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FrontRow: Coronation Street Set, Chapman brothers, Jeune et Jolie 29 Nov 13

November 29th, 2013

Episode 241 of 1502 episodes

John Wilson gets a sneak preview of the latest Coronation Street set at its new home in Salford Quays. He talks to the series creator Tony Warren, Executive Producer Kieran Roberts, and Weatherfield local Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls). As their controversial new show "Come and See" opens at the Sackler Serpentine Gallery in London, visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman discuss their attitude to their subject matter and their sometimes difficult relationship with their audience. As French director François Ozon's film "Jeune et Jolie" - about a 17-year-old girl exploring her sexuality by becoming a high-class call girl - hits the cinema screens, novelist MJ Hyland delivers her verdict. And as previously unpublished JD Salinger stories see the light of day, John asks why some authors want their work to remain under wraps until long after their death.

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