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Art that brightened the year - violinist Tasmin Little, Baillie Gifford winner Craig Brown, actress Rochenda Sandall

Art that brightened a dark year. Violinist Tasmin Little, Craig Brown on his Beatles book One Two Three Four and actress Rochenda Sandall on Talking Heads and Small Axe.

Front Row celebrates some of the art that brightened a dark year.

British violinist Tasmin Little has hung up her violin and retired from the concert stage in 2020. It’s the last night of the last year of her performing career - she looks back, and says goodbye to the year in style.

Satirist Craig Brown won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction this year for his Beatles book, One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time.

Rochenda Sandall has been praised for powerful performances in the lockdown Talking Heads which then went briefly on stage at the Bridge in London, and as activist Barbara Beese in Small Axe - Mangrove.

And cultural commentator Elle Osili-Wood joins John in the Front Row studio to look back at some of the year's highlights.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson
Studio Manager: Giles Aspen

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28 minutes

Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little's latest recording, British Violin Sonatas, Volume 3, is released on the Chandos label 
Main image (c) Benjamin Ealovega 

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time

One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown is the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and published by Fourth Estate


  • Thu 31 Dec 2020 19:15



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