Jack Jones, Julie Burchill, Gloria Hunniford, Peter Culshaw, Primal Scream, Birds of Chicago
This week Clive Anderson dreams The Impossible Dream with double Grammy Award winning, legendary crooner Jack Jones. He tells Clive about his career as a pop and swing singer in the 60's and why he's saying goodbye to the UK with his 'Jack Jones Farewell UK Tour'. It starts on 12th May at National Concert Hall Dublin and ends on Sunday 2nd June at The Kings Theatre, Southsea.
Clive has a Sugar Rush with journalist, author and self-declared 'militant feminist' Julie Burchill. In 1989, Julie first penned the the 1980s-defining blockbuster 'Ambition'; a novel where no taboo is left unbroken, no fantasy left unfulfilled in a shocking exposé of the lengths to which one woman will go to become editor of the UK's bestselling tabloid.
It's re-released in paperback on 6th May.
Jo Bunting has a clandestine chat with music and arts broadcaster Peter Culshaw. Peter's written the biography of Manu Chao, the Che Guevara of world music, who once toured Colombia by train with a circus troupe, negotiating with government troops, rebels and narcotrificantes along the way. 'Clandestino: In Search of Manu Chao' is the story of one of the world's most elusive stars.
Clive's star-gazing with broadcaster Gloria Hunniford, who's organised an event celebrating musical theatre at London's Royal Albert Hall. This annual star-studded benefit for The Caron Keating Foundation helps people and families affected by cancer. 'The Night of 1000 Stars' is on Sunday 5th May at 20.00.
With music from the Scream Team! Scottish rockers Primal Scream perform 'It's Alright, It's OK' from their album 'More Light.'
And Birds of Chicago bounce into the studio to perform 'Trampoline' from their album 'Birds of Chicago'
Producer: Sukey Firth.
‘More Light’ is available on 13th May on First International.
Primal Scream are playing BBC Radio 5 Live’s Big Day Out at Liverpool Echo Arena on 1st, Forbidden Fruits Festival, Dublin on 2nd and Glasgow Green on June 15th June. Check their website for further tour dates.