'Whatever Happened To Spitting Image?' Clive talks to TV producer John Lloyd; one of the many contributors who address the question in BBC Four Arena's 30th anniversary programme. Spanning the early years of Margaret Thatcher's government to the end of John Major's, Spitting Image puppets became almost as famous as the politicians they lampooned.
In a city of the future that has been inflicted with a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and the monopolisation of all public toilets. It's not a place to get caught short! Clive talks to Olivier award winner Jenna Russell, who stars in the UK premiere of 'Urinetown, The Musical.'
"He twinkles and sparkles and boy, can he play!" As Bobby Crush hits 60, Scottee invites him to tickle the ivories with a rendition of 'Nicholas Parsons' on the Loose Ends Steinway and asks the astonishing pianist about his 40 years in showbusiness, reaching right back to his debut on TV's "Opportunity Knocks" in 1972.
Clive talks to the creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes about his second book of truly improbable research. It's another addictive, wryly funny expose of odd, imaginative, and amazingly improbable research from around the globe, such as the use of Prozac for the treatment of stereotypical pacing behaviour in a captive polar bear!
With more music from Joan As Police Woman who performs 'Holy City' from her album 'The Classic'.
Producer: Sukey Firth.