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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 July 2010

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

Clive is joined by one of the most successful female artists of the sixties, pop icon Sandie Shaw. She'll be reclaiming songs sung by men that should've been sung by women. She's joined by special guests Sophie Ellis Bextor and Mica Paris and they're just one of the performances at the brand new festival celebrating British music, art and style, Vintage at Goodwood.

The playwright, composer, musician and lyricist and man behind Blood Brothers talks about having his own season at Londons Trafalgar Studios. Meera Syal, Tim Piggot Smith and Laura Dos Santos will soon be treading the boards in Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. His musical version of Our Day Out starts up in Liverpool in August.

Domestic historian Ruth Goodman goes from Victorian Farms to Victorian Pharmacy on BBC Two. The series explains how high street healthcare emerged from the concocted recipes of apothecaries, herbalists and un-regulated quacks.

Critically acclaimed for his characters on Down the Line and Bellamys People, Felix Dexter gets his Multiple Personalities in Order for his Edinburgh Festival run. Arthur Smith talks to the man behind Early D, The Lion of Harlesden, Aubrey Dubuisson and Julius Olufemwe, Hotel Management student and lover of all things English.

There's music from two of the most talked about artists on the British music scene. Crouch End's indie four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club have gone acoustic for their latest album, Flaws.

And one of this years biggest success stories and the soul influenced sound of the summer, Plan B performs a stripped down version of Prayin' from his No 1 album The Defamation of Strickland Banks.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

2 items
  • Willy Russell

    Willy Russell

    The Willy Russell Season, comprising of 'Shirley Valentine' and 'Educating Rita', is at London’s Trafalgar Studios opens on Monday 26 July and runs until Saturday 30 2010.

    ‘Our Day Out The Musical’ is at the Royal Court in Liverpool for a run between August 27 to October 9 2010.

    Willy Russell
  • Sandie Shaw

    Sandie Shaw

    Vintage Festival is on the 13, 14 and 15 of August at the Goodwood Estate, Sussex.

    Vintage Festival
  • Ruth Goodman

    Ruth Goodman

    Victorian Pharmacy is on BBC Two on Thursdays at 21.00pm. An accompanying book to the series is out now published by Pavillion.

    Victorian Pharmacy
  • Felix Dexter

    Felix Dexter

    Multiple Personalities in Order is at the Pleasance Courtyard – Above as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from Saturday 7 to Saturday 30 August.

    Felix Dexter
  • Plan B

    Plan B

    Plan B performs ‘Prayin’ from his album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’. His October UK tour is mainly sold out but he has announced dates for March 2011.

    He'll also part of the iTunes Festival on Monday 26 July and plays The Pub Landlord's Southbank Jukebox on Tuesday 27 July.

    Plan B
  • Bombay Bicycle Club

    Bombay Bicycle Club

    Bombay Bicycle Club perform their new single ‘Ivy & Gold’ from their latest album ‘Flaws’.

    They're in Gateshead on Monday 19 July, Norwich on Tuesday 20 July, Brighton on Wednesday 21 July and London’s Union Chapel on Thursday 22 July.

    Bombay Bicycle Club


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