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F Scott Fitzgerald was a plagiarist – fact. But to what extent did he “borrow” the plot of arguably his greatest work, The Great Gatsby? Tonight, he goes on trial. F Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus is today considered the quintessential Great American Novel. But could he have plagiarized much of ...read more →
Having scaled the walls of Faber’s well-manicured garden eleven years ago, Faber chief executive Stephen Page found himself in the broadcast hot-seat, sandwiched between Naked Bookers Philip Jones and Sam Missingham. This show is the first in an occasional series of tête à têtes, devoted to the illuminati of the ...read more →
It’s not often we have a real-life spy as our special guest on LAD – but tonight, stepping out of the shadows and into our spotlight is special guest Major David Thorp – a man who has spent his entire life in signals intelligence (SIGINT)… from the Cold War to ...read more →
What with Benedict Cumberbatch’s radical new television interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, and the recent big-screen Guy Ritchie / Robert Downey / Jude Law action movies, the Baker Street seven per-center is enjoying a major revival of interest. How appropriate, then, that the master scriptwriter of the entire Holmes canon should ...read more →
This is the time, the time for action! Along with The Jam, Secret Affair were the most popular of the British Mod Revival bands of the late seventies and early eighties. Like the Specials, the young Essex band’s sound was rooted in sixties music, but whereas the Specials were firmly ...read more →
How do you go about writing a book about one of the most powerful dynasties on earth? That’s the challenge special guest Russ Baker faced when he first considered writing about the Bush family; a tribe that encompasses two U.S. Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors, two Presidents and ...read more →
Her voice sounds like an angel caught in a mantrap. There’s a raw emotional honesty to Brit punk sensation Louise Distras that some might even find too intense… which would be a terrible shame – because on tonight’s GBS, Louise sings four superb live tracks for us from her forthcoming ...read more →