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Stewart Lee, Oona Chaplin, David Nobbs, Jane Treays, Kristina Train and Iko

Clive discusses the ups and downs of being a comedy writer with author David Nobbs, whose first break was writing for 'That Was The Week That Was'. David's latest novel 'The Fall And Rise Of Gordon Coppinger' is the follow-up to 'The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin' and is a witty observation of modern British values and the craving for a public fall from grace.

Clive's just in time to talk to actress Oona Chaplin about her role as Marnie Madden in the award-winning 1950's newsroom drama 'The Hour'. Series two rejoins The Hour team in 1957, still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in as they grapple with the looming spectre of the Cold War and changing social mores.'The Hour' is on BBC Two on Wednesdays at 21.00.

Nikki Bedi has afternoon tea with Director Jane Treays whose hard-hitting documentary credits include 'Mum, Heroine and Me' and this year's Olympic programme 'Tom Daley: Diving For Britain'. Jane's living the highlife at the very grand Claridges hotel, discovering the traditions and challenges that lie behind its pampering and five star service. 'Inside Claridges' begins on BBC Two on Monday 3rd December at 21.00.

Clive rolls out the red carpet and talks shagpile with 'Officially The 41st Best Stand Up Ever', Stewart Lee. His misery-comedy-memoir show sees him scramble to put together a coherent show from a rag-bag of remnants originally intended to explore idealised notions of society. 'Carpet Remnant World' is available now on DVD.

With music from pop/soul singer songwriter and London-based New Yorker Kristina Train who performs the title track of her new album 'Dark Black'.

And Dartmoor band Iko take the studio by storm to perform 'Lightning Bolts' from their 'Dazed and Confused' EP.

Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Dec 2012 04:15

David Nobbs

David Nobbs
‘The Fall And Rise Of Gordon Coppinger’ is published by Harper Fiction and available now.

Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin

Episode 4 of ‘The Hour’ is on BBC Two on Wednesday 5th December at 21.00

The Hour

Jane Treays

Episode one of Inside Claridges is on BBC Two on Monday 3rd December at 21.00

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee

Carpet Remnant World is available now on DVD.

Stewart's official website

Kristina Train

Kristina Train

Dark Black is available now on Mercury.

Kristina's official website

Iko

Iko’s Dazed and Confused EP is available now on Middle of Nowhere Records.

Iko's official website

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