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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 October 2010

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

Clive Anderson is joined by father and son actors Timothy and Samuel West, who perform together as father and clones in the play A Number at The Menier Chocolate Factory.

Private Eye writer and satirist Craig Brown talks about his new book, The Lost Diaries, spoof entries from from Harold Pinter, Barack Obama and Germaine Greer, to Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Clarkson and Sarah Ferguson.

One half of the Marks and Gran comedy partnership that created Birds of a Feather, Shine on Harvey Moon, The New Statesman and Goodnight Sweetheart, Maurice Gran talks about their latest show for stage, Von Ribbentrop's Watch.

6Music's Gideon Coe talks to the comedian and Grumpy Old Woman Jenny Eclair as she embarks on a mission to cheer up Britain, both with her new book and her Old Dog, New Tricks tour of the UK.

Stand out stand-up comedy from Andi Osho who explores her culture clash - living in London's East End with Nigerian roots - in her show Afroblighty.

There's live music from Irish folk songstress Heidi Talbot who performs from her hotly anticipated new album The Last Star.

And from Los Angeles - The Airborne Toxic Event - return to Loose Ends as their concert film All I Ever Wanted premieres at the Raindance Film Festival in London.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

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  • Timothy & Samual West

    Timothy & Samual West

    ‘A Number’ is at The Menier Chocolate Factory, London from Monday 4 October to Friday 05 November.

  • Craig Brown

    Craig Brown

    ‘The Lost Diaries’ are published on Monday 4 October by Fourth Estate. ‘Craig Brown’s Lost Diaries’ can be heard on at 11.30am on BBC Radio 4 beginning Monday 4 October.

    Craig Brown’s Lost Diaries
  • Maurice Gran

    Maurice Gran

    ‘Von Ribbentrop’s Watch’ is at the Richmond Theatre from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 October and the Salisbury Playhouse from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 October

  • Jenny Éclair

    Jenny Éclair

    ‘Chin Up Britain: Restoring Common Sense to the Nation’ is published by Headline on Monday 4 October.

    Jenny’s UK tour ‘Old Dog, New Tricks’ continues until the end of November, including dates in Wellingborough on Sunday 3, Basingstoke on Tuesday 5, Wimbourne on Wednesday 6 and Bradford on Friday 8 October.

    Jenny Éclair
  • Andi Osho

    Andi Osho

    Andi Osho's show Afroblighty is at London’s Soho Theatre on Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 October.

    She has a full national tour from February 2011.

    Andi Osho
  • The Airborne Toxic Event

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    The Airborne Toxic Event perform ‘All I Ever Wanted’, as featured in their concert DVD ‘All I Ever Wanted – The Airborne Toxic Event: Live from Walt Disney Concert Hall', released on Monday 4 October.

    They are on a short UK tour taking in Manchester’s Deaf Institute on Saturday 2, London’s Union Chapel on Sunday 3 and Cardiff’s Millenium Music Hall on Monday 4 October.

    The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Heidi Talbot

    Heidi Talbot

    Heidi Talbot plays 'Start It All Over Again' from her album ‘The Last Star’, out on Monday 4 October.

    She performs at Winchester’s Discovery Centre on Sunday 3, Warrington’s Pyramid and Parr Hall on Thursday 14 and Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre on Friday 15 October

    Heidi Talbot – MySpace


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