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)

  • The Thompson Family, Esio Trot on film, Robet Olen Butler. 18 Dec 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Razia Iqbal with Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler, British folk group The Thompson Family, a review of the TV adaptations of Esio Trot and The Boy in the Dress and, as Sony cancel the release of The Interview due to threats from Hackers, Matt Prigge discusses the film.

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  • Christoph Waltz; Treasure Island; Mozart in the Jugle

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz on new film Big Eyes; backstage at the National Theatre’s Treasure Island; review of Mozart in the Jungle; books we never finish.

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  • Exodus, Serial, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Annie 161214

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ridley Scott's Exodus reviewed, the phenomenon of the Serial podcast, The Shoemaker's Holiday director Phillip Breen, and Quvenzhané Wallis and director Will Gluck on Annie

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  • Willy Russell's Front Row neon artwork, Kon-Tiki review, Dementia Friendly theatre

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Long Forty years after his breakthrough play - John, Paul, George, Ringo...and Bert, the celebrated playwright, musician, and novelist Willy Russell reveals the word he has chosen for the new Front Row neon artwork. He joins Kirsty Lang on the roof of the BBC's Salford home to turn it on. A review of Kon-Tiki, a new film about Thor Heyerdahl's famous journey across the Pacific ocean. Tomorrow the West Yorkshire Playhouse will be the setting for the UK's first ever 'dementia friendly' theatre performance - a specially adapted theatre performance of a new production of Irving Berlin's Broadway musical White Christmas. Front Row visited the Playhouse to find out more about this performance from those involved with developing it.

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  • Paul McCartney, The Merchant of Venice

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Paul McCartney; Ian McDiarmid and Rupert Goold on The Merchant of Venice; Barry Mason on his song Delilah; and Peter Schade, Head of Framing at the National Gallery

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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn on Cats

    Thu, 11 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including an interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn as they bring Cats back to the West End; a review of Winston Churchill's paintings; Wimpy Kid writer Jeff Kinney; the enduring appeal of dolls' houses.

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  • Marco Polo, Nutcracker, Manakamana, the Christmas Truce in art 101214

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Holland reviews Marco Polo on TV, behind the scenes at English National Ballet's Nutcracker, Manakamana reviewed, and The First World War's Christmas truce in art

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  • Christopher Jefferies drama; Ghostwriting

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Roger Michell on his new ITV drama, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. Ghostwriting in the light of vlogger Zoe Sugg's successful first novel; we discuss the golden age of Panto and review new film The Green Prince. Plus Glasgow's Burrell Collection is on the move.

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  • Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Sarah Waters. 8 Dec 14

    Mon, 8 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author Sarah Waters on working with theatre maker Christopher Green to write a ghost story for the stage, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, diversity in theatre and Sarah Crompton reviews two documentaries which go behind the scenes at a great art gallery.

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  • Jim Broadbent, YA Fiction, Tena Stivicic, Elgin Marbles, comedy DVDs 051214

    Fri, 5 Dec 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jim Broadbent discusses playing Father Christmas for the third time in Get Santa, Young Adult Fiction, Peter Aspden on the Elgin Marbles, Croatian playwright Tena Stivicic, Stephen Armstrong's pick of comedy DVDs

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