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Naughty Boy, Best of Enemies, Bellowhead

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Naughty Boy discusses the BBC Asian Network Prom. John Wilson presents.

Naughty Boy discusses the BBC Asian Network Prom, the televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley in Best of Enemies, and Bellowhead at WOMAD. With John Wilson.

DJ, songwriter and producer Naughty Boy on the Late Night Prom that marks the 50th anniversary this year of Asian Programmes on the BBC.

Bellowhead, one of the UK's most successful folk bands, announced last month that they are going to split up after eleven years together. As they prepare to play at The WOMAD Festival, two of the band's original members, John Spiers and Jon Boden, reflect on more than a decade of music making and the state of contemporary folk music.

A new film documentary Best of Enemies charts the explosive series of televised debates between the liberal writer Gore Vidal and the conservative and Republican William F Buckley when they were broadcast during the 1968 Democratic and Republican conventions in the US. Guardian writer Jonathan Freedland reviews the film about the clashing egos and their mutual distrust and enmity.

And this year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Gaskell. The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection at the John Rylands Library, Manchester University, has just been digitised. Archivist Fran Baker talks about the collection's treasures that can now be seen online.

Presenter: John Wilson

Producer: Sarah Johnson.

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Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
undefined Naughty Boy
Interviewed Guest
John Spiers
Interviewed Guest
Jon Boden
Interviewed Guest
Jonathan Freedland
Interviewed Guest
Fran Baker
Producer
Sarah Johnson

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Naughty Boy; Lovelace; Elmore Leonard

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Arts news with John Wilson, featuring Naughty Boy, Lovelace and Elmore Leonard.

Arts news with John Wilson, including Naughty Boy, Lovelace reviewed, Harry Nilsson's biographer and Front Row's 2002 interview with Elmore Leonard whose death was announced today.

John Wilson meets Naughty Boy, the British-born Pakistani songwriter, musician and producer, who has worked with Emeli Sande and Britney Spears and is now releasing his debut album Hotel Cabana.

Zoe Williams reviews the film Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried as Deep Throat actress Linda Lovelace.

An extract from John's 2002 interview with the American crime writer Elmore Leonard, whose death was announced today.

And Harry Nilsson's biographer Alyn Shipton discusses the life and career of the singer whose hits included Everybody's Talking, Without You, and Coconut.

Producer Timothy Prosser.

Credits

Presenter
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
undefined Naughty Boy
Interviewed Guest
Elmore Leonard
Interviewed Guest
Alyn Shipton
Producer
Timothy Prosser
Editor
John Goudie

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