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22/08/2010

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 August 2010

Founder of the Eden Project Tim Smit waxes lyrical with Jarvis about creativity and vanity - and the dangers of artists isolating themselves through arrogance.

Tim's own success in the music business in the early 80's went to his head. After writing and producing 'Midnight Blue', an album that sold 7.5 million copies worldwide, the madness descended, and his cocky belief in his own greatness saw him lose all the money in one year.

Tim explains to Jarvis how this epic failure led to the start of The Eden Project.

Plus Jarvis apologises for pushing monitors off the stage last time he did a gig at Tim's place in Cornwall.

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