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Patrick Ness, Rod Stewart Signature Confession, Summer Party Hacks

Patrick Ness, the acclaimed author of 'A Monster Calls', discusses its upcoming stage adaptation, which begins at Bristol's Old Vic before transferring to London's West End.

Patrick Ness, the acclaimed author of 'A Monster Calls', discusses its upcoming stage adaptation, which begins at Bristol's Old Vic before transferring to London's West End.

Patrick has written nine books and won the Carnegie Medial twice, the Costs Children's Book Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Red House Book Award, the Jugendliteratur Preis, the UKLA Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize. His first books for teenagers made up the Chaos Walking trilogy which have been made into a film, due to be released in 2019.

Patrick's bestselling novel A Monster Calls tells the tale of a boy coming to terms with his mother's cancer, appealing to children and adults alike with its dazzling insight into love, loss and healing. This major new stage production is directed by Sally Cookson - one of the UK's best creators of devised theatre. The power of imagination and storytelling is key in Sally's work, and it is through storytelling that Conor begins to understand that life is complicated.

Bringing you the best of both worlds, Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo join forces to bring you three hours of the greatest guests, music and early evening entertainment. With top names from the worlds of film, TV and online, plus regular live sessions from the hottest names in music, Jo and Simon will bring you entertaining and compelling celeb chat each evening. Plus there'll be audience interaction, the freshest new music and great chat to accompany you in the early evening - whatever you're doing.

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Madonna

    Like A Prayer

    • (CD Single).
    • Sire.
    • 9.
  • Johnny Marr

    Hi Hello

    • Call The Comet.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Beyoncé

    Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • James Ingram & Michael McDonald

    Yah Mo B There

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Jax Jones

    Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen)

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Catherine McGrath

    Lost In The Middle

    • Talk Of This Town.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Tom Walker

    Leave A Light On

    • (CD Single).
    • Relentless.
  • Rod Stewart


    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Brandon Flowers


    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Lenny Kravitz


    • Raise Vibration.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates


    • Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat.
    • BMG.
  • Tom Odell

    If You Wanna Love Somebody

    • Jubilee Road.
    • Columbia.
  • The Lotus Eaters

    First Picture Of You

    • New Frontiers (Various Artists).
    • Temple Records.
  • The Smiths

    Rubber Ring

    • The Queen Is Dead (Deluxe Edition) CD2.
    • Rhino.
    • 10.
  • Stealers Wheel

    Stuck In The Middle With You

    • (Single).
    • A&M.
  • Spice Girls

    Spice Up Your Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
    • 11.
  • Haircut One Hundred

    Fantastic Day

    • Pelican West - Deluxe Edition.
    • Cherry Pop.
    • 007.
  • Kylie Minogue


  • Don Henley

    The End Of The Innocence

    • Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence.
    • Geffen.
  • Leon Bridges


    • Good Thing.
    • Columbia.
  • Duffy


    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
  • The Lemonheads

    Mrs Robinson

    • Simply The Best Movie Album (Various).
    • Warner Strategic Market.
  • Jorja Smith

    Blue Lights

    • Lost & Found.
    • FAMM.
  • Talking Heads

    Once In A Lifetime

    • Talking Heads - Remain In Light.
    • Sire.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Get Off Of My Cloud

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Sigur Rós

    Hoppípolla / Með Blóðnasir (6 Music Session, 18 Oct 2013)

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
  • Damien Rice


    • (CD Single).
    • 14th Floor Records.


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