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Christmas singles; new Stieg Larsson story; Drawing the Line

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 December 2013

With Mark Lawson.

Front Row's annual Christmas Jukebox returns with music writers Rosie Swash and David Hepworth joining Mark to assess the various candidates in this year's festive single line-up, and advise on which are 2013's Christmas crackers.

As a short story by Stieg Larsson is published for the first time, Mark talks to Larsson's friend John-Henri Holmberg, who has edited a collection of Swedish crime stories, A Darker Shade, which also features the first work of fiction by Larsson's partner Eva Gabrielsson to be published in English.

Howard Brenton's latest work Drawing the Line at the Hampstead theatre is set on the Indian sub-continent during Partition in 1947. Kamila Shamsie reviews the play in which Cyril Radcliffe, with no knowledge of India or expertise in cartography, is set the daunting task of drawing the new border.

Producer: Olivia Skinner.

  • Christmas Singles

    Front Row's annual Christmas Jukebox returns with music writers Rosie Swash and David Hepworth joining Mark to assess the various candidates in this year's festive single line-up, and advise on which are 2013's Christmas crackers.
  • John-Henri Holmberg

    A short story by Stieg Larsson is being published for the first time, Mark talks to Larsson's friend John-Henri Holmberg, who has edited a collection of Swedish crime stories, A Darker Shade.
  • Drawing the Line

    Drawing the Line
    Howard Brenton's latest work Drawing the Line at the Hampstead theatre is set on the Indian sub-continent during Partition in 1947. Kamila Shamsie reviews the play.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Rosie Swash
Interviewed Guest
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest
John-Henri Holmberg
Producer
Olivia Skinner

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