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Live at the Apollo

Secrets of the Apollo

BBC Two
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59 minutes Available for 10 months First broadcast:
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A celebration of 16 years of Britain’s greatest stand-up show, Live at the Apollo.

A celebration of Britain’s greatest stand-up show, Live at the Apollo. Stars of the Apollo reminisce and share insider knowledge to reveal their own secrets of the show.

In this 60-minute special, we celebrate 16 years of Britain’s greatest stand-up show, Live at the Apollo. A host of stand-up stars descend on the stalls of the Hammersmith Apollo to reminisce and reveal their own secrets of the iconic theatre.

Through these unique insights, we find out what it’s like on the night for the acts, how they cope with the nerves, how they choose their material, and even how they decide what to wear. Secrets of the Apollo combines brand new interviews with classic archive material from the BBC’s comedy crown jewel itself.

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Desiree Burch
Interviewed Guest
Nina Conti
Interviewed Guest
Hal Cruttenden
Interviewed Guest
Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest
Omid Djalili
Interviewed Guest
Micky Flanagan
Interviewed Guest
Kerry Godliman
Interviewed Guest
Darren Harriott
Interviewed Guest
Chris McCausland
Interviewed Guest
Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest
Katherine Ryan
Interviewed Guest
Sindhu Vee
Executive Producer
Andrew Beint
Series Producer
Anthony Caveney
Director
Chris Howe
Production Company
Open Mike Productions

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Dick and Dom, Alex Wheatle, Charlie Murphy, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Gengahr, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards.

BBC Radio 4
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36 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Dick and Dom, Alex Wheatle, Tai Shan Schierenberg and Charlie Murphy for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Dick and Dom, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Alex Wheatle and Charlie Murphy for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Gengahr and Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards.

Producer: Debbie Kilbride.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Richard McCourt
Interviewed Guest
Dominic Wood
Interviewed Guest
Tai Shan Schierenberg
Interviewed Guest
Alex Wheatle
Interviewed Guest
Charlie Murphy
Performer
Gengahr
Performer
Laura Cortese
Performer
undefined The Dance Cards
Producer
Debbie Kilbride

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Kenney Jones, Esther Freud, Debbie Wiseman, Jon Sopel, Etienne Charles, Tuuletar, Tom Allen, Clive Anderson

BBC Radio 4
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37 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Kenney Jones, Esther Freud, Debbie Wiseman and Jon Sopel for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Kenney Jones, Colm Toibin, Debbie Wiseman and Jon Sopel for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Etienne Charles and Tuuletar.

Producer: Tim Bano.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Kenney Jones
Interviewed Guest
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest
Debbie Wiseman
Interviewed Guest
Jon Sopel
Performer
Etienne Charles
Performer
undefined Tuuletar
Producer
Tim Bano

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The Apprentice

Best Bits Most Memorable Characters

BBC One
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58 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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Looking back at the bossy boots, the wheeler dealers, the jokers and the walking egos.

This episode looks back fondly at the bossy boots, the wheeler dealers, the jokers and the walking egos that we’ve loved and sometimes loved to loath.

Over the last 15 years of The Apprentice, we’ve met hundreds of candidates, but there are a select few that are utterly unforgettable. This episode looks back fondly at the bossy boots, the wheeler dealers, the jokers and the walking egos that we’ve loved and sometimes loved to loath.

We also learn a tip or two on how to deliver an unforgettable pitch and become a sales supremo.

Of course, there’s one character we can never forget. One who, year after year, delivers hard truths and hard cash - Britain’s most infamous boardroom boss, Lord Sugar. He joins Baroness Brady and Claude Littner on a jaunt down memory lane as they recall the characters they will never forget.

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Production Company
FremantleMedia

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Isla Fisher, Selina Thompson, Dave Johns, Sage Francis and B Dolan, Tom Allen, Clive Anderson

BBC Radio 4
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37 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:

Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Isla Fisher, Selina Thompson and Dave Johns for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy from the Edinburgh Festivals.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Isla Fisher, Selina Thompson, Dave Johns and Sage Francis and B. Dolan for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy from the Edinburgh Festivals. With music from Dorec-a-belle and Sage Francis and B. Dolan.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Isla Fisher
Interviewed Guest
Selina Thompson
Interviewed Guest
Dave Johns
Performer
Sage Francis
Performer
undefined B Dolan
Producer
Sukey Firth

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Martin Freeman, Irvine Welsh, Sarah Phelps, Diane Morgan, Lisa Stansfield, The Turbans, Clive Anderson

BBC Radio 4
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37 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Martin Freeman, Irvine Welsh, Diane Morgan and Sarah Phelps for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Martin Freeman, Irvine Welsh, Diane Morgan and Sarah Phelps for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Lisa Stansfield and The Turbans.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Martin Freeman
Interviewed Guest
Irvine Welsh
Interviewed Guest
Diane Morgan
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Phelps
Performer
Lisa Stansfield
Performer
undefined The Turbans
Producer
Sukey Firth

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Clive Anderson, Tom Allen, Shane Richie, Christian O'Connell, Daniel Pinchbeck, Angela Barnes, Flavia Coelho, Deep Throat Choir

BBC Radio 4
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38 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Shane Richie, Daniel Pinchbeck, Angela Barnes and Christian O'Connell. With music from Flavia Coelho and Deep Throat Choir.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Shane Richie, Daniel Pinchbeck, Angela Barnes and Christian O'Connell for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Flavia Coelho and Deep Throat Choir.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Shane Richie
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Pinchbeck
Interviewed Guest
Angela Barnes
Interviewed Guest
Christian O'Connell
Performer
Flavia Coelho
Performer
undefined Big Thief
Producer
Sukey Firth

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Sean Hayes, John Simm, Jessica Swale, Bridget Christie, Ezra Furman and The Visions, Geowulf, Tom Allen, Clive Anderson

BBC Radio 4
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55 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Sean Hayes, John Simm, Jessica Swale and Bridget Christie for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Geowulf.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Sean Hayes, John Simm, Jessica Swale and Bridget Christie for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Ezra Furman and The Visions and Geowulf.

Producer: Tim Bano.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Sean Hayes
Interviewed Guest
John Simm
Interviewed Guest
Jessica Swale
Interviewed Guest
Bridget Christie
Performer
Ezra Furman
Performer
undefined The Visions
Performer
undefined Geowulf
Producer
Tim Bano

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Jenson Button, Frank Skinner, Rupert Goold, Reverend Billy, Brandy Clark, Trio Da Kali, Tom Allen, Clive Anderson

BBC Radio 4
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38 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Jenson Button, Frank Skinner, Rupert Goold and Reverend Billy for conversation, music and comedy. Music by Brandy Clark and Trio Da Kali.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Jenson Button, Frank Skinner, Rupert Goold and Reverend Billy for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Brandy Clark and Trio Da Kali.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Jenson Button
Interviewed Guest
Frank Skinner
Interviewed Guest
Rupert Goold
Interviewed Guest
Reverend Billy
Performer
Brandy Clark
Performer
undefined Trio Da Kali
Producer
Sukey Firth

Brand

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The Apprentice

Best Bits Foreign Tasks

BBC One
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57 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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A look back at 15 years of globetrotting antics and what it takes to do business abroad.

A look back at 15 years of globetrotting antics and what it takes to do business abroad, Apprentice-style.

In ‘The Apprentice Best Bits: Foreign Tasks' we’ll look back at 15 years of globetrotting antics and learn what it takes to do business abroad… Apprentice style.

We’ll relive the candidates trying to sell Cheese to the French, flogging the wurst flavour crisps to the Germans, fumble their facts in Bruges and mistake a slimy sea creature for scuba equipment in Malta.

Whether they were selling safaris in South Africa or discount buying in Dubai it was anything but a holiday. From language barriers to lack of local knowledge there were plenty of hurdles to overcome.

Joining us on our voyage of discovery will be Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady, and Claude Littner. They’ll be remising the times the candidate arrived and conquered and the times they were sent packing.

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Production Company
FremantleMedia

The Apprentice

Best Bits Advertising Tasks

BBC One
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58 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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A look back at Lord Sugar’s favourite task and a lesson in advertising.

A look back at Lord Sugar’s favourite task and a lesson on how to get ahead in advertising, Apprentice style.

A look back at Lord Sugar’s favourite task and a lesson on how to get ahead in advertising, Apprentice style.

Relive classic clangers such as Jet Pop - the most inappropriately named airline in history - and watch Elizabeth make a modern car advert in a medieval village. We’ll see exactly how it should have been done when Carina used her loaf to make a bread commercial.

Watching along with us will be Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady and Claude Littner. They’ll reveal the ads worth tuning in for and those that had them switching off.

Prepare to snigger and squirm as we rewind and press play on 15 years of showstoppers and show shockers.

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Editor
Dan Basnett
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Executive Producer
Shona Kemp
Producer
Emma Peach
Production Company
FremantleMedia
BBC Radio 4
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Holly Walsh and the panel tackle the social minefield of parties.

Holly Walsh challenges Mark Steel, Isy Suttie and Tom Allen over the social minefield of modern life. From May 2015.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the dos and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Mark Steel, Isy Suttie and Tom Allen - who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the 21st century.

In this edition, the social minefield of parties is up for debate - including the suggestion of a new rule banning all small talk, and the desperate need for the end to evening-only wedding invitations.

The panel also have the opportunity to offer advice on the social conundrum from a member of the studio audience: 'My friend has hijacked my baby-sitting job. How can I win it back?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Credits

Presenter
Holly Walsh
Panellist
Mark Steel
Panellist
Isy Suttie
Panellist
Tom Allen
Producer
Aled Evans

Genre

A Good Read

Kathy Burke and Tom Allen

BBC Radio 4
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30 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.

Actor Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk about their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert - by Patrick Hamilton, John Waters and Barbara Pym. But who picks what?

Actor Kathy Burke and comedian Tom Allen talk books with Harriett Gilbert. Kathy's favourite book is Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton. She first read it when she was 14 and has gone back to it over and over again, irresistibly drawn by the central character, George Harvey Bone.

Role Models, a kind of memoir by the American film-maker John Waters (Hairspray, Cry-Baby) is a book that means a lot to Tom Allen. It's a celebration of the outsider and of a different way of seeing life.

Then Harriett gets them to read Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. To say that the book does not go down at all well would be a severe understatement.. but the resulting conversation is hugely enjoyable.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Credits

Presenter
Harriett Gilbert
Interviewed Guest
Kathy Burke
Interviewed Guest
Tom Allen
Producer
Beth O'Dea

Brand

A Good Read

The Apprentice

Best Bits Successes and Failures

BBC One
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58 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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Lord Sugar looks back on what it takes to make a task a soaring success.

Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady and Claude Littner look back on what it takes to make a task a soaring success - and how to avoid an epic failure.

This time, we look back on what it takes to make a task a soaring success - and how to avoid an epic failure.

There are jaw-dropping lows, from nauseating food failures to the cringiest pitches that will have you squirming in your seat. But we also recall the best of the best, from TV-selling superstars to those who cleaned up on dirty jobs.

Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady and Claude Littner hark back to the times when hopes were dashed and records were smashed as the candidates fought to enter the Apprentice hall of fame and avoid the taxi of shame.

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Production Company
FremantleMedia

Between the Covers

Series 1 Episode 1

Signed
BBC Two
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29 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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Phil Wang, Sara Pascoe, Tom Allen and Sophie Ellis-Bextor share their favourite books.

Sara Cox is joined by Phil Wang, Sara Pascoe, Tom Allen and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They share their favourite books and discuss The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and Sara Pascoe’s Sex, Power, Money.

Sara Cox hosts the irreverent, entertaining, mischievous show where books spark the banter.

This week, Sara is joined by comedians Phil Wang, Sara Pascoe, Tom Allen and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They all share their favourite books and reveal the books that make them laugh and the fictional characters they would like to meet.

And they discuss this week’s book group pick, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and Sara Pascoe’s latest book, Sex, Power, Money.

Credits

Panellist
Tom Allen
Panellist
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Panellist
Sara Pascoe
Panellist
Phil Wang
Presenter
Sara Cox
Production Manager
Charlotte Roach
Production Coordinator
Kirstyn Bennett
Executive Producer
Amanda Ross
Series Producer
Pollyanne Conway
Production Company
Cactus TV

The Apprentice

Best Bits Celebrity Specials

BBC One
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57 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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A look back at the famous faces that braved the boardroom of doom in the name of charity.

A look back at the famous faces that braved the boardroom of doom in the name of charity, including Karren Brady's debut on the show.

A look back at the famous faces that braved the boardroom of doom, all in the name of charity.

Setting the stage will be Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady and Claude Littner. They wistfully look back at the jollies and japes our celebrities got themselves into over the years as they raised over £2 million for Comic Relief and Sport’s Relief.

There's Karren Brady’s debut on the series, when she led the girls to victory in the first ever celebrity special back in 2007, the child’s play that is Jack Dee and Jonathon Ross’s attempt to design toys, Robbie Williams raising the roof in a bid to raise money, and the moment Omid Djalili lost a carefully positioned balloon, and his dignity, as part of Rylan Clark-Neal’s cabaret show. There were bust ups and there were muck ups, but the celebs always knew that the show must go on!

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Production Company
FremantleMedia

The Apprentice

Best Bits Interviews

BBC One
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57 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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A look back at the most terrifying job interview process on telly.

A look back at the most terrifying job interview process on telly and a helpful guide on how to survive it.

This episode takes a peek over the sofa at the most terrifying job interview process on telly, and gives you a helpful guide on how to survive it.

We relive the times Claude Littner got ruthless on rubbish business plans, brace ourselves as some of our favourite candidates go toe to toe with Linda Plant and watch Mike Soutar find their Achilles heels, all in a bid to help Lord Sugar find his next business partner.

Joining us on our trip down 'memory pain’ will be Lord Sugar, Baroness Brady and Claude Littner. They reminisce about the times the candidates' business plans were poked and prodded and the truths squeezed out of them, and how the best proved they were better than all the rest.

Credits

Narrator
Tom Allen
Executive Producer
Jenny Byrom
Executive Producer
Cal Turner
Production Company
FremantleMedia

Josh

Series 3 Episode 2: Fame & Fortune

BBC Three
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27 minutes Available for 3 months First broadcast:
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Josh supports a difficult act on tour. Owen starts dating X Factor star Diana Vickers.

Sitcom about three flatmates and their landlord. Josh's work life receives a boost when his agent gets him a gig supporting a big act on tour.

Josh's work life receives a boost when his agent gets him a gig supporting a big act on tour. However, Josh struggles to play nice with his rival and ends up snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Meanwhile, Owen starts dating former X Factor star Diana Vickers. All is going well until Diana gets lined up to appear in the next series of Strictly. When Owen learns about the 'curse of Strictly', he starts to panic about their relationship.

Kate's competitive side gets the better of her as she takes on landlord Geoff at the 1980s property board game Hungry Hungry Landlords.

Genre

Brand

Josh

Series

Josh: Series 3

BBC Children in Need

Children in Need: 40 Fabulous Years

BBC
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59 minutes Available for 8 months First broadcast:
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Ade Adepitan looks back at four decades of Children in Need.

Ade Adepitan takes us on a funny, poignant and revealing tour across four decades of Children in Need.

Presenter Ade Adepitan MBE is our guide on this funny, poignant, revealing and surprising numerical tour across four fabulous decades of Children In Need.

Credits

Presenter
Ade Adepitan
Series Producer
Lucy Kenwright
Executive Producer
Caroline Wright
Interviewed Guest
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Matt Baker
Interviewed Guest
Rylan Clark-Neal
Interviewed Guest
Sue Cook
Interviewed Guest
Jon Culshaw
Interviewed Guest
Ainsley Harriott
Interviewed Guest
Marvin Humes
Interviewed Guest
Rochelle Humes
Interviewed Guest
Alex Jones
Interviewed Guest
Gareth Malone
Interviewed Guest
Shona McGarty
Interviewed Guest
Scott Mills
Interviewed Guest
Ore Oduba
Interviewed Guest
Wendi Peters
Interviewed Guest
Susanna Reid
Interviewed Guest
Gaby Roslin
Interviewed Guest
Kate Silverton
Interviewed Guest
Heather Small
Interviewed Guest
Lacey Turner
Interviewed Guest
Kimberley Walsh
Interviewed Guest
Gary Barlow
Interviewed Guest
Mel Giedroyc

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Clive Anderson, Tom Allen, Ian Rankin, Anne-Marie Duff, James Grieve, The Marcus King Band, Nick Harper

BBC Radio 4
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35 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Ian Rankin, Anne-Marie Duff, Richard Gadd and James Grieve for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

Clive Anderson and Tom Allen are joined by Ian Rankin, Anne-Marie Duff, Richard Gadd and James Grieve for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from The Marcus King Band and Nick Harper.

Producer: Sukey Firth.

Credits

Presenter
Clive Anderson
Presenter
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest
Ian Rankin
Interviewed Guest
Anne-Marie Duff
Interviewed Guest
Richard Gadd
Interviewed Guest
James Grieve
Performer
undefined Marcus King Band
Performer
Nick Harper
Producer
Sukey Firth

Brand

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