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FrontRow: Coalition drama and Sweeney Todd

March 16th, 2015

Episode 812 of 1305 episodes

Kirsty Lang brings together the two actors playing David Cameron and Nick Clegg in Coalition, the latest political drama from Channel 4. From a tiny pie shop in Tooting to Shaftesburyâs Avenue, we hear from the team behind a production of Stephen Sondheimâs Sweeny Todd, which is about to make one of the most extraordinary transfers in the history of theatre. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh reviews the Oscar-nominated animation, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. And it might still feel like winter, but as spring officially starts weâll be marking its arrival by asking practitioners to pick work that best represents the season of daffodils and light. First up, itâs Michael Rosen on âThe Wind in the Willowsâ, when Mole scrabbles to the surface.

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