Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
Clive talks to the father of modern hairdressing, Vidal Sassoon. His extraordinary life has taken him from an impoverished East End childhood to cutting the hair of everyone who was anyone, launched salons all over the world and became a global brand. Not only is his memoir 'Vidal' out now but 'Vidal Sassoon The Movie' will be released next Spring.
Award-winning soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa tells us about her nationwide search to find the opera star of the future for The Radio 2 Kiri Prize. And she found her! Shuna Scott Sendall, the winner, will perform alongside Dame Kiri when she headlines BBC Proms in The Park in London's Hyde Park on Saturday 11th September in front of an audience of thousands! The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 - with a star studded line-up including Neil Sedaka, Jose Carreras and Brian May.
Entrepreneur and campaigner Lynne Franks has come up with a new idea for Britain's brightest businesswomen -The B.Hive Business Clubs. The flagship club opens in London at the end of the month and will provide a relaxing, feminine environment with all the professional facilites a working woman could need. B.Hives in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester follow in the autumn.
Emma Freud talks to the actress, comedian, writer and star of The Fast Show Arabella Weir. Arabella's latest book 'The Real Me Is Thin' explores her neurotic relationship with food from prolonged abstinence to binge eating and living life under the constant and ruthless reign of the chocolate biscuit.
Music from the whiskey barrelled baritone Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards and from the smoke and honeyed voice of Dawn Kinnard.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.