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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 August 2010

Peter Curran and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Peter is joined by the author, illustrator and journalist Wendy Holden. Her latest novel, Gallery Girl, draws on her love of art and has all the raunch and sparkle of her previous novels. all nine of which were Top 10 sellers!

Coast's resident osteoarchaeologist Dr Alice Roberts is the presenter of choice for any BBC television programme featuring the three A's - anthropology, archaeology or anatomy. She talks about her latest series for BBC Two, Digging for Britain, finding the treasures that lie beneath suburban sprawls, roads and shopping malls.

Jah Wobble (aka John Wardle) followed quite an idiosyncratic career trajectory in the music industry, from John Lydon's bassist for Public Image Limited to tube driver to dub producer extraordinaire. The man behind such genre bending classics as Chinese and Japanese dub releases a new album 'Welcome to My World' next month and his autobiography 'Memoirs of a Geezer' is out now.

Not content with having just the one legendary musician and cockney geezer on the programme, Jo Bunting grabs another for a chin wag. Chas Hodges talks Chas 'n Dave, Rock 'n' Roll... and Allotments!

Live music comes from singer songwriter Andreya Triana. Already making waves for her non-conformist vocal style, she performs the title track from her soul, funk and jazz infused debut album 'Lost Where I Belong'.

And with Mormon roots and 178 cousins to boot, Utah's bluegrass-country beatnik Emit Bloch performs 'Dorothy' from 'The Dorothy EP' - dedicated to his grandma Dorothy.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

2 items
  • Wendy Holden

    Wendy Holden

    Gallery Girl is published on Thursday 19 August by Headline.

    Wendy Holden
  • Dr Alice Roberts

    Dr Alice Roberts

    Digging for Britain starts on Thursday 19 August at 21.00pm on BBC Two.

    Alice is also the chief contributor to a huge new Dorling Kindersley book, ‘The Complete Human Body – The Definite Guide’ is published on Thursday 23 September.

    Digging for Britain
  • Jah Wobble

    Jah Wobble

    Memoirs of a Geezer is out now, published by Profile books. Welcome to my World is released on Monday 20 September on 30 Hertz records.

    30 Hertz Records
  • Chas Hodges

    Chas Hodges

    ‘Chas and His Rock ‘N’ Roll Allotment’ is published by Apex.

    Chas & His Band are on their Rock ‘N’ Roll Rabbit tour, starting in Gorleston on Saturday 14 August and tours around the South-East of England until Saturday 27 November.

    The Chas and Dave forthcoming musical ‘Stop Dreamin’ begins in October and there is a Chas and Dave Reunion tour in 2011.

    Chas and Dave
  • Andreya Triana

    Andreya Triana

    Andreya Triana performs the title track from her debut album ‘Lost Where I Belong’ released on Thursday 23 August.

    Andreya Triana
  • Emit Bloch

    Emit Bloch

    Emit Bloch performs ‘Dorothy’ from ‘The Dorothy EP’ out on Monday 16 August.

    Emit Bloch – MySpace
  • Pants by Zeb Spaw

    Pants by Zeb Spaw

    Wendy Holden and Peter Curran stand beside the latest work of contemporary artist Zeb Spaw as exhibited in the Loose Ends Studio.


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