Scottish artist Katie Paterson, Ted Hughes Award winner, Casting factual TV

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Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate, explores our relationship with the vastness and mysteries of the universe, as she works with scientists who have pioneered research on the cosmic spectrum. The artist discusses her fascination with the physical world. So many successful TV shows have non-celebrities at their heart, from documentaries to reality programmes like Made in Chelsea and Great British Bake Off. But how do programme-makers find the contributors who will make interesting viewing? Co-director of production company Drummer TV Rachel Drummer Hay and TV critic Emma Bullimore give their perspective on what makes a good cast. The 2018 Ted Hughes Award highlights outstanding contributions made by poets to our cultural life. Front Row talks to the winner of the £5000 prize, live from the award ceremony, minutes after the announcement is made this evening. As a member of The Beat, Ranking Roger was one of the stars of British Ska, bringing his “toasting” skills to many of the band’s big hits. To mark his death, music critic and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre pays tribute. Presenter: Janina Ramirez Producer: Kate Bullivant

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