Front Row Daily

Front Row Daily

Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's flagship arts show, presented by Kirsty Lang and John Wilson. Front Row is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday evening at 7.15 - 7.45pm. New editions will be available each night following the live broadcast.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • FrontRow 24 Oct 14: Mr Turner, Picasso, Pires, Memphis

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Damian Barr. Timothy Spall on playing JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's film, Mr Turner. The re-opening of the Picasso museum in Paris is reviewed by Waldemar Januszczak. Legendary Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires; and Memphis, the musical, is reviewed by Gaylene Gould

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  • FrontRow23Oct14:Boris Johnson on Churchill; Serena

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Boris Johnson on Churchill's legacy; review of Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper; the Art Review Power 100 List; Harry & Jack Williams, writers of The Missing

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  • Michael Sheen, Egon Schiele, Daniel Kehlmann, Nas 221014

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Sheen on Under Milk Wood in New York, new Egon Schiele exhibition The Radical Nude reviewed, Daniel Kehlmann on his novel F, and classic hip hop album Illmatic 20 years on

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  • John Kander; Jimmy Page; The Babadook

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Composer John Kander discusses The Scottsboro Boys and a career including Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York; a review of The Babadook; Jimmy Page on remastering Led Zeppelin; an archive interview with photographer Rene Burri who has died aged 81.

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  • Brad Pitt, Moroni, Anthony Horowitz

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Damian Barr talks to Brad Pitt about Fury. Anthony Horowitz on his Holmes novel Moriarty. Sarah Dunant on the painter Moroni. And Robert Webb gets wet on stage.

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  • Robert Downey Jnr, David Cronenberg. 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robert Downey Jnr on his new film The Judge, director David Cronenberg on writing his first novel, one of the UK's leading surgeons, Francis Wells, reviews medical drama The Knick and the art of the Russian Avant-Garde theatre.

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  • Gillian Anderson; Michael Frayn

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Gillian Anderson on her debut novel and playing Blanche DuBois; Jimi Hendrix biopic review; Michael Frayn's new book of short plays; how tablets have changed the art market.

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  • Cat Stevens, Northern Soul, William Morris, Ken Burns 151014

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens on his new album Tell 'Em I'm Gone, new film Northern Soul reviewed, the William Morris exhibition at the NPG, and TV documentary-maker Ken Burns

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  • Bob Geldof, Rembrandt, Here Lies Love

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson. Simon Schama reviews the National Gallery's new exhibition Rembrandt: The Late Works; Bob Geldof on the release of a new compilation of classic Boomtown Rats tracks; Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, the story of Imelda Marcos with music composed by David Byrne of Talking Heads and DJ Fatboy Slim. And the odds on tonight's Man Booker Shortlist from Graham Sharpe of William Hill.

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  • The Great Fire, Rachel Joyce, Richard Tuttle

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    TV drama The Great Fire, Rachel Joyce discusses her new novel about Harold Fry; writer and actor Ayub Khan Din on East is East, and two Richard Tuttle exhibitions reviewed. Plus, how artists can make sure they receive revenue from sales of their work. With Samira Ahmed.

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