Fri, 25 Jul 14
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This week we welcomed legendary guitarist Richard Thompson into the studio to hear about his new album of acoustic classics, the lovely Midge Ure popped in to talk about his latest album, and Nigey made us Sweet Soy Braised Beef Cheeks with Mango Salad. Can’t complain really!
Fri, 18 Jul 14
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This week new author Laura McBride joined us down the line from Las Vegas, top actor Nathaniel Parker popped by to talk about playing Henry the Eighth in the stage play of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall, and comedian and writer Mark Watson joined us to talk about his new novel – Hotel Alpha – set in a hotel, would you believe.
Fri, 11 Jul 14
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This week former Director General of MI5, STELLA RIMINGTON, talked about her new spy novel Close Call. The two Johns of Bellowhead – SPIERS and BODEN – discussed squeeze boxes and plans for the band’s spring tour whilst NIGEL BARDEN dished up some Courgette and Feta Fritters with a huge dollop of yoghurt.
Fri, 4 Jul 14
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We successfully inducted FREDRIK BACKMAN into the Radio 2 Book Club along with his book A Man Called Ove. Don't miss his tip for writing a bestseller in Sweden. MICHAEL MORPURGO came to talk to us about an anthology he has edited about the First World War. Plus backstage highlights with MONTY PYTHON live from the O2 for the opening night of their reunion tour. As well as Cleese, Idle, Jones, Gilliam and Palin, we hear from super fans Eddie Izzard, Arlene Phillips and Professor Brian Cox.
Fri, 27 Jun 14
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JASON DONOVAN drops by to talk to us about starring in Annie Get Your Gun and just about almost every show touring the UK right now; the hardest working man in musicals… Alex Cross creator JAMES PATTERSON gives us a call from his Florida pad – he’s backing a new initiative to help independent bookshops in between penning massive hit block-buster novels… and NIGEL BARDEN makes us a Curly Whirly Cake – as seen on Eurovision!
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