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Jim Dale, Will Young, Man Booker International Prize

May 20th, 2015

Episode 905 of 1502 episodes

Jim Dale, best known for starring in the Carry On films, is returning to the stage in a one man show, Just Jim Dale, which explores his sixty years in show business. Back in his home town of Corby, Jim Dale discusses the legacy of the Carry On films, his gift for impersonation and why he hated being a famous pop star. Singer songwriter Will Young came to prominence after winning the first series of Pop Idol in 2002. As he releases a new album, 85% Proof, Will Young discuses confronting his past and how the trauma of being bullied by a teacher at school inspired a song on the album. The Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai has won the International Man Booker Prize 2015. The judges praised him for his 'sentences of incredible length that go to incredible lengths'. He talks to Samira about his demanding novels which explore dystopian and melancholic themes. And, as music streaming site Spotify announces it is moving into video, the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones discusses what the changes might mean for musicians, labels and Spotify's users.

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