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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 July 2011

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

Rita Rudner joins Clive as she returns to the London stage for the first time in fifteen years with her one-woman show 'Rita Rudner Live in London. Rita is Las Vegas's most successful female comedian, with the longest running solo show in history with over one million tickets sold.

Designer and co-founder of the Red or Dead fashion label Wayne Hemingway talks about his Vintage Festival, celebrating seven decades of British cool with live music from Sandie Shaw, Percy Sledge and Robin Gibb. With DJ sets from Norman Jay and Craig Charles. And it's all indoors with proper toilets!

Michelle Ryan is best known for playing Zoe Slater in Eastenders but she has also appeared in Dr Who, Merlin and was The Bionic Woman. She stars in Ben Miller's directorial debut feature film Huge with Noel Clarke and Johnny Harris as a double act trying to make it big in the comedy world.

Listen Against and The Now Show's Jon Holmes talks to the comedian Dave Gorman. His past projects have involved a worldwide search to find other Dave Gorman, an obsession with Googlewhacks and a road trip to find non-corporate America. His latest book 'Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World, sees him challenge people all over the UK to a variety of games of their choice, from cards, darts, scrabble and Monopoly to Khet, Kubb, Tikal and Smite. And in August he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in eight years with his new show, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation.

Born on a hippie commune in Ontario then raised in another in Virginia, USA, singer-songwriter Devon Sproule returns to the Loose Ends studio. With a full band behind her, she performs the title track from her latest album 'I Love You, Go Easy'.

And the soundtrack of summer comes folky Vetiver from San Francisco. They play 'Wonder Why' from their album The Errant Charm.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

2 items
  • Rita Rudner

    Rita Rudner

    Rita Rudner: Live in London is at the Leicester Square Theatre, London on Saturday 2, Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, and Friday 8 July.

    Rita Rudner
  • Wayne Hemingway

    Wayne Hemingway

    Vintage Festival is at the Southbank centre, London from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July.

    Vintage at the Southbank Centre
  • Michelle Ryan

    Michelle Ryan

    Huge is in cinemas on Friday 8 July.

  • Dave Gorman

    Dave Gorman

    Dave Gorman vs The Rest of the World is published by Ebury Press.

    Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation is at The George Square Theatre, Edinburgh, from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 28 August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    He performs some warm up dates in Folkeston (Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 July), Shoreham (Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July) and Taunton (Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July).

    There will be a full tour in the Autumn.

    Dave Gorman
  • Devon Sproule

    Devon Sproule

    Devon Sproule performs ‘I Love You, Go Easy’ from her album of the same name.

    She performs as part of Canadian Blast: A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Sound & Vision at the Barbican Hall, London on Saturday 2 July, alongside The Hidden Cameras, Woodpigeon, and Chilly Gonzales.

    And you can catch her at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, Suffolk on Friday 19 August.

    Devon Sproule
  • Vetiver


    Vetiver perform their single ‘Wonder Why’ from their album ‘The Errant Charm’.

    Their UK tour takes them to Leeds on Sunday 3, Manchester on Tuesday 5 and Nottingham Wednesday 6 July.


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