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:Hynter and Spacey leaving, Noah on television

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As Nicholas Hytner leaves the National Theatre and Kevin Spacey the Old Vic John Wilson assesses their era. He reviews The Ark on Television the Oscar nominated film Wild Tales. And John talks to the choreographer Hofesh Shechter, known for visceral, political and provocative dance inspired by growing up in Jerusalem, who has created 'Untouchable', a major new work for the Royal Ballet.

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  • Playing Willy Loman; National Videogame Arcade; Patrick Gale.

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Antony Sher on playing Willy Loman; the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham opens; Patrick Gale on his new novel.

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  • Ben Stiller, James Gillray, Joanne Harris, Peter Doig 250315

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ben Stiller discusses his film While We're Young; cartoonist Martin Rowson reviews Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray at the Ashmolean; artist Peter Doig; novelist Joanne Harris on a new app that changes the reading experience.

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  • Russell Crowe, Anish Kapoor, Greek Art. 24 Mar 15

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Russell Crowe on his directorial debut, The Water Diviner, artist Anish Kapoor on creating artworks made of silicone, Bettany Hughes on the beauty of the body in Greek Art and could fantasy TV series Outlander become as popular as Game of Thrones?

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  • Cinderella; Akhil Sharma wins Folio Prize

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Akhil Sharma, the winner of the 2015 Folio Prize for fiction is live from the ceremony in London. A review of Kenneth Branagh's new film Cinderella, the latest live-action retelling of a Disney classic fairytale. Documentary-maker Nick Broomfield discusses his latest film, Tales of the Grim Sleeper. The film is about Lonnie Franklin Jr. who is believed to have killed more than 100 women, making him the most prolific serial killer in history. And Adam Dant, who has just been appointed official Election artist, discusses his plans to cover events in the coming six weeks.

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  • Peggy Seeger; Sean Scully; The Royals

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    An interview with folk artist Peggy Seeger about her role in creating the Radio Ballads; artist Sean Scully; a review of a new US TV show about the Royal Family; composer Anna Meredith discusses the music that reminds her of Spring.

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  • Michael Winterbottom and Painting Paradise

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Michael Winterbottom about his film The Face of an Angel, visits Painting Paradise, an exhibition of garden art, discusses how old bones influence our response to art. And Fred D'Aguiar chooses a poem of spring

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  • Mommy, Maggi Hambling, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews Xavier Dolan's film Mommy. Artist Maggi Hambling on Cy Twombly. Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. And contemporary Iraqi art.

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  • Samuel West, AD Miller, Bloodline reviewed. 17 Mar 15

    Tue, 17 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Samuel West on directing After Electra, Netflix thriller Bloodline reviewed, AD Miller on his novel The Faithful Couple, Togo Igawa on the power of Japanese cherry blossom to inspire and the musicians who won't sing their big hits.

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  • Coalition drama and Sweeney Todd

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang brings together the two actors playing David Cameron and Nick Clegg in Coalition, the latest political drama from Channel 4. From a tiny pie shop in Tooting to Shaftesbury’s Avenue, we hear from the team behind a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeny Todd, which is about to make one of the most extraordinary transfers in the history of theatre. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews the Oscar-nominated animation, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. And it might still feel like winter, but as spring officially starts we’ll be marking its arrival by asking practitioners to pick work that best represents the season of daffodils and light. First up, it’s Michael Rosen on ‘The Wind in the Willows’, when Mole scrabbles to the surface.

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