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Marin Alsop, Sir Michael Codron, Wayne Hemingway, Carey Marx.

Libby Purves meets conductor Marin Alsop, producer Sir Michael Codron, designer Wayne Hemingway and comedian Carey Marx.

Libby Purves meets conductor Marin Alsop; producer Sir Michael Codron; designer Wayne Hemingway and comedian Carey Marx.

Conductor Marin Alsop is music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 she was the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms, returning again in 2015. She will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers, presenting music by British composer Judith Bingham, at the Barbican Concert Hall. The concert will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Producer Sir Michael Codron has staged hundreds of productions during his long career - many of them at the time new plays including Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party and Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane. He is the producer of Mr Foote's Other Leg, a new comedy set in Georgian London which explores society's obsession with the rise and fall of celebrity. Mr Foote's Other Leg is at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London.

Designer Wayne Hemingway co-founded the Red or Dead fashion label with his wife Gerardine. The couple are the authors of The Vintage Fashion Bible which takes a chronological look at 20th century fashion for men and women. It also offers a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing. The Vintage Fashion Bible by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway is published by David and Charles Publishers.

Carey Marx is a comedian who suffered a heart attack in 2012. He survived and has turned his experience into a stand-up show. Although he says comedy about a heart attack isn't to everyone's taste, he describes writing the show as a cathartic experience. Intensive Carey is on BBC Radio 4.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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43 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Marin Alsop
Interviewed Guest Michael Codron
Interviewed Guest Wayne Hemingway
Interviewed Guest Carey Marx
Producer Paula McGinley