BBC Radio 4 Front Row with Mark Lawson featuring artist Yinka Shonibare. First broadcast on Friday 01 March 2013:
As the first major UK show dedicated to the work of Yinka Shonibare opens at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the artist discusses the importance of humour in art, the impact of the success of his Trafalgar Square fourth plinth artwork, Nelson’s Ship In A Bottle, and his love of opera.
Haydn Gwynne, Nathaniel Parker and Paul Ritter reflect on the experience of playing Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Brown and John Major respectively in Peter Morgan’s new play The Audience. Helen Mirren returns to the role of Queen Elizabeth II as the play imagines the meetings between the monarch and the prime ministers who have served during her reign.
The British Board of Film Classification has today launched a survey asking people about their choice of viewing, their attitudes to topics such as strong language, and their views about current film certificates. So how will the BBFC use this information? BBFC Assistant Director David Austin talks about how their guidelines relate to public opinion.