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DOOM, Adjoa Andoh, Andy Hamilton, Anneka Rice and Jonathan Harvey

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 August 2012

The Dead Donkey makes the headlines this week as Clive chats to Andy Hamilton about his new comedy, 'Just Around the Corner', co-written with Guy Jenkin, and part of Channel 4's Funny Fortnight. It's the story of a suburban family set in the flooded, warm and bank-free future - a kind of "Mad Max meets The Good Life".

From one dog-eat-dog world to another - Clive finds himself in the Roman Capital with actress Anjoa Andoh who is currently playing the part of Portia in Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. It's a famliar story of power politics, bloody murder, corruption and treachery in this spectacular RSC production transposed to an African setting.

Jo Bunting meets Beautiful Thing Jonathan Harvey whose debut novel 'All She Wants' introduces us to loveable Liverpudlian girl, Jodie McGee - the girl next door who becomes 'the girl off the telly'. In Jodie's words: 'This is my story. It's dead tragic. You have been warned.'.

And it's Challenge Clive as he pulls on his jumpsuit and races to meet golden girl Anneka Rice to find about her new BBC1 series, 'The Flowerpot Gang'. Alongside Phil Tufnell and Joe Swift, their goal is to transform neglected outdoor plots of land into inspiring and life-changing spaces for communities across Britain.

Music comes from the masked hip-hop maverick, DOOM whose album, JJ Doom 'Key to the Kuffs', features Beth Gibbons and Damon Albarn. JJ comes from the initals of collaborator producer / vocalist Jneiro Jarel. This is DOOM's debut radio performance, perhaps after it, he'll call himself LE DOOM? And he plays 'Winter Blues'.

And Scottish folk musician, James Yorkston, plays 'Border Song' from his new album, 'I Was A Cat From A Book'

Producer Cathie Mahoney.

  • Andy Hamilton

    Andy Hamilton

    ‘Just Around the Corner’ is part of Channel 4’s Funny Fortnight and will be broadcast on Thursday 23rd August at 10.30pm.

  • Anjoa Andoh

    Anjoa Andoh

    ‘Julius Caesar’ is on now at the Noël Coward Theatre, London until Saturday 15th September before embarking on a national UK tour.

  • Jonathan Harvey

    Jonathan Harvey

    ‘All She Wants’ is published as a Pan Paperback Original on 16th August.

  • Anneka Rice

    Anneka Rice

    ‘The Flowerpot Gang’ starts on Wednesday 15th August on BBC 1 at 8pm.

    Anneka Rice
  • Doom


    Doom performs ‘Winter Blues’ from his debut collaborative album, JJ Doom, ‘Key to the Kuffs’ - out on Lex Records on 20th August.

    Doom will be playing at Bestival on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September.

  • James Yorkston

    James Yorkston

    James Yorkston performs ‘Border Song’ from his new album ‘I Was A Cat From A Book’. Both the single and the album are released on 13th August on Domino Records.

    Check his website for gig dates.

    James Yorkston


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