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FrontRow: Damon Albarn, Maxine Peake, Jonathan Yeo, Suranne Jones, Kiran Leonard

February 28th, 2014

Episode 304 of 1502 episodes

Presented by John Wilson Damon Albarn is famed for his collaborations with a wide range of partners. As he prepares to play songs from his forthcoming debut solo album, for a special 6Music festival gig,he talks to John about going it alone. Maxine Peake stars in the BBC legal drama Silk where she plays the role of Martha Costello QC. As series three begins,she discusses how Martha's character has grown. Maxine is also one of the subjects in a new exhibition at the Lowry dedicated to portrait painter Jonathon Yeo. They describe their experience of creating a portrait. Suranne Jones plays one half of television police duo Scott and Bailey. She's now playing one of Virginia Woolf's most distinctive creations, Orlando, in a new production at the Royal Exchange Theatre. 18 year old musician Kiran Leonard is a multi-instrumentalist who lists Mothers of Invention, Sufjan Stevens, Albert Ayler, Krzysztof Penderecki, and the Beach Boys, as just a handful of his influences.

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