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Jimmy's Hall; Leonard Cohen biography

May 29th, 2014

Episode 396 of 1338 episodes

Tonight's Front Row, presented by Samira Ahmed, reviews Ken Loach's new film Jimmy's Hall - based on the true story of 1930s Irish hero Jimmy Gralton, who defied his parish priest and built a community hall. Also in the programme: Liel Leibovitz on Leonard Cohen's enduring appeal and why he wrote a biography of him; Geoff Dyer on being a writer-in-residence aboard an American naval vessel; and three fictional US television characters take on the British Royal family.

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