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04/02/2012

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 February 2012

Clive will be In The Thick Of It with Academy and BAFTA Award-winning actor Peter Capaldi, who will be keeping us In The Loop about writing, directing and starring in his new mockumentary 'Cricklewood Greats' on BBC Four, Sunday 5th February at 21.00. Peter is also starring in 'The Ladykillers' at The Geilgud Theatre, London until 14th April.

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz will be illuminating the long history of the monarchy in a new eight part series for BBC Radio 4. Travelling from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to the Royal Library at Windsor, 'The Art of Monarchy' explores the monarchs who have ruled these islands through the works of art they have acquired. The series begins 11th February at 10.30.

Emma Freud talks to the legendary Queen of Ska, Pauline Black, lead singer of platinum-selling 2-Tone band 'The Selecter'. They toured with The Specials and Madness during the 80's spreading a conscious multicultural music message worldwide. They're off on the road again for their 'Made In Britain' tour which begins in March.

From talking about Kevin, to talking about libraries, novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Clive about her award-winning book 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', now a BAFTA nominated film starring Tilda Swinton. Lionel is one of the outstanding writers contributing to 'The Library Book', describing libraries real or imagined, why they matter and to whom. The book is published for National Libraries Day on 4th February.

With music from the unique voice of rising star Maverick Sabre, who plays 'I Need' from his debut album 'Lonely Are The Brave'.

And after a European tour with Tori Amos, singer songwriter Mark Hole performs his new single 'Torture Garden'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

  • Peter Capaldi

    Peter Capaldi

    'Cricklewood Greats' is on Sunday 5th February at 21.00 BBC Four.

    Peter is currently starring in 'The Ladykillers' at The Geilgud Theatre, London until 14th April.

  • Will Gompertz

    Will Gompertz

    'The Art of Monarchy' begins 11th February at 10.30 on BBC Radio 4.

    Will Gompertz
  • Pauline Black

    Pauline Black

    'Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir' is published by Serpent's Tail and available now.

    The Selecter's 'Made In Britain' UK tour begins at Sub 89 in Reading on March 1st and finishes at Erics in Liverpool on March 31st. More info here:

    The Selecter
  • Lionel Shriver

    Lionel Shriver

    'The Library Book' is published by Profile Books Ltd in aid of The Reading Agency's library programmes on 4th February.

    The Reading Agency
  • Maverick Sabre

    Maverick Sabre

    'Lonely Are The Brave' is released on 6th February on Mercury Records.

    Maverick Sabre is touring the UK in March and will be playing Glasgow's O2 Academy on 1st, Leeds Met University on 2nd and Manchester Academy 2 on 3rd March

    Maverick Sabre
  • Mark Hole

    Mark Hole

    Mark is playing at two London venues in February. He’s one of the HMV Next Best Things at the Jazz Café on 9th February and plays The Queen's Head, Islington on 26th.

    Mark Hole

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