Front Row Interviews

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TitleRepeatedComments
David Tennant And Catherine Tate20110925 (BBC7)
20110926 (BBC7)

The former Doctor and companion reunite as Shakespeare's Beatrice and Benedick.

In conversation with Mark Lawson.

Alan And Marilyn Bergman20111030 (BBC7)
20111031 (BBC7)

Lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman explain how they write songs for Barbra Streisand.

Oscar-winning lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman explain how they write songs for Barbra Streisand - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

America Ferrera20120304 (BBC7)
20120305 (BBC7)

Actress America Ferrera on starring in a musical and creating the look for TV's Ugly Betty

Actress America Ferrera on starring in a musical, and creating the look for TV's Ugly Betty, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Andy Serkis20111016 (BBC7)
20111017 (BBC7)

Actor Andy Serkis reveals how he plays apes on screen, using motion capture technology.

Actor Andy Serkis reveals how he plays apes on screen, using motion capture technology - in conversation with John Wilson.

Anthony Browne20111002 (BBC7)
20111003 (BBC7)

Writer and illustrator Anthony Browne on his career and time as Children's Laureate.

Writer and illustrator Anthony Browne reflects on his career and time as Children's Laureate.

In conversation with Mark Lawson.

Anthony Horowitz20120212 (BBC7)
20120213 (BBC7)
20120219 (BBC7)
20120220 (BBC7)

The author reflects on writing a new adventure for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

The author talks to Mark Lawson and reflects on the task of writing a new adventure for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

Dame Helen Mirren20110417 (BBC7)
20110418 (BBC7)
20110420 (BBC7)

The actress reflects on her career, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

The Oscar-winning actress reflects on her career, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Dame Judi Dench20111113 (BBC7)
20111114 (BBC7)

The Oscar- and Tony-winning actress reveals the demands of acting.

The Oscar- and Tony-winning actress reveals the demands of acting and her love of practical jokes, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Danny Boyle20110411 (BBC7)
20110413 (BBC7)
20110414 (BBC7)

The Oscar-winning director discusses his career in theatre, film and TV with Mark Lawson.

The Oscar-winning director discusses his film and TV career with Mark Lawson.

David Lodge20110626 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
20110629 (BBC7)
20110630 (BBC7)

The author talks about creating fiction based on the lives of famous writers.

The author talks about creating fiction based on the lives of famous writers - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Des O'connor20120129 (BBC7)
20120130 (BBC7)

The entertainer reflects on his West End debut and dealing with jokes about his singing, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

The entertainer reflects on his West End debut and dealing with jokes about his singing.

Dominic West20110703 (BBC7)
20110704 (BBC7)

The actor talks about the challenge of playing unlikeable characters - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

The actor talks about the challenge of playing unlikeable characters.

Elmore Leonard20110918 (BBC7)
20110919 (BBC7)

Crime writer Elmore Leonard talks about his career and his 10 rules for writing great fiction.

In conversation with Mark Lawson.

Crime writer Elmore Leonard talks about his career and his 10 rules for writing fiction.

Frank Skinner20110529 (BBC7)
20110530 (BBC7)
20110601 (BBC7)
20110602 (BBC7)

The funny man talks about his comedy career, getting older and theology.

The funny man talks about his comedy career, getting older and theology - in conversation with John Wilson.

Garrison Keillor20110515 (BBC7)
20110516 (BBC7)
20110518 (BBC7)
20110519 (BBC7)

reflects on his career and his love of writing poetry.

Award winning funny woman Miranda Hart reflects on what makes her laugh and creating 'Miranda' - talking to Kirsty Lang.

Garrison Keillor reflects on his career and his love of writing poetry.

James Corden20120122 (BBC7)
20120123 (BBC7)

Actor James Corden chats with Mark Lawson about the inspiration behind 'Gavin and Stacey' and learning from your mistakes.

Actor James Corden chats about the inspiration behind 'Gavin and Stacey'.

John Cleese20120325 (BBC7)
20120326 (BBC7)

The famous comic actor on his time in Monty Python and analysing what makes a joke funny.

The famous comic actor on his time in Monty Python and analysing what makes a joke funny, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Jonathan Lynn20111023 (BBC7)
20111024 (BBC7)

Yes Minister writer Jonathan Lynn explains the hidden rules of comedy.

Yes Minister writer Jonathan Lynn explains the hidden rules of comedy - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Julie Walters20110410 (BBC7)
20110411 (BBC7)
20110413 (BBC7)
20110414 (BBC7)

The actress reflects on her film and television career in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Lang Lang20110911 (BBC7)
20110912 (BBC7)

Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang, who wants to inspire children to love playing the piano

In conversation with Kirsty Lang.

Miranda Hart20110508 (BBC7)
20110509 (BBC7)
20110511 (BBC7)
20110512 (BBC7)
20111005 (BBC7)

Award winning funny woman Miranda Hart reflects on what makes her laugh and creating 'Miranda' - talking to Kirsty Lang.

Award winning funny woman Miranda Hart reflects on what makes her laugh.

Miriam Margoyles20110731 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)

Has Miriam Margolyes' acting career been as she hoped or have there been surprises? In conversation with Mark Lawson.

Miriam Margolyes talks to Mark Lawson about her acting career.

Nigel Slater20110612 (BBC7)
20110613 (BBC7)
20110615 (BBC7)
20110616 (BBC7)

The author and cook talks about his childhood and growing up with food.

The author and cook talks about his childhood and growing up with food - in conversation with John Wilson.

Pam Ayres20111204 (BBC7)
20111205 (BBC7)

Poet Pam Ayres talks about her career, being pigeonholed, and her first book of memoirs.

Poet Pam Ayres talks about her career, being pigeonholed, and her first book of memoirs in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Peter Brook20110619 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
20110622 (BBC7)
20110623 (BBC7)

The film director talks about his career, in conversation with Kirsty Lang.

The film and theatre director talks about his career and the challenges of opera on stage, in conversation with Kirsty Lang.

Ralph Fiennes20111120 (BBC7)
20111121 (BBC7)

Mark Lawson in conversation with the actor on Shakespeare and directing himself on film.

Mark Lawson in conversation with actor Ralph Fiennes on playing Shakespeare, gauging audiences and directing himself on film.

Rob Brydon20120318 (BBC7)
20120319 (BBC7)

The actor and comedian talks to Mark Lawson about his on-screen rivalry with Steve Coogan.

The actor and comedian talks to Mark Lawson about his early influences and his on-screen rivalry with Steve Coogan.

Rob Lowe20110724 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)

The actor talks about the pressures of fame and finding fulfilment in ensemble acting - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

The actor talks about the pressures of fame and finding fulfilment in ensemble acting.

Ronnie Corbett20110501 (BBC7)
20110502 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20110820 (BBC7)
20110821 (BBC7)

The funny man reflects on his career and double act with Ronnie Barker.

The legendary funny man in conversation with Mark Lawson, reflecting on his career and double act with Ronnie Barker.

Rowan Atkinson20120108 (BBC7)

Actor Rowan Atkinson talks about playing a spy for laughs and using your face for comedy.

Actor Rowan Atkinson talks about playing a spy for laughs and using your face for comedy - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Sir Bob Geldof20110605 (BBC7)
20110606 (BBC7)
20110608 (BBC7)
20110609 (BBC7)

The musician and campaigner talks about his career in conversation with John Wilson.

The musician and campaigner talks about his career, and finding inspiration for songs, in conversation with John Wilson.

Sir Bruce Forsyth20120226 (BBC7)
20120227 (BBC7)

The venerable entertainer on singing with Nat King Cole and reinventing yourself.

The venerable entertainer on singing with Nat King Cole and reinventing yourself in showbiz, in conversation with John Wilson.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh20111211 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)

Theatre producer Sir Cameron reflects on his career and the future of the musical.

Theatre producer Sir Cameron reflects on his career and the future of the musical - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Sir David Jason20120212 (BBC7)

The comic and dramatic actor in conversation with Mark Lawson, on learning from comedy greats and why some shows will always be funny.

The comic and dramatic actor on the comedy greats and why some shows will always be funny.

Sir Peter Hall20110424 (BBC7)
20110425 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)

The Royal Shakespeare Company founder talks to Mark Lawson.

The theatre director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company discusses his career in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Sir Terry Pratchett20111127 (BBC7)
20111128 (BBC7)

The famed fantasy writer reflects on his writing career and living with Alzheimer's.

The famed fantasy writer reflects on his writing career and living with Alzheimer's, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Sonia Friedman20111009 (BBC7)
20111010 (BBC7)

Producer Sonia Friedman on picking winners, surviving losers and surprise hit shows.

Theatre producer Sonia Friedman on picking winners, surviving losers and surprise hit shows - in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Stephen Schwartz20120311 (BBC7)
20120312 (BBC7)

American composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz reveals the secrets behind writing a hit musical to Kirsty Lang.

American composer Stephen Schwartz reveals the secrets behind writing a hit musical.

Steve Coogan20111218 (BBC7)
20111219 (BBC7)

The actor and comedian reveals the secrets behind Alan Partridge's new writing career.

The actor and comedian reveals the secrets behind Alan Partridge's new writing career, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

Tim Pigott-smith20120115 (BBC7)
20120116 (BBC7)

The actor speaks on finding a way to play one of the great stage roles, King Lear, in conversation with Mark Lawson.

The actor speaks on finding a way to play one of the great stage roles, King Lear.

Wendy Cope20110522 (BBC7)
20110523 (BBC7)
20110525 (BBC7)
20110526 (BBC7)

The poet discusses her career and how she finds inspiration for her new poetry.

The poet in conversation with Mark Lawson, discussing her career and how she finds inspiration for her new poetry.

Wynton Marsalis20111106 (BBC7)
20111107 (BBC7)

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis reveals his musical heroes, and his love of teaching music.

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis reveals his musical heroes, and his love of teaching music - in conversation with Kirsty Lang.