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Harvey Weinstein, Lia Williams and Rachel Joyce

1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 February 2013

Movie King Harvey Weinstein drops in ahead of the Baftas to chat to Claudia

Author Rachel Joyce talks about her book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry which won her the New Writer of the Year Award at last year's National Book Awards

Actress Lia Williams reveals all about her new play Old Times

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 goes behind the scenes of the Jerry Herman musical Dear World, and catches up with its stars, Betty Buckley, Paul Nicholas and director Gillian Lynne

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

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder As

    Songs In The Key Of Life, MOTOWN, ZD-72131

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right for Me

    not given, Not, given

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Angel Eyes

    Voulez Vous, EPIC, EPC-86086

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    The Game, PARLOPHONE, CDPCSD-134

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl In These Shoes?

    Tropical Brainstorm, 2000 V2 MUSIC LIMITED, WR-1009872

  • Image for Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry Slave To Love

    Street Life, Virgin, EGCTV-1

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner, 2564655733

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Steve Mcqueen

    C'mon, C'mon, A & M RECORDS, 493 262-2

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Rock And Roll Is King

    Secret Messages, Sony Music Distribution/Sony BMG, 749060

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    CD Single, Polydor, DSM01

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran A View To A Kill

    Decade, EMI, CDDX-10

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Black And Blue

    Single, RCA, NA

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Dance With Me Tonight

    In Case You Didn't Know, SONY MUSIC, 88697940942

  • Image for Hannah Boleyn

    Hannah Boleyn When You're Gone

    When You're Gone, Tudor Gate Records, 1

  • Image for Wings

    Wings With A Little Luck

    London Town, PARLOPHONE, CDP-7 8926

  • Charlie Lyne's Film Review

    Charlie Lyne's Film Review

    HITCHCOCK - Certificate rating: 12a
    Release date: 8th February 2013
    Director: Sacha Gervasi
    Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johanssen, Jessica Biel Hitchcock is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins)and his wife and partner Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie 'PSYCHO'.

    WRECK-IT RALPH - Certificate PG
    Released 3rd February 2013
    Director: Rich Moore
    Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch Wreck -It Ralph is the stories of the characters in an arcade adventure game. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Wreck-It Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

    Released 11th February 2013
    Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, the film is a coming of age story about introverted teenager Charlie (Logan Lerman), who is trying to deal with growing up, his first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs.

  • Tom Magill's Arts Desk

    Tom Magill's Arts Desk

    1.Ikon Gallery Birmingham - exhibition John Flaxman - Line to Contour - painting

    2.Tate Liverpool - Sylvia Sleigh - exhibition

    3.The Vortex - Kingston - play

    4.British Museum London - Ice Age Art - exhibition

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    Author Rachel Joyce talks about her best selling novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    Rachel Joyce
  • Alex Heminsley's Book Review

    Alex Heminsley's Book Review

    1.The New Rules: Dating Dos and Don’ts for a Digital Generation – Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider

    2.Bedsit Disco Queen – Tracey Thorn

    3.Fanny and Stella - The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England

    4.The Last Time I saw You – Eleanor Moran

  • Lia Williams on her new play Old Times

    Lia Williams on her new play Old Times

    Actress Lia Williams is no stranger to a Pinter play and has played opposite a veritable who’s who of theatrical royalty. Now she’s back in Old Times, the first of Pinter’s plays to be performed at the newly renamed Harold Pinter Theatre. And she takes on not one, but two parts, alternating with Kristen Scott Thomas in the roles of Kate and Anna, locked away in a secluded farmhouse with Rufus Sewell’s Deeley

    Old Times opens from Saturday 12th January – Saturday 6th April, 2013

  • Harvey Weinstein talks about the BAFTA Awards

    Harvey Weinstein talks about the BAFTA Awards

    Harvey Weinstein drops into to talk to Claudia about the forthcoming BAFTA Awards

    Bafta Awards 2013



  1. Image for Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

    Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman

    Claudia Winkleman’s weekly feast of the finest offerings from Film, Theatre, Arts, TV and Music.…

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