Front Row - 23/03/2009

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Presented by Mark Lawson. The Damned United is the much-publicised biopic of Brian Clough and his disastrous 44-day tenure at Leeds in 1974, starring Michael Sheen as the beleaguered football manager. In the same week that the film opens, ITV1 broadcasts a new TV documentary, Clough, containing extensive interviews and archive material. Football writer Alyson Rudd compares fact with fiction. As one of the judges for this year's Art Fund Prize for the best museum and gallery in the UK, artist and ceramicist Grayson Perry is recording a diary for Front Row as he visits the longlisted venues around the country. In his first entry, he enjoys 'history you can touch' at the Museum of Reading, goes back to school at the National Trust Museum of Childhood and finds himself in 'pottery heaven' at the Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent. To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Conan Doyle this May, an audio box set of the entire Sherlock Holmes canon has been produced. Actor David Timson, who has created 150 voices for the reading, talks about the challenge of bringing to life such a vast body of work and playing one of our best loved literary creations.