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Garry’s guest tonight is Pauline Black – the charismatic leading lady of 2-Tone, the musical movement that combined the anger of punk with the joyous bounce of Jamaican Ska. Arriving after the first waves of punk were receding, the new blue-beat bands put dancing and tunes back into pop. Pauline’s ...read more →
He’s been charged by elephants, black-listed by the Malaysian government, caught-up in tribal warfare in New Guinea and been bitten, stung and infected by creatures still unknown to science. Tonight, Rhett Butler (yes, that really is his name and no, we’re not afraid to go there) talks to us. Rhett ...read more →
There are some people who just get what’s going on: faster, more accurately, and more cogently than the rest of us. Seth Godin is one of those people. A legend on the ‘net, Seth authored the most popular e-book ever written (“Unleashing The Idea Virus“) and commands speaker’s fees that ...read more →
At the age of 43, a few weeks after he secured British citizenship, former KGB and FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was murdered: the world’s first victim of polonium 210 poisoning. The Litvinenko killing revealed that London has quietly become not only the single greatest centre of Russian capital outside Moscow, ...read more →
His origins were humble; a working-class boy from a small military town in northern Sweden, not far from the Arctic Circle. Today, he is one of the most influential figures in the world of literature, because Peter Englund is Permanent Secretary to the Swedish Academy, the body that awards the ...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 →
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 →