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Andrew Motion; violinist David Garrett; 1001 TV sets

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 March 2012

With John Wilson.

Virtuoso violinist David Garrett began his professional career at the age of 10, and now has an international career as a classical and crossover performer. He reflects on the pressures of youthful fame and his uneasy relationship with his father. He also plays his Stradivarius in the studio.

Artist David Hall has filled a cavernous room with 1001 old cathode ray tube TV sets, which are tuned to the five analogue channels, creating a cacophony with the sound turned up loud. David Hall describes the origins of the project, and veteran TV critic Philip Purser and The Telegraph's Digital Media Editor Emma Barnett give their reactions to it.

Poet and writer Andrew Motion discusses his return to Treasure Island in his follow-up novel Silver. Young Jim Hawkins and Natty, the daughter of Long John Silver, take to the high seas in search of Captain Flint's bounty, left behind by their fathers years before.

Singer and songwriter Plan B's new single ill Manors is an abrasive protest rap, with references to last summer's riots and looting, while Bruce Springsteen is top of the UK album charts with Wrecking Ball, which includes angry attacks on Wall Street. Music writer Dorian Lynskey considers whether we are going to see a rise in political pop.

Producer Erin Riley.

Chapters

4 items
  • David Garrett

    Interview with virtuoso violinist David Garrett.

  • David Hall’s End Piece

    John Wilson, veteran TV critic Philip Purser and The Telegraph's Digital Media Editor Emma Barnett give their reactions David Hall’s End Piece.

  • Andrew Motion

    Interview with the poet and writer Andrew Motion.

  • Political Pop

    Music writer Dorian Lynskey on Plan B's new single ill Manors and he considers whether we are going to see a rise in political pop.

  • David Garrett

    David Garrett

    David peforms in the Front Row studio.

  • David Hall - 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 1972-2012

    David Hall - 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 1972-2012

    Photo: David Freeman/Ambika P3.

  • David Hall - 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 1972-2012

    David Hall - 1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 1972-2012

    Photo Michael Maziere.

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