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John Cleese, Ed Sheeran, Tracey Emin

John Cleese on his memoir So Anyway, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran discusses songwriting as revenge, and Tracey Emin on why she thinks motherhood and an art career are incompatible.

In tonight's Front Row, John Cleese talks to John Wilson about his memoir, So, Anyway - an account of the influences that shaped his comedy - and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran considers song-writing as revenge and explains why so many of his lyrics are about drinking.

Also in the programme, Tracey Emin makes it clear why she feels motherhood and a career as an artist are incompatible.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

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  • John Cleese

    John Cleese talks to John Wilson about his memoir, So, Anyway.

    Duration: 10:57

  • Tracey Emin

    Interview with artist Tracey Emin on her exhibition The Last Great Adventure is You.

    Duration: 08:12

  • Ed Sheeran

    As Ed Sheeran releases his second album, he talks to John Wilson about song-writing.

    Duration: 08:51

John Cleese

John Cleese

So, Anyway by John Cleese is available from Thursday 9 October in hardback, paper back and e-book. 

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You is at the White Cube in Bermondsey from Wednesday 8 October until Sunday 16 November 2014

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

x by Ed Sheeran is out now. 

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Presenter John Wilson
Interviewed Guest John Cleese
Interviewed Guest Tracey Emin
Interviewed Guest Ed Sheeran
Producer Rebecca Nicholson

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