Claudia chats writer and director Richard Curtis about his first children's picture book The Empty Stocking
Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman reveals all about the play Old Money.
Composer Ilan Eshkeri drops by to talk about collaborating with Razorlight's Andy Burrows on scoring the music for The Snowman and the Snowdog, the sequel to Raymond Brigg's much loved The Snowman. And Andy Burrows joins in on the phone from Amsterdam
Arts Show correspondent Anna Bailey is on the Arts Desk with the next 7 days of not-to-be-missed arts news from around the country. And she goes behind-the-scenes of festive favourite - Scrooge - starring Tommy Steele at the Palladium.
Plus, Alex Heminsley has all the news on what books make the perfect Christmas gift. And film critic Xan Brooks has the latest movie and DVD releases around the country for the holiday season.