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Madness Our House
Divine Madness, VIRGIN, CDV-2692
Emeli Sandé Next To Me
Our Version Of Events, EMI, 5099909138124
Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You
Love, Whitney, ARISTA, 74321-91027-2
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are
Doo-Wops & Hooligans, NEW ELEKTRA, 7567883325-NA
Spice Girls Viva Forever
Spice World, VIRGIN, CDV-2850
Coldplay Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Mylo Xyloto (Instrumentals), EMI MUSIC, 1/1
Elbow Open Arms
Build A Rocket Boys, Fiction, 276-2328
Gary Barlow Forever Autumn
Skyfall, BEGGARS BANQUET, XLS 593 CD
Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You
Life Thru A Lens, Chrysalis, CD-CHR
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Songs In The Key Of Life, Vol 1, MOTOWN, ZD-722131/A
The Rolling Stones Off The Hook
Rolling Stones - Now, Abko, CD-420
The Beatles Let It Be
Let It Be, PARLOPHONE, CDP-7464472
Acclaimed actor, director, musican and writer talked about his latest book Charles Dickens and The Great Theatre of the World.Simon Callow
Michael Billington's Top Ten Theatre Events of 2012
Wonderful Town (Lowry, Salford)
Sweeney Todd (Adelphi)
Best New Plays:
55 Days (Hampstead Theatre)
This House (NT- moving into the Olivier in 2013)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC)
Private Lives (Chichester)
Twelfth Night (Apollo)
Coriolanus (National Theatre of Wales)
Adrian Lester in Red Velvet (Tricycle)
Eileen Atkins in All That Fall (Jermyn Street)
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2013:
Quartermaine's Terms with Rowan Atkinson
Old Times with Kristin Scott-Thomas
Trelawny of the Wells directed by Joe Wright.
The Accrington Pals at the Royal Exchange
Rutherford and Son directed by Jonathan Miller for Northern Broadsides
Sir Nicholas Hytner
As Artistic Director of The National Theatre for the last nine years Sir Nicholas Hytner has had a phenomenally successful run at its helm. When Claudia chatted to him back in January of this year The National’s hugely successful comedy One Man, Two Guvnors was about to transfer to Broadway.
Top-selling novelists Jackie Collins came in earlier in the year to talk about the release of her twenty ninth book, The Power Trip.Jackie Collins
Lord Hall of Birkenhead
Recently appointed as the new Director General of the BBC, when Lord Hall of Birkenhead came onto the Radio 2 Arts Show in October it was in his capacity as Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House and Chairman of the Cultural Olympiad.
Bestselling master of historical fiction Bernard Cornwell came on the show to talk about his new book 1356.
Iconic photography David Bailey popped in just before the Olympics to talk about his exhibition which showcased fifty years of his photographs.David Bailey
Much-loved writer, broadcaster and poet Pam Ayres talking about her her memoir The Necessary AptitudePam Ayres
Peter Bradshaws Best of 2012
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Jean-Louis Trintignant for Amour
Brad Pitt in Killing The Softly Matthias Schoenaerts - Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
Best up and coming:
Beast of the Southern Wild Quvenzhané Wallis
Annika Wedderkopp in The Hunt
Best directed film: Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Leos Carax, Peter Strickland (Toby jones).
The surprise film of 2012:
Chronicle by Josh Trank and Max Landis
Standout Brit film:
Skyfall, Sightseers, Wild Bill,
What to look out for 2013:
Les Miserables, Jango Unchained, Lincoln
Alex Hemminsley's Best Books and Authors of 2012
Stand out authors:
For crime - Nicci French, Ian Rankin Thriller - Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
Literary - Ian McEwan's Sweet.
Tooth and Kevin Power's Yellow Birds.
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale.
Ben Goldacre's by Bad Pharma.
Best new author:
Tigers in Red Weather- Lisa Klaussman.
The surprise BOOK 2012:
Constellation of Genius - Kevin Jackson.
Things to look out for in 2013:
Maggie and Me by Damian Barr.
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell.
Alex Hemminsley -Running Like a Girl.
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