The Chair reviewed, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Timespan shortlisted for Museum of the Year, Punchdrunk

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The recent Netflix comedy drama, The Chair, centres on an English professor, played by Sandra Oh who has just been appointed the first female chair of the department and has big dreams about modernising it. Hanna Flint joins us to review We hear live from the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021, announced this evening: Susanna Clarke for her novel Piranesi. This year’s chair of judges is Bernardine Evaristo Immersive theatre group Punchdrunk are well known for their imaginative use of unusual locations. They have just announced that they will be establishing a permanent location for future productions – could this mean they’re going mainstream and spell the end of their unorthodox experimentation? We speak with Felix Barratt, Artistic Director and Maxine Doyle, choreographer It’s time for Front Row’s fifth and final preview of the Art Fund Museum Of The Year nominees. The winner will receive £100,000 and the museums have been spread around the UK. Today’s venue is Timespan in the north eastern Scottish Highlands in Helmsdale, a village of just 800 people. We talk to Sadie Young, the only fulltime member of staff. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Sarah Johnson Main image above: Sandra Oh in Netflix's The Chair series Image credit: Eliza Morse/Netflix 2021

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