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FrontRow: 16 May 13 Rankin; Terence Stamp's Cultural Exchange; Daft Punk

May 16th, 2013

Episode 101 of 1306 episodes

The photographer Rankin is known for his cutting-edge fashion and advertising images, and his celebrity portraits.He talks to John Wilson about his experience of photographing people as they face the prospect of death for his new show ALIVE: In The Face Of Death. Actor Terence Stamp chooses the film The Razor's Edge (1946) for Cultural Exchange. Brilliant Adventures is a new play by Alistair McDowall which won the Judges' Award in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Set on a Middlesbrough council estate, the play focuses on the relationship between two brothers, one of whom has built a time machine. Writer Charlotte Keatley reviews. The new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, is the French duo's fourth long-player after a seven year silence. Dance music pioneers Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are joined on this album by other luminaries of the music world including Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder. Writer and DJ Dave Haslam gives his verdict.

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