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17/12/2008

Presented by Mark Lawson.

A new film, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr Hunter S. Thompson, charts the life, work and legacy of the controversial American writer who shot himself dead at his home in Colorado in 2005. Writer Iain Sinclair reflects on the film direcoted by Alex Gibney, whose other directing credits include the documentaries Enron and Taxi to the Dark Side.

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are the creators of the popular BBC 2 series QI, discuss the difficulties of fact-checking, the pleasure of trivia, and the '6,000 quotations you might actually find amusing and useful'.

Writer and consultant editor of BBC Music magazine Helen Wallace and conductor Jeremy Summerly join Mark to share their classical CD picks of 2008.

As Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson seeks a retraction from the Cosmopolitan magazine over an article printed about her, Front Row talks to former Now magazine editor Jane Ennis about the do's and don'ts of celebrity interview publishing.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Dec 2008 19:15

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