Director Michael Haneke; how to cry on stage; Full English

With Mark Lawson.

In a rare interview, acclaimed director Michael Haneke talks about his most recent film, Amour, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Festival. Haneke, whose previous films include Funny Games and The White Ribbon, discusses how he works with actors, and the films he has turned down.

Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, 9 to 5 The Musical and Our Boys are just three of the many current stage productions featuring actresses and actors who have to cry on stage. Actors Laurence Fox, Mariah Gale and Natalie Casey discuss the art of acting tearfully, and Christian Burgess from the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama reveals how he teaches crying.

Full English is a new animated TV comedy series aimed very much at adults, and broadcast late at night. Writer Stephen Armstrong joins Mark to consider adult animation past and present.

The celebrated American composer Elliott Carter has died at the age of 103. In tribute, there's another chance to hear his thoughts on his education, and his views on contemporary music, from a Front Row interview recorded shortly before his 100th birthday.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

Release date:

Available now

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 6 Nov 2012 19:15

Featured in...

Queer Icons


Front Row LGBTQ guests champion queer artworks which are special to them.



What are you hooked on? Actors, singers and writers list their current cultural obsessions

Russian Revolution at 100

Russian Revolution at 100

Cultural figures champion art works inspired by the events of 1917.

Shakespeare’s People

Shakespeare’s People

Front Row’s celebration of Shakespeare’s characters.

BBC Arts Digital

Arts logo red

The best of British culture live and on demand.

Books website

Books home

Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.

Related Links