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Penny Smith sits in

1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 November 2012

Penny Smith sits in for Claudia this week.
Penny chats to Molly Ringwald about her new book 'When It Happens To You.'
Robert Bathurst talks about his play Blue/Orange ahead of its West End transfer.
Oliver Ford Davies and Michelle Magorian chat about their new play based on the best selling book 'Goodnight Mister Tom.'
Plus Alex Heminsley has all the news on the latest books. And film critic Peter Bradshaw has the latest news and views on movie releases around the country.

  • Robert Bathurst

    Robert Bathurst

    Actor Robert Bathurst joined Penny to talk his current play, the psychiatric thriller Blue/Orange, which continues its tour at Manchester Opera House next week.

  • Michelle Magorian and Oliver Ford Davis

    Michelle Magorian and Oliver Ford Davis

    Writer Michelle Magorian, the creator of Mr Tom and actor Oliver Ford Davis, who plays his latest incarnation, join Penny to talk about its new production at London's Phoenix Theatre.

  • Molly Ringwald and Penny

    Molly Ringwald and Penny

    1980s screen siren turned author Molly Ringwald chatted to Penny about her new book When It Happens to You and her forthcoming album of jazz numbers.

  • Alex Heminsley's Book Review

    Amongst the publications under discussion this week were:

    Rod:the Autobiography - Rod Stewart.

    In which the Scottish rocker looks back on his forty five years in music.

    My Animals and Other Family - Clare Balding.

    The sports broadcaster, who was so impressive hosting TV coverage of this summer's Olympics and Paralympics, talks about her horsey heritage and route in TV.

    Is It Just Me? - Miranda Hart.

    The funny lady's 'Miranual' guide to life.

    Running My Life - Seb Coe

    Lord Coe talks about his triple career; recording breaking middle distance runner, Tory politician and 2012 supremo.

  • Peter Bradshaw's film reviews

    This week Peter discusses films whose themes touch upon mental illness, vampires and octogenarian love.

    Armour (12A)

    Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (12A)

    Mental (15)

    Hit So Hard (12)



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