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Johnny Vegas, Alan Howard remembered, novelist Javier Marías, Julianne Moore looks ahead to the Oscars

February 19th, 2015

Episode 775 of 1502 episodes

Ahead of next Monday's Front Row Debate 'Does the State owe the artist a living?', Johnny Vegas explains how he made his way in the traditionally unsubsidised world of comedy. The actor Alan Howard, celebrated for his portrayal of kings in Shakespeare's history plays at the RSC, has died aged 77. The company's former Artistic Director Terry Hands remembers his close friend. As part of Radio 4's Reading Europe series, Spanish writer Javier Marías discusses his book Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, which is being dramatised on Radio 4. And John looks ahead to Sunday's Oscars talking to Best Actress favourite Julianne Moore. Presenter: John Wilson Producer: Ellie Bury.

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