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Dylan Moran and Igor Meerson; Jung Chang; Todd Miller; Referendum theatre

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 August 2014

Front Row comes from Edinburgh with Dylan Moran who, along with fellow comedian Eddie Izzard, is producing a showcase of stand ups from around Europe as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Representing Russia is Igor Meerson who joins Dylan Moran to discuss the differences between British and Russian humour. Jung Chang, whose family memoir Wild Swans sold more than 13 million copies, discusses researching her biography of the Chinese Empress Dowager Cixi in China, director Todd Miller talks about his documentary Dinosaur 13, which follows the bitter custody battle over an extraordinary T Rex skeleton found in South Dakota in 1990. And, as several plays at the Edinburgh Festivals explore the Scottish Referendum, Kirsty Lang looks at how playwrights are tackling the subject.

Photo Credit: Dylan Moran by Andy Hollingworth

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Olivia Skinner.

  • Igor Meerson

    Igor Meerson
    Igor Meerson is performing his show; Hou I lernt inglish at the Pleasance, Edinburgh until Monday 25 August 2014.
  • Referendum theatre

    Gabriel Quigley in Spoiling, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2014

    Spoiling starring Gabriel Quigley is on at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh until Sunday 24 August 2014. For more information on Theatre Uncut please see their website.

     

    Image: Gabriel Quigley in Spoiling, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2014

  • Dinosaur 13

    Dogwoof Documentary Dinosaur 13
    Dinosaur 13, a documentary film is released in UK cinemas on Friday 15 August 2014, certificate PG.
  • Jung Chang

    Jung Chang at the Forbidden City, China

    Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China written by Jung Chang is published by Jonathan Cape.

     

    Image: Jung Chang at the Forbidden City, China

    Photo Credit: Jon Halliday

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest
Dylan Moran
Interviewed Guest
Igor Meerson
Interviewed Guest
Jung Chang
Interviewed Guest
Todd Miller
Interviewed Guest
Joyce McMillan
Producer
Olivia Skinner

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