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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 June 2011

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

Clive talks to singer-songwriter k.d. lang. Her ground breaking twenty five year career has see her collect four GRAMMY Awards, a Brit, a VMA and Canada's highest civilian honour, The Order of Canada. With the release of her album Sing It Loud, she joins us on the tail end of her UK tour with her band the Siss Boom Bang.

Although Anthony Horowitz's phenomenally successful Alex Ryder books have come to an end (which persuaded the notoriously difficult market of teenage boys to read), Anthony is no less busy. 81 years after the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anthony has written a new Sherlock Holmes book and has penned a new series for ITV1 - 'Injustice' a psychological thriller set in the British legal system.

The explorer Ed Stafford Walked the Amazon, from source to sea, 4000 miles in total and it took him 853 days. So it was a stroll in the park to get himself to the Loose Ends studio and tell us about his adventures.

Rachael Stirling talks to the Fairy Jobmother Hayley Taylor who has her work cut out trying to help the unemployed and seemingly unemployable back to work for her second series on Channel 4.

There's music from the effortlessly inventive, Brit award winning four piece Guillemots, performing their new single 'I Must Be A Lover' from their album Walk the River.

And American bluesman Seasick Steve performs on a variety of customised guitars for his latest album 'You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks'. It could be a 3 String Trace Wonder, a Cigar Box guitar or even one made from a Morris Minor hubcap - which one will it be when he plays 'It's A Long, Long Way' for us in the Loose Ends studio?

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

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  • K.d. lang

    K.d. lang

    K.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang’s album ‘Sing It Loud’ is out now.

    Their final two performances are at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 4 June and Monday 6 June at the Glasgow Clyde Auditiorium.

    K.d. lang
  • Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony Horowitz

    Injustice is broadcast at 21.00 on ITV1, starting on Monday 6 June and runs throughout the week at the same time.

    Anthony’s new Sherlock Holmes book is published in the Autumn.

  • Ed Stafford

    Ed Stafford

    ‘Walking The Amazon’ is published by Virgin books on Thursday 9 June.

    Ed’s theatre show 'Walking The Amazon with Ed Stafford' begins on Thursday 9 June in Loughborough and finishes in Inverness on Monday 27 June.

    Ed Stafford
  • Hayley Taylor

    Hayley Taylor

    The Fairy Jobmother is on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 21.00pm.

    The Fairy Jobmother
  • Guillemots


    Guillemots perform their new single ‘I Must Be A Lover' from their album ‘Walk the River’.

    You can see them live at London’s Bushstock Festival on Saturday 4 June, Glastonbury on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 and Hop Farm Festival on Saturday 2 July.

  • Seasick Steve

    Seasick Steve

    Seasick Steve plays ‘It’s A Long, Long Way’ from his new album ‘You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks’.

    He's on the road taking in various festivals - Isle of White, Larmer Tree, Grassroots, Stockton Riverside and Reading and Leeds.

    Seasick Steve


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