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The Glass Menagerie, Conrad Shawcross, Sitcoms at 60

August 8th, 2016

Episode 1245 of 1333 episodes

As the BBC celebrates 60 years of the British TV sitcom, Samira Ahmed is joined by Citizen Khan creator and star Adil Ray, comedy producer and director Paul Jackson and the BFI's TV consultant Dick Fiddy. Joyce McMillan reviews an Edinburgh Festival production of Tennessee Williams's play The Glass Menagerie, directed by John Tiffany and starring Cherry Jones. The artist Conrad Shawcross on building a vast 50 metre-tall, 20 metre-wide 'architectural intervention' beside a busy main road on the Greenwich Peninsular, encasing a new low-carbon Energy Centre. And this week Front Row meets some of the Artists in Residence around the UK who are working in unusual places, starting in Lincoln Cathedral with Toni Watts, a manuscript illuminator. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Timothy Prosser.

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