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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 September 2011

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

Celia Birtwell will be talking about her well timed autobiography and design scrapbook. Celia was at the heart of the bohemian 60's and 70's creating fashion from her iconic designs with her then partner Ossie Clark and acting as muse for friend David Hockney. She has of course now been introduced to another generation via collections for Top Shop and other outlets.

As well as Celia, Clive will be speaking to another famous former resident of Salford, none other than the original 24-hour party person, Shaun Ryder. As the lead singer for the Happy Mondays, Shaun was at the forefront of the 'Madchester' scene releasing huge hits such as 'Step On' which opening lyrics form the title for his autobiography 'Twisting My Melon'.

Jane Asher, the queen of cakes and sugarcraft is now set to star as Lady Bracknell in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and the one act play 'Farewell to the Theatre' in Kingston. Jane has starred in everything from 'Alfie' alongside Michael Caine through to 'Doctor Who' and 'Crossroads' on the small screen.

In 1999, Jeremy Gilley founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation that has gone on to establish the global 'Peace Day' with unanimous support from the United Nations and held annually on September 21st. Emma Freud will be talking to him about the Peace One Day Concert at the O2 Arena, which begins the 365 day countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 2012.

Bringing his mandolin virtuosity and bluegrass tales to the Loose Ends studio is Chris Thile who plays 'Rabbit in the Log'. And Femi Temowo, former musical director and band leader for Amy Winehouse, plays 'Asiko Aye' from his new album Orin Meta.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

Music Played

2 items
  • Celia Birtwell

    Celia Birtwell

    ‘Celia Birtwell’ is published on Monday 3 October by Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

  • Shaun Ryder

    Shaun Ryder

    ‘Twisting My Melon’ is published by Bantam Press. Shaun will be playing the Westland Leisure Complex in Yeovil on Thursday 8 October and Central Station in Wrexham on Thursday 24 November.

  • Jane Asher

    Jane Asher

    Jane Asher will be performing in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and ‘Farewell to the Theatre’ at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, London from Thursday 22 September until Sunday 30 October.

  • Jeremy Gilley

    Jeremy Gilley

    ‘Peace One Day’ Concert at the O2 Arena, London on Wednesday 21 September. The second show is in Derry-Londonderry on Thursday 21 June 2012 culminating with the final show on Global Truce, Peace Day Friday 21 September 2012.

    Peace One Day
  • Chris Thile

    Chris Thile

    Chris Thile and Michael Daves' album ‘Sleep With One Eye Open’ is out now. Chris plays Eric’s in Liverpool on Saturday 17 September and The Greystones in Sheffield on Sunday 18 September.

    Chris Thile & Michael Daves
  • Femi Temowo

    Femi Temowo

    Femi will be playing and launching his album ‘Orin Meta’ at Under The Bridge in Chelsea, London on Friday 23 September. He’s also playing The Forge in Camden Town, London on Friday 28 October and The 606 Club (as part of London Jazz Festival), London on Wednesday 16 November.

    Femi Temowo


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