January 5th, 2015
Episode 708 of 1305 episodes
As Broadchurch returns for a second series, David Tennant discusses what we can expect from tonight's opening episode and how the experience of appearing in the US re-make has informed his approach to the role. Costa Book Awards director Bud McLintock announces the prize winners in the fields of novel, first novel, poetry collection, children's book and biography and critic Stephanie Merritt is in the studio with her response to the list. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander discusses playing Vera Brittain in the adaptation of Testament of Youth, one of eight films she's starring in this year. We're in the dark days of the new year and each evening this week on Front Row there will be an encapsulation of January. We start with a performance by Tim van Eyken, specially recorded for Front Row, of an ancient song, 'On Christmas Day it Happened So'. What happened was that a farmer went ploughing on the old Christmas Day, 6th January. Bad mistake: he was swallowed up by the earth. Producer: Ellie Bury Presenter: John Wilson.
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