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David Mitchell, Mark Kermode, Walter Mosley, Joanna Bowen, Emma Freud, Mary Coughlan, Lanterns on the Lake

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 October 2013

Clive's at the Peep Show with comedian and actor David Mitchell, who's starring as Keith Davis in comedy drama 'The Ambassadors'. As the newly appointed British Ambassador of Tazbekistan, one of the ex-Soviet 'Stans': newly oil rich and corrupt, ambitious Keith intends to make his mark in the posting. 'Ambassadors' starts on Wednesday 23rd October at 21.00 on BBC Two.

Clive's at the flicks with the UK's leading film critic Mark Kermode, whose new book takes us on a journey across the modern cinematic landscape. Like its predecessor, 'The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex', 'Hatchet Job' blends historical analysis with trenchant opinion, bitter personal prejudices, autobiographical diversions and anecdotes, and laugh-out-loud acerbic humour.

Are you sitting comfortably? Emma Freud's spinning a yarn with Festival curator and actress Joanna Bowen, whose Fireside Storytelling Festival features a wide variety of traditional storytellers, anecdotal stories, some comic, some serious and inspiring. It's taking place in Baldock, Hertfordshire over two weekends from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th October.

Clive's Gone Fishin' with bestselling novelist Walter Mosley, whose new Easy Rawlins mystery 'Little Green' sees private detective and war veteran Easy wake from a coma to find his friend's son is missing. As he wades into the squats and LSD dens of Sunset Boulevard, what Easy discovers will take him on a journey into the dark underbelly of 1960s culture.

With music from Irish jazz and folk musician Mary Coughlan, who performs 'I'd Rather Go Blind' from her album 'The Whole Affair: The Very Best of Mary Coughlan'.

And from Newcastle's Lanterns on the Lake, who perform 'Until The Colours Run' from their album of the same name.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell
    ‘Ambassadors’ starts on Wednesday 23rd October at 21.00 on BBC Two.
  • Mark Kermode

    Mark Kermode
    ‘Hatchet Job’ is published by Picador and available now.

    Mark Kermode
  • Joanna Bowen

    Joanna Bowen
    Fireside Festival is taking place in Baldock, Hertfordshire over two weekends from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th October.


  • Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley
    ‘Little Green’ is published by W & N and available now.

    Walter Mosley
  • Lanterns on the Lake

    Lanterns on the Lake

    ‘Until The Colours Run’ is available now on Bella Union.


    Lanterns On The Lake are performing at Cavern, Exeter on Saturday 19th, SWN Festival, Cardiff on Sunday 20th, Junction 2, Cambridge on Monday 21st, Bush Hall, London on Tuesday 22nd, The Haunt, Brighton on Wednesday 23rd and The Bullingdon, Oxford on  Thursday 24th October.


  • Mary Coughlan

    Mary Coughlan
    ‘The Whole Affair: The Very Best of Mary Coughlan’ is available now on IRL.

    Mary’s performing at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon on Saturday 19th, Junction 2, Cambridge on Sunday 20th, The Railway, Winchester on Monday 21st October. Check her website for further tour dates.

    Mary Coughlan  

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