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Penny meets actress Celia Imrie

Penny meets actress Celia Imrie in her final show sitting in for Claudia, and the last Radio 2 Arts Show of 2011. Celia is starring in Michael Frayn's multi award winning Noises Off at London's Old Vic.

Renowned British baritone Sir Thomas Allen discusses celebrating his 40th anniversary with The Royal Opera next month. He has sung over 50 roles at Covent Garden and next month he returns once more to sing what has now become his signatory role, Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.

Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter talks about directing Love's Labour's Lost at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Barrie is one of the country's most respected theatre directors. His work includes directing Lenny Henry in Othello and the highly acclaimed production of Blake Morrison's We are Three Sisters.

Plus Radio 2 Arts Show Poet In Residence Murray Lachlan Young performs a specially written seasonal arts poem, and James Kleinmann reviews this week's films, including Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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1 hour, 57 minutes

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Fri 16 Dec 2011 22:00