Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Mike Lerner, Stuart Maconie, Dr Michael O'Donnell, Arthur Smith, Ane Brun, Tunng
Clive's in The Freak Zone with broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie. Well known for his BBC 6Music show with Mark Radcliffe, Stuart's new book and its accompanying Radio 2 series 'The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records' provides a sweeping history of our nation set to the tunes that soundtracked our times.
Clive talks Secrets & Lies with actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Hortense Cumberbatch in Mike Leigh's 1996 drama. Marianne's starring as Sister Margaret, the uncompromising pastor of her Harlem church, with a congregation revolting against her leadership. 'The Amen Corner' is at London's National Theatre, Southbank until Wednesday 14th August.
Arthur Smith has a check-up with physician, author and broadcaster Dr Michael O'Donnell, whose new book 'The Barefaced Doctor: A Mischievous Medical Companion' is inspired by a lifelong exposure to medical culture, and with tongue firmly in cheek, defines, dissects and discusses a vast range of health-related topics.
Clive's in the fray with documentary producer Mike Lerner, whose new film tells the incredible story of feminist art collective Pussy Riot. Wearing their trademark balaclavas, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral, were arrested on charges of religious hatred, and two of them sent to prison. 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer' is showing at Sheffield Doc / Fest on Wednesday 12th June.
With music from Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun, who performs 'Feeling Good' from her album 'Songs 2003-2013'.
And a welcome return to folkie collective Tuung, who perform 'The Village' from their album 'Turbines'.
Producer: Sukey Firth.
‘The People’s Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records’ is published by Ebury Press and available now.
Stuart’s BBC Radio 2 show ‘The People’s Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records’ is on Wednesday 12th June at 22.00.