Front Row (2017– )

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Tim Minchin 

Amol Rajan and guests discuss the week in the arts. Sir Ian McKellen gives a masterclass on King Lear. John Wilson interviews the stars of Blade Runner 2049. Tim Minchin performs live in the studio.


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Episode cast overview:
Amol Rajan ... Himself - Presenter
Ian McKellen ... Himself (as Sir Ian McKellen)
Bidisha Bidisha ... Herself - Guest, Journalist and Broadcaster
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Herself - Guest, Author and Historian (as Prof. Kate Williams)
Mark Shenton Mark Shenton ... Himself - Guest, Associate Editor, The Stage
John Wilson John Wilson ... Himself - Interviewer
Ryan Gosling ... Himself
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Tim Minchin ... Himself - Guest, Musician and Comedian


BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan hosts this week's edition of the show. The former editor of The Independent is joined in the studio by broadcaster and journalist Bidisha, historian Kate Williams and associate editor of The Stage Mark Shenton. First, Amol travels to Chicester to talk to Sir Ian McKellen about his title role in Jonathan Munby's striking adaptation of King Lear, his career and future plans. John Wilson interviews Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling about the eagerly-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 - the long-awaited follow-up to Ridley Scott's seminal Science Fiction thriller. Australian musician and comedian Tim Minchin is the final guest and Amol talks to him about his new-found role as an author of children's books before Tim performs his song "When I Grow Up", taken from the stage-play version of Roald Dahl's "Matilda". Written by Mark_a_Wood <>

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7 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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BBC Scotland, BBC Studios See more »
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References La La Land (2016) See more »


When I Grow Up
Written by Tim Minchin
Performed by Tim Minchin
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