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Martin Shaw and Maureen Lipman, Sun Bed Confession, Energy Gels!

Actors Martin Shaw and Maureen Lipman chat to Simon about starring in the play 'The Best Man'.

Martin Shaw and Maureen Lipman chat to Simon about starring in the West End premier of Gore Vidal's political drama 'The Best Man'

Written and produced on Broadway nearly 60 years ago, Martin Shaw is William Russell, esteemed ex-Secretary of State and US presidential candidate, with something of a philandering reputation. He runs against Joseph Cantwell (Jeff Fahey), an ambitious populist newcomer.

Running neck and neck, the only thing that might separate the candidates are endorsements from a respected Ex-President (Jack Shepherd) and party big-wig (Maureen Lipman). As the race heats up the campaign gets personal, but where does compromise end and corruption begin? How far will you go to become the most powerful man in the world? And who in the end will be proven to be "the best man"?

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Huey Lewis and the News

    The Power Of Love

    • Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Rudimental

    These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • MC Hammer

    U Can't Touch This

    • Fast Forward (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Scissor Sisters

    Only The Horses

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Wilson Phillips

    Hold On

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Simple Minds

    Magic

    • Walk Between Worlds.
    • BMG Rights Management.
  • Sheryl Crow

    A Change Would Do You Good

    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • Starship

    We Built This City

    • Now 1985 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    It's A Beautiful World

    • Who Built The Moon?.
    • Sour Mash.
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ever.
    • Telstar.
  • Hoseah Partsch

    Paper Planes

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin/EMI.
  • Viola Wills

    Gonna Get Along Without You Now

    • Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • The Rolling Stones

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    • The Rolling Stones - Remastered.
    • Abkco.
  • The Damned

    New Rose

    • The Best Of.
    • Big Beat.
  • Lankum

    Sergeant William Bailey

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