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 Mark Lawson, 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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  • 17 Apr 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    John Wilson talks to actor Martin Freeman about his new role in the television version of cult film Fargo plus Paolo Nutini on his new album - five years in the making - and artist Andy Scott on being inspired by the Celtic Kelpie myth in his new work.

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  • Keith Huff, The Sea, Patience Agbabi

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews the film The Sea, and interviews House of Cards writer Keith Huff. Plus poet Patience Agbabi, TV show Trying Again and removing art by Banksy.

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  • Jamaica Inn; The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Rachel Kushner: 15 Apr 2014

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reviews Jamaica Inn; talks to classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic; offers the verdict on The Amazing Spider-Man 2; and speaks to Rachel Kushner about Telex from Cuba.

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  • FrontRow14Apr14: Matisse; Locke; Val McDermid

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs discussed by his biographer Hilary Spurling and curator Nicholas Cullinan; Locke, starring Tom Hardy, reviewed; Val McDermid on updating Jane Austen

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  • Mark Strong and Ivo van Hove; Harlan Coben 11 APR 2014

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Mark Strong and director Ivo van Hove on their production of A View from the Bridge, author Harlan Coben on his novel Missing You and Broadway star Bernadette Peters.

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  • Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie, Chris Wheeldon, Birdland, Sam West 100414

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie discuss their new film The Love Punch, Chris Wheeldon on the world premiere of The Winter's Tale at the Royal Ballet, Birdland reviewed, and actor Sam West on a new arts funding campaign

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  • Chiwetel Ejiofor; Ben Watt; Korean Books 090414

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on his new film Half of a Yellow Sun, musician Ben Watt, writing from South Korea at London Book Fair, and advice for the new Culture Secretary

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  • Jean Paul Gaultier; Christy Moore; Michael Palin. 8 April 14

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier on a retrospective of his work at the Barbican, the Irish folk singer Christy Moore on his upcoming tour, Michael Palin announces a surprise tour and Indonesian action film The Raid 2 reviewed.

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  • Brendan Gleeson; Baileys Prize shortlist 07 APR 2014

    Mon, 7 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Interview with actor Brendan Gleeson on Calvary; the announcement of the Baileys Prize for Fiction shortlist; Jack Thorne and John Ajvide Lindqvist on Let the Right One In on stage; new Georgians exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

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  • FrontRow 04Apr14: Rory Bremner, Jacqueline Wilson

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to Rory Bremner about performing in a Noel Coward play; Children's novelist Jacqueline Wilson takes us on a tour of her childhood bedroom and the joys of the dialogue free film.

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  • FrontRow 03Apr14: Richard Ayoade; The Crimson Field

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Richard Ayoade on his film, The Double; TV series The Crimson Field reviewed; forty years of the Sunday Times bestseller list; review of the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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  • Kate Winslet, The Trip to Italy reviewed

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kate Winslet on playing an arch villain in new film Divergent; tv series The Trip to Italy reviewed; author Timur Vermes about his satire featuring Hitler as a stand-up; Lord of the Flies as a dance production

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  • Chris Chibnall, Viktoria Mullova 01 APR 14

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall on his new play, Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova, Paddy Considine in Honour reviewed, Pangaea - contemporary art from Africa and South America

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  • Noah reviewed, Rachel Seiffert 31 MAR 14

    Mon, 31 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Russell Crowe as Noah reviewed, author Rachel Seiffert, sculptor Phyllida Barlow, Royal Opera House season launch, and Clusters of Light in Sharjah

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  • Ricky Wilson; Muppets; Sebastian Barry; Cush Jumbo.

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ricky Wilson on Kaiser Chief's new album; new Muppets movie; Sebastian Barry's new novel; Cush Jumbo on playing Mark Antony.

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  • Jane Horrocks, 20 Feet From Stardom, US vets, Tim Barrow 270314

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jane Horrocks on playing Little Voice, a review of new film doc 20 Feet From Stardom, US Iraq war veterans writing fiction, 14-18 NOW photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews, and playwright Tim Barrow

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  • Anne Hathaway, David Threlfall, Lorna Simpson, Believe 260314

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actress Anne Hathaway on animated film Rio 2, David Threlfall discusses playing Frank Gallagher, photographer Lorna Simpson, and a review of TV series Believe

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  • Ian McKellen, Nan Goldin, The Past & New Worlds

    Tue, 25 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sir Ian McKellen on playing Estragon; photographer Nan Goldin, French film The Past and Channel 4's restoration drama New Worlds reviewed

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  • Tom Hollander on Rev, Emma Donoghue 24 MAR 14

    Mon, 24 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Hollander on Rev, author of Room Emma Donoghue, Captain America: The Winter Soldier reviewed, Dame Harriet Walter on playing Lady Macbeth

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  • Kristin Davis, Errol Morris, Kate Bush

    Fri, 21 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sex and the City's Kristin Davis on Fatal Attraction. Documentary maker Errol Morris. TV drama Mammon. And Kate Bush on performing live.

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  • FrontRow20Mar14: John Banville; Yves Saint Laurent

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dancers Roberto Bolle & Marcelo Gomes on Kings Of The Dance; John Banville on writing a Philip Marlowe story; Yves Saint Laurent biopic reviewed; Nicholas Hytner's NT plans

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  • Kylie Minogue; Jack O'Connell on Starred Up: 19th Mar 14

    Wed, 19 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kylie Minogue on her career and new album; Amanda Vickery on William Kent, leading designer of Georgian Britain; actor Jack O'Connell and writer Jonathan Asser on Starred Up.

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  • Veronese, W1A writer John Morton, Labor Day. 18 Mar 14

    Tue, 18 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Veronese at the National Gallery, writer John Morton on following Olympic comedy Twenty Twelve with BBC based satire W1A, Labor Day reviewed and the “extinct” instrument, the Violoncello Da Spalla.

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  • Harry Hill; George Michael's Symphonica; Neil Hannon: 17 Mar 14

    Mon, 17 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Harry Hill and Sean Foley on I Can't Sing; a review of George Michael's Symphonica album; Neil Hannon discusses the personal inspiration for his latest work To Our Fathers in Distress; and a review of A Long Way Down.

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  • David Hare & Rodriguez March 14th 2014

    Fri, 14 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Hare on The Julian Worricker trilogy; Rodgriguez on Searching For Sugar Man; the art of stage kissing; Dominic Dromgoole on staging Hamlet in North Korea

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  • Terry Gilliam, and Siri Hustvedt 13 MAR 2014

    Thu, 13 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Terry Gilliam on The Zero Theorem, novelist Siri Hustvedt tackles sexism in the art world, and artist Michael Craig-Martin does pink high heels

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  • FrontRow 12/03/14: Kickstarter; Vivienne Franzmann; Andres Neuman.

    Wed, 12 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Veronica Mars review; Kickstarter funding; Vivienne Franzmann; Andres Neuman; Fake Bands.

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  • Under the Skin; books marketing tactics 11 MAR 2014

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin reviewed; changing book publicity tactics discussed; the return of Shetland to the BBC; novelist Karen Joy Fowler on chimp manners.

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  • George Saunders, Cézanne exhibit, Jeff Beck

    Mon, 10 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Folio Prize winner George Saunders live from the award ceremony; Cézanne and the Modern show at the Ashomolean, guitarist Jeff Beck - and Damian Barr on the appeal of the gay best friend in movies.

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  • Alexander McCall Smith, The Walshes, Stella Feehily: 7th Mar 14

    Fri, 7 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Samira Ahmed, Alexander McCall Smith discusses The Forever Girl; a review of The Walshes, a comedy from the creator of Father Ted; Stella Feehily on her play This May Hurt A Bit, starring Stephanie Cole; and the South Park computer game.

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  • FrontRow 06Mar14:Elizabeth McGovern; Poets Laureate

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Three poets laureate on reflecting nations in verse; Elizabeth McGovern on song-writing; The Widower, with Reece Shearsmith as a killer, reviewed; director Jamie Lloyd on Urinetown

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  • Guy Garvey; David Frost memorial. 5 Mar 14

    Wed, 5 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Elbow's lead singer Guy Garvey on the band's new album, David Frost's memorial in Westminster Abbey, 300: Rise of an Empire reviewed and how does the situation in Ukraine affect the British Council's plans for exhibitions in Russia.

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  • Vikings, John Carter Cash, 37 Days 04 MAR 2014

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson takes a tour of a Viking exhibition, reviews 37 Days - a drama set just before the outbreak of World War One - plus he discusses unreleased recordings of Johnny Cash with his singer's son.

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  • Marie Darrieussecq; Alan Ayckbourn. 3 Mar 14

    Mon, 3 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    French author Marie Darrieussecq on her novel All the Way, playwright Alan Ayckbourn remembers film director Alain Resnais, Iain Sinclair on the Ruin Lust exhibition at Tate Britain and Larushka Ivan-Zedeh reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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  • Damon Albarn, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Yeo, Suranne Jones, Kiran Leonard

    Fri, 28 Feb 14

    Duration:
    34 mins

    Presented by John Wilson Damon Albarn is famed for his collaborations with a wide range of partners. As he prepares to play songs from his forthcoming debut solo album, for a special 6Music festival gig,he talks to John about going it alone. Maxine Peake stars in the BBC legal drama Silk where she plays the role of Martha Costello QC. As series three begins,she discusses how Martha's character has grown. Maxine is also one of the subjects in a new exhibition at the Lowry dedicated to portrait painter Jonathon Yeo. They describe their experience of creating a portrait. Suranne Jones plays one half of television police duo Scott and Bailey. She's now playing one of Virginia Woolf's most distinctive creations, Orlando, in a new production at the Royal Exchange Theatre. 18 year old musician Kiran Leonard is a multi-instrumentalist who lists Mothers of Invention, Sufjan Stevens, Albert Ayler, Krzysztof Penderecki, and the Beach Boys, as just a handful of his influences.

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  • Marc Almond and John Harle; Willy Russell 27 FEB 2014

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Marc Almond and John Harle discuss their collaboration The Tyburn Tree; Liverpool's Everyman Theatre reopens; novelist Gary Shteyngart on his memoir Little Failure and Emily Eavis talks about plans for this year's Glastonbury.

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  • Peter Gabriel; Helen Oyeyemi; Paco Pena; Mark Thomas.

    Wed, 26 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Gabriel; The Great War in Portraits; Paco Pena on Paco de Lucia; Helen Oyeyemi; Mark Thomas on Bill Hicks.

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  • Stewart Lee &Jonathan Creek Feb 25th 2014

    Tue, 25 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Comedian Stewart Lee on his new series; Jonathan Creek reviewed by Naomi Alderman; Peter Gill discusses Versailles

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  • The Book Thief, Joseph Rykwert, Isy Suttie

    Mon, 24 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Book Thief film reviewed, critic Joseph Rykwert on winning the 2014 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, comedian and actress Isy Suttie, monologues for black actors

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  • Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, David Grossman

    Fri, 21 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Sutcliffe talks to Israeli author David Grossman and Mark Lawson interviews Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells.

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  • Nymphomaniac; Joanne M. Harris; Robert Cohan: 20 Feb 14

    Thu, 20 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Sutcliffe reviews the latest Lars Von Trier film, Nymphomaniac, Chocolat author Joanne M.Harris talks about her first adult fantasy novel and the founding father of Britain's contemporary dance movement Robert Cohan discusses his career.

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  • Andrew Sachs, Martin Carthy

    Wed, 19 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson speaks to actor Andrew Sachs about his new memoir, and Martin Carthy about his career in folk music.

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  • FrontRow18Feb14: Lynda La Plante; The Smoke

    Tue, 18 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Prime Suspect writer Lynda La Plante about her plans for a prequel focussing on the early life of DCI Tennison. Plus Mercury Prize nominated DJ Jon Hopkins

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  • Martin Scorsese & Thelma Schoonmaker; Lesley Sharp. 17 Feb 14

    Mon, 17 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker on the film-making duo Powell and Pressburger; Lesley Sharp on her part in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey; Bafta winner Kieran Evans and Only Lovers Left Alive reviewed.

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  • Kevin Spacey, The Lego Movie, Glenn Patterson, film Q&As 140114

    Fri, 14 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kevin Spacey on season 2 of House of Cards, The Lego Movie reviewed, Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson, film Q&As

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  • Richard Rogers and Norman Foster 13 FEB 2014

    Thu, 13 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Richard Rogers and Norman Foster discuss a friendship spanning five decades; artist George Condo on working with Andy Warhol and Kanye West; Simon Parkes on Brixton Academy's heritage.

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  • 12/02/14 - Oh What A Lovely War; Tom Rob Smith.

    Wed, 12 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oh What A Lovely War; Tom Rob Smith; Line of Duty; Chinese censorship.

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  • Richard Hamilton; Enrique Iglesias; Monuments Men

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Richard Hamilton's work at Tate Modern and ICA; The Monuments Men reviewed; Grammy-winning singer songwriter Enrique Iglesias and Tennessee Williams's hotel plays

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  • Armistead Maupin, Folio Prize shortlist, Her, Raphael Wallfisch 100214

    Mon, 10 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Armistead Maupin on The Days of Anna Madrigal; Lavinia Greenlaw on The Folio Prize shortlist; new film Her; cellist Raphael Wallfisch

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  • Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson; Barkhad Abdi. 7 Feb 14

    Fri, 7 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson on collaborating on a new album; Barkhad Abdi on his Oscar nominated performance in Captain Phillips; crime drama Salamander reviewed and David Shrigley and Hans Haacke on their sculptures for Trafalgar Square's 4th plinth.

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  • FrontRow 06 Apr 14: Babylon; The Mistress Contract

    Thu, 6 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong on their new TV drama, Babylon; Abi Morgan's play The Mistress Contract is reviewed; how to make operas work both onstage and on a cinema-screen

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  • David Bailey; Hanif Kureishi; Isabella Rossellini: 5 Feb 14

    Wed, 5 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Bailey's Stardust exhibition; Hanif Kureishi discusses The Last Word; Isabella Rossellini talks about dressing as an insect on stage and screen for Green Porno; and a review of The Patrol.

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  • Front Row: Reece Shearsmith, David Hockney

    Tue, 4 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson speaks to Reece Shearsmith, reviews the new David Hockney exhibition and looks at the decline of graffiti. Plus Anita Elberse on the theory of blockbusters.

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  • Angela Lansbury, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Mon, 3 Feb 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Angela Lansbury. Artist Richard Deacon. And director Anton Corbijn remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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  • The Bridge and Jonathan Lethem 310114

    Fri, 31 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The stars of The Bridge, Jonathan Lethem, true life stories and the curious incident of R.S. Thomas and the crisp packet.

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  • Ralph Fiennes, The Last Leg, E L Doctorow 300114

    Thu, 30 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ralph Fiennes on directing and acting in The Invisible Woman; US author E L Doctorow discusses his new novel Andrew's Brain; and Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe on The Last Leg

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  • Matthew McConaughey; Mary Chapin Carpenter 29 JAN 2014

    Wed, 29 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew McConaughey on his lead role in the new film Dallas Buyers Club; Costa Prize winner Nathan Filer; singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter; David Edgar on writers who act.

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  • Juliet Stevenson; The Armstrong Lie

    Tue, 28 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Juliet Stevenson in Beckett's Happy Days, documentary The Armstrong Lie reviewed, American writer Willy Vlautin and poets in residence - in zoology.

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  • FrontRow 27/01/14: Annie Proulx; Martin Creed

    Mon, 27 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to Annie Proulx about Brokeback Mountain, the opera; Martin Creed walks around his retrospective at the Hayward; we review Lone Survivor; and historian Miranda Carter tells us about her debut novel.

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  • FrontRow 24Jan14:Sunflowers; Chris Riddell

    Fri, 24 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Martin Bailey and Kirsty visit The National Gallery to see two of Van Gogh's Sunflowers; Chris Riddell on writing gothic fiction for children; Justin Bieber and celebrity mug-shots

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  • FrontRow:Kenneth Branagh; Michael Symmons Roberts

    Thu, 23 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Kenneth Branagh, the poet Michael Symmons Roberts, and reviews Sensing Spaces at the Royal Academy.

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  • Simon Russell Beale; Lucy Hughes-Hallett

    Wed, 22 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Simon Russell Beale about playing King Lear. Plus Costa biography prize winner Lucy Hughes-Hallett. And the secrecy surrounding certain film scripts.

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  • Josie Rourke, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Nathan Filer. 21 Jan 14

    Tue, 21 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julie Hesmondhalgh on saying goodbye to her Coronation Street character and her new stage role, Josie Rourke on directing The Weir, Nathan Filer on winning the first novel category of the Costa Book Awards and Tasmin Little on why violinists don't ski.

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  • Kate Atkinson; Outnumbered; Abbado remembered. 20 Jan 14

    Mon, 20 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Simon Rattle remembers the conductor Claudio Abbado; Kate Atkinson on winning the novel category of the Costa Book Awards; Hugh Dennis and Tyger Drew-Honey on series five of Outnumbered and August: Osage County reviewed.

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  • Joyce Carol Oates; Gravity's visual effects 17 JAN 2014

    Fri, 17 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Joyce Carol Oates on a half-century of writing; the enduring appeal of The Three Musketeers; Gravity's special effects; and photography by Warhol, Burroughs and Lynch.

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  • Oscars Special Jan 16th 2013

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In an Oscars special edition, Mark Lawson talks to nominees including Steve Coogan, Sally Hawkins and David O. Russell

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  • Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber; Dominic Dromgoole

    Wed, 15 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Cellists Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber; Dominic Dromgoole on the Globe's new Jacobean theatre, and a report on the power of photography to inspire other artforms

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  • Christos Tsiolkas, Tim's Vermeer, Maxim Vengerov, US cop shows 140114

    Tue, 14 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Christos Tsiolkas, author of the Man Booker-longlisted The Slap, discusses his new novel Barracuda; new film Tim's Vermeer; violinist Maxim Vengerov; and two new US TV cop shows

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  • Coen Brothers and the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry - 13/01/14

    Mon, 13 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Coen Brothers; The Wolf of Wall Street; T S Eliot Prize winner; playwright John Donnelly.

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  • FrontRow 10Jan14:Colin Firth; Hostages

    Fri, 10 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Colin Firth on The Railway Man; new TV drama series Hostages is reviewed; Sam Smith, winner of BBC's Sound Of 2014; stage-designer Es Devlin gives Kirsty a tour of her studio

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  • Istanbul Special 09.01.14

    Fri, 10 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson reports from Istanbul, including Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk, hit TV drama Magnificent Century, Turkish films and the band Baba Zula.

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  • Donal Ryan, The Bletchley Circle creator Guy Burt, MINT Nigeria 8 Jan 14

    Wed, 8 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The creator of The Bletchley Circle Guy Burt on series two of his drama, Author Donal Ryan on his second novel, Molly Dineen reviews two documentaries, The Square and Kiss the Water, and Nollywood director Obi Emelonye on the Nigerian film industry.

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  • FrontRow07Jan14: Delivery Man; Graeme Simsion

    Tue, 7 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author Graeme Simsion on the surprise success of his book, The Rosie Project; a review of the film Delivery Man; an assessment of stand-up comedy and popular music in Indonesia

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  • Costa Book Awards; 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen: 6 Jan 14

    Mon, 6 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    We reveal the Costa Book Awards Category Winners; Steve McQueen talks about 12 Years A Slave; and the first in a series looking at culture in emerging economies - today Mexican cinema.

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  • Naomie Harris; Mahan Esfahani; The Taste 03 JAN 2014

    Fri, 3 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Naomie Harris discusses playing Winnie Mandela; Nigella Lawson's new show The Taste reviewed; Iranian harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani; critics look ahead to the arts in 2014.

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  • Jarvis Cocker; Tom Price; Last Vegas. 2 Dec 14

    Thu, 2 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jarvis Cocker and Martin Wallace on their film The Big Melt, novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard remembered, artist Tom Price on his exhitibion at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Last Vegas reviewed and a look ahead to the potential big albums of 2014.

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  • Binge TV Jan 1st 2014

    Wed, 1 Jan 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang presents a special edition on Binge TV and the different ways we watch television

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  • Adil Ray and Helen Ledrerer in the Front Row Quiz: 31 Dec 13

    Tue, 31 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Citizen Khan's Adil Ray, actors Helen Lederer and Jackie Clune; and playwright Mark Ravenhill are led by team captains Natalie Haynes and Mark Billingham in the Front Row Quiz.

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  • New American Classics 30 DEC 2013

    Mon, 30 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    This year the shelf of great American authors unexpectedly lengthened when a novel called Stoner by John Williams, forgotten since its first appearance five decades ago, was republished to widespread acclaim. At the same time two neglected novels by Renata Adler received enthusiastic reviews when brought back into print after thirty years and two little known writers, 89 year old James Salter and 76 year old Edith Pearlman, were hailed as newly discovered geniuses. Salter, Pearlman and Adler reflect on literary resurrection and Julian Barnes and Ruth Rendell discuss the comeback of Stoner.

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  • FrontRow26Dec13:Joss Whedon on Buffy's legacy

    Thu, 26 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Naomi Alderman explores the creative legacy of the cult TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, with help from Joss Whedon, Anthony Head, Neil Gaiman, Rhianna Pratchett and other fans

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  • People of the Year - Part 2. 24 Dec 2013

    Tue, 24 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Front Row's People of the Year 2013. Mark Lawson talks to David Tennant, Helen Mirren, Stephen Frears, Olivia Colman and Clio Barnard in the second of two special programmes.

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  • People of the Year pt 1: 231213

    Mon, 23 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Front Row's People of the Year: Mark Lawson talks to David Suchet, Eleanor Catton, Hilary Mantel, Andrea Kirkwood, Zawe Ashton and Marin Alsop.

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  • Julie Andrews; Michael Palin 20 Dec 2013

    Fri, 20 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julie Andrews on Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady; Michael Palin discusses the artist Andrew Wyeth; we review Robert Redford in All is Lost and report on efforts to preserve art during conflict.

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  • David Morrissey & Walter Mitty review 191213

    Thu, 19 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty reviewed; interview with David Morrissey; the Cities of Culture that weren't; Text on screen.

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  • Olivia Colman & Coriolanus 181214

    Wed, 18 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Olivia Colman interviewed; Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus reviewed; Paul Hayward, ghost-writer of Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography; comedy DVDs for Christmas reviewed

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  • Mark Gatiss, American Hustle reviewed

    Tue, 17 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    American Hustle reviewed; Mark Gatiss on his TV directorial debut The Tractate Middoth; his documentary about M.R.James, and starring in Coriolanus. Plus a round up of the best albums of 2013.

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  • Anchorman 2; Andrew Lloyd Webber 16 DEC 2013

    Mon, 16 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Today Programme's Mishal Husain reviews Anchorman 2; Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses his latest musical, Stephen Ward, as it opens in the West End; Death Comes to Pemberley and Downton Abbey's Christmas special reviewed.

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  • Martin Freeman, American Psycho 13 Dec 2013

    Fri, 13 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Martin Freeman about The Hobbit, reviews new musical American Psycho. Plus Jeff Park on crime books for Christmas.

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  • FrontRow 12 Dec: Victoria Wood, Neon Artwork, Sam Smith

    Thu, 12 Dec 13

    Duration:
    31 mins

    John Wilson unveils this year's Front Row neon artwork, a word chosen by the writer and comedian Victoria Wood; Sam Smith on winning the Brits Critic’s Choice Award; a painting that hasn’t been seen since 1915 and Moonfleet reviewed.

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  • Alan Bennett, Terry Pratchett 11 DEC 13

    Wed, 11 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alan Bennett on the nation's favourite play, Terry Pratchett on the 40th Discworld novel, novelist NJ Cooper reviews The Great Train Robbery, and Ben Miller in The Duck House

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  • Christmas singles; John-Henri Holmberg. 10 Dec 13

    Tue, 10 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Front Row's annual Christmas Jukebox returns to assess this year's festive singles; John-Henri Holmberg on translating and editing a collection of Swedish crime stories including a new work by Stieg Larsson; Howard Brenton's Drawing the Line reviewed.

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  • FrontRow 09Dec13:Derren Brown; Eimear McBride

    Mon, 9 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Derren Brown teaches senior citizens how to steal art; author Eimear McBride on her experimental novel; MJ Delaney on her first film; Metro Manila: award-winning UK film in Tagalog

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  • Lenny Henry on Nelson Mandela 061213

    Fri, 6 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lenny Henry discusses the part that comedians and musicians played in the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Plus, Lesley Manville, Beauty And The Beast, and Fill The Void reviewed

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  • Emil and the Detectives, John Newman, Kill Your Darlings, Autobiographies 051213

    Thu, 5 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Daniel Radcliffe in Beat poets film Kill Your Darlings reviewed, singer John Newman, Emil and the Detectives on stage, and bestselling autobiographies put to the test

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  • Jude Law in Henry V; Atiq Rahimi 04 Dec 2013

    Wed, 4 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including a review of Jude Law in Henry V; an interview with French-Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi; a report on the benefits and pitfalls of mixing politics and music and a review of 28 Up South Africa.

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  • John Pilger, Nebraska and Stephen Frears Dec 3rd 2013

    Tue, 3 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Pilger on Utopia; Nebraska reviewed; Stephen Frears on his supporting role in Love, Nina; one woman shows

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  • Hilary Mantel, Spike Lee's Oldboy, Shopping documentaries 021213

    Mon, 2 Dec 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hilary Mantel on the RSC stage adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, a review of Spike Lee's new film Oldboy, two new department store documentaries, and should councils sell their art?

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  • Coronation Street Set, Chapman brothers, Jeune et Jolie 29 Nov 13

    Fri, 29 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson gets a sneak preview of the latest Coronation Street set at its new home in Salford Quays. He talks to the series creator Tony Warren, Executive Producer Kieran Roberts, and Weatherfield local Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls). As their controversial new show "Come and See" opens at the Sackler Serpentine Gallery in London, visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman discuss their attitude to their subject matter and their sometimes difficult relationship with their audience. As French director François Ozon's film "Jeune et Jolie" - about a 17-year-old girl exploring her sexuality by becoming a high-class call girl - hits the cinema screens, novelist MJ Hyland delivers her verdict. And as previously unpublished JD Salinger stories see the light of day, John asks why some authors want their work to remain under wraps until long after their death.

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  • FrontRow28Nov13: Ian Rankin; TV's The Bible reviewed

    Thu, 28 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ian Rankin on the new investigation by his much-loved detective, John Rebus; a review of the TV dramatisation of the Bible; recording engineer Ken Scott on working with the Beatles

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  • William Hill Sports Book of the Year; Shobana Jeyasingh Weds 27 Nov

    Wed, 27 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson announces the winner of the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. An interview with choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh. And a review of the french films Marius and Fanny.

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  • Russell Brand; The Costa Book Awards. 26 Nov 13

    Tue, 26 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Comedian Russell Brand on his new tour The Messiah Complex, Front Row announces the shortlists for the Costa Book Awards 2013 and a review of the re-make of the classic 1970s horror film Carrie.

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  • Saving Mr Banks; Paula Milne; Janine Jansen: 25th Nov 13

    Mon, 25 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sarah Crompton reviews Saving Mr. Banks; Paula Milne discusses her Cold War thriller Legacy; and violinist Janine Jansen talks about her new album Bach Concertos.

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  • Morecambe and Wise, Kate Tempest 22 NOV 2013

    Fri, 22 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Morecambe and Wise remembered, performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest, the CS Lewis memorial in Poets' Corner, and the return of Blofeld

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  • Peter Blake and Sarah Ruhl 211113

    Thu, 21 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Blake on Under Milk Wood, Sarah Ruhl discusses The Vibrator Play, Iain Sinclair reflects on Gaslight and Molly Dineen reviews the documentary Leviathan

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  • Anjelica Huston, City of Culture, Turner, Strangers on a Train 201113

    Wed, 20 Nov 13

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Actress Anjelica Huston on her memoir, UK City of Culture 2017, Strangers on a Train on stage, Turner and the Sea at the National Maritime Museum

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  • Blue is the Warmest Colour; Mojo revival 19 NOV 2013

    Tue, 19 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including a review of the Palm d'Or-winning film Blue is the Warmest Colour; an interview with screenwriter Sally Wainwright about the return of Last Tango in Halifax; news of a sequel to the classic film It's a Wonderful Life and Ian Rickson and Jez Butterworth discuss their revival of Mojo.

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  • Hunger Games; Evening Standard Theatre Awards;

    Mon, 18 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hunger Games : Catching Fire reviewed, a report from the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; author Michael Ignatieff; artist Alison Wilding and a tribute to Doris Lessing.

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  • Borgen creator Adam Price, comedian Jason Manford. 15 Nov 13

    Fri, 15 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Adam Price, the writer and creator of Danish TV drama Borgen; comedian Jason Manford; a first look inside the Science Museum's exhibition on the Hadron Collider and the verdict on Dom Hemmingway, a film starring Jude Law as an East End gangster.

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  • FrontRow14Nov13:Donna Tartt; Forest Whitaker

    Thu, 14 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    American writer Donna Tartt on The Goldfinch, her first new novel in over a decade; Forest Whitaker on The Butler, inspired by the real-life story of a black White House butler

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  • Paul Smith, The Counsellor, Johnny Cash

    Wed, 13 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson, including fashion designer Paul Smith, Johnny Cash biographer Robert Hilburn, Natalie Haynes on the film The Counsellor and Tom Morris and Lorne Campbell discuss live theatre screenings.

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  • Sir John Tavener tribute; Poirot's Last Case; Don Jon review

    Tue, 12 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson discusses the music of Sir John Tavener, the final Poirot episode and the first Georges Simenon's Maigret novel; Bel Mooney reviews the film Don Jon; and TV producer Mal Young explores the tricks of dramatic family planning.

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  • Bryan Adams; Lang Lang; Kennedy films

    Mon, 11 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson interviews musician and photographer Bryan Adams, the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, and reviews two films about the Kennedy assassination.

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  • Gary Barlow; Georgians Revealed 08 NOV 2013

    Fri, 8 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks singer-songwriter and X Factor judge Gary Barlow, to cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a survivor of Auschwitz, and reviews a new exhibition about the Georgians.

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  • Jeeves And Wooster & Stanley Spencer Nov 7th 2013

    Thu, 7 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen discuss their roles as Jeeves and Wooster. Stanley Spencer's war paintings move from Hampshire to London; Melissa Silverstein explains The Bechdel Test in cinema; Frank Gehry on the influence of fish on his architecture

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  • Zadie Smith, nut, Lady Gaga CD 061113

    Wed, 6 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Zadie Smith on her new story The Embassy of Cambodia, actors and audiobooks, a review of nut by debbie tucker green, and new albums by Lady Gaga and Lorde

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  • Neil Gaiman, literary mistranslations

    Tue, 5 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Neil Gaiman on his new Doctor Who short story; movie-industry documentary Seduced and Abandoned; literary mistranslations; fictional jokes about real people; and singer Angel Blue

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  • J J Abrams, Hermione Lee, John Yorke 041113

    Mon, 4 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hermione Lee discusses her new biography of the late writer Penelope Fitzgerald, J J Abrams describes his unorthodox new novel S, looted Nazi art, and John Yorke on chronology in TV series

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  • Tinie Tempah, Carlos Acosta

    Fri, 1 Nov 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tinie Tempah on his new album. Ballet star Carlos Acosta on his new novel. Rosie Boycott reviews the film Gloria. And Matthew Sweet on Dennis Wheatley.

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  • FrontRow31Oct13:David Beckham, Graham Nash, Brian May

    Thu, 31 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Beckham on being a photographic muse; singer-songwriter Graham Nash on his memoirs; Queen's Brian May on a Victorian 3D craze; a review of Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Dracula

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  • FrontRow:Joan Collins, Ian Rankin on Rory Gallagher 30 OCT 2013

    Wed, 30 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Joan Collins on age and husbands, the art of Castiglione, Ian Rankin is inspired by the music of Rory Gallagher, and Drinking Buddies reviewed

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  • Susan Stroman; Short Term 12; Ross Noble: 29th Oct 13

    Tue, 29 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson, who interviews the American director and choreographer Susan Stroman, reviews the film Short Term 12, and speaks to comedian Ross Noble.

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  • Sandra Bullock; Bernstein letters

    Mon, 28 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sandra Bullock on her film Gravity. Nicholas Kenyon on the letters of Leonard Bernstein. The most revived modern plays. And artists who come out of retirement.

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  • Elizabeth Gilbert; One Chance; Raving 25 OCT 2013

    Fri, 25 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love discusses her latest novel; Paul Potts biopic One Chance reviewed; news of the new tastemakers in the global art market; Robert Webb and Tamzin Outhwaite star in new play Raving.

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  • Earth Wind And Fire Oct 24th 2013

    Thu, 24 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Earth Wind And Fire, From Here To Eternity - The Musical, Chinese paintings, and Sir Anthony Caro remembered

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  • Judi Dench, Daumier, Ambassadors, Ghosts 231013

    Wed, 23 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dame Judi Dench discusses her role in the film Philomena, Julian Barnes reviews a new Honoré Daumier exhibition, the verdict on TV series Ambassadors, and Ibsen's Ghosts on stage.

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  • Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013

    Tue, 22 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A report on the 2013 Turner Prize on show in Derry~Londonderry; an interview with the composer Gerald Barry; writer Jennifer Johnston and news of the inaugural City of Derry International Choral Festival.

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  • Susan Hill, Pop Art Design

    Mon, 21 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Susan Hill on her new novel Black Sheep; the relationship between pop art and design; dramatist G F Newman on his radio series; trails for fake movies.

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  • FrontRow18Oct13:Morrissey's Autobiography; Clio Barnard

    Fri, 18 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Philip Hoare on Morrissey's Autobiography; film director Clio Barnard on The Selfish Giant; Glee's tribute to Cory Monteith; Nelson, Navy, Nation at the National Maritime Museum

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  • Prince Avalanche and theatre director Michael Blakemore: 17th Oct 13

    Thu, 17 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The verdict on the film Prince Avalanche; Mark Lawson visits a Luton primary school which has a Frank Auerbach painting for a day; theatre director Michael Blakemore.

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  • Paul McCartney; El Dorado; Sebastian Junger

    Wed, 16 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul McCartney on his new album. Rachel Campbell-Johnston on a new exhibition at the British Museum, El Dorado. And Sebastian Junger discusses his film about the war photojournalist Tim Hetherington.

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  • Sir David Jason; Rufus Norris; Jeremy Deller 15 Oct 13

    Tue, 15 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rufus Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as the new director of the National Theatre. Norris, who has been associate director of the National Theatre for two years, where he directed the Amen Corner and London Road among other productions, will take over from April 2015. He talks to Mark Lawson about his future plans. As Sir David Jason, the star of Only Fools And Horses, Open All Hours, The Darling Buds of May, and A Touch of Frost, marks his five decade long career with an autobiography, he reveals why his career began almost by accident and how he can do an uncanny impression of Julian Clary. The artist Jeremy Deller shows Mark around his latest exhibition, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, which has opened at Manchester Art Gallery. The show, which will tour the UK, explores what Deller sees as the continuing impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture.

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  • Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson; Enough Said reviewed. 14 Oct 13

    Mon, 14 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson on their new musical, The Light Princess, Sarah Crompton reviews Enough Said, author Iain Sinclair on a new exhibition of Paul Klee's work at the Tate Modern and Rachel Cooke reviews Stephen Fry: Out There and Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life.

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  • Julian Fellowes' Romeo and Juliet; Penelope Lively 11 OCT 2013

    Fri, 11 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including an interview with writer Penelope Lively; a review of the new Julian Fellowes version of Romeo and Juliet; Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout and new British/French crime drama The Tunnel.

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  • Tom Hanks, Alice Munro, Dana Schutz

    Thu, 10 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Hanks on his new film Captain Phillips. AS Byatt and Hermione Lee discuss 2013 Nobel Literature Laureate Alice Munro. And American artist Dana Schutz.

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  • Jennifer Saunders; The Commitments on stage 09 OCT 2013

    Wed, 9 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Including an interview with Jennifer Saunders as she publishes her memoir; a review of a new stage adaptation of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments and a look at two new exhibitions that shine a light on portraiture from different eras.

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  • The BBC National Short Story Awards. 8 Oct 13

    Tue, 8 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Front Row is live from the BBC National Short Story Awards with interviews from the chair of the judges, Mariella Frostrup and the winner, Sarah Hall. Mark Lewisohn on the first volume of his history of The Beatles and Rosie Boycott reviews The Fifth Estate.

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  • John Eliot Gardiner Oct 7th 2013

    Mon, 7 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Eliot Gardiner discusses his new book on Bach. Le Week-End and Breathless reviewed.

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  • FrontRow 04Oct13:Anoushka Shankar; Frank Auerbach

    Fri, 4 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets sitar-player Anoushka Shankar and learns how the death of her father Ravi affected her music; TV's Truckers reviewed; rare interview with artist Frank Auerbach

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  • FrontRow:Saoirse Ronan.Handbagged.Time restrictions.Shunga.2 Oct 2013

    Wed, 2 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson with actress Saoirse Ronan – star of the film `How I Live Now` , reviews of Moira Buffini's play,Handbagged,about Margaret Thatcher and the Queen and Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese Art, at the British Museum.And as Michael Symmons Roberts wins the Forward Prize for a book of poems which are each limited to 15 lines, Front Row reflects on size restrictions in Art - with Ian Christie on film, David Hepworth on music and Cathy Rentzenbrink on literature

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  • David Tennant and Gregory Doran, Bill Bryson, Bel Mooney. 1 Oct 13

    Tue, 1 Oct 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    David Tennant and Gregory Doran on their new production of Richard II, Bill Bryson on his latest book, One Summer: America 1927, and Bel Mooney reviews a TV series, Masters of Sex, and a film, Thanks for Sharing, which both focus on sex.

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  • FrontRow:Sunshine on Leith; Adil Ray; Malcolm Mackay; Art Under Attack 30 Sept 2013

    Mon, 30 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson on the film Sunshine on Leith; Adil Ray on his TV persona Citizen Khan; Malcolm Mackay, on Glasgow crime; Artist John Keane on the exhibition, Art Under Attack.

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  • Austenland, Stephen Poliakoff, Hannah Kent, Elmgreen and Dragset 270913

    Fri, 27 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Austenland reviewed, Stephen Poliakoff on his 1975 TV drama Hitting Town, Australian author Hannah Kent, and Hugh Pearman on Elmgreen and Dragset at the V&A

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  • Atlantis; Michael Morpurgo; Hannah Arendt 26 SEPT 2013

    Thu, 26 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Review of Atlantis, the new family drama from the BBC; an interview with Michael Morpurgo on the eve of his 70th birthday; Lavinia Greenlaw on her BBC National Short Story Award contender; new film about Hannah Arendt reviewed.

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  • William Boyd, Johnny Vegas 25 SEPT 2013

    Wed, 25 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Johnny Vegas looks behind his now infamous persona, William Boyd as he is set to publish a new James Bond novel, and the BBC National Short Story Award

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  • Alfred Brendel; Stephen King reviewed

    Tue, 24 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Pianist Alfred Brendel and his son the cellist Adrian Brendel; Fourth Plinth art; Stephen King’s new novel reviewed and the BBC Short Story Award.

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  • Hugh Jackman; Netflix; 23 SEPT 2013

    Mon, 23 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hugh Jackman on his latest film Prisoners; Netflix chief Ted Sarandos; The Wrong Mans reviewed; BBC Short Story competition.

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  • BBC Short Story Award; Jack Vettriano art; poet John Cooper Clarke: 20 Sep 13

    Fri, 20 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson reveals the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013; reviews a major Jack Vettriano exhibition in Glasgow; and interviews punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

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  • Woody Allen

    Thu, 19 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to writer and director Woody Allen, whose new film Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins. Sally Hawkins and Mike Leigh also share their thoughts.

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  • Front Row:David Walliams & Sheridan Smith. Dannie Abse. Booker changes 18 Sept 2013

    Wed, 18 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith - who co-star in A Midsummer Night's Dream, poet Dannie Abse who is 90 this month and Ion Trewin who reveals Booker prize changes

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  • FrontRow17Sep13: Sting; Australia at RA

    Tue, 17 Sep 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sting on his new album The Last Ship and on writing a Broadway musical; the Royal Academy's exhibition of Australian art; the winner of Gramophone magazine's Recording Of The Year

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  • Sir Derek Jacobi, Naomi Watts 12 Sept 13

    Mon, 16 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sir Derek Jacobi reflects on his life and career, Naomi Watts discusses playing Princess Diana on film, and the verdict on the TV drama Orphan Black, which focuses on human cloning.

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  • Mark Rylance and prisons in TV & film AUG 13 2013

    Fri, 13 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to Mark Rylance and reports on the state of prisons in TV and film. David Quantick ruminates on actors who have lent their dulcet tones to pop records.

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  • Bacon & Moore, Manic Street Preachers, Jason Byrne 12SEPT 013

    Thu, 12 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Francis Bacon and Henry Moore paired in a new exhibition, Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers, the film In a World reviewed, and comedian Jason Bryne on his new sit-com.

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  • Mercury Prize; Patrick Leigh Fermor. 11 Sept 13

    Wed, 11 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    News of the shortlist for the Mercury Prize for album of the year, the long-awaited final book in Patrick Leigh Fermor's travel trilogy and Dennis Kelly on his debut play for the Royal Court Theatre in London, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas.

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  • Lee Evans, White House Down, Man Booker shortlist, 100913

    Tue, 10 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lee Evans on Barking in Essex, White House Down, the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for fiction 2013

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  • Rush reviewed; TV's Wipers Times; Thomas Pynchon

    Mon, 9 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rush, the film about Formula 1 rivalry in the 1970s; Ian Hislop and Nick Newman on their First World War tv drama The Wipers Times; US author Thomas Pynchon's new novel; and a literary first, a novel published simultaneously in Scots Gaelic and English.

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  • FrontRow:Cillian Murphy. Mira Nair. Stephen Lambert.Revenge Songs.6 Sept 2013

    Fri, 6 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Cillian Murphy, star of TV drama Peaky Blinders; director Mira Nair on her film The Reluctant Fundamentalist; musicians who take revenge in song; the quiz with TV's biggest prize.

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  • FrontRow 05Sep13: Alan Cumming; Marlowe's Edward II

    Thu, 5 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alan Cumming on his new film, Any Day Now; the verdict on a new staging of Marlowe's Edward II which includes phones and skinny jeans; how female comics make feminism funny.

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  • FrontRow:Tamsin Greig.Jonathan Coe.MartinBailey 4 Sept 2013

    Wed, 4 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tamsin Greig on comedy and tragedy. Jonathan Coe on his latest novel, Expo 58. Martin Bailey on Van Gogh's 4th Sunflower painting. David Hepworth on which bands have most albums.

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  • FrontRow 03Sep13:Stephen Fry; Liz Lochhead

    Tue, 3 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Italian film The Great Beauty reviewed; Stephen Fry on Verdi, Wagner and his forthcoming Broadway production; Liz Lochhead on The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.

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  • About Time; UB40; School Documentaries. 2 Sept 13

    Mon, 2 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Richard Curtis's time travel romance About Time reviewed, British reggae band UB40, Baroness Estelle Morris and Toby Young on two new documentaries set in schools and David Quantick on actors in songs.

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  • Seamus Heaney 30th Aug 2013

    Fri, 30 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Edna O'Brien, Colm Toibin, Michael Longley and Hermione Lee discuss the life and work of Seamus Heaney

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  • Simon Schama, Big Data art, Night of the Demon

    Thu, 29 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Historian and presenter Simon Schama on The Story of The Jews; the artists who find inspiration in big data; the most famous monster in British cinema history.

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  • Marin Alsop, Philip French, Jean Seberg 280813

    Wed, 28 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Marin Alsop, conductor of the Last Night of the Proms; Philip French on retirement; the late actress Jean Seberg, and returning TV series

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  • One Direction film; John Byrne; Nic Roeg. 27 Aug 13

    Tue, 27 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Morgan Spurlock's One Direction film reviewed; playwright and artist John Byrne; Nic Roeg the director of Walkabout and Don't Look Now; Steve Punt on the 'straight man' in comedy.

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  • Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, with Kate Atkinson and Stuart MacBride: 26 Aug 13

    Mon, 26 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports from the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, with writers including Kate Atkinson on Jackson Brodie, Ruth Rendell and Jeanette Winterson on their relationship, and Val McDermid.

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  • Terry Gilliam; We're the Millers; Bob Dylan portraits 23 AUG 2013

    Fri, 23 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Terry Gilliam discusses his classic film Time Bandits; new Jennifer Aniston film We're the Millers reviewed; Franz Ferdinand on the mystery hidden in their new album; Bob Dylan's portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

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  • Travis, Harrogate Crime Writing Festival and Chickens

    Fri, 23 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Fran Healey, lead singer of the band Travis, discusses their first new album for six years. Mark talks to the writers Michael Robotham, Lottie Moggach and Colette McBeth at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival about how new technology makes it more difficult for characters to disappear without trace. And Simon Bird (of The Inbetweeners) and Jonny Sweet discuss their WWI TV comedy series Chickens which they co-wrote with Joe Thomas.

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  • Vince Gilligan; Nadifa Mohamed; What Maisie Knew. 21 Aug 13

    Wed, 21 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Vince Gilligan on creating the hit US TV series Breaking Bad, author Nadifa Mohamed on her new novel, Meg Rosoff reviews What Maisie Knew and Michael Simkins on how theatres cope when they can't afford understudies.

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  • Naughty Boy; Lovelace; Elmore Leonard; Nilsson. 20 Aug 13

    Tue, 20 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Music producer Shahid Khan aka Naughty Boy on his debut album, Zoe Williams reviews Lovelace, Alyn Shipton on his biography of the musician Nilsson and an interview with the great American crime writer Elmore Leonard, whose death was announced today.

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  • Tom Stoppard, Elysium, Charlaine Harris: 19th Aug 13

    Mon, 19 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Stoppard on his radio drama inspired by Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon; Elysium film review; and Charlaine Harris on ending the Sookie Stackhouse series which inspired the True Blood TV series.

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  • Cultural Exchange finale

    Fri, 16 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson brings the Cultural Exchange project to a close, with Armando Iannucci giving his choice of a favourite film. John also looks back at the 75 selections made over the past four months, and identifies trends and surprises.

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  • Edinburgh Special: Reginald D Hunter; David Peace

    Thu, 15 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports from Edinburgh and speaks to comedian Reginald D. Hunter and writer David Peace, whose new book is about Liverpool manager Bill Shankly. There's a discussion about the different approaches to tackling politics on stage at this year's Fringe. Plus cabaret performers Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston with an extract from their homage to Julie Andrews, Julie Madly Deeply.

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  • Peter Doig; Chris Brookmyre; Riz Ahmed

    Wed, 14 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Doig’s Edinburgh exhibition reviewed, Crime-writer Chris Brookmyre on his new book, Stephen King novel Under The Dome adapted for TV, Riz Ahmed’s Cultural Exchange.

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  • John Agard; David Walliams in Big School

    Tue, 13 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Agard explains why water and cricket inspire his poetry, David Walliams in Big School, crime novelist C J Sansom on Doctor Who, and films you can't watch.

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  • The Clash

    Tue, 13 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson reflects on the career of The Clash, with band members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Nicky 'Topper' Headon, and John's archive interview with the late Joe Strummer.

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  • Ruth Rendell & 2 Guns

    Mon, 12 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ruth Rendell interviewed; 2 Guns and working Britain documentaries reviewed; Michael Grandage's choice for The Cultural Exchange

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  • Roddy Doyle; Josie Rourke; Liola reviewed

    Thu, 8 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author Roddy Doyle on his new novel, Liola at the National Theatre reviewed, theatre director Josie Rourke shares her Cultural Exchange and Adam Smith on why recent attempts to revamp the Western have failed.

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  • FrontRow:Translation with Naomi Alderman 7 Aug 2013

    Wed, 7 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Naomi Alderman reports on the art of translating fiction, with writers Ian McEwan, A S Byatt, David Baddiel and Ali Smith. She takes part in a translation slam, with professional translators Adriana Hunter, Daniel Hahn and Frank Wynne

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  • The Lone Ranger; Conrad Shawcross; Gemma Chan.

    Tue, 6 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger; sculptor Conrad Shawcross's Timepiece; the latest from the start of the Edinburgh Fringe and Gemma Chan chooses The Princess Bride for the Cultural Exchange.

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  • FrontRow 05Aug13: Foxfire, Cornelia Parker

    Mon, 5 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Foxfire reviewed; Nick Payne, writer of Constellations, on his new play The Same Deep Water As Me; Cornelia Parker's Cultural Exchange choice; Charlotte Mandelson on her new novel

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  • Dr Who, Cerys Matthews, Louis De Bernieres, John Burningham

    Fri, 2 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jenny Colgan discusses whether Peter Capaldi will be the new Dr Who. Louis De Bernieres on his debut poetry collection. Cerys Matthews offers her selection for the Cultural Exchange. John Burningham looks back at his 50 year career as a children's author and illustrator

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  • Andrey Kurkov; workplace tv; Jeffrey Archer

    Thu, 1 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Acclaimed Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov; Australian circus troupes in the UK; two TV series focus on retail workplaces; and Jeffrey Archer's Cultural Exchange

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  • The Heat, Philip Pullman, Catherine O'Flynn, Milton Jones 310713

    Wed, 31 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Heat reviewed, Catherine O'Flynn on her new book Mr Lynch's Holiday, Milton Jones's comedy career and Philip Pullman chooses Georges Brassens for his Cultural Exchange

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  • John Cale, Nicola Benedetti and Only God Forgives

    Tue, 30 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Cale and Antony Gormley pay tribute to Walter De Maria. Dreda Say Mitchell reviews Only God Forgives. Nicola Benedetti makes her choice for The Cultural Exchange. Iain Sinclair discusses the Mass Observation movement

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  • Tony Grisoni, Richard Rogers, Imperial War Museum 290713

    Mon, 29 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Southcliffe screenwriter Tony Grisoni, architect Richard Rogers nominates a favourite public space for Cultural Exchange, and new galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London

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  • FrontRow:Blackfish; Birmingham library 26Jul13

    Fri, 26 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Review of the documentary Blackfish; a cappella group Naturally 7, preparing for their BBC Proms performance; Birmingham's new library; Kamila Shamsie's Cultural Exchange choice

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  • Kevin McNally, The 4th Plinth 25JUL13

    Thu, 25 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Kevin McNally on his latest project, The Mill; artist Katharina Fritsch on her work for the Fourth Plinth; Terry Jones selects Under Milk Wood for Cultural Exchange.

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  • Steve Coogan, Ruth Rendell, Peter Bazalgette: 24 Jul 13

    Wed, 24 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steve Coogan on his career, the Leveson Inquiry and creating his Alan Partridge movie; Ruth Rendell selects Handel's oratorio Solomon for Cultural Exchange; and Arts Council England Chair Peter Bazalgette discusses investment plans for 2015 to 2018.

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  • Ian Dury's art; The Wolverine; Man Booker prize longlist. 23 Jul 13

    Tue, 23 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Man Booker prize for fiction longlist, The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman reviewed, an exhibition of art by the late musician Ian Dury and James Blake's Cultural Exchange.

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  • FrontRow:Burton and Taylor.Denise Mina.Noah Baumbach.CE Mark Ravenhill.22July2013

    Mon, 22 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Burton and Taylor and talks to crime writer Denise Mina and film director Noah Baumbach. For Cultural Exchange, Mark Ravenhill chooses Dennis Potter's Casanova.

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  • Wadjda, Philipp Meyer 19 JUL 2013

    Fri, 19 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Shahidha Bari reviews Wadjda, Philipp Meyer discusses his new novel The Son, Alison Balsom on new play Gabriel and Paul Franklin chooses The Thief of Bagdad for Cultural Exchange.

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  • Punchdrunk; Conran on Paolozzi; Laura Mvula

    Thu, 18 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, A Hollywood Fable reviewed, Terence Conran remembers his lifelong friend Eduardo Paolozzi, Laura Mvula’s Cultural Exchange and the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist discussed.

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  • Clive James, A Season in the Congo, Paula Milne 170713

    Wed, 17 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Clive James discusses his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy, a review of A Season in the Congo starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. and Paula Milne's Cultural Exchange

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  • Family Tree & Cush Jumbo July 16th 2013

    Tue, 16 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Chris O'Dowd in Family Tree reviewed; Cush Jumbo on Josephine Baker; the verdict on Easy Money; Conrad Shawcross waxes lyrical about Monet

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  • The World's End; The Color Purple : 15 Jul 2013

    Mon, 15 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The World’s End reviewed; writer Marsha Norman on adapting The Color Purple as a musical; BBC 3’s comedy Badults and American humourist David Sedaris chooses the TV programme Ru Paul's Drag Race for cultural exchange

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  • Richard Rogers, Gospel Prom, Ian Rankin: 12 Jul 13

    Fri, 12 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Architect Richard Rogers ahead of his 80th birthday. Ian Rankin discusses his Cultural Exchange choice, Solid Air by John Martyn. Pastor David Daniel, and conductors Ken Burton and Rebecca Thomas, discuss the first Gospel Prom.

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  • Sergei Polunin, David Baddiel, Rankin: 11 Jul 13

    Thu, 11 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Ballet star Sergei Polunin discusses controversy and Coppélia; David Baddiel on his return to stand-up; Juliet Gardiner reassesses artist Laura Knight; Rankin's Cultural Exchange.

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  • Top of the Lake; Rachel Joyce; Pat Barker 10 July 2013

    Wed, 10 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jane Campion's TV drama Top of the Lake; Rachel Joyce on her new book, Perfect; poems about cricket; Pat Barker's Cultural Exchange - Benjamin Britten's Who Are These Children?.

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  • FrontRow 09Jul13: Murray Gold on Doctor Who

    Tue, 9 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Composer Murray Gold on Doctor Who at the BBC Proms; Maggi Hambling's Cultural Exchange choice: Cy Twombly's Bacchus paintings; TV thriller Run, starring Olivia Colman, reviewed

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  • FrontRow:Branagh's Macbeth.The xx. Monsters University. CE Penelope Curtis

    Mon, 8 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth at Manchester International Festival reviewed. Interview with The xx. A review of the film Monsters University. Penelope Curtis chooses Leeds University buildings for the Cultural Exchange

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  • Manchester International Festival 05 July 13

    Fri, 5 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports on the opening of the Manchester International Festival. Including interviews with film-maker Adam Curtis, artist Nikhil Chopra, whose show began at 4am and Matt Charman and Josie Rourke, the writer and director of the play The Machine.

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  • Michael Simkins; A Field in England 04 July 2013

    Thu, 4 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Simkins offers a guide for aspiring actors, new Civil War film A Field In England, Brian Sewell's Cultural Exchange, the films which have two - or more - directors.

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  • Elton John in conversation 03 July 13

    Wed, 3 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson. Elton John reflects on his return to musical basics on his forthcoming album The Diving Board, to be released later this year. He also considers the impact of early fame on young performers, the continuing influence of soul and classical music on his own songs and the effect of his two young sons on his performing career.

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  • The Bling Ring, Anna Chancellor, Clarke Peters' Cultural Exchange 020713

    Tue, 2 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola's film The Bling Ring reviewed, actress Anna Chancellor in Private Lives, Clarke Peters selects his Cultural Exchange, and actors playing themselves

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  • Now You See Me; Henning Mankell 01 July 2013

    Mon, 1 Jul 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wallander author Henning Mankell, the verdict on Now You See Me, African art at Tate Modern and Julia Donaldson picks Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad as her Cultural Exchange.

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  • FrontRow28Jun13: Amy Winehouse; Alex Gibney

    Fri, 28 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Amy Winehouse exhibition; Alex Gibney on his Wikileaks documentary; Amanda Levete's Cultural Exchange choice: Casa Malaparte; Sarah Polley's film Stories We Tell reviewed

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  • FrontRow 27Jun13:Mary Queen Of Scots, Mike Figgis

    Thu, 27 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Liz Lochhead on a Mary Queen of Scots exhibition; Mike Figgis on his new film; Marianne Jean-Baptiste's Cultural Exchange choice: Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue; tribute to Mark Fisher

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Arts Cuts; Lee Hall 26 Jun 13

    Wed, 26 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The new stage musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reviewed, Lee Hall's Cultural Exchange, a lawyer on "one off" concerts and three cultural commentators on which arts organisations they would stop funding.

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  • Vermeer; tennis on film; Mitsuko Uchida: 25 Jun 13

    Tue, 25 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Michael Berkeley on the portrayal of music in Vermeer's paintings; advice for writers from TV producers; tennis champions in new films; Cultural Exchange - pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

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  • This is the End; Jonthan Dee; Lowry; Brian Aldiss. 24 June 13

    Mon, 24 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Tate Britain's new LS Lowry exhibition reviewed, Jonathan Dee on his new novel, apocalypse comedy This is the End, Brian Aldiss shares his Cultural Exchange and Andrew Collins on 1980s indie bands.

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  • Giorgio Moroder, Tim Firth, site-specific art, Cultural Exchange 210613

    Fri, 21 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Record producer Giorgio Moroder, artist Richard Wilson on site-specific art when it changes site, Calendar Girls writer Tim Firth, and Francine Stock's Cultural Exchange.

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  • David Edgar & Errol Flynn in Northampton 200613

    Thu, 20 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Errol Flynn's adventures in Northampton. David Edgar imagines what will happen to the coalition in 2014. Glenn Patterson's Cultural Exchange and two new series on airport and airlines reviewed

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  • Lenny Henry, Foghorn Requiem, Joan Bakewell, Levi Pinfold 190613

    Wed, 19 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Lenny Henry as he returns to the stage in Fences. Joan Bakewell offers her choice for Cultural Exchange. Foghorns become musical instruments in a new requiem. And Levi Pinfold, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for children's illustration.

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  • Duckworth-Lewis Method & Before Midnight

    Tue, 18 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Before Midnight reviewed by Antonia Quirke, The Duckworth Lewis Method on cricket and pop, Rachel Whiteread's Cultural Exchange and Conor McPherson on The Weir and The Night Alive

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  • Daniel Radcliffe; World War Z; Neil Gaiman

    Mon, 17 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Daniel Radcliffe on stage in The Cripple of Inishmaan, the verdict on World War Z, Neil Gaiman picks The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke as his Cultural Exchange.

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  • FrontRow 14Jun13:I Am Nasrine; The White Queen

    Fri, 14 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Director Tina Gharavi on her film, I Am Nasrine; The White Queen reviewed; Paul Weller picks The Zombies' album, Odessey And Oracle, as his Cultural Exchange choice

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  • FrontRow:Kim Cattrall on stage.Cornelia Parker Brian Aldiss Gwyneth Lewis13June2013

    Thu, 13 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams and talks to artist Cornelia Parker, novelist Brian Aldiss & for Cultural Exchange, poet Gwyneth Lewis

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  • FrontRow:The Amen Corner.Peter James.CE Stephen Hough. Much Ado About Norhing12June2013

    Wed, 12 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson with a new staging of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner, Joss Whedon's film of Much Ado About Nothing, crime writer Peter James and Stephen Hough's Cultural Exchange

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  • Man of Steel; AL Kennedy; Rolando Villazón: 11 Jun 13

    Tue, 11 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of new Superman film Man of Steel, tenor Rolando Villazón, and AL Kennedy's Cultural Exchange.

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  • Judith Kerr; Admission reviewed; Cultural Exchange: Mark Haddon 10 Jun 13

    Mon, 10 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Author and illustrator Judith Kerr at 90, Elaine Showalter reviews university comedy Admission, Bel Mooney on Channel 4's new series Dates and author Mark Haddon shares his Cultural Exchange.

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  • Marc Chagall, Laura Marling, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Colm Toibin 070613

    Fri, 7 Jun 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The art of Marc Chagall at Tate Liverpool; singer-songwriter Laura Marling; writer Frank Cottrell Boyce on his ambitious show for Derry/Londonderry; Colm Tóibín's Cultural Exchange

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  • Miranda Hart, Martin Amis, Kwame Kwei-Armah 060613

    Thu, 6 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Miranda Hart discusses her book Is It Just Me?, Martin Amis on his new novel Lionel Asbo: State of England, and Kwame Kwei-Armah's Cultural Exchange

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  • Anne-Marie Duff, Women's Prize for Fiction 050613

    Wed, 5 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Anne-Marie Duff on Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude, the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, and Sarah Hall on Blade Runner

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  • Museum of the Year 2013

    Wed, 5 Jun 13

    Duration:
    24 mins

    John Wilson has news of the winner of the £100 000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, as he presents the programme live from the ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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  • Liberace, PD James and Philip Glass 030613

    Mon, 3 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julian Clary reviews Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra, Philip Glass discusses Disney, PD James offers her choice for The Cultural Exchange, Denise Mina gives her verdict on French zombie drama The Returned

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  • Sir Alfred Munnings

    Mon, 3 Jun 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang reassesses the art of Alfred Munnings, as a new film focuses on his early life.

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  • Jeremy Deller - Venice Biennale 30 May 2013

    Thu, 30 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Artist Jeremy Deller's journey to the Venice Biennale, creating new work for the British Pavilion, charted by presenter John Wilson

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  • Akram Khan; The Iraq War; Antonia Fraser 29 May 13

    Wed, 29 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dancer and Choreographer Akram Khan on his interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Chris Mullin and Richard Ottaway review new documentary The Iraq War and Antonia Fraser shares her Cultural Exchange.

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  • FrontRow:Byzantium.Lucy Kirkwood.Nick Hytner.Audrey Niffenegger28 May 2013

    Tue, 28 May 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Neil Jordan's vampire film Byzantium; Lucy Kirkwood and Lyndsey Turner on her play Chimerica; Audrey Niffenegger works with the Royal Ballet; Nicholas Hytner's Cultural Exchange - the Marriage of Figaro.

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  • Cathy Come Home and This Life producer Tony Garnett: 27 May 13

    Mon, 27 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    TV and film producer Tony Garnett, whose credits include Cathy Come Home, Kes, Cardiac Arrest and This Life, reflects on his career, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

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  • Paul Morley; Angela Gheorghiu 24 MAY 2013

    Fri, 24 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Paul Morley discusses his new book The North: (And Almost Everything In It); Angela Gheorghiu nominates her Cultural Exchange; Jason Solomons reports on the latest news from Cannes and musicians describe the anguish they feel when their musical instruments go missing, plus what can be done to get them back.

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  • Erwin Blumenfeld, Lydia Davis, Nigel Kennedy, Constable 230513

    Thu, 23 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Nigel Kennedy's Cultural Exchange is Black and Blue by Louis Armstrong, and Tate acquires a Constable

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  • Khaled Hosseini may 22nd 2013

    Wed, 22 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Kite Runner novelist Khaled Hosseini, A.S. Byatt's Cultural Exchange, Michael Landy's kinetic sculptures and Andrew Collins' top 10 of DJs in film

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  • Dan Brown; Eddie Braben remembered 21 MAY 2013

    Tue, 21 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dan Brown discusses his new novel Inferno; we remember the comedy writer Eddie Braben who has died aged 82; Ed Smith discusses his love of Wagner's music as the composer turns 200 and classicist Mary Beard nominates the Ancient Roman statue Laocoon and His Sons for the Cultural Exchange.

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  • The Big Wedding; James Salter: David Walliams

    Mon, 20 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Big Wedding reviewed; author James Salter speaks to Mark Lawson; why television is obsessed with the Tudors and David Walliams in the Cultural Exchange

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  • FrontRow 17May13:Richard Branson, Alison Balsom, Cannes

    Fri, 17 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson: Richard Branson on Tubular Bells; Alison Balsom's Cultural Exchange choice, St Matthew Passion; a report on the hits and misses so far at the Cannes Film Festival

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  • 16 May 13 Rankin; Terence Stamp's Cultural Exchange; Daft Punk

    Thu, 16 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The photographer Rankin is known for his cutting-edge fashion and advertising images, and his celebrity portraits.He talks to John Wilson about his experience of photographing people as they face the prospect of death for his new show ALIVE: In The Face Of Death. Actor Terence Stamp chooses the film The Razor's Edge (1946) for Cultural Exchange. Brilliant Adventures is a new play by Alistair McDowall which won the Judges' Award in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Set on a Middlesbrough council estate, the play focuses on the relationship between two brothers, one of whom has built a time machine. Writer Charlotte Keatley reviews. The new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, is the French duo's fourth long-player after a seven year silence. Dance music pioneers Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are joined on this album by other luminaries of the music world including Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder. Writer and DJ Dave Haslam gives his verdict.

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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber; playing yourself; Will Self's Cultural Exchange

    Wed, 15 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Andrew Lloyd Webber on the restoration of the Theatre Royal in London; the perils of playing yourself in a TV drama; Will Self chooses his Cultural Exchange

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  • The Great Gatsby; Eurovision; Anne Tyler's Cultural Exchange

    Tue, 14 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The new film of The Great Gatsby; the Eurovision Song Contest contenders 2013; plans for a French "culture tax" and Cultural Exchange: Anne Tyler on a 19th century photograph.

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  • Allan Cubitt; the Archbishop of Canterbury

    Mon, 13 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Allan Cubitt on his new crime drama The Fall; Food on Stage and creating the pie for Titus Andronicus; Cultural Exchange: the Archbishop of Canterbury on his passion for Britten.

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  • Karl Hyde, The Hothouse, Kate Clanchy, Jodi Picoult 100513

    Fri, 10 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Harold Pinter's The Hothouse in a revival; Karl Hyde of Underworld; Poet Kate Clanchy on writing her first novel; and Jodi Picoult's Cultural Exchange.

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  • Angela Gheorghiu, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Peter Bazalgette 090513

    Thu, 9 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, a review of the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Peter Bazalgette makes his selection for the Cultural Exchange

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  • Mud reviewed; crime writer M D Villiers 08 MAY 2013

    Wed, 8 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Matthew McConaughey stars as a fugitive befriended by two children in Mud, Ryan Gilbey reviews the film; crime writer M D Villiers discusses her new novel City of Blood; Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson reveals his Cultural Exchange choice and further allegations about abuse in Britain's specialist music schools emerged this week - a teacher and a former pupil discuss whether methods of teaching should change.

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  • 07 May 2013 Star Trek & Germaine Greer

    Tue, 7 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Star Trek Into Darkness reviewed by Naomi Alderman; Germaine Greer reveals her favourite cultural item; James Hamilton Paterson discusses his new novel and a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is reviewed by A.N. Wilson

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  • Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Mon, 6 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Kwame Kwei-Armah, the Artistic Director of the Center Stage Theatre in Baltimore. They discuss his new play, the theatre and race relations in the US and UK.

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  • FrontRow 03May13:Agnetha Fältskog; Hannibal reviewed

    Fri, 3 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets Agnetha Fältskog; TV's Hannibal reviewed; Cultural Exchange: writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chooses a painting by Ben Enwonwu.

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  • Zoe Wanamaker; Arne Dahl; Suggs

    Thu, 2 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Zoe Wanamaker on her role in Passion Play, Swedish crime writer Arne Dahl, David Hepworth on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first number one and Cultural Exchange: Suggs discusses John Betjeman.

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  • Geoffrey Rush

    Wed, 1 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush on his new film The Eye of the Storm; Cultural Exchange - Melvyn Bragg discusses a Rembrandt self-portrait; artist Ellen Gallagher and author Richard Davenport-Hines on the Profumo affair.

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  • FrontRow 30 Apr 13:Tony Garnett; I'm So Excited

    Tue, 30 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to TV and film producer Tony Garnett; Pedro Almodovar's film, I'm So Excited, is reviewed; Cultural Exchange: Meera Syal discusses To Kill A Mockingbird

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  • FR 29Apr13: Nijinsky biography; Dead Man Down

    Mon, 29 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson talks to Nijinsky biographer Lucy Moore; Cultural Exchange: Bernardo Bertolucci nominates a favourite film; Dead Man Down film review; progress report on the British Museum's extension.

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  • The Eagles, Diana Athill's Cultural Exchange, pubs on stage 260413

    Fri, 26 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Don Henley and Glenn Frey of The Eagles discuss a new documentary about the band; writer Diana Athill is the latest contributor to the Cultural Exchange project; and pubs on stage

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  • The Politician's Husband; new John le Carré novel

    Thu, 25 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Virginia and Peter Bottomley review The Politician's Husband; Adrian Lester reveals his contribution to the Cultural Exchange project; Bridget Kendall reviews the new book by John le Carré and a review of Russian film In the Fog.

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  • 24 Apr 13 Nick Park; Othello; Mohsin Hamid

    Wed, 24 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Nick Park's latest creation - the Thrill-O-Matic; Cultural Exchange: Mohsin Hamid; a review of the National Theatre's new Othello production

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  • Iron Man 3; Tamara Rojo; Rene Burri

    Tue, 23 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    A review of Iron Man 3; Tamara Rojo's Cultural Exchange; photographer Rene Burri discusses memorable shots

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  • Tracey Emin; TV's Broadchurch; Bernie reviewed

    Mon, 22 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Launch of Radio 4’s Cultural Exchange project: tonight Tracey Emin on her favourite art-work; the denouement of Broadchurch; a review of Bernie and playwright Graham Reid. With Mark Lawson

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  • The Job Lot and The Wright Way; Deep Purple: 19 Apr 13

    Fri, 19 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson, including a review of two new sitcoms The Job Lot and The Wright Way, an interview with Ian Gillan and Ian Paice from Deep Purple, one man show Doktor Glas; and Laura Lee Davies and Peter Saville discuss album artwork.

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  • FrontRow 18Apr13: Promised Land, Kacey Musgraves

    Thu, 18 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    John Wilson meets singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves; Gus Van Sant's film, Promised Land, starring Matt Damon is reviewed; highlights of BBC Proms 2013; Deutsche Börse Prize

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  • Howard Brenton; William McIlvanney: Me and You

    Wed, 17 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Howard Brenton discusses his new play #aiww, crime writer William McIlvanney on his re-issued crime series Laidlaw, unusual samples in pop music and a review of Bernardo Bertolucci's latest film, Me and You.

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  • Thriller writer David Baldacci; director Michael Winterbottom: 16 Apr 2013

    Tue, 16 Apr 13

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Thriller writer David Baldacci; the art of Saloua Raouda Choucair at Tate Modern; and Michael Winterbottom discusses The Look of Love, his film drama about Soho entrepreneur Paul Raymond.

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  • FrontRow:Olympus Has Fallen, Granta novelists,Derry-Londonderry,Sir Colin Davies 15 Apr 2013

    Mon, 15 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Front Row reveals the Best of Young British Novelists, as selected by Granta. White House film Olympus has Fallen reviewed; a report from Derry-Londonderry, City of Culture 2013. Nick Kenyon reflects on career of conductor Sir Colin Davies.

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  • Oliver Stone; First Position; David Mitchell's opera

    Fri, 12 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Oliver Stone talks about his new documentary series; a review of the ballet film First Position and David Mitchell and Michel Van Der Aa on their opera collaboration

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  • Dominic Cooke; Rachel Whiteread & Elisabeth Frink; Michael Dobbs 110413

    Thu, 11 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Dominic Cooke on leaving the Royal Court Theatre; potential contenders for the job of Artistic Director at the National Theatre; new exhibitions by Rachel Whiteread and Elisabeth Frink; and Michael Dobbs and Haydn Gwynne on portraying Margaret Thatcher

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  • Maya Angelou

    Wed, 10 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The writer Maya Angelou talks to Mark Lawson about her life and work. Her books include I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, the first of a six volume autobiography.

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  • Salgado and Sarah Brightman

    Tue, 9 Apr 13

    Duration:
    26 mins

    John Wilson talks to Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado and to singer and trainee astronaut Sarah Brightman. Gordon Corera reviews The Gatekeepers

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  • Tamara Rojo; James Blake 08 APR 2013

    Mon, 8 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tamara Rojo discusses the whereabouts of her friend the dancer Sergei Polunin and her new season at the English National Ballet; musician James Blake on navigating the music industry with his second album Overgrown; The Place Beyond the Pines reviewed; a report from the MIPTV Festival in Cannes.

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  • FrontRow05Apr13: Rijksmuseum; Spring Breakers

    Fri, 5 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The re-opening of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, following a 10 year transformation; a review of the film Spring Breakers; Colin Newman, lead singer of Wire, on their new album

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  • Olga Kurylenko; Richard Bean; Arne Dahl

    Thu, 4 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Playwright Richard Bean on a revival of his play Smack Family Robinson, actress Olga Kurylenko on starring with Tom Cruise in sci-fi thriller Oblivion and new Danish crime drama Arne Dahl reviewed.

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  • Julian Barnes interview 03 APR 2013

    Wed, 3 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Julian Barnes, in conversation with Mark Lawson, discusses his latest book Levels of Life which combines history, fiction and personal memoir.

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  • FrontRow:Museum of the year Shortlist, Richard Bean, A Late Quartet 2 April 2013

    Tue, 2 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson announces contenders for the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, talks to playwright Richard Bean, reviews the film A Late Quartet and reflects on audience reaction to stars on the Broadway stage.

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  • Kirsty Lang explores the export of British culture to China

    Mon, 1 Apr 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    British musicals, architecture and music are making an impact on the previously closed cultural world in China. Kirsty Lang discusses the implications for the UK, and China.

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  • Anne Tyler speaks to Mark Lawson

    Fri, 29 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In a very rare interview, recorded at her home in Baltimore, the writer Anne Tyler talks to Mark Lawson about her work. The author of Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Digging to America and The Accidental Tourist discusses her childhood, her influences and her next book

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  • Penny Woolcock, Michael Bolton

    Thu, 28 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Film-maker Penny Woolcock talks about her latest documentary, One Mile Away, about gangs in Birmingham; singer Michael Bolton; and a preview of tomorrow night's special with Anne Tyler

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  • Glenn Patterson and John Yorke

    Wed, 27 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Yorke on the secrets of story-telling; Michael Simkins on dealing with award rejection; The Great British Sewing Bee and The Intern reviewed; novelist Glenn Patterson discusses Good Vibrations

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  • John Logan; Suggs; In the House 26 MAR 2013

    Tue, 26 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Logan discusses his new play Peter and Alice starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw; Suggs reflects on his autobiographical one man show and Rachel Cooke reviews In the House starring Kristin Scott Thomas.

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  • Trance reviewed; Gillian Lynne

    Mon, 25 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Danny Boyle's film Trance reviewed, choreographer Gillian Lynne on a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oliviers, BBC TV series The NHS in a Day and delaying the release of films

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  • FrontRow22Mar13: The Book Of Mormon; Lee Mack

    Fri, 22 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson visits London Zoo's new tiger enclosure, reviews the Broadway hit The Book Of Mormon as it opens in the UK, meets comedian Lee Mack, and pays tribute to Chinua Achebe

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  • FrontRow:Nigel Kennedy;The Village; Esther Wilson 21 March 2013

    Thu, 21 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson and violinist Nigel Kennedy on Fats Waller and Bach. A century of English village life in TV drama, The Village. Writer Esther Wilson on dramatising homelessness

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  • Alan Bennett interview 20 MAR 2013

    Wed, 20 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alan Bennett reflects on his recent work for the National Theatre, the inspiration of his parents, and why he doesn't want to be labelled a national treasure.

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  • Kay Mellor; Compliance reviewed. 19 Mar 13

    Tue, 19 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Kay Mellor on series two of BBC drama The Syndicate and working with Steven Spielberg, new film Compliance reviewed and playwrights and directors discuss re-working classic Scandinavian dramas.

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  • John Eliot Gardiner. Jack The Giant Slayer: 18 Mar 2013

    Mon, 18 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson - who speaks to conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner as he prepares for a Bach Marathon, reviews Jack the Giant Slayer, discusses Shakespeare's attitude to marriage and weddings and Philip Roth at 80.

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  • John Ashbery; Our Queen documentary 15 FEB 2013

    Fri, 15 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    American poet John Ashbery discusses his latest collection; Michael Waldman on gaining access to the Royal Family for ITV's Our Queen documentary; Romanian film Beyond the Hills reviewed.

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  • Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel 140313

    Thu, 14 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel on his London residency with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and his work with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and El Sistema

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  • Pompeii; new literature prize 13 Mar 2013

    Wed, 13 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Details of a new literary prize for writers from all over the world; a sneak peek at the British Museum's new Pompeii exhibition; In the Flesh reviewed; a report on the maths within music.

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  • Edmund de Waal, The Paperboy, George Bellows

    Tue, 12 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Edmund de Waal, the author of the bestselling Hare with the Amber Eyes, on publishing his grandmother's novel. The Paperboy reviewed; the art of George Bellows. Plus, bookshops fight back.

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  • Stephenie Meyer 11/03/13

    Mon, 11 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer; The Incredible Burt Wonderstone reviewed; Simon Starling on his new work for Tate Britain

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  • FrontRow:William Boyd's Longing.7 deadly sins.Hilary Mantel.8Mar2013

    Fri, 8 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    William Boyd's palywriting debut , Longing. Marianne Faithfull, Soweto Kinch, Paul Heaton and Andre de Ridder on the seven deadly sins in music. Hilary Mantel on winning the David Cohen prize.

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  • David Bowie - the return: 7th Mar 13

    Thu, 7 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tony Parsons, Miranda Sawyer and La Roux's Elly Jackson discuss David Bowie's music and influence, in the light of his new album, The Next Day, and a major retrospective at the V&A. Presenter John Wilson also draws on his own archive of interviews with Bowie.

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  • Mark Strong; Tash Aw; Anna & Katy. 6 Mar 13

    Wed, 6 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Mark Strong on new British thriller Welcome to the Punch, Tash Aw talks about his novel Five Star Billionaire and comedy double act Anna Crilly and Katy Wix discuss their new Channel 4 series, Anna & Katy.

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  • FrontRow 05Mar13: Side Effects; Lara Croft's comeback

    Tue, 5 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson meets artist Chuck Close; writers James Cary and Richard Hurst discuss their sitcom about bomb-disposal; reviews of the film Side Effects and the new Tomb Raider game.

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  • FrontRow:Oz the Great and Powerful.Written On Skin4Mar2013

    Mon, 4 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reviews Sam Raimi film, Oz The Great and Powerfuland talks to George Benjamin and Martin Crimp about their opera Written on Skin, and to Julia O'Faolain about her Memoir , Trespassers.

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  • Yinka Shonibare; film classification 01 MAR 2013

    Fri, 1 Mar 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Artist Yinka Shonibare discusses his exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Haydn Gwynne, Paul Ritter and Nathaniel Parker reflect on the process of portraying prime ministers on stage in Peter Morgan's new play The Audience; a report on attitudes to film classification.

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  • Robbie Williams: 28 Feb 13

    Thu, 28 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Best-selling British solo artist Robbie Williams reflects on revealing too much in his songs, his drive to be a pop-star and his boredom at the Brit Awards ceremony.

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  • Edith Pearlman; the Pope in fiction 27 FEB 2013

    Wed, 27 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Writer Edith Pearlman discusses the appeal of the short story form; two new TV crime dramas reviewed; Joe Wright's stage directing debut Trelawny of the Wells; how the Pope has been depicted in fiction.

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  • Claire Foy and Dinos Chapman

    Tue, 26 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Claire Foy on Macbeth, Dinos Chapman discusses his debut album and John Wilson reviews The Bay

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  • Sue Perkins, Brett Anderson, Arbitrage review

    Mon, 25 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sue Perkins on her first tv sitcom; Brett Anderson on the comeback of 90s band Suede; the verdict on Richard Gere's new film Arbitrage; famous authors' lesser-known works. Mark Lawson presents.

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  • FrontRow 22Feb13:Damien Hirst; To The Wonder

    Fri, 22 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With John Wilson: Damien Hirst on humour in art; Terrence Malick's To The Wonder reviewed; R.B. Kitaj's paintings; Marc Isaacs on the stretch of the A5 which inspired The Road

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  • Jacksons interview; Banksy auction: 21 Feb 13

    Thu, 21 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Jackson brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito discuss Michael and being back on stage; Slave Labour Banksy auction in Miami; writer Chris Morgan Jones and Bidisha discusses anti-corporate drama If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep.

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  • A Chorus Line; New play about football pioneer Walter Tull. 20 Feb 2013

    Wed, 20 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The classic musical A Chorus Line returns to the London stage, a new play about the pioneering black footballer Walter Tull opens in Bolton, new film Song for Marion reviewed and Morecambe and Wise's producer John Ammonds remembered.

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  • FrontRow:Nicole Kidman.Cloud Atlas.Margaret Forster.19Feb2013

    Tue, 19 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Nicole Kidman about her films, Stoker and The Paperboy and to Margaret Forster about her novel The Unknown Bridesdmaid. Adam Mars Jones reviews the film of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas.

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  • Richard Briers remembered; Paul Abbott 18 FEB 2013

    Tue, 19 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The actor Richard Briers remembered; a review of the Tate Modern's Roy Lichtenstein exhibition; screenwriter Paul Abbott.

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  • Simon Beaufoy; music from Mali 15 FEB 2013

    Fri, 15 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy discusses adapting The Full Monty for the stage; Malian musicians Rokia Traore and Salif Keita discuss the role of musicians in Mali now; writer John Green explains the inspiration behind his best-selling novel The Fault in Our Stars.

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  • Skyfall and Picasso 14th Feb 2013

    Thu, 14 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The creator of the Skyfall title sequence interviewed; Becoming Picasso reviewed; Richard Crompton on Nairobi and Naomi Alderman on taking the laptop to bed

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  • Duchamp, David Oyelowo, Mark Ravenhill, dangling storylines 130213

    Wed, 13 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Marcel Duchamp's American legacy in a new exhibition, playwright Mark Ravenhill trains for a marathon, actor David Oyelowo in new TV MI5 drama Complicit, and dangling storylines.

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  • Catholic documentary Mea Maxima Culpa; Ray Cooney

    Tue, 12 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Catholic documentary Mea Maxima Culpa reviewed in the light of the Pope's resignation; theatre director Marianne Elliott; review of TV’s The Railway and The Fixer; Ray Cooney on his film Run for Your Wife.

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  • Ben Affleck, Jonathan Miller & Barry Rutter, This is 40

    Mon, 11 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Bafta winner Ben Affleck, Jonathan Miller & Barry Rutter on Rutherford and Son, Judd Apatow's latest film, This is 40 and the BBC's Controller of Drama Commissioning on the corporations new drama season

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  • Tracey Thorn, Gael Garcia Bernal, Warm Bodies. 8 Feb 2013

    Fri, 8 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl on her memoir, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal on his Oscar nominated film No, Zombie romance Warm Bodies reviewed and why have so many musicians covered show tunes?

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  • David Morrissey, Glam! at Tate Liverpool, Jake Bugg 07 Feb 13

    Thu, 7 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson visits Glam! at Tate Liverpool, a show re-assessing the styles and sounds of the 1970s. He talks to rising star Jake Bugg, discusses zombies with David Morrissey, and reviews new Japanese film, I Wish, with novelist M.J. Hyland.

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  • FrontRow:Harry Hill.John C.Reilly.Ages for Shakespeare. 6 Feb 2013

    Wed, 6 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. Harry Hill on returning to stand up comedy after years of TV burp and Actor John C.Reilly on his roles in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Chicago and Wreck it Ralph. And how old should actors be eto play Hamlet, Macbeth or Lear ?

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  • FrontRow 05Feb13:Hopkins as Hitchcock, Ice Age

    Tue, 5 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson reports on a display of Ice Age artefacts, assesses Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, and meets architect Peter Zumthor, RIBA Gold Medallist 2013

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  • Terry and Bill Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor. 4 Feb 2013

    Mon, 4 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Terry Jones and his son, director Bill Jones, discuss working together on A Liar's Autobiography; Chiwetel Ejiofor on TV drama Dancing on the Edge; I Give it a Year reviewed and the series arising from one of dramas.

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  • Charles Dance, immersive theatre, a forgotten French director

    Fri, 1 Feb 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Charles Dance on his new role, complete with tattoos and a pony tail. A new immersive theatre production underneath Somerset House in London. Rene Clement, one of the forgotten greats of French cinema

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  • Lesley Garrett & British Sea Power

    Thu, 31 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lesley Garrett discusses opera; British Sea Power on scoring the sea; House Of Cards, American style, is reviewed; new play Feast discussed.

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  • Rowan Atkinson, Hilary Mantel, Samuel West, Nic Hytner 300113

    Wed, 30 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Rowan Atkinson on returning to the stage in Quartermaine's Terms, Hilary Mantel, winner of the Costa Book of the Year, Samuel West in Hyde Park on Hudson, and Nicholas Hytner on the National Theatre's plans for its 50th birthday celebrations

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  • Light Show; Benjamin Britten's latest biographer 29 JAN 2013

    Tue, 29 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lighting designers Patrick Woodroffe and Paule Constable review Light Show, a new exhibition celebrating the art of light; Benjamin Britten's latest biographer Paul Kildea discusses his controversial new book and Peter Kemp reviews Port, a new play by Simon Stephens set in Stockport.

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  • Kristin Scott Thomas; Film Directors’ Children : 28 Jan 2013

    Mon, 28 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With Mark Lawson. Kristin Scott Thomas and Lia Williams talk about alternating their roles in Harold Pinter’s play Old Times; film directors’ offspring becoming directors in their own right; Kurt Schwitters at Tate Britain reviewed; how schools teach texts which contain words now considered unacceptable.

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  • Wilko Johnson; William Scott; The Turn of the Screw 25 Jan 13

    Fri, 25 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Wilko Johnson, the former Dr Feelgood guitarist, on why learning he has terminal cancer has made him feel "vividly alive", the life and art of painter William Scott and a theatrical adaptation of The Turn of the Screw reviewed.

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  • FrontRow 24Jan13:Alexei Sayle, Vanessa-Mae

    Thu, 24 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang talks to Vanessa-Mae about swapping her violin for skis, and to Alexei Sayle about his return to solo stand-up after 16 years; plus a review of Di And Viv And Rose

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  • Lincoln; Hilary Mantel: Adrian McKinty. 23 Jan 2013

    Wed, 23 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Steven Spielberg's Lincoln reviewed, Hilary Mantel on having her novels adapted for the stage by the RSC, crime writer Adrian McKinty on his new book set in 1980s Belfast and Lesley Joseph and Brian Conley on starring in the last panto.

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  • Denzel Washington, AS Byatt on Edouard Manet 22 Jan 13

    Tue, 22 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson speaks to Denzel Washington about Flight; A S Byatt discusses the art of Edouard Manet; Boyd Hilton looks at how some TV comedy and dramas get remarkably high ratings; and Costa category winners Bryan and Mary Talbot on their graphic memoir.

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  • FrontRow21Jan13:Jessica Chastain; Bryan and Mary Talbot

    Mon, 21 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson talks to Jessica Chastain, star of the film Zero Dark Thirty; pays tribute to Michael Winner, who died today, with Barry Norman and Andrew Neil, and discusses big gaps in creativity with Mark Eccleston, Kate Mossman and Alex Clarke

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  • Call the Midwife; Ruthie Henshall 18 JAN 2013

    Fri, 18 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Call the Midwife returns for series two, writer Dreda Say Mitchell gives her verdict; actress and singer Ruthie Henshall on a career in musicals including Cats, Les Miserables and Chicago; what does an artist see in an election campaign? Two who have been commissioned to cover the process discuss their experience.

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  • I Am Kloot Jan 17th 2013

    Thu, 17 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Bramwell on I Am Kloot's new album; Kathleen Jamie on winning the Costa award for best poetry book; John Berry on the ENO's financial woes; and why we have to wait to see Oscar nominated films

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  • Actor Brian Cox, Liz Forgan, Tony Oursler, Vikings 160113

    Wed, 16 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Brian Cox, David Bowie's video producer Tony Oursler, a new exhibition about Vikings in Scotland, and Dame Liz Forgan on her final speech as Chair of Arts Council England

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  • The Sessions and Polly Stenham

    Tue, 15 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Sessions and Ethel reviewed. Polly Stenham and Francesca Segal interviewed

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  • Django Unchained, John Sessions, Jonathan Lynn 140113

    Mon, 14 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Quentin Tarantino's latest film Django Unchained reviewed; Jonathan Lynn on a new version of his TV classic Yes, Prime Minister; and actor John Sessions

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  • FrontRow 11Jan13: My Mad Fat Diary; Matthew Barley

    Fri, 11 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Kirsty Lang meets cellist Matthew Barley, as he begins a UK tour celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth; author Jenn Ashworth; Grace Dent reviews My Mad Fat Diary

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  • FrontRow:Oscar Nominations Special 10 Jan 2013

    Thu, 10 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson discusses the 2013 Oscar nominations with film critcs Chris Tookey and Larushka Ivan-Zadah, and talks to nominees including Cameron Mackintosh, David O.Russell and Michael Haneke.

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  • Tom Odell, Moby Dick, Utopia 9 Jan 13

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Winner of the 2013 Brits Critics' Choice award Tom Odell, Philip Hoare on getting celebrities to read a chapter of Moby Dick, Channel 4 drama Utopia reviewed and author Iain Sinclair on the London Underground's contribution to culture.

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  • TheCulturalExchange: Do critics or clicks shape our choice? 090113

    Wed, 9 Jan 13

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Mark Lawson and guests - including playwright Mark Ravenhill and TV Exec Lorraine Heggessey - debate how we can best navigate our way through the wide range of cultural experiences now on offer, and question why it's still so hard to predict success.

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  • Les Mis; Ben Miller: Mo Yan's new novel. 8 Jan 2013

    Tue, 8 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Actor Ben Miller on the new series of Death in Paradise and life after Armstrong and Miller, Les Miserables reviewed and what does Mo Yan's novel Pow! tell us about China?

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  • FrontRow 07Jan13:Gangster Squad;author Sally Gardner

    Mon, 7 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mark Lawson and Kamila Shamsie discuss Gangster Squad; Royal Opera House Live Online reviewed; Sally Gardner,winner of Costa Children's Book Award; Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni on writing ITV's Great Night Out

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  • Haim & The Imposter Jan 4th 2013

    Fri, 4 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The winners of BBC Sound of 2013, Haim interviewed; Mr Selfridge and The Imposter reviewed; theatre prices investigated

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  • Jack Whitehall, Borgen, Stuart Neville 030113

    Thu, 3 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall; Michael Dobbs and Gisela Stuart give their verdicts on the second series of the Danish political drama Borgen; and Irish novelist Stuart Neville on his thriller Ratlines

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  • Costa category winners; 2013 look ahead 02 JAN 2013

    Wed, 2 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    We reveal the category winners of the Costa Book Awards; our people of the year 2012 look ahead to what they'll be up to in 2013 and we consider the potential impact of four high profile films about disability.

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  • Technology Special with Andy Serkis and Neil Young

    Tue, 1 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    John Wilson explores how new technology will shape our cultural experiences in the coming year. Andy Serkis discusses performance capture and Neil Young shares his music vision. Writer Bill Thompson, Chair of Artangel Paul Bennun and digital entrepreneur Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino offer their predictions for the future.

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