Costa Book Prize shortlist, Rian Johnson on Knives Out, art theft
We exclusively reveal and analyse the 2019 Costa Book Prize shortlist. Critics Alex Clark and Sarah Shaffi discuss the books chosen in the five categories: novel, first novel, poetry, biography and children's fiction. Category winners will appear on the programme in January and Front Row will announce the overall prize-winner on 28 January 2020
Rian Johnson is the director of new film Knives Out - a murder comedy with an all-star cast. His previous work includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi and sci-fi film Looper. He tells us how he copes with a Gothic whodunnit set in the real world in the present day?
Is art theft on the rise? There seem to have been a spate of high profile thefts from art galleries recently - Dresden, Dulwich, Tretyakov, even the solid gold toilet at Blenheim Palace. How can institutions make their collections accessible to the public whilst also keeping the priceless works of art secure? We ask art security expert Charley Hill
Presenter: Kirsty Lang. Producer: Oliver Jones…read more