BBC Radio 4 Front Row



The English, Living & The Rape of Lucretia


Joan Bakewell and Hanna Flint give their verdicts on Hugo Blick’s new TV Western on BBC2 starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, ‘The English’. They’ve also watched new film ‘Living’ starring Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood with a screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, based on an Akira Kurosawa film, ‘Ikiru’, about a man at the end of his life.

Royal Opera House Opera Director Oliver Mears discusses his new production of Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ and the challenges he’s faced staging a work that deals with sexual violence.

Image: 2022 The English (c) Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios Photographer: Diego Lopez Calvin

Presenter: Shahidha Bari
Producer: Sarah Johnson