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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              • Hay Festival debate: "Do we publish too many books?"

                Fri, 29 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                With the Hay Literary Festival in full swing, Front Row asks the question "Do we publish too many books?" In front of a live audience, Samira and the panel discuss some of the pressing issues that face the publsihing industry today. With Philip Jones editor of the trade journal The Bookseller, Crystal Mahey-Morgan Digital Sales and Marketing Director at Zed Books, Alexandra Pringle, the group editor in chief of Bloomsbury and Ali Sparks author of 41 books for children.

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              • RA Summer Exhibition, Pink Floyd's Heritage Plaque, Second Coming 280515

                Thu, 28 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Michael Craig-Martin on installing his RA Summer Exhibition; Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Nick Mason unveil their Heritage Plaque; playwright debbie tucker green on her film Second Coming; and Darren Henley, new Chief Executive of Arts Council England

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              • Lenny Henry, Danny Collins, Eileen Cooper

                Wed, 27 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Lenny Henry discusses becoming a writer; a review of Al Pacino's screen return in Danny Collins; Eileen Cooper on her new exhibition at the Royal Academy; Thefts from UK libraries

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              • Man Up, Dennis Lehane, Occupy drama Temple. 26 May 15

                Tue, 26 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Pegg comedy Man Up reviewed, author Dennis Lehane, the writer and director of new play Temple, a fictional telling of the Occupy movement's protests at St Paul's cathedral and why is a lock of Mozart's hair being auctioned for £10,000?

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              • Playing Rosalind, Timbuktu, Book Festivals

                Mon, 25 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                With Kirsty Lang. Juliet Stevenson, Niamh Cusack and Michelle Terry on playing Rosalind; Timbuktu reviewed by Lindsey Hilsum; the economics of literary festivals with Joanne Harris; and 80s films re-made

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              • Maclise Waterloo cartoon; news from Cannes

                Fri, 22 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                A report from Leeds as the Maclise Waterloo cartoon is unveiled; Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani; Cannes news as the festival wraps up; Mark Billingham's new musical project.

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              • Danny Boyle, Simon Stephens, Lee Miller and Picasso 21 May 15

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Danny Boyle, filmmaker, theatre director, and now patron of Home, and Home's chief executive, Dave Moutrey, on the new £25 million arts centre. Playwright Simon Stephens, best known for his adaption of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,on his new play, The Funfair. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a genre-defying mishmash of cinematic and popular culture references. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews this black and white Iranian vampire movie. Ahead of the opening of 'Lee Miller and Picasso' a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Antony Penrose - Miller's son - discusses the compelling relationship between the two revealed by his mother's photography.

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              • Will Young, Jim Dale, Man Booker International 20 May 15

                Wed, 20 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Singer songwriter Will Young on how bullying at school inspired a song on his new album, Carry On Star Jim Dale, why streaming site Spotify has moved into video and Laszlo Krasznahorkai, the winner of the Man Booker International Prize.

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              • We Are Many, Joan of Arc, Sun Trap

                Tue, 19 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Documentary film We Are Many, which is about the 2003 demonstrations against the impending Iraq war. Creating a new score for the classic French silent film Joan of Arc; TV series Sun Trap reviewed and debut American novelist Cynthia Bond.

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              • Bradley Cooper, The Art of Forgery, Cannes report, Folio Prize news 180515

                Mon, 18 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Bradley Cooper on playing The Elephant Man on stage; Noah Charney on the art of forgery; Jason Solomons with his Cannes Film Festival report; Folio Prize co-founder Andrew Kidd

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