Front Row goes to TV

BBC Radio 4’s arts programme Front Row is going to television with a regular weekly slot.

For an initial seven week series presenters Giles Coren, Nikki Bedi and the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan will present the programme early on Saturday evenings starting next month.

The radio version, at 7.15 every weekday, will continue and next year celebrates 20 years on air. With the change welcome an enhanced digital presence for Front Row.

Jonty Claypole the BBC director of arts, said: “Radio 4’s Front Row is an outstanding programme. It is able to reflect the latest developments in UK culture as it happens – and isn’t afraid to set the agenda too, bringing us into contact with some of the greatest artists and practitioners each weekday.  By expanding its footprint with BBC Two and enhancing its digital presence, we will connect an even wider audience with the very best arts and culture right across the country.”


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