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2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 02 October 2009

Jo Whiley presents a fun and pacy arts show with top guests and fab tunes for a great Friday night in. This week's show features actress Susannah York, comedian Jan Ravens, author Cecelia Ahern and there's live music from Newton Faulkner.

Music Played

10 items
  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith New York

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers The Zephyr Song

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters Wheels

    Greatest Hits, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Into The Groove

    (CD Single), Sire, 8

  • Image for Newton Faulkner

    Newton Faulkner If This Is It

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin' Woman

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • 5 Reasons To Go Out & About

    The British Museum’s latest autumn show Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler explores Aztec civilisation through the divine, military and political role of the last elected ruler, Moctezuma II who reigned from AD 1502–1520. On display are imposing stone sculptures and rare gold and turquoise objects, many of which will be seen for the first time in the UK.

    The Graham Greene Festival celebrates the life and work of the author and playwright whose most famous works included Brighton Rock and Our Man In Havana. To mark Greene’s birthday a range of events are held in his home town of Berkhamsted Hertfordshire including film showings, writing workshops and various guest speakers like former correspondent for the BBC Kate Adie.

    Wimbledon Bookfest encompasses all genres of fiction and non-fiction from political history and poetry to literary novels and books on sport. Visiting authors include Sadie Jones, Penny Vincenzi, Peter Blake and Max Hastings.

    The Mascot Grand National offers a great chance to see mascots from all over the country compete in a highly entertaining 1 furlong dash over hurdles for charity. Held at Huntingdon Racecourse there’s always fierce competition, rivalry and the occasional scandal!

    The Annual Erddig Apple Festival takes place this weekend in the beautiful gardens of Erddig Hall, Wrexham. It celebrates everything to do with the humble apple from apple pie to scrumpy cider.



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    Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

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