81 Moffie director Oliver Hermanus, Sharon D Clarke, Lesbian visibility, Anna Meredith2020-04-24 10:19:00
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82 Paapa Essiedu, Arts Minister Caroline Dinenage, Turning our tragedies into comedy2020-04-22 18:53:00
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83 Organist Anna Lapwood, The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, Gangs of London2020-04-21 20:28:00
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84 Jackie Kay, Roderick Williams, Killing Eve Season 3 and C Pam Zhang2020-04-20 18:59:00
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85 Adam Macqueen's thriller, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, a podcast masterclass and the amazing set of Treasure Island2020-04-20 09:01:00
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86 Virus Art, Naomi Alderman, Angela Barnes2020-04-16 18:56:00
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87 Sir Patrick Stewart on Shakespeare's Sonnets, Shahnaz Ahsan, Devs2020-04-15 19:15:00
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88 Russell Howard, Siobhan Miller, International Prize for Arabic Fiction, John Mullan on Northanger Abbey2020-04-14 18:52:00
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89 Roy Hudd2020-04-13 18:45:00
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90 Víkingur Ólafsson, Christabel Blackburn, Nitin Sawhney, Audiobooks2020-04-09 18:59:00
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91 James Graham on Quiz, Braids, changes in the ways we listen to music, and John Prine2020-04-08 19:05:00
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92 AL Kennedy, Sam Sweeney performs live, lockdown listening habits2020-04-07 18:58:00
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93 Wordsworth Anniversary, Kerry Shale radio play, Critic Gillian Reynolds, Composer Nainita Desai2020-04-06 19:18:00
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94 Miles Davis's Bitches Brew, Gaming, Cressida Cowell in the Culture Clinic2020-04-03 18:59:00
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95 Dua Lipa, Sara Collins, Edinburgh festivals cancelled, Molly O’Cathain2020-04-02 19:02:00
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96 The Dramatist James Graham2020-04-02 08:34:00
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The Dramatist James Graham

This edition of Front Row is devoted to one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge this century. James Graham is only 37 but has already become a foremost chronicler of modern Britain on stage and screen. He is known for taking on the big issues of the day – Brexit, privacy online, parliamentary democracy, fake news - whilst enabling his audience to see things from the points of view of those involved. In This House the whip's office, more than the chamber of the House of Commons, is where power plays. His controversial television play Brexit: The Uncivil War, set in the offices of the Vote Leave campaign, brought our attention to the critical role played by Dominic Cummings, now the Prime Minister’s chief adviser. At Easter ITV will broadcast his adaptation of his play – Quiz – about the coughing controversy and the major accused of cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. It is about truth, fact and power - the power of television. Graham's work in the theatre is often interactive: in Privacy audience members were asked to keep their phones on and information gathered from them became part of the drama. The final performance of The Vote, set in a polling station, was live-streamed from one as it closed on the night of the general election of 2015. In Quiz the audience became the trial jury. Graham talks about the importance of the live, communal aspect of theatre, and, too, how television can be an arena where millions can consider the complex challenges of our times. In a wide ranging, richly illustrated interview James Graham tells Kirsty Lang about the crucial role of drama in explaining power and politics, in learning about how our society works, and the importance of being even-handed. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Julian May…read more

97 Soprano Chen Reiss, Theatre Online, National Poetry Competition2020-03-31 18:56:00
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98 Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson plays live from Reykjavik2020-03-30 19:03:00
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99 Gloria Gaynor, Offline Arts, film Vivarium and novel Hamnet reviewed, Culture Clinic2020-03-27 20:06:00
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100 Owen Sheers, Nikita Lalwani, Writing in isolation2020-03-26 20:01:00
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