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22/09/2010

Garry Bushell is arguably Britain's best known TV critic of recent decades - controversial and outspoken, he's recently turned his attentions to promoting English nationalism. He looks back at his time working on newspapers, gives Richard his views on modern television and chats about his autobiography, Bushell on the Rampage.

In Irritations with David Quantick, listeners share their experiences of household cleaning products, from strong-weave kitchen wipes to bathroom mousse and no touch handwash soap dispensers.

And in the final half hour, Dame Edna Everage, who has enjoyed global success in a glittering showbiz career spanning the decades. She tells Richard about meeting Frank Sinatra, growing up in her home suburb of Moonee Ponds, and her long-term business partnership with her manager Barry Humphries, as described in the biography Handling Edna.

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Wed 22 Sep 2010 14:00