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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 January 2013

Claudia chats to Nichola McAuliffe and Julian Glover about the national tour of Maurice's Jubilee, following a sell-out run at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival. This is Olivier Award winning Nichola McAuliffe's most recent play and she reprises her role as Katie, alongside Olivier Award winning Julian Glover as Maurice.

Queen of the relationship novel, Amanda Brookfield, drops by to talk about her new book The Love Child.

Arts Show correspondent Thomas Magill opens up the Arts Desk with the next 7 days of not-to-be-missed arts news from around the country. And he catches up with Richard O'Brien for the 40th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show.

Plus, Alex Heminsley reviews the latest books. And film critic Charlie Lyne has the latest movie and DVD releases around the country.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Born To Run

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, COLUMBIA, COL-513709

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur impossible

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

    2000 Years The Millennium Concert, COLUMBIA, 497981-2

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Open Your Heart

    Immaculate Collection, SIRE, 7599-26440-2

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Turn It Around

    Promo, White Label, 001001

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Rio

    Decade: Greatest Hits, Capitol, 1-1

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Buildings And Treetops

    Shake The Tree, NA, 157SHAKE1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Drive My Car

    Rubber Soul, PARLOPHONE, CDP-7464402

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock and Roll Love Affair

  • Image for Richard O'Brien

    Richard O'Brien The Time Warp

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, Essential, ESMCD-215

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 Show You The Way To Go

    Love Train, SONY COLUMBIA, MOODCD-56

  • Image for Wax

    Wax Right Between The Eyes

    Heard It On The Radio, Renaissance, 5014331

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Dimes For Nickels

    Promo, white label, n/a 001

  • Image for Edmundo Ros

    Edmundo Ros He Like It She Like It

    Promo, White Label, 001001

  • Thomas Magill's Arts Desk

    There's some great new exhibitions, plays and musicals opening this week across the UK.


    The Holburne Museum in Bath has an exhibition called Painted Pomp: Art & Fashion in the Age of Shakespeare which opens tomorrow.

    An exhibition including sculpture, photography and art - focusing on the topic of conflict and war opens today at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry called "Caught in the Crossfire".

    Also opening this week in the Midlands - at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery is the first ever retrospective exhibition featuring the work of John Bridgeman - and hugey important figure in the region as Head of Sculptor at the Birmingham School of Art for almost 30 years.


    Opening at St James Theatre in London this Wednesday is "Our Country's Good" starring Dominic Thorburn and Laura Dos-Santos - ahead of its 25th anniversary next year.

    Finally, if you're in the Swindon area and fancy a bit of a boogie - "Soul Sister" pulls into the Wyvern Theatre from Monday.

  • Alex Heminsley's Book Review

    Bring up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel

    The Innocents - Francesca Segal

    Dotter of her Father's Eyes - Mary Talbot

  • Amanda Brookfield

    Amanda Brookfield

    With thirteen books under her belt Amanda Brookfield certainly knows how to write a page turner. Loving the messy complicated side of relationships Amanda’s latest offering, The Love Child looks at a a family in crisis after a painful break up.

    Amanda Brookfield
  • Charile Lyne's Film Review

    Charile Lyne's Film Review

    1. Lincoln (Cinema)

    2. Zero Dark Thirty (Cinema)

    3. Looper (DVD)

    4. Paranorman (DVD)

  • Maurice's Jubilee

    Maurice's Jubilee

    Nichola McAuliffe and Julian Glover talk about their award winning play.

    Maurice's Jubilee



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