Andrew Lloyd Webber; Boyhood reviewed; A Man Called Ove

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In tonight's Front Row, Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about the return of Cats to the West End stage, directed by Trevor Nunn, and a review of Richard Linklater's new film Boyhood - which was filmed over twelve years and tells the story of a divorced couple raising their son from age 6 to age 18.
Also in the programme: Kirsty meets Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove, the word-of-mouth bestseller in Sweden and this week's Book at Bedtime on Radio 4. Ove is a newly-retired, very grumpy widower, but behind the surly pedant there is a story, and a sadness.
And as Ed Sheeran's new album X retains its number one position, we examine maths in pop songs.

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Mon 7 Jul 2014 19:15



Boyhood is released in UK cinemas on Friday 11 July 2014, certificate 15.


Image: Ellar Coltrane as Mason & Ethan Hawke as Dad in Boyhood
© Universal Pictures



A new production of Cats will run from Saturday 6 December 2014 until Saturday 28 February 2015 at the London Palladium.


Image: Touring production of Cats

Photo Credit: Alessandro Pinna

Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove written by Fredrik Backman is published by Sceptre. You can also hear it as Book at Bedtime starting on Monday 7 July 2014 at 22:45 on Radio 4.


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestAndrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewed GuestFredrik Backman
Interviewed GuestLarushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed GuestDavid Quantick
ProducerRebecca Nicholson

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