Sarah Hall, Antony Sher, Fatherhood, Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Sarah Hall on new short story collection Madame Fox, Sir Antony Sher on his Queer Icon, contemporary depictions of fatherhood, and Beethoven's 9th at G20.
Sarah Hall's short story Mrs Fox won her the BBC National Short Story Award. Now it forms part of her new collection of short stories, Madame Zero, and she talks to John Wilson about depicting extraordinary transformations and where human behaviour meets the animal.
For our Queer Icons series, actor Sir Antony Sher chooses the play and film Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein, which tells the story of a New York drag queen's search for love and a family.
As Fatherland, a play exploring relationships between fathers and sons, premieres at the Manchester International Festival, Front Row invites filmmaker Josh Appignanesi and Jeremy Davies of the Fatherhood Institute to discuss contemporary portrayals of fatherhood.
And as world leaders at G20 settle down to a performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Kent Nagano in Hamburg tonight, Tom Service talks about what he thinks is the most dangerous piece of music ever composed.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Sir Antony Sher
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Antony Sher's Queer Icon
Actor Sir Antony Sher picked Torch Song Trilogy as his Queer Icon.
The 1988 film of Torch Song Trilogy, starring Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Broderick and Anne Bancroft is available on DVD.
Image: Sir Antony Sher
Image credit: Eamonn McCabe
Role Contributor Presenter John Wilson Interviewed Guest Sarah Hall Interviewed Guest Antony Sher Interviewed Guest Josh Appignanesi Interviewed Guest Jeremy Davies Interviewed Guest Tom Service Producer Sarah Johnson