Fri, 11 Apr 14
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This week Norwegian author Jo Nesbo entered the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about his novel “The Son”. We met 94 year old former fighter pilot Eric Carter, sole survivor of 81 Squadron, who in 1941 was despatched on a top secret mission code named Force Benedict. His story is now the basis of a book which came about after a chance meeting with our very own Dermot O’Leary and Nigel Barden cooked up a delicious Indian Pot Roast Chicken.
Fri, 4 Apr 14
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Writer, comedian and TV Presenter Frank Skinner talked about his current tour “Man in a Suit” as well as his decision to ditch denim. Top journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark discussed her debut novel “The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle”, Resident Chef Nigel Barden came in a day early to dish up some Hay Roasted Pink Veal and Michael Palin thrilled us all with a very special Monty Python announcement!
Thu, 27 Mar 14
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Playwright, novelist and literary historian Emma Donoghue discusses her latest book Frog Music. Set in San Francisco during 1876, it’s based on a real-life unsolved murder case. Kiwi comedian, actor and musician Jemaine Clement reveals more about his latest role as Nigel the nasty Cockatoo in the animated adventure Rio 2. And legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson of rock pioneers Dr Feelgood talks about his career and latest album Going Back Home which he recorded with Roger Daltrey of The Who.
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