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Circus acts are growing in popularity at the Edinburgh Festival and internationally renowned contemporary circus companies No Fit State and Crying Out Loud tell us why the circus movement is gathering momentum.

David Peace's new book Red or Dead is about football manager, Bill Shankly. Janice hears why he's returned to football and explains why he puts Shankly in a league of his own.

Jonathon Coe joins Janice ahead of his appearance at the Book Festival to talk about his new book, Expo 58, a comic novel of the Cold War which mixes , espionage, politics and romance.

Plus music from The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Emma's Imagination, and songs from Avenue Q.

1 hour, 26 minutes

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Fri 16 Aug 2013 14:05

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