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)

  • Kristin Scott Thomas; Turner Prize; Mackenzie Crook

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kristin Scott Thomas on playing Electra; the Turner Prize shortlist reviewed; Olivia Harrison on George Harrison's solo work; Mackenzie Crook on BBC TV's Detectorists, and a tribute to poet Dannie Abse

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  • Ai Weiwei exhibition, Roy Williams, new Prince albums. 26 Sept 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, playwright Roy Williams on Antigone, Eimer McBride and Annie Ryan discuss the stage version of McBride's novel A Girl is a Half Formed Thing and Matt Thorne reviews two new albums from Prince.

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  • Lionel Shriver, Bernard Sumner, Activism on Stage. 25 Sept 14

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Musician Bernard Sumner on his new memoir about his time in Joy Division and New Order, author Lionel Shriver on her shortlisted entry for the BBC Short Story Award, What We Did On Our Holiday reviewed and political activism on stage.

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  • Zadie Smith, Ryan Adams, Exhibit B, The Art of the Brick 240914

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Zadie Smith on her shortlisted entry for the National Short Story Award; a review of a new Lego exhibition; the controversy surrounding Exhibit B; musician Ryan Adams; and we remember the conductor Christopher Hogwood.

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  • 230914 Ricky Tomlinson; Daniel Evans; Anselm Kiefer

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ricky Tomlinson; Daniel Evans on equality on stage in Sheffield Theatres; The Driver reviewed; Francesca Rhydderch's short story; Anselm Kiefer.

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  • Toby Jones; Rose Tremain; Tennessee Williams biography

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Toby Jones on TV drama Marvellous; Rose Tremain discusses her short story The American Lover; John Lahr on his new Tennessee Williams biography; Maps to the Stars review.

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  • Charles Aznavour, Zach Braff, Tessa Hadley

    Fri, 19 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to French singer Charles Aznavour. Zach Braff on his film Wish I was Here. Rose Wylie, the 80 year old winner of a major art prize. Plus author Tessa Hadley.

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  • Denzel Washington, Riccardo Chailly

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Denzel Washington on The Equalizer. Gramophone Award winner Riccardo Chailly. Leonard Cohen's new album. Plus Howard Brenton on his play Doctor Scroggy's War.

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  • Joan Baez, BBC Short Story shortlist, Hamlet

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to singing legend Joan Baez as well as Hollywood screenwriter James Schamus. Plus we announce the BBC National Short Story Award shortlist and review Maxine Peake in Hamlet.

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  • FrontRow16Sep14: Magic In The Moonlight; V&A's Constable

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Magic In The Moonlight; Constable at the V&A; André Singer on how Hitchcock worked on an unseen Holocaust documentary; Enda Walsh and Mikel Murfi on Enda's new play, Ballyturk

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