Mary Portas' Queer Icon, Michael Symmons Roberts, Howard's End, Susie Dent
For our Queer Icons series, Mary Portas champions Donna Summer's classic disco track, I Feel Love.
The lexicographer Susie Dent pulls the stops out to tell John about words and phrases in the English language that have their origins in music, painting, the theatre or literature.
The poet Michael Symmons Roberts describes his creation of a city that's rooted in Manchester, but isn't quite the real thing, for a new collection of poetry, Mancunia.
And as the film Howard's End, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, celebrates its 25th anniversary, a new technically improved version of it is being released in cinemas. To get an unusual insight into the film-making process, Front Row brought together the film's cinematographer, Tony Pierce-Roberts, and colourist, Steve Bearman to discuss how they upgraded the visual quality for the digital age.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Johnson.…read more