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Jack Cheshire, Paul Cotgrove, Catherine Johnson, Ardal O'Hanlon, Jessica Raine, Eddi Reader

Clive meets Ardal O'Hanlon, stand-up stalwart and best known to many for his role as Dougal in Father Ted. Ardal's currently starring in the highly acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's award winning play, The Weir. How does appearing in a tense play on the London stage about an isolated Irish pub compare with performing in a much loved television sit-com about an isolated Parochial House in Ireland? The Weir, Wyndham's Theatre, London from 16 January

After thrilling and chilling hundreds of film fans for the first time in 2013, the spook-tacular Horror-on-Sea is returning to Southend-on-Sea once again in January 2014. Clive tries to extract the secret attraction of the horror film genre - and his now infamous Zombie Walk - from Festival Director Paul Cotgrove. Horror-on-Sea 17-19 January, Park Inn Palace Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Emma Freud is taken back to her youth by Catherine Johnson - the writer of the international stage and screen smash Mamma Mia! Her latest play, Shang-a-Lang, is the story of youthful nostalgia, friendship, hitting forty and The Bay City Rollers. Has Emma still got her old Rollers' LPs, and tartan trews? Shang-a-Lang is at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington, London from 22 Jan - 15 Feb.

Finally, Clive meets Jessica Raine - one of the stars of 'Call the Midwife. Jessica graduated from RADA in 2008, and by 2009 was picked by both The Observer and the Daily Telegraph as being 'one to watch'. She's equally at home on stage and screen: how will she fare in the Loose Ends studio? Call the Midwife Series 3 Episode 1 is on BBC1 Sunday 19 January at 8pm

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 Jan 2014 04:15

Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon

The Weir is at Wyndham's Theatre, London, from 16 January 2014 for a limited season.

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

‘Vagabond’ will be available from 3rd February on Reveal Records.  See her website for Spring 2014 tour dates.

Paul Cotgrove

Paul Cotgrove
Southend’s Horror-on-Sea festival is on this weekend, and Southend’s Film Festival runs from Thursday 1st May to Monday 5th May 2014.

Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson
Shang-a-Lang is at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington, London from 22 Jan - 15 Feb 2014.

Jack Cheshire

Jack Cheshire

‘Long Mind Hotel’, which includes 'Into The Void',  is available now on Gun 20 Records.

Jessica Raine

Jessica Raine
‘Call the Midwife’ returns to BBC1 for a third series, starting Sunday 19th January at 8pm.

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