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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 January 2010

Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive is joined by actors Sir Ian McKellen and Shameless star David Threlfall. Aleks Krotoski celebrates the 20th anniversary of the world wide web.

Jo Bunting asks Katherine Hibbert what happens when you walk away from everything you think you can't live without.

With comedy from the award-winning Richard Herring and music from Fyfe Dangerfield and Marcus Bonfanti.

Music Played

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  • Sir Ian McKellen

    Sir Ian McKellen

    Sir Ian McKellen joins Clive Anderson for this weeks Loose Ends. The star of film (‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Gods and Monsters’, ‘X-Men’), theatre ('Richard III', 'King Lear') reprises his role in 'Waiting for Godot' at The Theatre Royal Haymarket until Friday 2 April.

    Sir Ian McKellen
  • David Threlfall

    David Threlfall

    The Bafta award-wi nning series Shameless returns for it’s seventh series . David Threlfall talks about directing and playing the likable yet drunken, drugtaking, bigamist absentee father, Frank Gallagher . Shameless begins Tuesday 26 January on Channel 4 at 10 pm .

  • Dr Aleks Krotoski

    Dr Aleks Krotoski

    The World Wide Web is twenty years old this year and to celebrate , journalist, academic and presenter Dr Aleks Krotoski fronts a four part series that explores the impact the digital revolution has made on our lives. The Virtual Revolution starts on Saturday 30 January at 20.30pm on BBC Two.

    The Virtual Revolution
  • Jo Bunting talks to Katharine Hibbert

    ‘Imagine no possessions. It’s easy if you try’. Jo Bunting has no trouble heeding the words of John Lennon when she talks to Katharine Hibbert about her latest book 'Free - Adventures on the margins of a wasteful society ' . What happens when you walk away from everything you think you can't live without? ‘ published by Ebury.

    Free - Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society - Facebook
  • Richard Herring

    Richard Herring

    Comedy from Richard Herring, who in his latest show tries to reclaim the toothbrush moustache from Hitler back to comedy (after all Charlie Chaplin had it first!). His show, exploring the thorny issues of racism, political apathy, comedy ethics and styled facial hair tours the country from Friday 29 January.

    Richard Herring
  • Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield

    Music from Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield performing his single ‘She Needs Me‘ f r om his debut solo album ‘Fly Yellow Moon’.

    Fyfe Dangerfield
  • Marcus Bonfanti

    Marcus Bonfanti

    And from British bluesman Marcus Bonfanti who performs ‘Give Me your Cash’ from his album ’What Good Am I To You?’. He plays various dates throughout the UK.

    Marcus Bonfanti


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