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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 October 2010

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

Clive is joined by the Man Booker Winner Howard Jacobson, who fresh from winning the prize with his novel The Finkler Question, delves into our own prudery in art for Channel 4's Genius of Art series on Sunday night.

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast and One Show host Chris Evans talks about being a 'Fruitcake' in the second part of his memoirs.

The man who has been described as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Simon Russell Beale, talks to Clive about the death trap he's in at the moment.

Tim Willis gossips to Jo Bunting about Fleet Street's legendary diarist, Nigel Dempster and the comedian Adam Hills Messes Around in the studio.

Amit Chaudhuri is another award winning novelist but has a parallel career as a classical singer of traditional Hindustani music blending raga, jazz, rock and blues. He performs with his band from his new album.

And New Yorker's The Duke & The King bring some rock, folk and vintage soul to the Loose Ends studio.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

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  • Howard Jacobson

    Howard Jacobson

    The Genius of British Art is on Sundays at 7.00pm on Channel 4.

    The Finkler Question is out now, published by Bloomsbury.

  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    ‘Memoirs of a Fruitcake’ is published by Harper Collins.

    Chris Evans – Radio 2
  • Simon Russell Beale

    Simon Russell Beale

    Deathtrap is at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End.

  • Tim Willis

    Tim Willis

    ‘Nigel Dempster And the Death of Discretion’ is published by Short Books.

  • Adam Hills

    Adam Hills

    Adam Hills Mess Around is at the Soho Theatre, London on Saturday 16 October and Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 October.

    Adam Hills
  • Amit Chaudhuri

    Amit Chaudhuri

    Amit Chaudhuri performs ‘Rain’ from his album ‘Found Music’ released on Monday 18 October. He performs at London's Rich Mix as part of the South Asian Literature Festival on Saturday 16 October.

    Amit Chaudhuri
  • The Duke & The King

    The Duke & The King

    The Duke & The King perform ‘No Easy Way Out’ from their album ‘Long Live The Duke & The King’. They touring the UK and Ireland starting in Cambridge Haymakers on Sunday 17 October finishing at the Manchester Deaf Institute on Sunday 31 October.

    The Duke & The King


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