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Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 January 2011

John Wilson presents.

Trevor Eve plays an international hostage negotiator in a three-part TV thriller. When British businesswoman Naomi Shaffer (Emma Fielding) is kidnapped in South Africa, Dominic King (Trevor Eve) is employed to negotiate her release, but at the handover things go horribly wrong.

Simon le Bon has been the front man for Duran Duran for just over 30 years and with the release of their new album All You Need Is Now, he looks back over the three decades of ups and downs and the heady days of Girls on Film and Rio in the '80s.

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis talks to John Wilson about hosting the new comedy improvisation series, Fast and Loose. In each programme, two teams compete against each other in a succession of games that spoof films, TV shows and music - using sketches or quick-fire questions, visual trickery and even interpretive-dance. Hugh considers improv in general and how his upbringing as the son of a vicar may have helped his performing style.

A new exhibition about the death of analogue technology features images of professional darkrooms taken by the photographer Richard Nicholson. When he shot the images in 2007 there were over 200 darkrooms in the London area alone, by 2010 only eight remained. Photographer Anna Fox, who has seen the exhibition, discusses the lore of the darkroom with John Wilson.

Producer: Philippa Ritchie.

Chapters

4 items
  • Simon Le Bon

    • Simon Le Bon

      John Wilson talks to Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon.

  • Kidnap and Ransom

  • Hugh Dennis

  • Death of the Darkroom

    • Death of the Darkroom

      A review of Death of the Darkroom, which is part of the Analog show at Riflemaker Gallery, Soho.

  • Kidnap and Ransom

    Kidnap and Ransom

    Picture shows: Trevor Eve

    Kidnap and Ransom starts tonight on ITV1 at 9pm.

  • Kidnap and Ransom

    Kidnap and Ransom starts tonight on ITV1 at 9pm.

  • Simon Le Bon

    Main picture shows: Simon Le Bon

    Duran Duran's CD All You Need Is Now is out now.

    Duran Duran
  • Hugh Dennis

    Hugh Dennis

    Picture shows: Hugh Dennis

    Fast and Loose begins on BBC2 on Friday, 14 January, at 10pm.

    Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt's national tour, called They Should Get Out More - continues until 13 March. For full details of dates and venues see below.

    They Should Get Out More
  • Analog

    Analog

    Death of the Darkroom is part of the Analog show at Riflemaker Gallery, Soho until 5 March 2011.

    Analog

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