Burke and Hare review and Jac Holzman
With John Wilson, including the verdict on Burke and Hare: Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis play two 19th century grave robbers providing bodies for an Edinburgh medical school in this new black comedy. Critic Adam Smith reviews the film which has a cast list including Christopher Lee, Hugh Bonneville, Jenny Agutter, Stephen Merchant and Bill Bailey.
Dame Liz Forgan, Chair of Arts Council England discusses the impact of the spending review and cuts announced today.
Jac Holzman launched Elektra Records in 1950, inspired by his love of folk music. By the late 1960s, the label was home to renowned acoustic singer-songwriters such as Judy Collins, along with the flamboyant rock of Jim Morrison and The Doors, and the raw electric sound of Iggy Pop and The Stooges. For Front Row, Holzman outlines his guiding principles, remembers his very first encounter with The Doors and reveals how he re-mixed the first disc by The Stooges to give it a distinctive, abrasive edge.
A new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London focuses on The Glasgow Boys, a loosely knit group of young painters who created a stir at home and abroad in the final decades of the nineteenth century. Critic William Feaver reviews the exhibition, Pioneering Painters, of the artists who took inspiration from developments in art in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s.
Producer Claire Bartleet.