Featuring Julian Clary, 80s pop group Kajagoogoo, West End star Ray Quinn and, as Radio 2's Love Where You Live campaign continues, tips on how to set up a community arts group.

Featuring Julian Clary, 80s pop group Kajagoogoo and West End star Ray Quinn.


Join Claudia as she rounds up the arts action from the last seven days.

This week she enjoys a foray into the world of gothic Victorian romps, in the company of author Sarah Waters

Best-selling author Sarah Waters shot to fame with Tipping The Velvet and built on that success with Fingersmith.

Will her latest book, The Little Stranger, continue to thrill?

VV Brown is a v.


good singer and one of the BBC's hotly-tipped stars for this year.

Judge for yourself when she performs live for Claudia in the studio.

Claudia Hammond is joined by best-selling author Sarah Waters and VV Brown performs live.


Join Claudia Winkleman for a quirky look at culture with guests Stanley Johnson, Mica Paris and Elio Pace.

Blond, brainy and father of the Mayor of London, Stanley Johnson talks about his life and adventures as revealed in his memoir - Stanley I Presume.

Mica Paris -who's been a star for more than two decades - adds a touch of soul to the evening's events.

And enjoy a live gig from the comfort of your sofa, when the brilliant keyboard player and vocalist Elio Pace pops in and performs.

With guests Stanley Johnson, Mica Paris and Elio Pace, who performs live.


Join Claudia Winkleman for another unstuffy, quixotic Arts show.

While one swallow doesn't necessarily make a summer, a new Peter James crime book definitely does.

His latest, called Dead Tomorrow, is attracting rave reviews.

When not submerged in sleuth writing, Peter James turns his hand to cinema.

An established film producer and script writer, Peter has produced several films, notably The Merchant Of Venice which starred Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.

And you'll want to know who guest Jessie Cave is...

she pops up in the new Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Ron Weasley's girlfriend and has landed the lead role in the new production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

Claudia is joined by actress Jessie Cave.


Claudia Winkleman crams a week of culture into her two hour show.

Her guest is the queen of the celebrity interview - Lynn Barber.

She is renowned for insightful and intimate portraits of the great and the good and has met personalities such as tabloid favourite Kerry Katona, artist David Hockney and comic Eddie Izzard.

But why is she nicknamed 'Demon Barber' - is it because of her cutting articles? Find out when Lynn joins Claudia to talk about her Fleet Street life and new book, An Education.

Claudia is joined by celebrity interviewer Lynn Barber.


Barry Manilow is Claudia Winkleman's very special guest this week.

The music legend chats exclusively to Claudia ahead of his performance at this year's Proms In The Park concert.

English actor and singer Paul Nicholas also pops in, to talk about a successful career spanning 40 years.

His debut performance was as Claude in the hugely successful love-rock musical Hair.

His next role was even bigger - appearing as Jesus in the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber spectacular Jesus Christ Superstar.

For his next role, Paul dons a Tudor tunic to play Jack Point in Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeomen of the Guard.

And Nick Cave drops in without his Bad seeds to talk about his new career as an author.

Claudia Winkleman rounds up all the arts action and her special guest is Barry Manilow


Claudia Winkleman rounds up the week's arts action and speaks to author Sebastian Faulks about his latest book, A Week In December.

It's been described as a state-of-the-nation" book and looks at the collapse in the financial markets and the cost the meltdown has had on society, families and individuals.

Claudia rounds up the week's arts action and is joined by author Sebastian Faulks"


Claudia Winkleman presents a quirky arts show with guests from the worlds of film, music, theatre and TV.

Claudia Winkleman rounds up the week's arts action.


Bing Crosby, The Beatles and Coldplay have all played at London's famous Maida Vale studios.

Join Claudia Winkleman as she celebrates 75 years of music history live from the studios in Maida Vale with a special line-up of artists and guests for a unique Radio 2 from Maida Vale evening.

Claudia Winkleman celebrates 75 years of music history live in London's Maida Vale studios