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Our top critics bring you everything that’s REALLY worth seeing, doing, or buying in the week ahead. Join Event magazine’s Jim White and guests for 30 minutes of hype-free insider chat on the hits, misses and run-a-milers from the world of entertainment. With star turns from the Daily Mail’s legendary showbiz king Baz Bamigboye and the stars of stage, page and screen. Free every Friday morning with Mail+ Briefings.

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Our top critics bring you everything that’s REALLY worth seeing, doing, or buying in the week ahead. Join Event magazine’s Jim White and guests for 30 minutes of hype-free insider chat on the hits, misses and run-a-milers from the world of entertainment. With star turns from the Daily Mail’s legendary showbiz king Baz Bamigboye and the stars of stage, page and screen. Free every Friday morning with Mail+ Briefings.

    Lord Michael Cashman on going from Albert Square to Parliament Square

    Lord Michael Cashman on going from Albert Square to Parliament Square

    It's the last-ever It's Friday so Jim White and co-hosts Jaci Stephen, Adrian Thrills and Claudia Connell muse on their favourite movie and TV endings (and look back over a year of the podcast). Plus, Jim White interviews Lord Michael Cashman on THAT kiss on Eastenders - and why all politicians need a touch of the actor in them. 

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    Kiki Dee on still sounding good in your 70s (and why she always kills Elton John's Christmas presents)

    Kiki Dee on still sounding good in your 70s (and why she always kills Elton John's Christmas presents)

    Soul singer Kiki Dee gives Jim White the lowdown on her duets with Elton John and why she still sounds good after a career spanning six decades. Plus, as Ant and Dec return to our screens, Jim White, Adrian Thrills and Claudia Connell debate the thorny topic of who is the greatest double act of all time (clue: they're female and British). 

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    Thriller king Mark Billingham on his 20th novel (and his band the Fun Loving Crime Writers)

    Thriller king Mark Billingham on his 20th novel (and his band the Fun Loving Crime Writers)

    Jim White talks to thriller writer Mark Billingham on taking his detective back to the 90s for his latest novel, and the surprising success of the band he formed with crime writers including Val McDermid and Chris Brookmyre. Plus, Jim, Jaci Stephens and Brian Viner discuss some long-delayed (and welcome) showbiz comebacks. 

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    Comedian Ian Stone on how The Jam electrified a generation

    Comedian Ian Stone on how The Jam electrified a generation

    Jim White talks to comedian Ian Stone about his book, To Be Someone, which takes a sideways look at growing up in '70s Britain and listening to The Jam. Plus, Claudia Connell, Jaci Stephen and Adrian Thrills chew over this week's best music, film and TV.

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    Queen of crime Val McDermid on how lockdown inspired her next novel

    Queen of crime Val McDermid on how lockdown inspired her next novel

    As Ronan Keating returns with a new album, Jim White, Claudia Connell and Brian Viner discuss the time Claudia met him (and was very disappointed). Jim speaks to crime queen Val McDermid, who has sold 16 million novels and inspired TV series such as Wire in the Blood, about writing in lockdown (and choosing the 'right' level of violence in a whodunnit).

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    Nigel Planer on how lockdown has devastated Britain's theatre industry

    Nigel Planer on how lockdown has devastated Britain's theatre industry

    Jim White talks to actor Nigel Planer about how lockdown has destroyed the lives of self-employed actors, and about his early days in comedy clubs where people didn't boo... they threw ashtrays. Plus, Brian Viner, Claudia Connell and Jaci Stephen chew over this week's best film and TV releases (and some delicious Stateside gossip).

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