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Roger Moore, Timur Vermes, Julia Margaret Cameron, Jeremy Page

September 24th, 2015

Episode 1005 of 1335 episodes

Sir Roger Moore, who is celebrating 70 years in show business, talks to Kirsty Lang about his long career on stage and in TV and film, his most famous role as 007, his thoughts on Daniel Craig and who should play James Bond next. Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature through dramatisations, readings and essays. Tonight Front Row stops off in Germany with author Timur Vermes and his runaway best-selling comedy Look Who's Back, that imagines Adolf Hitler waking up in a gutter in contemporary Berlin - and which has spawned a new radio drama starring David Threfall as the Führer. Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the most important figures in 19th century photography, who became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs using Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. As two exhibitions about her open - one at the Science Museum and one at the V&A - we talk to the curators of both to discover more about her work and her legacy. In the last of our interviews with the authors shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, Jeremy Page talks about his story Do it Now, Jump the Table, which walks a fine line between comedy and tragedy as a man visits his girlfriend's nudist parents for the first time. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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