1/2. Radio 2 devotes two programmes to the concept of celebrity, as pop culture observer Paul Morley assesses what it takes to remain top of the heap, whether through constant reinvention, extreme humiliation and/or other desperation-fuelled measures. His many interviewees include Strictly Come Dancing stars and former "nobodys" from Big Brother and other reality shows, production and network bigwigs Paul Jackson (ITV), Elaine Bedell (BBC), Tim Hincks (Endemol UK) and Natalka Znak (I'm a Celebrity.... Get Me Out of Here!). Plus input from celebrity MP Lembit Opik , PR gurus Max Clifford , Alan Edwards and James Herring , agents Jon Thoday and Anita Land, "post-ironic" TV personality Roy Walker and Camilla Wright (of online gossip newsletter Popbitch).
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3/6. The innovative saxophonist airs live music and new releases. Tonight's special guest is Australian jazz vocalist Trudy Kerr, with music from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Bobby Broom, unsigned British singer Suzanne Bonnar and influential saxophonist Michael Brecker, who died in January 2007.
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