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Alison Steadman, Richard Wilson, Marcus Du Sautoy and John O'Farrell

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 May 2012

I Don't Believe It! Clive has One Foot In The Grave with actor Richard Wilson who, for ten years, played the archetypal grumpy old man and deadpan pensioner Victor Meldrew. Richard's new Radio 4 series is the hilarious, bizarre and revealing radiography of his fictional life story. 'Believe It!' starts on Wednesday morning 9th May at 11.30 on BBC Radio 4.

Clive talks to the Spitting Image of script writer, broadcaster and author John O'Farrell about his career writing for such great comedies as 'Alas Smith And Jones' and 'Have I Got News For You'. John's latest novel 'The Man Who Forgot His Wife' is the poignant story of a man who suddenly loses his memory - and his Mrs!

Nikki Bedi will be crunching the numbers with mathematician and would-be conductor Professor Marcus Du Sautoy, who competes in BBC Two's 'Maestro at the Opera' to master the ultimate art form. 'Maestro at the Opera' is on Fridays at 21.00.

Clive's invited actress Alison Steadman to the party to talk about her varied career playing such gems as the houseproud, Demis Roussos-loving Beverley in Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party' and Gavin's mildly hysterical mum Pam in 'Gavin & Stacey'. Alison's new BBC Four comedy is the monologue of a mother preparing for for her daughter's civil partnership. 'A Civil Arrangement' in on Sunday 6th May at 21.00.

With music from London based psychedelic quartet and hot new things Django Django. They'll perform 'Love's Dart' from their debut self-titled album.

And from the talented and unforgettable singer, composer and producer Eska, who performs 'To Be Remembered'.

Producer Cathie Mahoney.

  • Richard Wilson

    Richard Wilson

    ‘Believe It’ starts on Wednesday 9th May at 11.30 on BBC Radio 4.

    Richard Wilson
  • John O'Farrell

    John O'Farrell

    ‘The Man Who Forgot His Wife’ is published by Doubleday and available now.

  • Marcus Du Sautoy

    Marcus Du Sautoy

    ‘Maestro at the Opera’ is on Friday nights at 21.00 on BBC Two.

  • Alison Steadman

    Alison Steadman

    ‘A Civil Arrangement’ is on Sunday 6th May at 21.00 on BBC Four.

    Alison is also appearing in Michael Frayn’s play ‘Here’ at the Rose Theatre, Kingston until Saturday 12th May.

  • Django Django

    Django Django

    Django Django’s self-titled album is out on Because Records.

    The band are playing at The Cellar, Southampton on 31st May, Field Day, London on 2nd June and Academy 2, Oxford on 5th June. Check their website for further tour dates.

    Django Django
  • Eska


    Eska will be performing her entire solo project ‘English Skies’ alongside an 80 voice choir at Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival on Monday 7th May.


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