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Seth MacFarlane, Delilah, Nikki Bedi, Dom Joly, Adil Ray and Amy Shindler

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 August 2012

Nikki chats to Family Guy and masterful crooner, Seth MacFarlane; the multi-talented comedy writer and performer who is not only singing with the John Wilson Orchestra at the Proms on August 27th but also has a new album out on the same day - 'Music is Better Than Words'. But is it? Nikki finds out.

The Loose Ends studio steams up with the writer and actress, Amy Shindler. Perhaps most well-known to Radio 4 listeners for her role as Brenda Tucker in 'The Archers', Amy is also a co-author of a spin-off of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - 'Fifty Shelves of Grey' - a brilliantly funny collection of literary classics, artfully condensed and erotically remastered. 'Jane Eyre' will never be the same again...

Jon is introduced to the comedian and presenter, Adil Ray, otherwise known as Mr Khan - the self-appointed Muslim community leader and star of a new BBC One sitcom, 'Citizen Khan'. Set in the capital of British Pakistan, Sparkhill, Birmingham, the series follows the trials and tribulations of Mr Khan and his long-suffering family. The first episode is broadcast on Monday 27th August at 10.20pm.

Does the Abominable Snowman really exist? Nikki meets comedian turned professional Monster Hunter, Dom Joly, to talk about his new book 'Scary Monsters and Super Creeps', the product of months of outlandish expeditions across the globe in search of such elusive creatures as the Hibagon in Japan and the Ogopogo in Canada.

With music from the trip-hop inspired soulful pop princess, Delilah, who sings her new single 'Shades of Grey' from her Top 5 debut album 'From The Roots Up'.

And five-piece London folk-rock group 'Dry The River' perform 'Bible Belt' from their recently released debut album 'Shallow Bed'.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

  • Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane

    ‘Music Is Better Than Words’ is released on August 27th on Decca Records

    Seth is performing at the Royal Albert Hall on August 27th as part of The Proms and at Ronnie Scott’s on August 30th.

    Prom 59: The Broadway Sound will also be broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday 1st September at 7.30pm.

    Seth MacFarlane
  • Amy Shindler

    Amy Shindler

    ‘Fifty Shelves of Grey’ by Vanessa Parody is published by Constable and is out now.

  • Adil Ray

    Adil Ray

    The first episode of ‘Citizen Khan’ is on BBC One on Monday 27th August at 10.20pm.

    Adil Ray
  • Dom Joly

    Dom Joly

    ‘Scary Monsters and Super Creeps’ is published on August 30th by Simon & Schuster.

  • Delilah


    ‘Shades of Grey’ is released on September 17th. Delilah’s debut album ‘From the Roots Up’ is out now on Atlantic Records.

    Delilah plays Sundown Festival 1st September, Bestival on September 8th with dates throughout October across the UK . Check her website for details

  • Dry the River

    Dry the River

    ‘Bible Belt’ from the album ‘Shallow Bed’ are both out now on RCA Victor.

    Dry the River are performing at the Electric Circus as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Monday 27th August at 7pm. Check their website for headline tour in October.

    Dry the River

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