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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 December 2011

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

Clive will be getting up close and personal with pop legend Jimmy Osmond, who topped the charts at the tender age of nine with 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' and has been performing with 'The Osmonds' for almost five decades. Jimmy talks to Clive about their final UK tour next year and how he'll soon be leading the cast of panto favourite 'Aladdin' in Swansea.

For those who have ever pondered what a bracket and a codpiece have in common, 'The Inky Fool', journalist, blogger and man of many words Mark Forsyth will be enlightening us about this and other etymological complexities at play in the English language. His book 'The Etymologicon' maps the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath our vocabulary.

Loose Ends Princess Allegra McEvedy will be trying on a glass slipper and talking to comic, presenter and handsome Prince Hardeep Singh Kohli about writing 'Bollywood Cinderella' for cross-cultural theatre Tara Arts.
This much loved Christmas classic has been spiced up with an Indian twist. Will Allegra escape her fate and go to the Bollywood Ball? Oh no she won't!...Oh yes she will!

Following the BAFTA-nominated success of 'Dead Set', journalist and screen burner Charlie Brooker returns to Channel 4 with three satirical, blackly comic dramas which tap into the collective unease of the modern world. Charlie wrote two of the three 'Black Mirror' episodes which start on 4th December at 21.00.

Tragi-comic pop artist Liz Green will be performing 'Bad Medicine' from her album 'O! Devotion!' And Lightspeed Champion Devonté Hynes celebrates his solo return as Blood Orange and will be performing 'Bad Girls' from his album 'Coastal Grooves'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

  • Jimmy Osmond

    Jimmy Osmond

    Jimmy will lead the cast in 'Aladdin' at Swansea Grand Theatre from Friday 16th December 2011.

    'Up Close & Personal' - The Osmonds final UK tour kicks off at Colston Hall, Bristol on 9th March 2012.

    Jimmy Osmond
  • Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth

    'The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through The Hidden Connections of the English Language' is published by Icon Books Ltd and available now.

    The book read by Hugh Dennis is BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week beginning on Monday 19th December.

    Mark Forsyth
  • Hardeep Singh Kohli

    Hardeep Singh Kohli

    'Bollywood Cinderella' is showing at the Tara Theatre, London from 7th to 24th December.

    Hardeep Singh Kohli
  • Charlie Brooker

    Charlie Brooker

    'Black Mirror' starts on Sunday 4th December at 21.00 on Channel 4.

    Black Mirror
  • Liz Green

    Liz Green

    Liz is playing at Stereo, York on 8th and Thekla, Bristol on 9th and Mad Ferret, Preston on 11th December.

    'O' Devotion!' is out now on Play It Again Sam Records.

    Liz Green
  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

    Blood Orange is playing at the Shackleton Arms, London on 3rd December.

    'Coastal Grooves' is out now on Domino Records.

    Blood Orange

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