Jury on songs aimed at the Christmas charts.

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  • FrontRow: Ricky Gervais, Cecilia Bartoli and Simon Amstell 3 Dec 10

    Fri, 3 Dec 10

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Mark Lawson speaks to the winners of the 56th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, including Sir Michael Gambon; comedian Ricky Gervais on tackling taboo subjects; the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award; music writer Alex Ross explains concert etiquette and birth of 'classical music’; Cecilia Bartoli on choosing to record less familiar repertoire, and comedian Simon Amstell gives his first radio interview.

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  • FrontRow: Peter Hall, Eddie Izzard, Seth MacFarlane 26 Nov 10

    Fri, 26 Nov 10

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Sir Peter Hall looks back from the age of 80 at the dramas of his life; Eddie Izzard on how Anne Robinson changed his approach to stand-up; 41 years after her death, why Judy Garland can still be Dorothy; Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on why he's touring the UK as a crooner; and photographer Albert Watson explains why he told Jack Nicholson to go outside and wait in the snow.

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  • FrontRow: Miranda Hart, Sir David Attenborough and Julian Schnabel - 19 Nov 2010

    Fri, 19 Nov 10

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Miranda Hart discusses her comic persona, Sir David Attenborough explains why his new series First Life is a personal quest, news of the 2010 Costa Book Awards Shortlist, Keith Coventry, winner of this year's John Moores Painting Prize, describes the paintings in his studio, 89 year old jazz singer Jon Hendricks recalls how Charlie Parker encouraged him to swap a career in law for music, and film director and artist Julian Schnabel discusses his new film Miral.

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  • FrontRow: Peter Firth, Bill Bailey, Jimmy McGovern, Tinie Tempah 12 Nov 10

    Fri, 12 Nov 10

    Duration:
    59 mins

    Peter Firth on surviving – so far – as Sir Harry in Spooks; Bill Bailey on a stroke of comic luck in Ireland; Jimmy McGovern on how to rehabilitate the courtroom drama; director David Yates on bringing Harry Potter to an end; Oliver Sacks – chronicler of medical case histories discusses becoming one himself; and UK rapper Tinie Tempah.

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  • FrontRow: Suede, PD James and Dawn French 5th Nov 2010

    Fri, 5 Nov 10

    Duration:
    56 mins

    Crime writer PD James on why she’s too nervous to write another Adam Dalgliesh book, Colin Bateman explains why his new play attempts to find a national anthem for Northern Ireland, Dawn French on her debut novel and unusually amicable divorce, South African playwright Athol Fugard talks politics and explains the inspiration behind his latest work The Train Driver, historian Tom Holland reviews the Egyptian Book of the Dead at the British Museum; and Brett Anderson and Mat Osman discuss Suede's reformation.

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  • FrontRow: Elvis Costello, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, Christopher Plummer 29 Oct 10

    Fri, 29 Oct 10

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Elvis Costello discusses his new album National Ransom; Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan on new comedy The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom; Damien Hirst on Brit Art now; and actor Christopher Plummer, whose film career includes The Sound of Music and an Oscar nomination in 2010 for The Last Station.

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  • FrontRow: Armstrong and Miller, Stephen Sondheim and Simon Pegg- 22 Oct 2010

    Fri, 22 Oct 10

    Duration:
    55 mins

    In a rare interview, composer Stephen Sondheim reflects on his career, comedians Armstrong and Miller discuss putting their TV characters on stage and in a book, Nina Raine on the inspiration for her two new plays, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey talks about the impact of the Spending Review, Simon Pegg discusses his career and why he is a self-proclaimed nerd, and Peter Asher talks about working with The Beatles whilst running their label Apple Records.

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  • FrontRow: London Palladium at 100, Ronnie Wood, Ray Davies, Martin Shaw 15 Oct 10

    Fri, 15 Oct 10

    Duration:
    44 mins

    As The London Palladium turns 100, stars including Bruce Forsyth, Elaine Paige and Andrew Lloyd Webber share their memories; the new Face of Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood; Ray Davies on the latest kinks in his career; plus Martin Shaw on why the role of a fading actor brings his own successful career full circle.

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  • FrontRow: Russell Brand, Jo Brand, Aaron Sorkin and Sebastian Junger- 8 Oct 10

    Fri, 8 Oct 10

    Duration:
    55 mins

    Russell Brand discusses his rise from crack addict to Hollywood star, Jo Brand on her new autobiography and the battles with her editor about how much to reveal about her personal life, American painter Don Barchardy remembers his partner the writer Christopher Isherwood, West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin on his new film The Social Network, Rory Kinnear discusses taking on the role of Hamlet, and Sebastian Junger reveals his experiences of spending a year in Afghanistan with the US army.

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  • FrontRow: Michael Caine, Alan Bennett, KT Tunstall, Nick Hornby, Ben Folds 1 Oct 10

    Fri, 1 Oct 10

    Duration:
    55 mins

    Sir Michael Caine on why stars are getting smaller and why he may retire to become a writer; as Alan Bennett becomes a specialist subject on Mastermind, he attempts the questions himself; KT Tunstall on her complex identity; and Nick Hornby and Ben Folds discuss their literary-musical collaboration.

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  • FrontRow: Julia Roberts, Barry Humphries, Mark Ronson and Sir Michael Gambon - 24 Sep 10

    Fri, 24 Sep 10

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Barry Humphries on his relationship with Dame Edna Everage, Life on Mars star John Simm discusses playing Hamlet, trumpeter Herb Alpert discusses his life a musician and co-creator of A & M Records, Damon Beesley, co-writer of The Inbetweeners, reveals the real life inspiration for the series, Julia Roberts on her new film Eat Pray Love, music producer Mark Ronson reveals his working relationship with Amy Winehouse, Sir Michael Gambon on Beckett and Harry Potter, and singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt discusses the stage-fright that stopped him performing live.

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  • FrontRow: Paul O'Grady, Stephen Fry and I'm Still Here review - 17 Oct 10

    Fri, 17 Sep 10

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Rosa Barba and Laura Belém on showcasing their work at the Liverpool Biennial, the UK's largest contemporary visual arts event. Paul O’Grady on his autobiography The Devil Rides Out, director Barrie Rutter and Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman analyse the modern relevance of the revived Harold Brighouse play The Game, Stephen Fry on why his memoirs are littered with C-words and Antonia Quirke discusses whether Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here is spoof or truth.

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  • FrontRow: Jean Michel Jarre, David Grossman and Tamara Drewe - 10 September 10

    Fri, 10 Sep 10

    Duration:
    47 mins

    One of Israel's most acclaimed writers David Grossman on his new novel, comedian Eddie Kadi on why his humour is family friendly, Kate Saunders reviews Tamara Drewe, Sir Andrew Motion, chair of the judges, discusses this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist of novels, Jean Michel Jarre on his 150-date world tour and crime writer Frances Fyfield reviews a new staging of Ira Levin's thriller Deathtrap.

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  • FrontRow: Michael Frayn, Juliette Binoche, Kim Cattrall, Tim Robbins

    Fri, 3 Sep 10

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Michael Frayn on his childhood and career; Juliette Binoche on her new film; the music teachers of Mercury Prize contenders; Kim Cattrall on playing Cleopatra in Liverpool; Tim Robbins on his new band and album.

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