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Tom Stoppard, The Watch, Tony Scott remembered, cellist Natalie Clein

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 August 2012

With Mark Lawson.

Dramatist Tom Stoppard discusses his TV adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall, and his screenplay for Anna Karenina, with Keira Knightley in the title role.

The Watch, the latest vehicle for Ben Stiller, is a comedy about a group of neighbours who have defend the earth from alien invasion. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reveals whether it's out of this world.

Director Tony Scott's credits include Top Gun, True Romance and Enemy of the State. Following the news of his death at the age of 68, Front Row pays tribute with another chance to hear an interview from 2009, in which Tony Scott recalled his approach to shooting action, his love of painting and his relationship with his older brother Ridley.

Cellist Natalie Clein is the latest artist to spend time in A Room for London, a boat-like structure on the roof of the Hayward Gallery, overlooking the Thames in the centre of London. As she prepares to perform a recital to be streamed live online, she talks about her choice of music, which reflects her riverside location.

Producer Dymphna Flynn.

Chapters

4 items
  • Sir Tom Stoppard

    • Sir Tom Stoppard

      Tom Stoppard on adapting Parade's End for television and Anna Karenina for the big screen.

  • Tony Scott

    • Tony Scott

      An interview from 2009 with the late director Tony Scott.

  • Natalie Clein

  • The Watch

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