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Penny meets writer Graham Linehan

Penny Smith talks to author Gyles Brandreth about his love of Oscar Wilde. Plus writer Graham Linehan and actor James Fleet discuss The Ladykillers.

Penny Smith talks to author Gyles Brandreth about his love of Oscar Wilde in what would have been his birthday week. In Gyles's latest novel; Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders, Oscar Wilde's powers as a detective are put to the test in his most compelling case so far.

Father Ted and The IT Crowd creator Graham Linehan, and actor James Fleet, tell us about bringing classic film comedy The Ladykillers to the stage. The 1955 film, one of the most famous releases from Ealing Studios, starred Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. The theatre version will feature The Thick Of It's Peter Capaldi, comedian Ben Miller and James Fleet, who played Hugo in The Vicar of Dibley. It opens at the Liverpool Playhouse in November before moving to the West End. The story follows a group of criminals who rent rooms in the house of an unsuspecting old lady.

Curator Lesley Millar and renowned textiles artist Michael Brennand Wood tell us about their passion for lace as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery hosts Lost In Lace - a new contemporary craft exhibition exploring the relationship between lace and space through site-specific installations.

Plus Xan Brooks reviews this week's film releases and Sue Steward has the latest from the world of photography.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Traffic

    Hole In My Shoe

    • And The Beat Goes On: The 60's Vol 2.
    • Debutante.
  • Cliff Richard & The Drifters

    Living Doll

    • Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • The Big Impact Music

    • Philharmonic Orchestra

      Wuthering Heights Prelude

  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia

    Mrs Wiberforce Meets The Professor

    • CD Single.
    • Not Given.
    • 1.
  • The Divine Comedy

    Songs of Love

    • Casanova.
    • Setanta.
    • 6.
  • Buddy Holly

    Everyday

  • Megan Henwood

    Making Waves

  • Jools Holland & Suggs

    Oranges And Lemons Again

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Train

    Hey Soul Sister

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Diana Ross, The Supremes & The Temptations

    I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Harpers Bizarre

    Anything Goes

    • The Complete Singles Collection.
    • Now Sounds.
    • 009.
  • Ivor Cutler

    Great Grey Grasshopper - BBC Session 10/08/1977

  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

    The Lady Is A Tramp

    • Duets II.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.

Broadcast

  • Fri 21 Oct 2011 22:00