Front Row

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture

Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music


Phil Redmond, Sarah Howe, Akram Khan, Champagne Life

January 12th, 2016

Episode 1085 of 1502 episodes

Phil Redmond made his name as the creator of celebrated television drama series Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. He's now turned his attention to crime fiction with his new novel, Highbridge. Sarah Howe has won the 2015 TS Eliot Prize for her debut collection Loop of Jade, an intimate exploration of her Anglo-Chinese heritage though her journeys to Hong Kong to discover her roots. This is the first time a debut collection has won the prize. Choreographer Akram Khan discusses his new production Until the Lions based on a story from the epic Hindu poem The Mahabharata. The Saatchi Gallery in London, which launched the likes of Tracey Emin and Paula Rego, is about to mark its 30th anniversary. Champagne Life is its first all-female exhibition. Andrea Rose reviews it and discusses whether the gallery is still influential today. Producer: Dixi Stewart.

Featured Podcast