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Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests Phill Jupitus, Professor Mary Beard, Emma Freud and Lawrence Dallaglio.

Phill Jupitus is a comedian, broadcaster, writer and actor who has appeared on British television and radio and the stage for over 20 years. He has been a team captain on BBC's Never Mind the Buzzcocks since it began and has hosted radio shows on GLR and BBC 6Music. He now joins the cast of Hairspray, playing the role of Edna Turnblad. Hairspray is at London's Shaftesbury Theatre.

Professor Mary Beard is a Cambridge don, classicist, author, classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and blogger on Times Online. Her book, It's a Don's Life, is published by Profile Books.

Emma Freud has worked for many years as a TV presenter and broadcaster. She has written a foreward to her late father's book, A Feast of Freud: A Collection of the Wittiest Writings of Clement Freud, which is published by Bantam Press.

Lawrence Dallaglio OBE is the former England, Lions and Wasps rugby player, who won 85 caps for England and three for the Lions. He played for Wasps for his entire club career and held the position of captain for 13 years until his retirement in 2008. He also captained his country and is regarded as one of the world's greatest ever back-row forwards. He was also a member of England's World Cup-winning side in 2003. His new book Rugby Tales: Legendary Stories of Blood, Sweat and Beers is published by Headline.

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Wed 4 Nov 2009 21:30