Naomie Harris; Nigella Lawson in The Taste; Mahan Esfahani; 2014 in books and art

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With John Wilson.

Naomie Harris talks about playing Winnie Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Harris discusses taking on the part without realising the crucial role that Winnie Mandela played in forming the modern South Africa, researching her life and relationships and meeting Winnie Mandela herself.

Nigella Lawson is one of three judges in new cookery show The Taste. Part Masterchef, part The Voice, the programme, which has already been a hit in America, involves judges eating just one anonymous spoonful of each dish, and judging on taste alone. Boyd Hilton discusses the increasing number of fusion TV formats.

John talks to the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, who in 2011 gave the first solo harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms, and who is now releasing his debut CD featuring sonatas by CPE Bach, son of JS Bach.

Front Row looks ahead to what 2014 may have in store in literature and art. Alex Clark discusses the books that are likely to make an impact this year and Rachel Campbell-Johnston previews the exhibitions to look forward to.

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Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris talks about playing Winnie Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The Taste

Nigella Lawson is one of three judges in new cookery show The Taste. Part Masterchef, part The Voice, the programme, which has already been a hit in America. Boyd Hilton discusses the increasing number of fusion TV formats.

Mahan Esfahani

John talks to the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, who in 2011 gave the first solo harpsichord recital at the BBC Proms, and who is now releasing his debut CD featuring sonatas by CPE Bach, son of JS Bach.

Books and exhibitions 2014

Front Row looks ahead to what 2014 may have in store in literature and art with Alex Clark and Rachel Campbell-Johnston.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestNaomie Harris
Interviewed GuestMahan Esfahani
Interviewed GuestRachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed GuestAlex Clark
ProducerEllie Bury

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