Front Row comes to BBC Two
With its existing presence on Radio 4 and plans for an enhanced digital offer, Front Row will now bring audiences high quality arts and culture content across TV, radio and online.
Building on BBC Two’s commitment to showcasing the best of arts and culture on Saturday nights, the Front Row television series will broadcast on early Saturday evenings this September. As with Radio 4’s flagship arts and culture programme, it will chart the changing landscape of the arts, bringing viewers a rich mix of interviews, news, features and performances, as well as arts and culture reviews.
The topical weekly discussion show will air for seven weeks and confirmed presenters include television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi, British columnist and broadcaster Giles Coren and the BBC’s Media Editor Amol Rajan. The BBC Two Front Row production team will work in synergy with the BBC Radio 4 programme team, with some shared interviews conducted by the BBC Radio 4 Front Row presenters also appearing on the television programme.
Front Row is on Radio 4 on weeknights at 7.15pm with a weekly audience of 2.1 million and will mark its 20th anniversary on air next year. This autumn, Front Row’s digital offer will also be enhanced, bringing audiences closer to the artists and performances featured across both the radio and TV editions. Digitally, Front Row will offer additional content, including videos, revealing more about what happens in the studio and behind the scenes to current and new audiences across platforms.