Front Row Daily Archive 2011

Front Row Daily Archive 2011

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: Writers including P D James and Anthony Horowitz 30 Dec 2011

    Tue, 3 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports on the authors who have taken on another novelist's characters, with guests including P D James, Anthony Horowitz, Jeffery Deaver and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

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  • FrontRow: 291211 Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Bruce Forsyth

    Thu, 29 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to singers Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Jack Jones and Bruce Forsyth, whose careers began before rock and roll. Their combined experience totals over 200 years

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  • FrontRow:Indian and Pakistani authors28Dec11

    Wed, 28 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang explores how writers from India and Pakistan are tackling social and political shifts, with Booker-winner Aravind Adiga, Aatish Taseer, Mohammed Hanif and Moni Mohsin.

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  • FrontRow: 27 Dec 2011: Ian Bostridge, Mark Padmore, Joseph Calleja and Iestyn Davies

    Tue, 27 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Three internationally renowned tenors and one countertenor discuss the highs and lows of world class singing, and the challenges of maintaining their famous voices. Mark Lawson talks to Mark Padmore, Ian Bostridge, Joseph Calleja and Iestyn Davies.

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  • FrontRow: People of the Year part 2 23 Dec 11

    Fri, 23 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Second of two programmes unwrapping a selection of new interviews with the people who made the cultural headlines in 2011. Includes stage and screen actor Dominic West, artist Tracy Emin, The King's Speech director Tom Hooper, writers of The Inbetweeners Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, and The Great British Bake Off judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

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  • FrontRow: People of the Year part 1 22 Dec 2011

    Thu, 22 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    First of two programmes unwrapping a selection of new interviews with the people who made the cultural headlines in 2011. Includes Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes, director of Wuthering Heights Andrea Arnold, poet Jo Shapcott, architect Sir David Chipperfield and playwright and director Richard Bean and Nicholas Hytner.

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  • FrontRow: Neon Artwork; Adele's producer Paul Epworth 21 Dec 11

    Wed, 21 Dec 11

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Paul Merton on the silent film The Artist; Adele's producer Paul Epworth; and the graphic designer Peter Saville switches on the first Front Row neon artwork.

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  • FrontRow: Michelle Yeoh, 2011 music picks, book cover design 20 Dec 11

    Tue, 20 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to actress Michelle Yeoh about her role in The Lady; three music reviewers nominate their album of the year; the art of book cover design in the digital age.

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  • FrontRow: 191211: Jennifer Saunders; Mission: Impossible

    Mon, 19 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jennifer Saunders reflects on the return of Ab Fab; the latest Mission: Impossible film reviewed; a tribute to playwright and former Czech President Vaclav Havel and a round-up of this year's Christmas TV.

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  • FrontRow 161211: Terry Jones; early Morse and Herriot

    Fri, 16 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Former Python Terry Jones on his new book; Christmas carols which deserve to be better known; and two new TV dramas about the young James Herriot and Inspector Morse

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