July 7th, 2014
Episode 450 of 1462 episodes
In tonight's Front Row, Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about the return of Cats to the West End stage, directed by Trevor Nunn, and a review of Richard Linklater's new film Boyhood - which was filmed over twelve years and tells the story of a divorced couple raising their son from age 6 to age 18. Also in the programme: Kirsty meets Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove, the word-of-mouth bestseller in Sweden and this week's Book at Bedtime on Radio 4. Ove is a newly-retired, very grumpy widower, but behind the surly pedant there is a story, and a sadness. And as Ed Sheeran's new album X retains its number one position, we examine maths in pop songs.
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