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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 July 2009

Clive Anderson is joined by actress June Brown, television producer Paul Jackson and music journalist Paul Morley. Having recently commited his own memoirs to print, Arthur Smith talks to fellow autobiographer Byron Rogers. Plus, comedy from Jamie Kilstein and music from Dub Collossus and Peggy Sue.

  • June Brown

    June Brown

    Clive Anderson is joined by actress June Brown, best known for her BAFTA nominated role as the good hearted, god-fearing, chain-smoking busy body Dot Cotton in 'Eastender’s'. She plays Miss January in the new cast of 'Calendar Girls', at the Noel Coward Theatre from Tuesday 28 July.

    Calendar Girls
  • Paul Morley

    Paul Morley

    Music critic and journalist Paul Morley becomes an undergraduate of the Royal Academy of Music to better understand his love and obsession with music. He talks to Clive about lessons in rhythm and notation and his return to formal education after leaving school at sixteen.
    'How to Be a Composer' is broadcast in two parts on Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July at 21.00pm on BBC Four.

    BBC Four
  • Paul Jackson

    Television Executive and programme maker Paul Jackson sketches out the history of Independent Television production, which moved from the centralised production of the BBC and ITV regional centres in the early eighties to the dominance of the global giants behind such hits as 'The Apprentice' and 'X-Factor'. The three part series ‘Soho Stories’ is broadcast on Saturdays from Saturday 25 July at 10.30 am on BBC Radio 4.

    BBC Radio 4 - Documentaries
  • Byron Rogers talks to Arthur Smith

    From one autobiographer to another, Arthur Smith, fresh from his Balham Bash, talks to journalist and author Byron Rogers. Having penned two successful and idiosyncratic biographies in the past, 'The Man Who Went West' and 'The Last Englishman', he points his pen on himself. 'Me - The Authorised Biography' is published by Aurum.

    Arthur Smith's Balham Bash
  • Jamie Kilstein

    Comedy from New York’s linguistically dextrous political stand up Jamie Kilstein. Performing for the first time in London, he is at the Soho Theatre from Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 July. His Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Revenge of the Serfs’, is at Assembly Rooms from Thursday 6th to Monday 31st August.

    Jamie Kilstein – Myspace
  • Dub Colossus

    Dub Colossus

    Music from Dub Colossus, Ethiopian musicians from Addis Ababa blend sixties Ethiopian pop, Ethiojazz, Azmari and Dub Reggae. They perform an exclusive track ‘Tidar’ live in the studio and their EP ‘Return to Addis’ is out now. Dub Colossus play Womad and Solfest festivals over the summer.

    Dub Colossus – Myspace
  • Peggy Sue

    Peggy Sue

    And Brighton’s modern folk vagabonds Peggy Sue perform a new track for Loose Ends, ‘Yo Mama’. They are playing various festival dates throughout the summer.

    Peggy Sue – Myspace


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