Sir Michael Parkinson, Wonder, A Christmas Carol
Sir Michael Parkinson reveals his choice for a CD of the American Songbook, Lisa Hammond reviews Wonder and a look at three adaptations of A Christmas Carol playing in UK theatres.
Sir Michael Parkinson discusses his love of jazz and big-band music, and the choices he made for a collection of his favourite songs: Our Kind of Music: The Great American Songbook. He also reflects on his years spent interviewing the showbiz A list.
Hull is rounding off its year as UK City of Culture with a new adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Deborah McAndrew who sets it in the port. The Royal Shakespeare Company has a new version by David Edgar, who adapted their world-famous 'Nicholas Nickelby', and The Old Vic has one, too, by Jack Thorne, famous for writing the stage version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Front Row gathers all three to discuss the enduring appeal of Dickens's story, and how to make it new.
R J Palacio's award-winning book, Wonder, about a young boy with facial differences, has just been made into a film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Lisa Hammond reviews.
Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.
Sir Michael Parkinson
A Christmas Carol
Sir Michael ParkinsonSir Michael Parkinson
Our Kind of Music: The Great American Songbook is out now
A Christmas Carol
WonderJacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts
Photo Credit: Lionsgate
Wonder is on general release from Fri 1 Dec, cert PG
In today's programme, our reviewer Lisa Hammond recommends a TED talk by comedian Stella Young
In 'I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much', Young takes on the notion of 'inspiration porn'
Geoffrey Faber Memorial PrizeKim Moore
Photo credit: Adrian Pope
Kim Moore has won this year's Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Her poetry collection, The Art of Falling, is available now
Role Contributor Presenter Stig Abell Interviewed Guest Michael Parkinson Interviewed Guest Gillian Clarke Interviewed Guest Kim Moore Interviewed Guest Deborah McAndrew Interviewed Guest David Edgar Interviewed Guest Jack Thorne Interviewed Guest Lisa Hammond Producer Rebecca Armstrong