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Tim McInnerny and Georgia Moffett on 'What the Butler Saw'

1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 06 July 2012

This week Claudia is joined by director Steve Winter, who talks about 'Old Vic New Voices' - a season of work from newly discovered directors, writers and performers that's playing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

After the success of his Britpop memoirs 'All A Bit Of A Blur', Alex James' latest book details his transformation from hedonistic rocker to cheese-making family man, and he'll be discussing Blur, books and brie after 11pm.

Tim McInnerny and Georgia Moffet are part of a starry cast in a new production of 'What The Butler Saw', and they'll be chatting about appearing in the latest revival of Joe Orton's final play.

In the latest 'Tour Guide's Guide To Art' Claudia will be talking to Sue Lea from Hatworks in Stockport, the country's only dedicated hat museum.

Plus Alex Heminsley reviews the latest books while Michael Billington gives us his take on the latest productions from Theatre Land.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra All Over The World

    Light Years The Very Best Of Eletric Light Orchesta, EPIC, 489039-2

  • Image for Department S

    Department S Is Vic There

    The Indie Scene 1981, CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION, IBM CD-81

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Bad Girls

    Bad Girls, Casablanca, 822-557-2

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 2794839

  • Image for Nico

    Nico All Tomorrows Parties

    Artist: The Velvet Underground

    The Velvet Underground & Nico, Polydor, POLYDOR-5312502

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music The Same Old Scene

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg, EGCTV-1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I'm A Loser

    Beatles For Sale, PARLOPHONE, CDP-746438 2

  • Image for The Trammps

    The Trammps Hold Back The Night

    Afrodisiac, UNIVERSAL, 564850-2

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    Single, WARNER, NA

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Do It Again

    Good Vibrations, CAPITOL, C2 0777 7-81297 2 1

  • Image for New Order

    New Order Blue Monday

    (The Best Of) New Order, LONDON RECORDS, LONDON-8285802

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Wherever I Lay My Hat

    The Best Of Marvin Gaye, MOTOWN, 530-292

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Feels Like Summer

    The Belle album, Hi Records, HILO-160

  • Image for McAlmont & Butler

    McAlmont & Butler Yes

    Brit Beats, ISLAND, CID-8053

  • Image for Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Blown Away

    Artist: Garret Goodwin Artist: Jimmy Herman Artist: Mark Childers Artist: Shawn Tubbs

    Blown Away, Arista, 88725412262

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Born To Run

    Born To Run, CBS, CD-80959

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Survival


  • Steve Winter, Old Vic New Voices Director

    Steve Winter, Old Vic New Voices Director

    This summer The Old Vic theatre’s emerging talent arm will be taking a season of work from newly discovered directors, writers and performers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. The five productions by artists mentored through the Old Vic New Voices initiative tackle subjects as diverse as women boxers, male body dysmorphia, and teenage prostitution.
    Steve Winter joined Claudia to discuss.

  • Author, farmer & Blur member Alex James

    Author, farmer & Blur member Alex James

    Alex James is well known as the bassist in Britpop legends Blur, but he’s now equally famous as an author, columnist and cheese-maker of some repute. Having already documented his hedonistic Britpop years in A Bit Of A Blur, Alex's latest book All Cheeses Great & Small tells the story of his transformation from tearaway rock star in to a farm-owning, cheese-making family man.

  • Actors Tim McInnery & Georgia Moffett

    Actors Tim McInnery & Georgia Moffett

    The final piece of work from acclaimed playwright Joe Orton was first staged back in 1969 and has returned to the London stage so much since then it can’t just be butlers who have seen it by now. The latest revival is currently playing in the city’s Vaudeville Theatre and among the stellar cast are Tim McInnerny and Georgia Moffett, who join me on the Radio 2 Arts Show now.



    Visitors Services Assistant Sue Lea tells us about her favourite part of the museum:

    "This is a multi-roller machine at Hat Works. I have a strong family connection with this machinery as my father was an engineer and my mother worked on this machine alongside other female members of my family. After school I would go to the factory and wait for them finishing work. It was extremely noisy, misty, and hot with all the fur flying around. But it still has fond memories for me and a testament to all the hard working people of the Hatting Industry."

    Find out more about Hat Works
  • Michael Billington's Recommendations

    Kiss Me Kate runs at Chichester until September 1 and then comes to the Old Vic in London in December.

    Loserville runs at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds until July 14

    The Last of the Haussmans runs at the Lyttelton until October 11

    The Drawer Boy runs at the Finborough until July 14.



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    Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

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