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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 14 May 2011

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

Clive is joined by two of our most famous, female former soap stars. Sarah Lancashire once played Raquel in Coronation Street and is now one of the most successful British actresses on stage and screen. She's currently starring in the new musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes, based on Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray's film A Private Function.

Anita Dobson has long since moved from her role as Angie Watts in EastEnders and can now be seen playing Joan Crawford in Bette & Joan, opposite Greta Scacchi.

BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson talks about his documentary for BBC One, The Street That Cut Everything. The programme follows the residents of a single street in Preston when council services are withdrawn for an experimental six week. They must decide how to run their own community and all does not run smoothly....

Following on from her exposes of the hotel, air and fashion industries, Imogen Edward-Jones talks to Allegra McEvedy about her latest book, Hospital Babylon. An in-depth, amusing and shocking peek into the world of modern medicine based on the anonymous confessions from some of the country's top medical practitioners. From bribes, sex, and drug addictions to blood, guts and plastic surgery.

There's music from Alabama's acclaimed country-music duo taking bluegrass back to its roots, The Secret Sisters.

And London six-piece Goldheart Assembly make it to the Loose Ends studio with their Beatle-esque close knit harmonies.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

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  • Anita Dobson

    Anita Dobson

    Bette & Joan is at the Arts Theatre, London until Saturday 25 June.

  • Sarah Lancashire

    Sarah Lancashire

    Betty Blue Eyes is at the Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London booking until January 2012.

    Betty Blue Eyes
  • Nick Robinson

    Nick Robinson

    The Street That Cut Everything is on BBC One on Monday 16 May at 21.00 and concludes the same night at 22.35.

    His second series of 'The Prime Ministers' can be heard on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesdays at 09.30. Both series 1 and the previous episodes of series 2 are available to listen to via the Radio 4 website.

    The Street that Cut Everything
  • Imogen Edwards-Jones

    Imogen Edwards-Jones

    Hospital Babylon is published by Bantam press.

    Imogen Edwards-Jones
  • The Secret Sisters

    The Secret Sisters

    The Secret Sisters perform 'Tennessee Me’ from their self titled debut album.

    They perform in Brighton on Saturday 14 May, Bristol on Sunday 15, Birmingham Monday 16 and Belfast Tuesday 17. They are also performing at numerous festivals in the summer.

    The Secret Sisters
  • Goldheart Assembly

    Goldheart Assembly

    Goldheart Assembly play their new single ‘Harvest in the Snow’, available as a free download from their website.

    Their current album ‘Wolves and Theives’ is out now. They are performing at Meadowlands Festival, Lewes on Sunday 29 May and at various festivals throughout June and July.

    Goldheart Assembly


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