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.