BBC Front Row

BBC Front Row


The best in arts and culture on radio, TV and online. Weeknights at 7.15pm on @BBCRadio4 and subscribe to the daily podcast: https://t.co/3pobA5hmEh

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Writer-director Claire Oakley discusses her acclaimed debut feature film Make Up, a coming-of-age psycho-sexual thriller set in a Cornish caravan park - and a mouse pops up in the studio...

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Shirley Collins is regarded by many as England’s greatest living traditional folk singer. She discusses her latest release, Heart’s Ease.

Nigerian British writer Irenosen Okojie has been announced as the winner of this year’s £10 000 @CainePrize  for African Writing. It was awarded for her story Grace Jones, from her recent collection Nudibranch.

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Clay, choreography and cyborgs - Turner Bursary winner Shawanda Corbett discusses her ceramic and performance art works

On @BBCRadio4  now! Hilary Mantel on her @BaileysPrize  shortlisted The Mirror and the Light #Electronic  : From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers a @DesignMuseum  , Ai Wei Wei on his floor work The History of Bombs, and will there be a panto season this year?

Catch up: Heather Phillipson's whipped cream sculpture in Trafalgar Square; Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee on her TV series The Deceived and Booker nominated Avni Doshi on her novel Burnt Sugar. With @bbckirstylang 

On @bbcradio  4 now: Barbara Kingsolver on her poetry collection, designer Es Devlin on Creation Theatre's The Tempest, artist Thomas J Price on his statue which will be only the third of a black woman in the UK and pianist Leon Fleisher remembered.

Quarantine-free travel, no masks required! Rather than recommending books to take on holiday, tonight we're recommending books ABOUT holidays or set in holiday locations. What are your favourites and why?

On air now: Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on poetry in schools, Sophia Al Maria writer of new Sky drama Little Birds, another of our lockdown discoveries from architect Tara Gbolade and we suggest some summer reads about holidays for those not going on one.

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We can reveal that #wearehere  was created by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. Exclusive interview 7.15pm

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Japanese superstar chats to about his new documentary & performs live

Tonight on #FrontRowLate  @RogerLaw_Artist exclusively reveals that Spitting Image is returning to TV... in America! @wmarybeard  discusses puppets, politics and all things satire with Roger from 11.05 PM on @BBCTwo  after @BBCNewsnight .

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Tune in to tonight at 7.15pm to hear more of on what means to him. #Betrayal 

“We encourage all the young people out there to come whether it’s the 1st time or the 15th time” Andrew Scott invites you to the theatre.

On @BBCRadio4  now: Art historian Professor Griselda Pollock on challenging the patriarchal, the racist, the homophobic and the Eurocentric in art and culture.

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