December 10th, 2015
Episode 1061 of 1461 episodes
John Wilson talks to the great literary critic Christopher Ricks about the monumental annotated poems of T. S. Eliot that he has co-edited. It runs to 2,000 pages, but only one in eight is verse, the others notes, commentary and context. Arthur Miller's plays are performed on major stages throughout the world. But his very first drama No Villain is getting its world premier this week in a tiny theatre, above a London pub. Front Row reveals how this came about and Christopher Bigsby, Miller's biographer, reviews the production. No Villain runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre until 9 January. Journalist and author Max Hastings and writer and comedian Natalie Haynes give a helping hand with this year's Christmas present shopping by picking their favourite non-fiction books of 2015.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay