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Museum of the Year shortlist, A Late Quartet, Greg Bellow

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 April 2013

With Mark Lawson.

The film A Late Quartet stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken as members of a world renowned string ensemble, struggling to deal with illness, ego and lust on the cusp of their 25th anniversary. Composer Michael Berkeley reviews.

Front Row announces the ten contenders for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013. Judges Stephen Deuchar and Bettany Hughes discuss the shortlist, and how they compare large scale building projects with public outreach programmes and imaginative curatorial ideas.

Greg Bellow reflects on his father, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow, and the experience of finding moments of family life appearing in his father's fiction. He also considers the divisions between the public perceptions of Saul Bellow as a literary heavyweight, and his own feelings about him as a father.

Tom Hanks, star of Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and Sleepless in Seattle, is making his Broadway theatre debut in Lucky Guy, a play by Nora Ephron. Tara Gadomski reflects on how audiences are reacting to the sight of this Hollywood star on stage.

Producer Nicki Paxman.

Chapters

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  • Museum of the Year 2013

    Front Row announces the shortlist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013.

  • A Late Quartet

    Composer Michael Berkeley reviews the film A Late Quartet.

  • Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy

    Tara Gadomski reviews Tom Hanks, in his Broadway theatre debut in Lucky Guy.

  • Greg Bellow

    Interview with Greg Bellow who reflects on his father, novelist Saul Bellow.

  • Art Fund Prize For Museum Of The Year 2013

  • The Ten Finalists

    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

    The Beaney, Canterbury

    Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

    The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

    Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

    Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

    Narberth Museum, Pembrokeshire

    Preston Park Museum and Gardens, Stockton-on-Tees

    William Morris Gallery, London

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Bettany Hughes
Producer
Nicki Paxman

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