Michael Grade, Bill Bailey, Colman Domingo, Josie Long, Nikki Bedi, Local Natives, Chloe Charles
Clive tunes in to TV exec Michael Grade, who's been hooked on musicals since he saw 'Annie Get Your Gun' as a boy in the 50s. One question has always fascinated him: does the musical create the star or is it the star who makes the musical? Michael interviews stars and directors both sides of the Atlantic. 'Michael Grade On Musicals' is on Wednesday 11th December at 21.00 on BBC Four.
Clive gets adventurous with Josie Long, who's made two comedy films with director Doug King. In 'Let's Go Swimming', Josie leaves London life for a better one in Glasgow. But sitting in cafes and going to gigs alone isn't as fulfilling as she'd hoped. And in 'Romance and Adventure' best friends Darren and Josie wonder why their friends are becoming old and boring. But how much can you rely on friends who don't want to grow up? 'Doug & Josie: The Let's Go Adventure Tour' is at selected cinemas until 2nd December.
Nikki Bedi talks to actor Colman Domingo, who's starring in 'The Scottsboro Boys'. It's 1931 and nine black teenagers board a train in Scottsboro, Alabama, in search of a new life. By the end of the journey, their lives - and those of every American would be changed forever. 'The Scottsboro Boys' is at London's Young Vic until Saturday 21st December.
Clive's does Das Hokey Kokey with comedian, musician and Part Troll Bill Bailey, whose world doubts have grown into qualms. In his new show, Bill channels his feelings of unease through religious dubstep, folk bouzouki, horntallica and a dub version of Downton Abbey. 'Qualmpeddler' is at London's Wembley Arena on 29th November and on DVD now.
Music: Canadian Chloe Charles performs 'Business' from her album 'Break The Balance' and Local Natives perform 'Ceilings' from album Hummingbird.
Producer: Sukey Firth.
‘The Scottsboro Boys’ is at London’s Young Vic until Saturday 21st December.
It’s also available on DVD and digital download now.
‘Break The Balance’ is available on Athena Music International.