Bjork on the Moomins, and revamping Scarborough

With Kirsty Lang.

Icelandic singer Bjork discusses her love of the Moomins, the children's book characters created by Finnish writer Tove Jansson, and the new song she has written for the animated film version.

A report on the cultural regeneration of Scarborough. Front Row talks to local artist Kane Cunningham who has bought a studio which will slowly fall into the sea. Author G.P. Taylor discusses how Scarborough influences his work and why he cannot now leave. Plus Kirsty speaks to novelist Andrew Martin, who grew up in Yorkshire and continues to write about the North through fiction such as The Last Train to Scarborough, about the beauty of the area.

Historian Ian Mortimer, author of best-selling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, talks about writing his first novel Sacred Treason, under the name James Forrester. A political spy thriller set in Elizabethan London, the story was inspired by the burnt fragments of a 16th century funeral director's diary.

Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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