Sophie Parkin, Sarah Hadland, Peter Wight, Scottee, Ed Harcourt and Clock Opera
Clive's overjoyed to talk to actor Peter Wight about his career, including four collaborations with director Mike Leigh. Peter's now starring in a violent satire about a family Christmas interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob. Who is he? Why has he come? And what's the meaning of his long and outrageous message. 'In The Republic Of Happiness' is at London's Royal Court Theatre until Saturday 19th January 2013.
Clive's up to mischief with actress Sarah Hadland, who last Christmas played Miss Primly Tightclench in 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff'. This Christmas, Sarah returns to our screens to play "joke slash gift shop" manager Stevie Sutton in the award-winning sitcom 'Miranda'. Will best friends Miranda and Stevie ever be responsible enough to make a success of the shop? 'Miranda' is on Wednesday 26th December on BBC One at 21.00.
Emma Freud dons her stiletto's for performance artist and Burger Queen Scottee, whose new show features broken limbs, police questioning, the loss of 100's of pairs of high heels and leaves the audience elated, confused and covered in glitter! 'Camp (As Christmas)' is at the Roundhouse, London until Saturday 22nd December.
Clive's Best of Friends with author Sophie Parkin with a new book 'The Colony Room Club 1948 - 2008 - A History of Bohemian Soho'. It about the explosion of culture in post war London from one small green room up some filthy stairs in Soho and the international figures who frequented it.
With music from eclectic four piece avant pop band Clock Opera, who perform 'Belongings' from their album 'Ways To Forget'.
And a welcome return for singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who plays the title track of his new album 'Back Into the Woods'.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.