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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 November 2010

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

Clive is joined by Simon Le Bon, lead singer of 80's New Wave pop sensation Duran Duran with hits like Rio and Girls on Film. Mark Ronson has produced their thirteenth studio album All You Need I Now which is out next year and the single of the same name will be released in December. They begin a world tour in the New Year.

The EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer Howard Goodall has written the music for the new West End musical adaption of the romantic hit film of the seventies, Love Story.

Columnist, political commentator and sports fanatic Matthew Norman talks about his new book counting down the 101 greatest torments in sport...

And Arthur Smith talks to the woman who managed Spike Milligan for over 35 years, Norma Farnes. Her book 'Memories of Milligan' is a collection of interviews from those who knew him best including Barry Humphries, Eric Sykes and George Martin.

With music from Indie singer-songwriter Joan As Police Woman and atmospheric Newcastle 5-piece Let's Buy Happiness.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

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    We are recording a Loose Ends special on Monday 20 December 2010 in the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London which will be broadcast on New Year's Night. If you’d like to be part of the audience please apply via the link below…

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  • Simon Le Bon

    Simon Le Bon

    Duran Duran’s latest single ‘All You Need Is Now’ is out on Tuesday 14 December with a 9 track digital EP on Tuesday 21 December, both exclusively via The iTunes Store.

    Their new album ‘All You Need is Now’ is released on CD and Vinyl in February 2011.

    Duran Duran are on a world wide tour in spring 2011.

    Duran Duran
  • Howard Goodall

    Howard Goodall

    Love Story opens at the Duchess Theatre, London on Saturday 27 November and is booking until 26 February 2011.

    Love Story
  • Matthew Norman

    ‘You Cannot Be Serious - The 101 Most Infuriating Things About Sport’ is published by Fourth Estate.

  • Norma Farnes

    Norma Farnes

    ‘Memories of Milligan’ is published by Fourth Estate.

  • Joan As Police Woman

    Joan As Police Woman

    Joan as Policewoman performs ‘The Magic’ from her album ‘The Deep Field’, released on Monday 24 January 2011. She begins a UK tour in February.

    Joan As Police Woman
  • Let’s Buy Happiness

    Let’s Buy Happiness

    Let’s Buy Happiness play their new single ‘Six Wolves’.

    They perform at The Victory, Sunderland on Thursday 2 December, The Luminaire, London on Thursday 9 and Cluny 2, Newcastle on Wednesday 15 December.

    Let’s Buy Happiness


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