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Nihal sits in for Claudia and is joined by Jessie Buckley from War and Peace. Plus a live track from Hairspray the Musical and Charles Randolph-Wright bringing Motown to London.

This week Nihal will be joined by Brenda Edwards who will be performing a song from the musical Hairspray at Elton John's piano. Director, Charles Randolph-Wright brings Motown to London, and Princess Marya Bolkonsky from War And Peace, otherwise known as Jessie Buckley, will be hopping across town from performing in The Winter's Tale at The Garrick Theatre, Straight Off Stage to the studio. Natalie Jamieson talks to Sly Stallone about Creed and Radio 2's Book Club, Fact Not Fiction is back. Our first choice of 2016 is, One Child by Mei Fong, who will be talking to Nihal live from Washington DC about China's one-child policy and her time spent with people it affected.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

    • Donna Summer - On The Radio.
    • Casablanca.
    • 7.
  • The Who

    My Generation

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 004.
  • Marvin Gaye

    What's Going On

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • LunchMoney Lewis

    Ain't Too Cool

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • The Police

    Spirits In The Material World

    • The Police - Message In A Box (Cd 3).
    • A&M.
  • Billy Joel

    My Life

    • Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2.
    • CBS.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Tears Dry On Their Own

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Charlie Puth

    One Call Away

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Neil Young

    Harvest Moon

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • Billie Holiday

    Sometimes I'm Happy

    • Classics.

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