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Writer and actor Ruth Jones joins Mark and Stuart to share her 'First, Last and Everything' and chat about her new novel.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present a feast of great music and chat for weekend breakfast.

Today, writer and actor Ruth Jones joins Mark and Stuart to share her 'First, Last and Everything' - that’s the first record she owned, the most recent one she's enjoyed and the record that means ‘everything’ to her. She also discusses her new novel.

Born in Glamorgan, Wales, Ruth began acting in the early 1990's and came to prominence playing Nessa in BBC TV comedy series 'Gavin and Stacey' which she co-wrote and co-starred in with James Corden. She also appeared in TV comedies including Stella and Nighty Night as well as BBC dramas Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Little Dorrit and Hattie. Her new novel 'Us Three' is her second, and follows the release of her debut novel 'Never Greener' in 2018.

Also on the show... a whole host of quality radio items including 'Breakfast Blend' - three tracks that make a great sonic blend - plus another instalment of Sunday Glove Songs.

You can take part in The Chain, choosing a track for our world-famous list of over 8000 interconnected songs.

Plus a finely balanced blend of new and old music, setting you up for a Sunday.

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Music Played

  • Inspiral Carpets

    Dragging Me Down

    • Cow Records.
  • Future Islands

    For Sure

    • 4AD.
  • The Dramatics

    Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

    • The Best Of.
    • Stax.
    • 10.
  • Hiro Ama

    Letter From Lahore

  • Saint Saviour & Bill Ryder-Jones


    • Tomorrow Again.
  • Mazzy Star

    Ride It On

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Cybotron


    • Fantasy.
  • The Go! Team

    Cookie Scene

    • Memphis Industries.
  • Jefferson Airplane

    Crown of Creation

  • Green Seagull

    This Wheel

    • Cloud Cover.
    • 06.
  • Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra

    Some Velvet Morning

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Paradiso.
    • 015.
  • Jehnny Beth

    We Will Sin Together

    • 20L07 Music/under exclusive licence to Caroline International.
  • The Paragons

    The Tide Is High

    • Island.
  • Luniz

    I Got 5 On It

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin Records America Inc.
  • Emma-Jean Thackray

    Open (Remix) (feat. Blu)

    • Movementt.
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Wish The Lads Were Here

  • Parquet Courts

    Freebird II

    • Wide Awake.
    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Roscoe Roscoe

    Brain Retrieve

  • Róisín Murphy

    Something More

    • Skint/BMG.
  • Showaddywaddy

    Under The Moon Of Love

    • The Best Steps To Heaven.
    • Tiger.
  • Those Damn Crows

    Set In Stone

    • Point of No Return.
  • Louis Armstrong

    What A Wonderful World

  • The Who

    I Can't Explain

    • Polydor.

    Model Village

    • Partisan Records.
  • Poliça

    Spilling Lines

  • The Bluetones

    Cut Some Rug

  • Disclosure

    Douha (Mali Mali) (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)

    • Island Records.
  • Sophie Hunger

    Alpha Venom

    • Supermoon/Caroline International.
  • Roots Manuva

    Witness (1 Hope)

  • 10cc

    Life In A Minestrone

  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3

  • Martha Hill

    Grilled Cheese

    • Martha Hill.
  • Sudan Archives


    • Stones Throw Records.


  • Sun 6 Sep 2020 08:00