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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 September 2010

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

Clive is joined by one of Britain's favourite satirists, the author, columnist, one time Grumpy Old Man and Shooting Star Will Self. Will pushes memoir to the limits of invention with his latest novel, Walking to Hollywood.

Peter Hain is not only the current MP for Neith, and held many prominent positions for the last Labour government, but is well known as an anti-apartheid campaigner. He adds to a string of books on the apartheid era and Africa with his latest, a biography of the great leader Nelson Mandela.

From Alan Bennett's The History Boys to the highly praised Being Human Russell Tovey has become a popular face on screen. He returns in the new BBC Three series Him and Her to play Steve, a man with simple pleasures in life and even fewer goals.

What possesses a right-minded comedian to quit the day job, set the alarm clock for 4.30am and become a Breakfast DJ? Phill Jupitus did just this when he took the helm of the 6music breakfast show for the fledgling years of the digital station. He talks to Gideon Coe about his love for radio, what makes the nation tick in the morning and his radio DJ years.

There's music from the Dublin born rockabilly songstress Imelda May, whose flawless performances, fifties style and blues and rock 'n' roll have won plaudits across the board.

Plus a welcome return to Loose Ends top Jazz vocalist Ola Onabule showcases a track from his seventh studio album, 'Seven Shades Darker'.

And fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, there's stand up comedy from Josh Widdicombe, who after only two years on the circuit was crowned the Leicester Comedy festivals comedian of the year 2010.

Producer: Jane Thurlow.

Music Played

2 items
  • Will Self

    Will Self

    Walking to Hollywood is published by Blloomsbury on Monday 13 September.

    Will Self
  • Peter Hain

    Peter Hain

    ‘Mandela –The Story of a Universal Hero’ is published by Octopus on Monday 13 September.

    Peter Hain – MP
  • Russell Tovey

    Russell Tovey

    ‘Him & Her’ is on BBC Three on Mondays at 22.30pm on BBC Three.

    Him & Her
  • Phill Jupitus

    Phill Jupitus

    ‘Good Morning Nantwitch - Adventures in Breakfast Radio’ is published by Harper Collins.

    Phill also has a downloadable podcast with former Breakfast show co-presenter Phil Wilding ‘The Perfect Ten with Phill Jupitus & Phil Wilding’, which can be subscribed to via his website.

    Phill and Phil's The Perfect Ten
  • Josh Widdicombe

    Josh Widdicombe

    Josh Widdicombe’s forthcoming dates are listed on his website, including dates in Bristol on Saturday 11th, London on Syunday 12, Monday 13 and Wednesday 15, Folkstone on Thursday 16, Reading on Friday 17 and Market Harborough on Saturday 18 September

    Josh Widdicombe
  • Imelda May

    Imelda May

    Imelda May performs ‘Mayhem’ from her album of the same name, released on Monday 4 October.

    She starts a full UK tour beginning in Bristol on Wednesday 22, Leeds on Saturday 25 and Glasgow on Sunday 26, finishing in Wolverhapmpton later in October.

    Imelda May
  • Ola Onabule

    Ola Onabule

    Ola Onabule performs ‘What’s in a Name’ from his album ‘Seven Shades Darker’, due for release in 2011 . He performs at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on Sunday 26 September.

    Ola Onabule


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