Aug. 16th, 2007

Front Row

Aug. 16th, 2007 11:00 am
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Front Row is a programme I would never normally listen to but it was reviewing festival things so was more relevant that usual. It has a range of guests from all the festivals. The interview with Jamie Bell about Hallam Foe was really interesting, as was the review of a play dealing with a relationship between a teacher and pupil. It was a novel idea because it only shows a weekend of them together and leaves the audience to decide what happened and to make their own moral judgements.
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Bye, Bye Edinburgh was a little bittersweet Jim Sweeney was doing his talking bits around interviews that were going to be edited in later of other peoples memories but this was his memories of his time at the fringe. It was bitter sweet as he explained his MS had progressed to such a stage this would be the last Edinburgh Fringe he would attend. It was great to hear his memories from arriving as a wide eyed 19 year old with a friend playing to a very empty house and the reviews in Scotsman through his growing fame and progressive illness. I was glad we had gone to see Paul Merton's Impro Chum's and he had been performing that night. If I want to see him in the future I will have to go to London. I will be interested to hear the end product that includes interview with Paul Merton and Barry Crier.


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