Front Row Daily Archive 2012

Front Row Daily Archive 2012

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: Quiz with Julian Fellowes, Rumer and Maureen Lipman

    Mon, 31 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson chairs the Front Row Quiz, with Maureen Lipman, Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes, singer Rumer, director Asif Kapadia, writers Mark Billingham and Natalie Haynes.

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  • Front Row: British actors in America. 28 Dec 12

    Fri, 28 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Damian Lewis, Hugh Laurie, Thandie Newton, Adrian Lester, Clive Owen and Ashley Jensen are among the actors who discuss the highs and lows of working as British actors in America.

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  • FrontRow: Backstage stars at Strictly, Downton Abbey, and the Olympic ceremonies 271212

    Thu, 27 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to behind-the-scenes stars, including the lighting designer for the Olympic ceremonies, the costume designer from Downton Abbey, and members of the Strictly Come Dancing band

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  • Front Row: Rock Epiphanies. 26 Dec 2012

    Wed, 26 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Neil Diamond, Pete Townsend, Bobby Womack and Emili Sande remember the moments in their youth that inspired them to make music.

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  • FrontRow: Working with the Family 25 DEC 2012

    Tue, 25 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In this Front Row Christmas special Mark Lawson considers the potential pleasures and perils to be had when mixing work with family. Including contributions and reflections from Donny Osmond, Frances de la Tour, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Niamh Cusack.

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  • FrontRow: EL James, Clare Balding, Emeli Sandé 241212

    Mon, 24 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson interviews arts headline makers of the year, including writer E L James, director Danny Boyle, writer and broadcaster Clare Balding and singer Emeli Sandé

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  • FrontRow: Judi Dench, Hilary Mantel, Sheridan Smith 211212

    Fri, 21 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson unwraps new interviews with arts headline makers of the year, including Judi Dench, Sam Mendes, Hilary Mantel, Sheridan Smith, James Graham, Rebecca Front, and alt-J

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  • FrontRow 20Dec12:The Impossible; Simon Amstell

    Thu, 20 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang meets comedian Simon Amstell; The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor, is reviewed; Ed Vaizey and Tom Morris discuss Arts funding; the best TV shows over Christmas

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  • FrontRow: Quartet; Katy Carr; Comedy DVDs 19 Dec 12

    Wed, 19 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Barry Norman reviews Quartet, Katy Carr discusses her songs about wartime Poland, photographer Jeremy Selwyn on taking pictures of the Queen and the Cabinet, Comedy DVDs reviewed and music to end the world by...

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  • FrontRow18Dec12: Salman Rushdie, Victoria Wood

    Tue, 18 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Salman Rushdie about the film of his novel, Midnight's Children, and to Victoria Wood about her TV drama about pianist Joyce Hatto; Christmas singles reviewed

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  • FrontRow: Don McCullin; Martin Freeman 13 DEC 2012

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Photographer Don McCullin on capturing images of life in Syria; Martin Freeman discusses becoming Bilbo Baggins for the new Hobbit film; music critics from the worlds of classical, pop and rock discuss their albums of the year and composer Gary Carpenter on composing a symphony in response to the nation's conversations.

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  • FrontRow: William Boyd, Ravi Shankar remembered, Martin Crimp, video games 121212

    Wed, 12 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    William Boyd on his TV adaptation of his own novel Restless; Akram Kahn remembers Ravi Shankar; playwright Martin Crimp; the pick of the year's video games.

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  • FrontRow: Paul Thomas Anderson 11/12/12

    Tue, 11 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master; playwright Jim Cartwright on his new community play; Smashed reviewed; a trilogy about trilogies

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  • FrontRow 07Dec12: Paul Auster,Tom Robinson plays Beck

    Fri, 7 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets American author Paul Auster, and South African stand-up comic Trevor Noah; Tom Robinson tries out Beck's latest album, released only as sheet music

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  • FrontRow: Bodyguard musical; Ali Smith; Brubeck remembered 06 Dec 12

    Thu, 6 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Ali Smith on fact and fiction, the stage musical of The Bodyguard reviewed, Jeff Park's round-up of new crime novels and jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck remembered.

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  • FrontRow: All-female Julius Caesar, Mike Bartlett, John Rutter

    Wed, 5 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Phyllida Lloyd's all-female staging of Julius Caesar; Mike Bartlett on TV drama The Town; composer John Rutter.

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  • FrontRow: Ben Folds, Elizabeth Price, The Dickens Museum 04 Dec 12

    Tue, 4 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Turner prize winner Elizabeth Price; musician Ben Folds on his photography; the re-vamped Dickens Museum opens in London and The Man with the Iron Fists reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Seven Psychopaths; Beryl Bainbridge's Art. 03 Dec 12

    Mon, 3 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Seven Psychopaths reviewed; AN Wilson on Beryl Bainbridge's art; familiar TV presenters out of their comfort zone and what is the optimum size for a choir?

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  • FrontRow: Sightseers; Robert Greene; Cecilia Bartoli 30 NOV 12

    Fri, 30 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Black comedy Sightseers reviewed; self-help guru Robert Greene on why his books are so popular in prisons; mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli on her latest project and the RSC's The Mouse and His Child reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Roddy Doyle; The Staves; 29 Nov 12

    Thu, 29 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Roddy Doyle on his new novel; Boris Godunov at the RSC; The Staves; reviewing The Fear

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  • FrontRow: A Young Doctor's Notebook, Oliver Sacks, Antony Gormley, The Hunt 281112

    Wed, 28 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Daniel Radcliffe in TV drama series A Young Doctor's Notebook, Oliver Sacks on his new book Hallucinations, Danish film The Hunt, and Rachel Campbell Johnston explores Antony Gormley's new sculpture Model

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  • FrontRow: Bryan Ferry Nov 27th 2012

    Tue, 27 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Bryan Ferry reveals the reason he's not singing on his new album. Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain discuss Peep Show and Fresh Meat. Rachel Cooke reviews another adaptation of Great Expectations

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  • FrontRow: Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve 26 NOV 2012

    Mon, 26 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dame Judi Dench and Danny Boyle are among the winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Clint Eastwood stars in new film Trouble with the Curve; the nominees and winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

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  • FrontRow: Brian Eno, Michael Hoffman, Michael Jackson documentary 12 Nov 12

    Fri, 23 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Producer and musician Brian Eno on his new album, Jacqueline Springer reviews Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, director Michael Hoffman on his remake of the classic film Gambit and Adam Smith considers the actors who have played twins on screen.

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  • FrontRow:Matthew Bourne;Britten's reputation;The Magistrate22Nov2012

    Thu, 22 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Choreographer Matthew Bourne on his new Sleeping Beauty; John Lithgow on stage in The Magistrate; Benjamin Britten's reputation

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  • FrontRow: The Mousetrap at 60, Calixto Bieito, Russian Art. 21 Nov 12

    Wed, 21 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson: 60 years of Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery play The Mousetrap, Calixto Bieito on his production of Carmen at the ENO and AD Miller reveiws an exhibition of new Russian art at the Saatchi Gallery.

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  • FrontRow: Neil Diamond; Costa Shortlists20Nov12

    Tue, 20 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson: news of the shortlists for the Costa Book Awards; an interview with singer-songwriter Neil Diamond; a review of the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook

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  • FrontRow:Derek Jacobi, End Of Watch, Denise Mina19Nov12

    Mon, 19 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson: Derek Jacobi on his new TV series; police-drama End Of Watch reviewed; crime writer Denise Mina on her graphic novel version of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and Neil McCormick on new ways musicians bring their work to listeners.

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  • FrontRow: Jimmy Page; natural history programmes 16 NOV 2012

    Fri, 16 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jimmy Page discusses the chances of Led Zeppelin reforming; how production techniques in natural history programmes have changed; The Secret of Crickley Hall reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Ben Elton, Danny Boyle, computer art, film titles 151112

    Thu, 15 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ben Elton on his new novel Two Brothers, Danny Boyle on threatened cuts to regional theatre, pioneers of computer art, and perplexing film titles

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  • FrontRow: The Effect with Billie Piper 14th Nov 2012

    Wed, 14 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Billie Piper stars in The Effect at the National Theatre; author Phil Rickman; an exhibition reflecting on images of death; the latest Twilight film.

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  • FrontRow: Return of BBC2's The Hour : 13 Nov 2012

    Tue, 13 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. The Hour on BBC 2; Nick Dear and Richard Eyre on their new play about poet Edward Thomas; author Lionel Shriver reviews A Bigger Splash at Tate Modern; and Middle Eastern photography at the V&A.

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  • FrontRow: Quentin Blake 12 Nov 2012

    Mon, 12 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Quentin Blake on his illustrious career; the dark charisma of Adolf Hitler discussed; Matthew Kelly and Anya Reiss coo about The Seagull

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  • FrontRow09Nov12:Jeff Wayne; The Orphan Of Zhao

    Fri, 9 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang: Jeff Wayne on his new version of The War Of The Worlds, starring Liam Neeson; NJ Cooper reviews TV drama, Crime Stories; RSC's The Orphan Of Zhao reviewed

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  • FrontRow: Alan Bennett's People; Michael Winterbottom's Everyday: 8 Nov 12

    Thu, 8 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The verdict on Alan Bennett's new play People and Michael Winterbottom's film Everyday. An interview with Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov; and the British Library's Mughal India exhibition.

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  • FrontRow: Rolling Stones special 07 NOV 2012

    Thu, 8 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood reflect on life in The Rolling Stones, as they prepare to return to the stage next month. It's now 50 years since the band's first performance, and they discuss at their early shared love of the blues, the experience of rehearsing and performing, and the future.

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  • FrontRow: Michael Haneke, the art of crying; Full English 061112

    Tue, 6 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets director Michael Haneke, whose film Amour won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Festival; the art of crying on stage and screen; adult TV cartoon Full English reviewed; and a tribute to composer Elliott Carter.

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  • FrontRow: Uncle Vanya, The Sapphires, Mary Whitehouse archive 051112

    Mon, 5 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Anna Friel in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya; Kamila Shamsie on modern re-workings of great literature; letters from the Mary Whitehouse archive; and Chris O'Dowd in the film The Sapphires

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  • FrontRow: The Shining, Lucy Kirkwood, Colm Toibin, Some Girls 021112

    Fri, 2 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Shining - an extended version in cinemas more than 30 years after the film's UK release; playwright Lucy Kirkwood; author Colm Toibin and TV drama series Some Girls

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  • FrontRow: John Goodman, Orhan Pamuk, Secret State 11112

    Thu, 1 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor John Goodman, who stars in Argo, directed by Ben Affleck; Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk; Andrew Rawnsley on Secret State; and the Vatican's approval of James Bond.

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  • FrontRow: Rust and Bone; Aerosmith; paper art 31 OCT 2012

    Wed, 31 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Marion Cotillard stars in award-winning film Rust and Bone; Joe Perry and Steven Tyler discuss Aerosmith's new album; a report on a new exhibition of art crafted from paper and iconic screen hotels; which ones would you want to stay in?

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  • FrontRow: The Master reviewed; Thomas Ades 30 Oct 12

    Tue, 30 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. Author Lionel Shriver reviews new film The Master; a rare interview with composer Thomas Ades; the National Gallery’s first major photography exhibition; and the most desirable film locations.

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  • FrontRow: Tom Wolfe Oct 29th 2012

    Mon, 29 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets Tom Wolfe and discusses politics, pornography and his chances of winning a Nobel Prize

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  • FrontRow: Jez Butterworth; Wizards vs Aliens 26 OCT 2012

    Fri, 26 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dramatist Jez Butterworth talks about the pressures of following on from the success of his play Jerusalem; Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures writers Russell T Davies and Phil Ford have created a new action thriller, Wizards vs Aliens - novelist Matt Thorne and his son review it and Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and composer Philip Sheppard discuss the art of responding in music to very specific locations

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  • FrontRow: 55 Days, Posy Simmonds, City of Culture 25 Oct 2012

    Thu, 25 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Gatiss as King Charles I, cartoonist and writer Posy Simmonds whose creations include Tamara Drewe, Derry~Londonderry City of Culture 2013, and why Harvey Weinstein's new film for US TV could swing the presidential election

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  • FrontRow: Thomas Keneally, Dan Stevens 24 Oct 2012

    Wed, 24 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. Booker Prize winning author Thomas Keneally discusses his new novel, Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens makes his Broadway debut and 25 years of Michael Palin's travels.

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  • FrontRow23Oct12:Poet Sharon Olds, Squeeze on tour

    Tue, 23 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang: poet Sharon Olds on her new volume charting the end of her marriage; the band Squeeze on their new tour; Elena, a Russian take on classic film noir, is reviewed

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  • FrontRow:Skyfall's Sam Mendes, Kevin Costner's TV series: 22 Oct 12

    Mon, 22 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang meets Sam Mendes, director of the James Bond film Skyfall; Kevin Costner in TV series Hatfields & McCoys; and biographer Tom Reiss on the real Count Of Monte Cristo.

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  • FrontRow: Ginger & Rosa, Ralph Steadman Oct 19th 2012

    Fri, 19 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sally Potter's tale of love, jazz, politics and shrink-to-fit jeans, Ginger & Rosa is reviewed. Ralph Steadman talks birds; Patrick Woodroffe on lighting The Rolling Stones on tour

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  • FrontRow: Rod Stewart; The Lost Prince; Hebburn 18 OCT 2012

    Thu, 18 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rod Stewart talks to Kirsty about his passion for art, how his less than perfect harmonica playing opened doors for him, and his only regret. Also a review of The Lost Prince, an exhibition about the Prince who was destined to become King Henry IX, but died at the age of 18 and new sit-com Hebburn reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Hollywood Costumes; Rock docs; Damien Hirst's statue 171012

    Wed, 17 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hollywood Costume at the V&A; new documentaries on BB King, Status Quo and Freddie Mercury; Damien Hirst's vast statue in Ilfracombe; Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel; Barack Obama's half-brother's life on stage.

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  • FrontRow: Graham Norton & Peter Hook

    Tue, 16 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Graham Norton talks chat; Peter Hook discusses Joy Division; Beasts Of The Southern Wild reviewed

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  • FrontRow: Frankenweenie, David Walliams, Girls 151012

    Mon, 15 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Burton's new animated film Frankenweenie, David Walliams on his memoir Camp David, and a review of US TV series Girls.

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  • FrontRow: American Idiot, On The Road 12Oct12

    Fri, 12 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to supermodel Agyness Deyn about her first major film role; the Green Day stage musical American Idiot is reviewed, as is the film of Kerouac's On The Road

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  • FrontRow: Comedian David Mitchell, Nobel Prize for Literature: 11 Oct 12

    Thu, 11 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to comedian David Mitchell about his autobiography; the Nobel Prize for Literature; the art of accents; and a review of Bertie Carvel in Damned by Despair.

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  • FrontRow: The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, David Shrigley 05 OCT 2012

    Thu, 11 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Poet Paul Farley reflects on the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour; actress Anne-Marie Duff discusses her latest stage performance; artist David Shrigley reveals why he wants to help us cope with "an increasingly crazy and poorly signposted world" and Andy Stott of The Royal Northern College of Music on why he's launching a degree in popular music performance.

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  • FrontRow:This House.Jo Nesbo. Matt Thorne's Prince10Oct2012

    Wed, 10 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews This House, a new play about the hung parliamnet of 1974, interviews the best-selling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø and discusses Prince with his biographer, Matt Thorne

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  • FrontRow: Pete Townshend Special

    Wed, 10 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Musician Pete Townshend reflects on the highs and lows of a career which spans almost half a century, in conversation with John Wilson.

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  • FrontRow:Ruby Sparks. Roy Williams.The PlaneCrash.William Klein8Oct2012

    Mon, 8 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews the film Ruby Sparks, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine; playwright Roy Williams adapts an Alan Sillitoe classic; TV documentary The Plane Crash. The photographer and film maker William Klein, now 84, reflects on his career in Photography

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  • FrontRow: Bernhard Schlink & Alex Katz 04102012

    Thu, 4 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    American artist Alex Katz and German writer Bernhard Schlink interviewed. Homeland's second series and Caryl Churchill's new play reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Dramatist Howard Barker; how TV covers India 03 OCT 2012

    Wed, 3 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The playwright Howard Barker shares his uncompromising views on collaboration, accessibility, and art as an ordeal; new BBC series Welcome to India reviewed; John Berry of the English National Opera on attracting new audiences; David Quantick considers whether supergroups can ever be more than the sum of their parts.

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  • FrontRow:BBC Short Story Award ceremony02Oct12

    Tue, 2 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson reports live from the BBC International Short Story Award ceremony, with news of the winner, and also interviews members of the band Mumford and Sons.

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  • FrontRow: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Turner Prize, Hunted 011012

    Mon, 1 Oct 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012 Turner Prize exhibition, TV drama Hunted, and the 20th anniversary of theatre company Northern Broadsides

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  • FrontRow: The Thick of It, Cerys Matthews, Elementary: 28 Sep 12

    Fri, 28 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The writers of The Thick of It on life imitating art; singer Cerys Matthews celebrates the women of Country Music, the verdict on new Sherlock series Elementary and Chris Ware discusses his non-linear graphic novel.

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  • FrontRow: JK Rowling

    Thu, 27 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In conversation with Mark Lawson, J K Rowling discusses her new novel The Casual Vacancy, and also reflects on the Olympic opening ceremony and the effects of her global success.

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  • FrontRow:Andy Williams Obit,Muse,BBC Short story award writers26Sep2012

    Wed, 26 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Muse's Matt Bellamy and Dom Howard on playing at Olympic closing ceremony; Andy Williams remembered, including an interview from 2007; contenders for the BBC Short Story Award.

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  • FrontRow: Bruce Willis in Looper, Ashley Jensen: 25 Sep 12

    Tue, 25 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson has the verdict on Bruce Willis in Looper; Ashley Jensen, best known for her TV role in Extras, discusses her new stage role; the origins of the phrase Plan B and BBC Short Story contender Adam Ross.

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  • FrontRow: Holy Motors, The Paradise24Sep12

    Mon, 24 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews Holy Motors, which got booed and cheered at Cannes, and BBC1's The Paradise, an 1875 romance set in a department store. Chris Womersley's BBC ISSA story

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  • FrontRow: Untouchable, Louise Wener 210912

    Fri, 21 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Louise Wener and Roy Boulter from The Farm on their new drama. Untouchable reviewed; Miroslav Penkov and Artur Domoslawksi interviewed

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  • FrontRow: Rupert Everett, Deborah Levy, Big Boys Go Bananas!* 200912

    Thu, 20 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Rupert Everett on his new memoir Vanished Years; writer Deborah Levy on her short story Black Vodka; and film-maker Fredrik Gertten on his documentary Big Boys Go Bananas!*

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  • FrontRow: Oliver Stone; Jesus Christ Superstar 19Sept12

    Wed, 19 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to director Oliver Stone about his new film Savages; Mel C. Chris Moyles and Tim Minchin on their roles in Jesus Christ Superstar as the arena tour sets off.

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  • FrontRow: Gareth Malone, Greg Davies and Killing Them Softly 180912

    Tue, 18 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Gareth Malone on his new series, Greg Davies reveals why his parents want him to continue making jokes at their expense, Brad Pitt's latest Killing Them Softly reviewed, and the latest contender for the International Short Story Award

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  • FrontRow: Ol Parker, Caryl Churchill play, Ferdinand von Schirach 170912

    Mon, 17 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Now is Good director Ol Parker; a review of Love and Information, a new play by Caryl Churchill; BBC Internatioal Short Story Award author Krys Lee; and German crime writer Ferdinand von Schirach.

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  • FrontRow:John Cale; BBC ISSA14Sep12

    Fri, 14 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Musician John Cale; Clive Anderson, chair of judges, announces the contenders for the BBC International Short Story Award; the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize

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  • FrontRow: Sheridan Smith's Hedda Gabler 13Sep2012

    Thu, 13 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sheridan Smith as Hedda Gabler, reviewed by Rachel Cooke; Downton Abbey Series 3, David Hepworth gives his verdict; David Byrne interviewed; with the release of Premiu Rush featuring a cycle chase, film critic Adam Smith speculates on chase sequences involving unusual vehicles

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  • FrontRow:Jonathan Pryce's Lear.Heatherwick's cauldron.Mercury shortlist.12Sep2012

    Wed, 12 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson gives his verdict on Jonathan Pryce's King Lear. Thomas Heatherwick talks about his design for the Olympic cauldron. Simon Frith discusses the Mercury Prize shortlist.

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  • FrontRow:The Killers.Woody Allen film.Booker Shortlist.Bronze

    Tue, 11 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to American band The Killers, reviews the exhibition Bronze and Woody Allen's To Rome With Love and discusses the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012.

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  • FrontRow: Meryl Streep in Hope Springs, Pre-Raphaelites: 10 Sep 12

    Mon, 10 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The verdict on Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in Hope Springs; Daniel Evans of Sheffield Theatres; a review of a major Pre-Raphaelite exhibition; and David Hepworth laments the demise of the record shop.

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  • FrontRow:Charles Sturridge; Iraq war novel; silent cinema

    Fri, 7 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Charles Sturridge on how TV has changed since he made Brideshead Revisited; poet, writer and Iraq veteran Kevin Powers; why silent cinema is booming; chess sets by artists

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  • FrontRow: Darcey Bussell; Bob Dylan album review 06 AUG 2012

    Thu, 6 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ballerina Darcey Bussell reflects on her career; Bob Dylan's new album reviewed; new documentary The Queen of Versailles; a tour around the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic.

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  • FrontRow: Donny Osmond, Cecil Beaton, Dallas, Chinese Art 050912

    Wed, 5 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Singer Donny Osmond looks back over his long career; A N Wilson reviews a new exhibition of war photos by Cecil Beaton; the return of TV series Dallas; and new art from China.

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  • FrontRow: Damian Lewis and Howard Jacobson interviewed

    Tue, 4 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Damian Lewis and Howard Jacobson interviewed; Lawless, scripted by Nick Cave, reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Hermione Norris; Anna Karenina reviewed 03 AUG 2012

    Mon, 3 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hermione Norris reflects on a career that has included roles in Spooks and Cold Feet, we review Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard's take on Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Wallander creator Henning Mankell discusses his new novel and the giant landform artwork Northumberlandia opened today, Katrina Porteous gives her verdict.

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  • FrontRow: Alfie Boe, The Bletchley Circle, Cameron Carpenter 310812

    Fri, 31 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Opera star Alfie Boe, organist Cameron Carpenter, Anna Maxwell Martin in TV drama The Bletchley Circle, and a report from the Venice Film Festival

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  • FrontRow: Bobby Womack special with Damon Albarn 30 AUG 12

    Thu, 30 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Singer and songwriter Bobby Womack is one of soul music's great survivors. He reflects on a career which spans more than half a century, in which he's confronted illness, addiction and controversy.

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  • FrontRow: E-book debate special 29 AUG 12

    Thu, 30 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson chairs a debate on whether e-books and digital distribution represent a terminal threat or a new chance for authors, traditional publishers, agents and bookshops, in a session recorded at the Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.

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  • FrontRow: Mrs Biggs; Joyce Carol Oates 28 AUG 12

    Tue, 28 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sheridan Smith takes the lead role in the drama Mrs Biggs; American author Joyce Carol Oates on her prolific writing career; and Toby Jones stars in thriller Berberian Sound Studio

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  • FrontRow: Adrian Lester talks to young actors 27 Aug 12

    Tue, 28 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition recorded at the Radio 1 Academy in Hackney, Mark Lawson talks to Hustle star Adrian Lester, who also answers questions from an audience of young actors.

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  • FrontRow: Harrogate Crime Writing Festival Special 24 AUG 2012

    Fri, 24 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports from the annual Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, with guests including Harlan Coben, Ann Cleeves and John Connolly.

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  • FrontRow: Booker T and Author Cricketers 23 Aug 12

    Thu, 23 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Booker T on Green Onions and the mysterious death of the MGs' drummer; Charlie Brooker's new comedy, A Touch Of Cloth, reviewed; Junot Diaz on the long gestation period of his new novel; a cricket team of authors returns to the wicket after 100 years

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  • FrontRow: Ian McEwan special from Edinburgh 22 AUG 2012

    Wed, 22 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson interviews Ian McEwan, as he publishes a new novel Sweet Tooth, in an edition recorded before an audience at the Edinburgh Festival.

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  • FrontRow: Author James Meek; Stockhausen's Mittwoch 21 AUG 2012

    Tue, 21 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author James Meek on his new novel The Heart Broke In; a report on a staging of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera Mittwoch; The Three Stooges remake reviewed; Cork Street art galleries under threat.

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  • FrontRow: Tom Stoppard; Tony Scott remembered : 20 Aug 12

    Mon, 20 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who talks to Tom Stoppard about his screenplays for Parade's End and Anna Karenina; a tribute to director Tony Scott; cellist Natalie Clein; and Ben Stiller’s new film The Watch reviewed

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  • FrontRow:Philippa Gregory,Amado,Dirty Dancing17Aug2012

    Fri, 17 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang discusses the Plantagenets with Philippa Gregory. Blake Morrison's portrayal of male jealousy, The Last Weekend, on TV. Jorge Amado's centenary and Dirty Dancing is 25 today.

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  • FrontRow:Jeanette Winterson.Birger Larsen.16Aug2012

    Thu, 16 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets Jeanette Winterson, whose novella,the daylight gate,is inspired by the Pendle witch trials, of 400 years ago.Danish director of The Killing Birger Larsen and writer Robert Jones discuss new TV crime drama, Murder.David Hepworth discusses political song.

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  • FrontRow: Edinburgh Festival special 15 AUG 2012

    Thu, 16 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Virginia Ironside, David Hayman and Paul Chowdhry are among the guests in this special edition recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.

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  • FrontRow: Alanis Morissette, Take This Waltz14Aug12

    Tue, 14 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets Alanis Morissette, reviews the film Take This Waltz, talks to John J Niven about his first crime thriller - and discovers the musical properties of a cactus

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  • FrontRow: Alice Cooper and Clive Owen 13 Aug 12

    Mon, 13 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alice Cooper on School's Out, 40 years after topping the charts; Clive Owen on his new film Shadow Dancer; Person of Interest, new TV drama from JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan

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  • FrontRow: Nicola Benedetti 10 Aug 12

    Fri, 10 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Nicola Benedetti interviewed; The Best Of Men and the best of this month's DVDs reviewed; Paul Gambaccini on the short history of sheet music; our final Olympic poem

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  • FrontRow: Jack Whitehall comedy; haggling for theatre 09 AUG 2012

    Thu, 9 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New TV comedies with school settings, including Jack Whitehall's Bad Education; bartering for theatre; this year's topical jokes and subjects at the Edinburgh fringe; Philip Sheppard on arranging every national anthem for the Olympics.

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  • FrontRow: Tony Gilroy, large-scale theatre, Jackpot 080812

    Wed, 8 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tony Gilroy, writer of the Bourne series of films, on the latest, The Bourne Legacy; a discussion on large-scale public theatre; and the film adaptation of Jo Nesbo's novel Jackpot

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  • FrontRow: Marvin Hamlisch remembered 07Aug2012

    Tue, 7 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson, including a tribute to the composer Marvin Hamlisch by his friend the lyricist Don Black. And, 50 years of reggae from Studio 17 in Jamaica.

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  • FrontRow: Brave, Mike Scott, Monday film releases, pop stars change names 060812

    Mon, 6 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Brave, the latest animation from Pixar; Mike Scott of The Waterboys on his memoir; pop stars who change their names; and why Monday is the new Friday for film releases

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  • FrontRow:Curious Incident on stage. Alan Davies.3Aug2012

    Fri, 3 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews a new National Theatre stage version of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Oscar winning american football documentary ,The Undefeated.Kirsty talks to; comedian Alan Davies and Olympic puppeteer Mike Kelt, and there is teh 5th in our series of poems from Olympic competing countries. 3 Long

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  • FrontRow: Meera Syal in Much Ado About Nothing02Aug12

    Thu, 2 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang: a review of a new RSC staging of Much Ado About Nothing, starring Meera Syal as Beatrice; Louise Welsh on her new novel; a TV documentary about the Amish

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  • FrontRow: Tributes to Gore Vidal and Chinese films: 1 Aug 12

    Wed, 1 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson. Harold Bloom and Christopher Bigsby pay tribute to Gore Vidal; John visits North London's William Morris Gallery; discusses two new film depictions of China; and Olympic Poetry.

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  • FrontRow:Mark Thomas.Susan Bernard.Nica Burns.31Jul2012

    Tue, 31 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets comedian Mark Thomas, whose show Bravo Figaro! is inspired by his father's love of opera; Susan Bernard recalls her father's renowned photos of Marilyn Monroe.

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  • FrontRow: Ted reviewed; James Kelman; and Mark Rylance 30 Jul 2012

    Mon, 30 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson with Booker Prize-winning novelist James Kelman; the verdict on Mark Wahlberg in Ted; Mark Ravenhill and Elizabeth LeCompte direct rival armies in Troilus and Cressida.

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  • FrontRow: Newton Faulkner; Louis Nowra 27Jul 12

    Fri, 27 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    London as seen by international photographers; singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner; Australian writer Louis Nowra; Britain's first kitchen-sink film, with Sylvia Syms.

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  • FrontRow: Richard III; Searching for Sugarman: 26Jul12

    Thu, 26 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang, who reviews Mark Rylance on his return to the Globe as Richard III; Dutch novelist Herman Koch talks about his European bestseller The Dinner; Gillian Slovo on new film Searching for Sugarman; violinist Vilde Frang.

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  • FrontRow: Man Booker Longlist 25Jul2012

    Wed, 25 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson has news of the longlist for the Man Booker Prize; Dr Sarah Jarvis reviews The Doctor's Dilemma by Bernard Shaw; director Fernando Meirelles on his film 360.

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  • FrontRow: Colin Dexter; Kronos Quartet 24 JUL 2012

    Tue, 24 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Colin Dexter discusses starting the Morse series and life after Morse; crime expert Jeff Park presents his list of the best of current crime fiction; the Kronos Quartet's David Harrington and composer Nicole Lizee discuss their latest collaboration and Michael Dobbs casts his critical eye over the latest televisual offering from David Starkey, The Churchills.

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  • FrontRow: Ruby Wax 240712

    Tue, 24 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ruby Wax interviewed; The Lorax and Olympics programmes reviewed; running around the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern

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  • FrontRow: Terry Jones and Anne Dudley; Steptoe & Son 20July12

    Fri, 20 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang presents. Terry Jones and composer Anne Dudley on turning The Owl and the Pussycat into an opera; Kate Mossman reviews the films The Big Easy Express and The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best; Emma Rice on mounting a stage version of Steptoe and Son; Adam Smith speculates on what different film directors would do with the Olympics opening ceremony.

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  • FrontRow: Ice-T, Tom Hanks' online project, Monica Mason 190712

    Thu, 19 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rapper Ice-T on his new film about the culture of hip-hop; new online projects from Tom Hanks and Jerry Seinfeld; Monica Mason's farewell to the Royal Ballet after 54 years.

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  • FrontRow: Madonna review; Simon Russell Beale in Timon of Athens: 18 Jul 12

    Wed, 18 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson discusses Madonna's Hyde Park MDNA show; reports on Simon Russell Beale in Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, a tale of greed and debt; interviews poet Julia Copus.

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  • FrontRow:Hattie Morahan and Dominic Rowan.John Lydon.17July2012

    Tue, 17 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. Actors Hattie Morahan and Dominic Rowan on booing at the theatre; John Lydon on the Olympics and The Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen; saving literary letters.

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  • FrontRow:The Dark Knight Rises. The Tanks.16July2012

    Mon, 16 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, including the verdict on Batman's return in The Dark Knight Rises, the opening of The Tanks at Tate Modern, an interview with documentary maker Asif Kapadia and Birger Larsen - director of The Killing.

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  • FrontRow: Eoin Colfer; Catherine the Great's treasure 13 JUL 2012

    Fri, 13 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author Eoin Colfer reveals the reason that he decided to put an end to the saga of his best-selling hero Artemis Fowl; an insight into what it's like being a world-class classical soloist; Dr Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum on Catherine the Great's treasures and Afghan war veterans Rifleman Daniel Shaw and Sapper Lyndon Chatting-Walters discuss dealing with stage fright as they prepare to go on tour with Owen Sheers' play The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

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  • FrontRow: Antony Gormley & Angelos Epithemiou 120712

    Thu, 12 Jul 12

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Antony Gormley on suffering for his art; Dan Renton Skinner on the real-life inspiration for Angelos Epithemiou; Art crime specialist Dick Ellis on how to stop Moores becoming less; actor Michael Simkin on the art of massaging a CV

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  • FrontRow: James Fenton; rainy festivals; Dave 11 JUL 2012

    Wed, 11 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Poet James Fenton reflects on how his years as a war reporter fed into his poetry; David Quantick charts the Daves and Davids in popular culture; insurance expert Jeff Park explains how our increasingly wet summers will affect festival prices and author Nicola Barker on why she wanted to set her latest novel in Luton.

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  • FrontRow: Wynton Marsalis; Philippe Halsman 10Jul2012

    Tue, 10 Jul 12

    Duration:
    30 mins

    John Wilson meets jazz musician Wynton Marsalis; Seeking a Friend for the End of The World, with Keira Knightley, reviewed; the story of photographer Philippe Halsman.

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  • FrontRow:Magic Mike, Andrea Camilleri09Jul12

    Mon, 9 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets Andrea Camilleri, winner of 2012's Crime Writers' Association International Dagger Award - and talks to John Morton, writer of the TV mockumentary Twenty Twelve.

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  • FrontRow:Amy Winehouse & Katy Perry Biopics.6Jul2012

    Fri, 6 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang compares Biopics of Amy Winehouse and Katy Perry. Sam Lee talks about collecting modern folksongs from gypsy communities. New Yorker legend Joseph Mitchell portrayed.

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  • FrontRow:BrynTerfel.Scoring Hitchcock.The Shard.Sinbad

    Thu, 5 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang and Opera star Bryn Terfel discuss Welshness. Three composers discuss writing new scores for Hitchcock's silent films. Reviews of The Shard and a new TV Sinbad .

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  • FrontRow: The Players, Nick Hewer, James Bond exhibition 040712

    Wed, 4 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julian Barnes reviews The Players, Jean Dujardin's first project since The Artist; Nick Hewer from The Apprentice on his new TV series The Farm Fixer; Anthony Horowitz on a new James Bond exhibition

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  • FrontRow: Artist Richard Wilson re-creates The Italian Job finale: 3 Jul 12

    Tue, 3 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Artist Richard Wilson recreates the finale of The Italian Job in Bexhill on Sea; novelist Monique Roffey; Mark Damazer on The Newsroom.

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  • FrontRow: Blackout, Chariots of Fire, National Football Museum 020712

    Mon, 2 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Christopher Eccleston in new TV thriller Blackout; the Chariots of Fire running track on stage; over-80s table tennis players in new film Ping Pong; the National Football Museum

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  • FrontRow: Bobby Womack; Killer Joe 29Jun12

    Fri, 29 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Bobby Womack talks about surviving serious illness and working with Damon Albarn, Jake Arnott on his ambitious new novel, and controversial thriller Killer Joe is reviewed

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  • FrontRow: 28 Jun 12: Macy Gray, Ed Vaizey on libraries

    Thu, 28 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks composer Michael Berkeley and writer Adam Mars-Jones about replicating music in prose; Stephanie Flanders reviews the British Museum's new gallery dedicated to money; culture minister Ed Vaizey on the future of libraries; singer-songwriter Macy Gray talks about her latest album, Covered.

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  • FrontRow: The Amazing Spider-Man 27Jun12

    Wed, 27 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews The Amazing Spider-Man with comedian Natalie Haynes. Playwright Joe Penhall on his startling new take on parenthood, Birthday, and Nora Ephron remembered.

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  • FrontRow:Friends With Kids, Edvard Munch26Jun12

    Tue, 26 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang. Reviews of the film Friends With Kids, and a new Edvard Munch exhibition; Simon Armitage on The Poetry Parnassus: poets from every country in the Olympics.

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  • FrontRow:Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter; Jed Mercurio; 25Jun2012

    Mon, 25 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who meets Terry Pratchett and his new co-writer Stephen Baxter; TV writer Jed Mercurio on The Line of Duty and a review of new film Your Sister’s Sister.

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  • FrontRow:Crow.Wallinger.Milos.GordonBehindBars.22Jun2012

    Fri, 22 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews Crow, new show by makers of war Horse puppets,and TV series Gordon(Ramsay)Behind Bars,talks to Turner prize artist Mark Wallinger and classical guitarist Milos.Stephen Armstrong reflects on the changing fortunes of wealthy comedians.

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  • FrontRow: Prunella Scales, Jenny Saville, Alan Partridge 210612

    Thu, 21 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Prunella Scales on the eve of her 80th birthday. Jenny Saville on Painting female nudes. Boyd Hilton on New TV shows from Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci.

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  • FrontRow: Julie Walters on stage, Adrian Lester, Alan Turing 200612

    Wed, 20 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julie Walters returns to the stage in The Last of the Haussmans; Ed Stoppard on codebreaker Alan Turing; Adrian Lester answers questions from young actors.

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  • FrontRow: Sam Mendes 19Jun2012

    Tue, 19 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sam Mendes on his series of TV Shakespeares; Elaine Showalter reviews the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Chris Smith announces the winnner of the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries

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  • FrontRow: Art by Yoko Ono and Lay the Favourite film: 18 Jun 12

    Mon, 18 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reports on a major exhibition of art by Yoko Ono; reviews the film Lay the Favourite, starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall; speaks to members of The British Paraorchestra, founded by conductor Charles Hazlewood to showcase disabled musicians, and interviews Pia Juul, a leading Danish literary author who explains why her new book The Murder of Halland can't be described as a crime novel.

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  • FrontRow:Fast Girls, Gatz 15Jun12

    Fri, 15 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang. Denise Lewis reviews Fast Girls; plus a report on Royal Albert Memorial Museum And Art Gallery, Exeter, shortlisted for the 2012 Art Fund Prize for museums

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  • FrontRow: Rachel Whiteread; Dallas reviewed 14 JUN 2012

    Thu, 14 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby are back in the re-make of classic TV series Dallas, David D'Arcy reviews plus a report from the Watts Gallery, shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize, an interview with Turner Prize-winner Rachel Whiteread and the writer and illustrator of the first book to win two prestigious children's fiction prizes.

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  • FrontRow: Rock Of Ages; Afghan War Fiction 13Jun12

    Wed, 13 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson, who reports from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, one of the four contenders for the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries and a review of Rock of Ages.

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  • FrontRow: Alan Howard 120612

    Tue, 12 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alan Howard interviewed. True Love and A Royal Affair reviewed. A visit to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield

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  • FrontRow: Janet Suzman; Invisible Art 11 JUN 2012

    Mon, 11 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robert Pattinson’s new film Cosmopolis reviewed, actor Janet Suzman, a report on Invisible Art - a new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery and American author Ben Marcus.

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  • FrontRow: Neil Young interviewed 08 JUN 2012

    Mon, 11 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a rare extended interview, the Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young talks to John Wilson about his latest disc, a selection of traditional songs, recorded with the uninhibited rock band Crazy Horse

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  • FrontRow: Professor Green; Dürrenmatt's legacy 07 JUN 2012

    Mon, 11 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Friedrich Dürrenmatt was a Swiss writer best known for his play The Visit. With a new production of his play The Physicists opening at the Donmar Warehouse, Mark considers his legacy. Rapper Professor Green discusses how his musical career has helped him deal with a difficult childhood and four Nobel Prize for Literature winners reflect on the pros and cons of the prestigious honour.

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  • FrontRow: Woody Allen: A Documentary and American novelist Richard Ford: 6 Jun 12

    Wed, 6 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who reviews Woody Allen: A Documentary; meets the acclaimed American novelist Richard Ford; discusses two comedies with women in the starring roles: Dead Boss and Parents; and pays tribute to Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury.

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  • FrontRow:5June2012 Hilary Mantel talks to Mark Lawson

    Tue, 5 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In an extended interview, Mark Lawson talks to writer Hilary Mantel, who won the Booker Prize with her novel Wolf Hall, and has now written a sequel, Bring Up The Bodies.

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  • FrontRow: Neneh Cherry; Transit of Venus 01 JUN 2012

    Fri, 1 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Neneh Cherry discusses her new jazz album, we consider the various ways the Transit of Venus has inspired art, literature and music, writer Maria Semple on the transition from writing sitcoms to writing novels and Roger Luckhurst examines the link between predictive science fiction and the rather more banal reality.

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  • FrontRow: Michael Morpurgo; Prometheus 31 MAY 2012

    Thu, 31 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Michael Morpurgo and Maggie Fergusson discuss how they collaborated on Michael's life story, a review of Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston in a new National Theatre production of Antigone and the BBFC's Head Of Policy, David Austin, defends the decision and reveals the detailed negotiations that take place behind the scenes between the board and film-makers.

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  • FrontRow: John Irving; African Art 30May12

    Wed, 30 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, including an interview with novelist John Irving; the writer Jackie Kay on African art in Manchester and a review of the work of designer Thomas Heatherwick.

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  • FrontRow:Patti Smith, Ben Drew (aka Plan B)29May12

    Tue, 29 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to musician and writer Patti Smith about her new album, and to Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B) about his film directorial debut.

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  • FrontRow: Rumer; James Sallis 28 MAY 2012

    Mon, 28 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ken Loach's The Angels' Share reviewed, singer Rumer on her new album, writer James Sallis on his sequel to Drive, Travis Elborough reflects on the connection between crime writing and the beach.

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  • FrontRow: Tracey Emin; news from Cannes

    Fri, 25 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tracey Emin returns to her home town of Margate with an exhibition exploring love and sex. Author Paul French on his book about the mystery killing of a teenage British girl in Peking in 1937. Jason Solomons brings news from the Cannes Film Festival, as the jury prepares to announce the winners of the main prizes. Music and speech played an important role in the 1960s Black Power movement in America. Writer Pat Thomas has compiled rare recordings and discusses with music writer Kevin LeGendre how musicians responded to political change.

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  • FrontRow: Tom Phillips, final TV episodes, Arnold Wesker at 80 240512

    Thu, 24 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Artist Tom Phillips on his 75th birthday; the writers of high-profile TV series discuss their experiences of how to manage final episodes; and reflections on Arnold Wesker at 80

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  • FrontRow:Chariots of Fire on Stage, Henry Moore indoors :23May12

    Wed, 23 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews the stage version of Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, reports on moving Henry Moore bronzes indoors and talks to Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.

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  • FrontRow: Actor John Simm, author George R.R. Martin 22 May 12

    Tue, 22 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson speaks to John Simm about his role in Harold Pinter's Betrayal; bestselling fantasy author George R.R. Martin discusses his career; our Eurovision 2012 Jukebox.

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  • FrontRow: Moonrise Kingdom, Joanne Harris, artist Richard Wilson 210512

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wes Anderson's new film Moonrise Kingdom; Chocolat novelist Joanne Harris on her new book Peaches for Monsieur le Curé; artist Richard Wilson on two ambitious new sculptures; and films based on self-help books.

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  • FrontRow: Rolf Harris; Acting drunk on stage 18 MAY 2012

    Fri, 18 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rolf Harris on his art and other talents; how actors convincingly play drunk; Paul Whitehouse on Shakespeare; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau obituary.

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  • FrontRow: Shameless creator Paul Abbott 16 MAY 2012

    Wed, 16 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Shamless creator Paul Abbott and writer Sean Conway discuss their new drama Hit and Miss; a review of the new Sacha Baron Cohen film The Dictator; a tribute to writer Carlos Fuentes who has died aged 83; a review of Lisa D'Amour's play Detroit and Benjamin Zephaniah chooses his favourite piece of Shakespeare.

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  • FrontRow: Kevin Rowland may 15th 2012

    Tue, 15 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kevin Rowland on Dexys; an exhibition of ballgowns reviewed; Rowan Williams on his favourite Shakespeare; Brice Marden on the golden years of American art

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  • FrontRow: Danny DeVito & Richard Griffiths May 14th

    Mon, 14 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths on The Sunshine Boys; The Art Fund Prize shortlist announced; Mark Lawson reviews an Indonesian film directed by a Welshman and a Latin American drama written by a Scot

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  • FrontRow: 11May2012 Corrie the Musical, The Proclaimers

    Fri, 11 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang, including a review of Street of Dreams - a new arena musical based on Coronation Street. Anish Kapoor discusses Orbit, his towering steel sculpture for the Olympic Park, which was unveiled today. The Proclaimers discuss the inspiration behind their new album Like Comedy. Kirsty reports on 2 performances at the Brighton Festival.

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  • FrontRow: Hilary Mantel, Tim Burton, 56 Up: 100512

    Thu, 10 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Hilary Mantel about her novel Bring Up The Bodies, a sequel to her Booker Prize-winner Wolf Hall. Tim Burton discusses his new film Dark Shadows. And long-term TV project 56 Up reviewed.

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  • FrontRow:Edward Vlll TV drama;John Hodge;Naxos.09Apr2012

    Wed, 9 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Calder plays Archbishop Cosmo Gordon Lang In, Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King, on TV. Trainspotting screenwriter, John Hodge talks about his first play, Collaborators. Naxos founder Klaus Heyman,and music critic Jessica Duchen,discuss the repercussions of affordable calssical discs.

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  • FrontRow: Mel Gibson reviewed and Maxine Peake: 8 May 12

    Tue, 8 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Mel Gibson in action thriller How I Spent My Summer Vacation; speaks to pianist Mitsuko Uchida; Maxine Peake discusses her varied career and we pay tribute to Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, who has died aged 83.

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  • FrontRow: Damon Albarn Special 07 MAY 2012

    Mon, 7 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special edition, John Wilson meets Damon Albarn at work in his studio, surrounded by instruments, as he prepares for a busy summer.

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  • FrontRow: Paul Durcan; Isy Suttie 04 May 12

    Fri, 4 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang and the artist Michael Craig-Martin on Bauhaus; comedian Isy Suttie on growing up in Matlock and her Peep Show fanbase; Freud on film and the poet Paul Durcan live.

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  • FrontRow: Israeli TV; Steve Jobs play

    Thu, 3 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mike Daisey discusses his play about Steve Jobs; Naomi Alderman reviews the Israeli original of the hit American series Homeland; Shirley Hughes on her new novel; Sandra Hebron reviews Goodbye First Love

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  • FrontRow: Jason Isaacs; Paddy Moloney 02 MAY 2012

    Wed, 2 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Jason Isaacs discusses being the latest British actor to score a high-profile US TV series, John Wilson reports on the South Sudan Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains reflects on a fifty year career and Godfrey Barker assesses the chances of Munch's The Scream breaking auction records.

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  • FrontRow: Mark Haddon; Turner Prize shortlist 01 May12

    Tue, 1 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Mark Haddon on his new novel The Red House, the Turner Prize shortlist reviewed, singer-songwriter Norah Jones on her latest album and journalist Jim White reflects on Roy Hodgson's interest in the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

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  • FrontRow: Maxim Vengerov and Robert Winston on Leonardo

    Mon, 30 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    American Reunion reviewed; Maxim Vengerov interviewed; Lemn Sissay on Olympic poetry; Professor Robert Winston on Da Vinci's art of anatomy

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  • FrontRow:Enquirer, Toni Morison novel, Tracie Bennet, Picasso Etchings

    Fri, 27 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews Toni Morrison's new novel, discusses a theatrical investigation of journalism, reviews Picasso etchings with Andrew Graham Dixon and talks to Tracie Bennett playing Judy Garland on Broadway

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  • FrontRow: The Brodsky Quartet; Edward Bond, Impressionists on TV

    Thu, 26 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets the Brodsky Quartet, talks to the veteran playwright Edward Bond, asks Nicholas Hytner about Shakespeare's collaborators and meets the impressionists who will star in a new TV show satirising celebrity culture.

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  • Front Row: Michael Frayn, Derek Walcott, David Hare's South Downs 25 Apr 12

    Wed, 25 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Frayn on his new novel Skios, Derek Walcott directs one of his own early plays, and a theatrical double-bill of Rattigan's The Browning Version and David Hare's South Downs

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  • FrontRow: Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs and actor Harry Shearer: 24 Apr 12

    Tue, 24 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs; The Simpsons actor Harry Shearer on his new role as Richard Nixon; Playwright Robert Holman discusses his work; Gabriel Tate, TV editor of Time Out, discusses the BAFTA Television Awards nominations.

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  • Front Row: Olympic Park, Shakespeare's sonnets, Marvel Avengers Assemble 23 Apr 12

    Mon, 23 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson visits the Olympic Park to see the finished Winning Words poetry project; Shakespeare's sonnets on World Book Night; and new film Marvel Avengers Assemble

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  • FrontRow: Barbara Windsor; Cillian Murphy 20 Apr 12

    Fri, 20 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Barbara Windsor about 60 years in showbusiness, and to film star Cillian Murphy as he returns to the stage in a one-man show written by Enda Walsh. Professor John Sutherland reflects on over-used literary titles.

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  • FrontRow: David Suchet, BBC Proms 2012 19 Apr 12

    Thu, 19 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. David Suchet discusses his role in a new production of Long Day's Journey Into Night and Roger Wright reveals highlights of the 2012 BBC Proms season

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  • FrontRow: Stanley Booth; Damon Albarn 18 APR 2012

    Wed, 18 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews the film adaptation of the bestseller Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Charles Gant discusses the record number of films being released this week and Damon Albarn reveals his third project for the Cultural Olympics. Plus journalist Stanley Booth on touring with the Rolling Stones and artist Jamie Shovlin on his new exhibition.

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  • FrontRow: Irvine Welsh & Joanna Trollope

    Tue, 17 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Marley is a feature length documentary about the life and legacy of the reggae superstar Bob Marley. David Hepworth, who saw Bob Marley live in London in 1975, reflects on the unexpected history the film unearths. Irvine Welsh discusses his prequel to Trainspotting, Skagboys. Mark Renton is set for university and an escape from working-class Edinburgh - but when his family falls apart and life in 1980s Britain gets too tough, heroin offers a different way out. Novelist Joanna Trollope is chair of the judges for this year's Orange Prize for fiction, and she reveals the decisions behind this year's shortlist, which was announced today. Simon Armitage discusses the Poetry Parnassus, an ambitious project to bring together poets from all the nations competing in the Olympics - and appeals for poets to come forward from the nations as yet unrepresented.

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  • FrontRow: April 16th Sir Tim Rice & Pamela Stephenson-Connolly

    Mon, 16 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Sir Tim Rice about his musical adaptation of From Here To Eternity as Jesus Christ Superstar has a Broadway revival. Pamela Stephenson made her name as a comedian on Not the Nine O'Clock News. After leaving the show she trained as a clinical psychologist and has used both experiences in a new Channel 4 documentary called The Fame Report. She explains her hypothesis that becoming famous is a mental trauma, and why her husband Billy Connolly found her stint on Strictly Come Dancing difficult. After The Killing, crime writer John Harvey reviews the next slab of Nordic Noir called The Bridge, which centres on the discovery of a body halfway along the bridge that spans Denmark and Sweden.

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  • FrontRow: 13APR 2012 Tamara Rojo; Horrible Histories

    Fri, 13 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets the makers of Horrible Histories on TV; dancer Tamara Rojo on taking over the leadership of English National Ballet; the verdict on a film about Mozart's sister, another prodigy and an interview with photographer Roger Ballen.

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  • FrontRow 12 APR 2012: Dara O Briain; Whit Stillman

    Thu, 12 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Dara OBriain about his new TV series Dara OBriain's School of Hard Sums and to Whit Stillman about his new film Damsels in Distress. Antonia Quirke reviews the film Blackthorn and Kitty Empire reflects on religion in Pop.

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  • FrontRow 11 APR 2012: Anne Frank Special

    Wed, 11 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In this Front Row special, writers including Shalom Auslander, Nathan Englander, Ellen Feldman, Meg Rosoff and Bernard Kops discuss why the life and writing of Anne Frank inspire writers of fiction. They also reflect on her continuing significance, while the actress Amy Dawson discusses how she approaches playing Anne on stage.

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  • FrontRow: Clive James and Ricky Gervais's Derek reviewed: 10 Apr 12

    Tue, 10 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, including an interview with Clive James about his new collection of poetry, and reviews of Joss Whedon's film The Cabin in the Woods, Ricky Gervais's Derek and US import Smash. Madani Younis discusses his plans as artistic director of the Bush Theatre.

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  • FrontRow: Leading Theatre Producers including Andrew Lloyd Webber: 9 Apr 12

    Mon, 9 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to leading theatre producers, including Cameron Mackintosh, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bill Kenwright and Sonia Friedman, about the art of creating a hit show.

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  • FrontRow060412: Photography special: McCullin, Bailey, O'Neill, Benson

    Fri, 6 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to four leading veteran photographers who shot to fame in the 1960s - David Bailey, Don McCullin, Terry O'Neill and Harry Benson

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  • FrontRow: Graham Coxon & Paul Weller April 5th

    Thu, 5 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, historian Tom Holland, reviews Snow White adaptation Mirror, Mirror and a new stage version of Wonderful Town. Plus Paul Weller pays tribute to Jim Marshall, creator of the Marshall amp.

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  • FrontRow:4Apr2012Game Change. Richard Hawley. Sven Lindqvist

    Wed, 4 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews TV drama Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin and Ed Harris as John McCain and interviews singer Richard Hawley and author Sven Lindqvist .

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  • FrontRow: Labrinth interviewed; Headhunters reviewed

    Tue, 3 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Labrinth interviewed. Headhunters reviewed. Cocteau's London murals restored. The makers of The Undateables discuss the thinking behind their controversial dating show

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  • FrontRow:Damien Hirst; Michael Grade02Apr12

    Mon, 2 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports on a major Damien Hirst retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern; the verdict on This Must Be The Place, starring Sean Penn; Michael Grade on British television

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  • FrontRow:Kirsty Lang in New York30Mar12

    Fri, 30 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reports from New York, with Thomas Campbell, British director of the vast Metropolitan Museum, and trumpeter Nicholas Payton on why he dislikes the word jazz.

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  • FrontRow:29Mar2012 TheMakingofHarryPotter.Unfilmedscreenplays

    Thu, 29 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson visits the new attraction The Making of Harry Potter,reports on unfilmed screenplays on the eve of a reading of Orson Welles' script of Heart of Darkness and pays tribute to American Poet Adrienne Rich, with writer Jeanette Winterson.

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  • FrontRow280312: Dr John, Tim Lott, British Design

    Wed, 28 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New Orleans-born singer, songwriter and pianist Dr John; Tim Lott on sibling rivalry; Janet Street Porter discusses British Design 1948-2012; stage performances on screen.

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  • FrontRow270312:Brendan O'Carroll, Gillian Wearing

    Tue, 27 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner on tackling Verdi's Rigoletto; Brendan O'Carroll, creator and star of TV comedy Mrs Brown's Boys; and a review of Gillian Wearing's new retrospective.

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  • FrontRow:26Mar2012 Arrdman's Pirates,Madonna'sMDNA

    Mon, 26 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Aardman Animations' latest film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists; novelist Jodi Picoult; the verdict on Madonna's new CD; poetry from Ben Okri.

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  • FR 23 March 2012: The Syndicate. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Penderecki. The Brain

    Fri, 23 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Syndicate reviewed. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood collaborates with composer Krzysztof Penderecki. A new exhibition about the brain. And the curse of films about Mars.

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  • FrontRow: Greg Doran; Molly Dineen on Herzog

    Thu, 22 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Greg Doran on his new appointment as Artistic Director of the RSC. Molly Dineen on Herzog. Sarah Churchwell reviews The Master And Margarita. Esperanza Spalding discusses the joy of listening to songs on the radio.

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  • FrontRow 21 MAR 2012: Neil Cross creator of Luther

    Wed, 21 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Neil Cross discusses Luther, the character played by Idris Elba in the BBC TV series and the protagonist of his latest novel, choreographers George Williamson and Mark Baldwin discuss their new responses to the Ballets Russes, Naomi Alderman reviews the highly-anticipated video game Journey and journalist David Hepworth explores what happens when writers get their musical references wrong.

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  • FrontRow 20 March 2012: The Hunger Games, Paul Weller, Kensington Palace

    Tue, 20 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Hunger Games reviewed. The music industry and looks discussed. A N Wilson on the new-look Kensington Palace and Victoria exhibition. And Paul Weller with poet Michael Horovitz.

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  • FrontRow 19 MAR 2012: Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton

    Mon, 19 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton discuss their production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Kate Saunders reviews Julian Fellowes' Titanic and Russell Banks explains why he wasn't worried about tackling a controversial subject in his latest novel.

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  • FrontRow: 16March12 David Garrett, Andrew Motion

    Fri, 16 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Virtuoso violinist David Garrett on playing music from Bach to Kurt Cobain. Artist David Hall on creating an artwork involving 1,000 old analogue TV sets. Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion on writing a sequel to Treasure Island. Music writer Dorian Lynskey on Plan B leading the return of the protest song.

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  • FrontRow: 15Mar12 Jerwood Hastings; TV drama One Night.

    Thu, 15 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson visits the new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; speaks to the Olivier-nominated actor Bertie Carvel who plays the fearsome Miss Trunchbull in Matilda the musical; discusses the new TV drama One Night with critic Rachel Cooke and talks to author Tobias Jones.

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  • Front Row: 14 Mar 12

    Wed, 14 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a major exhibition of works by the surrealist Joan Miró; Ken Russell's The Devils on DVD;Contraband reviewed; and speaking Shakespeare.

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  • FrontRow: Irving Berlin's daughters; playwright Helen Edmundson: 13 Mar 12

    Tue, 13 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Irving Berlin's three daughters; playwright Helen Edmundson discusses her new work about the life of Mary Shelley; the posthumous demands of artists.

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  • FrontRow:12Mar2012.Lesley Sharp.Noah Stewart. We Bought A Zoo

    Mon, 12 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actress Lesley Sharp on her role in TV drama Scott and Bailey; tenor Noah Stewart on a career which has taken him from Harlem to the Royal Opera House; We Bought A Zoo reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: New York Special

    Fri, 9 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Kirsty Lang, who meets theatre director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once), author Lindsay Faye on her new York crime thriller Gods of Gotham, performer Mike Daisey on his play about Apple and Steve Jobs, and Lincoln Hospital's art for healthcare scheme.

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  • FrontRow: Gilbert And George

    Thu, 8 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who meets Gilbert And George as they open a new exhibition called The London Pictures. Novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce reviews a TV play from 1969 starring Michael Caine and Sean Connery. Nanci Griffith explains to Mark Lawson why a difficult period of her was the inspiration behind her new album. Novelist and critic Kim Newman reviews the latest film to be inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven called, appropriately, The Raven

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  • FrontRow 07 MAR 2012: Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Thu, 8 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a special half hour interview, Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies. He reflects on what was wrong with the original production and explains his plans for the new Jesus Christ Superstar TV talent show.

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  • FrontRow 06 MAR 2012: Michael Winterbottom

    Tue, 6 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including an interview with director Michael Winterbottom, a review of new TV drama Love Life, a look at footballers in film and an interview with Lloyd Newsom.

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  • FrontRow 05 MAR 2012: Andrew Stanton; William Byrd

    Mon, 5 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oscar-winning Pixar film-maker Andrew Stanton discusses his latest project, the live action sci-fi adventure story John Carter, Alyson Rudd reviews two new BBC sporting documentaries and Andrew Carwood discusses the Elizabethan composer William Byrd, who lived a secretive life as a Catholic in Reformation England.

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  • FrontRow: 02Mar12:Naomi Alderman on therapy

    Fri, 2 Mar 12

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Naomi Alderman reports on therapy in fiction, film and TV drama, with guests including novelist Sophie Hannah, writers Matthew Sweet and Deborah Levy and psychotherapist Brett Kahr.

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  • FrontRow: Antonia Fraser and Caitlin Moran 01Mar12

    Thu, 1 Mar 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Antonia Fraser and Caitlin Moran on the challenge of reading their books aloud; Titian's Diana and Callisto saved for the nation at a cost of £45m; a review of Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen's new album; Amanda Levete nominates her choice of New Elizathan - architect Richard Rogers.

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  • FrontRow 290212: Christina Ricci, Make Bradford British

    Wed, 29 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Christina Ricci, Trinidad-born writer Errol John remembered, a review of controversial new TV series Make Bradford British, and Nick Park nominates his New Elizabethan.

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  • FRow 280212: This Means War, Shalom Auslander,

    Tue, 28 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Hardy in This Means War; Ian Rankin chooses his New Elizabethan; Paula Milne; and Shalom Auslander on his controversial new novel, based on Anne Frank.

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  • FrontRow: comedian Sarah Millican; Wanderlust reviewed: 27 Feb 12

    Mon, 27 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson with the verdict on a new staging of John Adams' opera The Death of Klinghoffer; comedian Sarah Millican discusses her new TV show; Jennifer Aniston in Wanderlust; and as Radio 4 invites nominations for New Elizabethans - people who have made an impact on the UK from 1952 to today- playwright Mark Ravenhill nominates his cultural choice.

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  • FrontRow: Video Games Special

    Fri, 24 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Naomi Alderman, who asks why video games haven't received the cultural recognition of other art forms, even though it's the biggest entertainment industry in the world

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  • FrontRow 23 Feb 2012: Peter Ackroyd; Water Music

    Thu, 23 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including an interview with Peter Ackroyd, a review of new play In Basildon, the new Fourth Plinth installation in Trafalgar Square, and 21st Century Water Music for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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  • FrontRow 22 Feb 2012: Olivia Colman; Rampart; e-books;

    Wed, 22 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actress Olivia Colman discusses her breakthrough year which saw her starring on stage and screen, a discussion about the likelihood of the UK getting an e-book chart and Dreda Say Mitchell reviews Rampart starring Woody Harrelson.

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  • FrontRow21Feb12:Sue Townsend, Charlotte Keatley, Black Gold

    Tue, 21 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, including best-selling novelist Sue Townsend, playwright Charlotte Keatley, and a review of Black Gold, starring Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto.

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  • FrontRow20Feb12:The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Mon, 20 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel reviewed, with Judi Dench and Bill Nighy as British retirees in India; artist Jeremy Deller; the Brit nominees inspired by literature.

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  • FRow 170212: Walter Mosley, Phil Agland, Rory Gallagher

    Fri, 17 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Crime writer Walter Mosley, documentary-maker Phil Agland revisits the Baka tribe of Cameroon, rock star Rory Gallagher, and Australian film Red Dog

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  • FrontRow: Alan Gilbert; Josie Rourke 16Feb12

    Thu, 16 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic; Josie Rourke, the new artistic director of the Donmar theatre; art critic Richard Cork on famous artistic friendships; actor Michael Simkins on why actors should steer away from politics.

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  • FrontRow:150212: AS Byatt on Picasso, Vittorio Grigolo

    Wed, 15 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A S Byatt reviews Picasso and Modern British Art, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, French film Hadewijch, and the periodic table in pop

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  • FrontRow: Mad Men's Jon Hamm; stage rain 14Feb2012

    Tue, 14 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson interviews actor Jon Hamm who plays anti-hero Don Draper in Mad Men; the secrets of successful stage rain; the history of cotton retold in an exhibition at Manchester's Whitworth Gallery and Sarah Beeny on her exhibition looking at 250 years of the everyday British home.

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  • FrontRow: Daniel Radcliffe and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 13 Feb 12

    Mon, 13 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Daniel Radcliffe on life after Harry Potter and his new film The Woman in Black; on the eve of Valentine's Day, conductor Jeremy Summerly offers an alternative classical music playlist for the ups and downs of love; and the makers of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings discuss the second series.

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  • FrontRow: Paul McCartney, Inspector Montalbano

    Fri, 10 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul McCartney discusses the art of classic song writing; the life and death of Pre-Raphaelite supermodel Lizzie Siddal and the latest Euro-crime drama Inspector Montalbano.

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  • FrontRow:Don McLean, Yayoi Kusama09Feb12

    Thu, 9 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson. Don McLean on winning a Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement and on his classic album, American Pie. Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on her Tate Modern exhibtion

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  • FrontRow: 08 Feb 2012 Lucian Freud; Stephen Daldry

    Wed, 8 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lionel Shriver reviews a major exhibition of portraits by Lucian Freud, Stephen Daldry discusses shooting a film about 9/11 in New York and architect Herman Hertzberger on winning the RIBA Gold Medal.

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  • FrontRow:2012 Art Fund Prize longlist07Feb12

    Tue, 7 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson: news of the longlist for this year's Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries, announced on the programme by the chair of judges, Lord Smith of Finsbury

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  • FrontRow: The Muppets & Ian Rankin

    Mon, 6 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Husband and wife theatre producers Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, recently named the most influential people in British theatre by The Stage newspaper, discuss how they now run 39 venues around the UK. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets make their cinematic comeback this week, 12 years after their last big screen outing. The new film sees the cast re-unite to save their old theatre from the clutches of an evil oil baron. Natalie Haynes gives her verdict. Novelist Ian Rankin dissects Death Unexplained, a new TV documentary series about a coroner's office. To celebrate the centenary of the neglected composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Surrey Opera is staging a world premiere of his recently discovered opera Thelma. Mark finds out why Coleridge-Taylor is now so often overlooked, with composer Errolyn Wallen and music historian Roderick Swanston.

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  • FRow 030212: Homeland, Adonis and low notes

    Fri, 3 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson previews the US television series Homeland, meets the 81-year-old pioneering Syrian poet Adonis, the singing of low notes, and Restoration comedy.

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  • FrontRow: Anne Rice and film Martha Marcy May Marlene: 2 Feb 12

    Thu, 2 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson who reviews Martha Marcy May Marlene, Anne Rice discusses swapping vampires for werewolves in her latest book; the end of filming on the Aylesbury Estate; and Howard Hodgkin on his collection of Indian art.

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  • FrontRow: 010212 Ashley Walters; She Stoops To Conquer

    Wed, 1 Feb 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson interviews musician-turned-actor Ashley Walters who is now starring in a new BBC drama, Inside Men. Katherine Kelly from Coronation Street stars as Kate Hardcastle in a new production of She Stoops To Conquer, at the National Theatre which also features Steve Pemberton and Sophie Thompson. Rachel Cooke reviews. Professor Martin Kemp speculates on the news story that a contemporary copy of the Mona Lisa has been discovered in the vaults of the Prado Museum in Madrid. In Man On A Ledge, a new film out this week, the majority of the action takes place high up on the outside of a Manhattan hotel. Film historian Ian Christie and critic Adam Smith consider the enduring appeal to film-makers of the vertiginous setting of the high-rise building.

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  • FR: 310112: Young Adult, Kate Grenville, Dennis Potter

    Tue, 31 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson meets Australian novelist Kate Grenville; a review of Charlize Theron's latest film Young Adult. And, The Singing Detective, back on our screens after 26 years.

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  • FrontRow: 30Jan2012 Kate Winslet & Jodie Foster in Carnage

    Mon, 30 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster as warring parents in the film Carnage; the UK's first Waiting For Godot with a black cast; Sacha Mirzoeff on filming child protection teams.

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  • FrontRow: 27 JAN 2012 Turner in Margate; Alice Coote

    Fri, 27 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote on the demands of being a jet-setting soloist, Iain Sinclair on Turner and the Elements, barrister Greg Foxsmith on why he's restaging Joe Orton's trial 50 years later and Kitty Empire reviews the debut album from singer du jour Lana Del Rey.

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  • FrontRow:Hajj at the British Museum26Jan12

    Thu, 26 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson: Mehdi Hasan and Thomas Asbridge discuss Hajj, at the British Museum; plus a review of the romantic drama film, Like Crazy

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  • FrontRow: Andrew Miller and Nicholas Hytner 25Jan12

    Wed, 25 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Andrew Miller on winning the Costa Book of the Year Award, the latest plans from the National Theatre with its director Nicholas Hytner, Paul Farley reviews new Harry Enfield film Acts of Godfrey in rhyme and an interview with Swedish crime writer Jens Lapidus.

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  • FrontRow:Academy Award nominations24Jan12

    Tue, 24 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports on this year's Academy Award nominations, announced today - with critics Chris Tookey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.

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  • FrontRow: 23 01 12 The Descendants & Edmund White

    Mon, 23 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Suzanne Moore reviews the Oscar-tipped George Clooney in The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne, who made the Academy Award winning comedy Sideways. In a candid interview, author Edmund White discusses his life and work as his new novel is published. This week sees the start of three new series following members of the medical profession. Mark meets Dr Ben Allin from BBC Three's Junior Doctors and Mr Mark George, veteran of the original 1980s Horizon series Doctors to Be, to find out how the filming process has changed. As Jean Vigo's barge-set classic film L'Atalante is re-released, critic and houseboat dweller Antonia Quirke reveals why it still makes waves almost 80 years after it was made

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  • FRow: 20011 Soldiers' stories on stage; Etta James.

    Fri, 20 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets soldiers starring in a play based on their combat experiences; documentary maker Norma Percy on filming Putin and the oligarchs.

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  • FrontRow: Abi Morgan, Leonard Cohen, Coriolanus.

    Thu, 19 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who hears from Leonard Cohen on the inspiration for his new disc; screenwriter Abi Morgan reflects on recent projects, including The Iron Lady and Birdsong; a review of Coriolanus starring Ralph Fiennes who also directs; Anthony Sher stars in the National Theatre's production of Travelling Light - Peter Kemp reviews.

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  • FrontRow: Madonna's W.E. and author Ian Rankin 18 Jan 2012

    Wed, 18 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A.N.Wilson reviews Madonna's W.E. Chad Harbach explains why it took 10 years to write his debut novel; lawyer Duncan Lamont discusses the rights of dissatisfied arts consumers. Ian Rankin and Frances Fyfield discuss their unpublished first novels.

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  • 170112 FrontRow: David Hockney paintings, Haywire

    Tue, 17 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    William Boyd responds to a major exhibition of landscape paintings by David Hockney; a review of Steven Soderbergh's new film Haywire; and music from Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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  • FrontRow:16Jan12 Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

    Mon, 16 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson with a review of Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, in Clint Eastwood's film; the 2012 T S Eliot poetry prize winner, live from the ceremony.

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  • FrontRow:Heidi Thomas, Alison Balsom13Jan12

    Fri, 13 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson. Screenwriter Heidi Thomas on her new TV drama series, Call The Midwife; trumpeter Alison Balsom on her CD showcasing twentieth century works for trumpet

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  • FrontRow: Antony Gormley

    Thu, 12 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Artists Jonathan Yeo and John Keane on painting Tony Blair; Antony Gormley and Hofesh Shechter on their dance collaboration; a short history of eating at the cinema

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  • FrontRow: The Crusades; Emeli Sande; Guy Martin

    Wed, 11 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Musician Emeli Sande discusses her unusual career path from student doctor to Brit Award winner, photographer Guy Martin reflects on working under fire during last year's Arab Spring, historian Thomas Asbridge explains how his new BBC series examines the Crusades from both the Christian and Muslim perspectives and Adrian Wootton of Film London reveals the unlikely downsides to urban gentrification.

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  • FrontRow:JC Chandor on Margin Call; composer Anna Meredith10Jan12

    Tue, 10 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    J C Chandor discusses his feature debut Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey and Demi Moore. Plus a review of Freddie Flintoff's documentary on depression in sport.

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  • FrontRow: Steven Spielberg on War Horse 09 Jan 12

    Mon, 9 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to film-maker Steven Spielberg as he releases War Horse, Archie Burnett discusses his collection of Philip Larkin's poetry, and the audio version of cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan's most famous work, re-titled The Medium Is The Massage, reviewed.

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  • FrontRow: Puppets take centre stage 06Jan12

    Fri, 6 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reports on the increasing prominence of puppets in theatrical performance.

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  • FrontRow: Tom Hooper on life after The King's Speech 5 Jan 11

    Thu, 5 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews two new TV comedies which focus on a central female role; director Tom Hooper on his next project after The King's Speech; new film Mother and Child reviewed; and American writer Padgett Powell.

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  • FR 040112: Michael Fassbender, Julian Lloyd Webber

    Wed, 4 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Michael Fassbender; Julian Lloyd Webber and Tasmin Little on Delius; Richard Bean and Nicholas Hytner on One Man, Two Guvnors; and review of new Sam West TV drama Eternal Law

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  • FrontRow: 03 JAn 12 Costa Book Awards Category winners

    Tue, 3 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson with news of the Costa Book Awards category winners. Tony Marchant on his TV drama Public Enemies. Ralph Steadman and Posy Simmonds pay tribute to Ronald Searle .

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  • FrontRow: Kate Bush and Brian Wilson 2 Jan 2012

    Mon, 2 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to musicians including Kate Bush, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Ray Davies, as they return to their archives and past recordings.

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  • FrontRow: The Boxing Day Quiz! 26 Dec 12

    Mon, 26 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Question-master Mark Lawson poses cultural brain-teasers to test the knowledge of two teams. Historian Antonia Fraser, actor Dan Stevens and crime-writer Mark Billingham compete against playwright Roy Williams, comedy performer and writer Natalie Haynes and actor Michael Simkins.

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