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Headliners

Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts. Remember to subscribe and leave a review.

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  • 21.10.2020
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    Katie Melua

    The multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter tells Nihal about her development as an artist and her new album which has been 4 years in the making.

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  • 14.10.2020
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    50:31
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    John Cooper Clarke

    John Cooper Clarke talks to Nihal about punk, poetry, ambition, wanting to conform and his new memoir I Wanna Be Yours

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  • 13.10.2020
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    38:28
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    Fran Healy

    The Travis frontman talks to Nihal about 10 songs, the band’s first studio album in four years, the art of songwriting and life in LA.

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  • 08.10.2020
    46 MB
    48:08
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    Joe Marler

    The England and Harlequins prop tells Nihal about the highs and lows of his career – and shares the secrets behind some of the ‘dark arts’ of the scrum.

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  • 06.10.2020
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    39:50
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    George Takei

    The actor, who rose to global fame as Mr Sulu in Star Trek, talks to Nihal Arthanayake about his life on an off the screen. From his childhood experience of internment during the Second World War to having to live a double life as a closeted gay man in an era when homophobia could threaten his livelihood, to his current role in CBeebies Love Monster.

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  • 01.10.2020
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    46:41
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    Mary McAleese

    The former President of Ireland on being in office during a pivotal time in the peace process.

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  • 01.10.2020
    43 MB
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    Jamie Redknapp

    The former England, Liverpool and Spurs Midfielder talks to Nihal about his life on and off the pitch, his relationship with his dad and his new memoir.

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  • 29.09.2020
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    40:20
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    Chuck D

    The Public Enemy founder tells Nihal about the bands return to Def Jam for their new album.

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  • 23.09.2020
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    47:08
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    Andrew Flintoff

    The former England cricket captain and TV star on living with bulimia for over 20 years. If you’ve been affected by anything we were talking about there you can find a range of organisations which offer support and advice on the BBC Action Line. Just go to www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

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  • 15.09.2020
    35 MB
    37:04
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    Clarissa Ward

    CNN’s chief international correspondent on a career spent reporting from war zones.

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  • 10.09.2020
    28 MB
    29:25
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    Arlo Parks

    The 20-year-old singer, songwriter and poet on her new single, artistic inspiration and mental health.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:38
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    Chris & Rosie Ramsey

    The podcasters talk relationships, flatulence and much more with Nihal. Their book Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. is out now.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    37:39
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    Vinnie Jones

    “You start with the numbness.” The footballer and film star talks to Nihal about losing Tanya, his wife of 25 years.

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  • 08.09.2020
    46 MB
    48:43
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    Alastair Campbell

    Tony Blair’s former communications director on his lifelong struggle with depression.

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  • 08.09.2020
    42 MB
    44:21
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    Will Young

    The singer and actor talks to Nihal about his new book To be a Gay Man.

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  • 08.09.2020
    42 MB
    44:09
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    Adam Buxton

    One half of the comedy and podcasting duo Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton, tells Nihal about his relationship with his late father. Plus, he talks about his memoir ‘Ramble Book.’

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  • 08.09.2020
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    30:32
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    Noel Clarke

    Fresh from an appearance at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the actor, director and writer Noel Clarke talks to Nihal about the current state of the media landscape, and why more must be done to nurture diverse talent.

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  • 08.09.2020
    29 MB
    30:54
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    Luke Goss

    The actor and former Bros star tells Nihal about starring in Paydirt alongside Val Kilmer.

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  • 08.09.2020
    33 MB
    34:33
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    Katie Mack

    The theoretical astrophysicist tells Laura Whitmore how she thinks the universe will end.

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  • 08.09.2020
    32 MB
    33:28
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    Alex Edelman

    The award-winning comedian talks to Nihal about his new album, fast food and cycling.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:28
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    Oliver Stone

    The Oscar-winning director talks to Nihal Arthanayake about his parents, Vietnam and making Platoon. His memoir, Chasing The Light: How I Fought My Way into Hollywood - From the 1960s to Platoon, is out now.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    30:00
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    David Tennant

    The actor talks to Nihal about the second series of ‘David Tennant does a podcast with…’ and filming BBC One’s Staged in lockdown with regular collaborator Michael Sheen.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    20:33
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    Ronan Keating

    The pop star talks to Nihal about his new album Twenty Twenty, head-butting the Pope’s hand, hanging up on Pavarotti and having his fifth child as the world entered lockdown due to Coronavirus.

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  • 08.09.2020
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    41:25
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    David Mitchell

    The best-selling author of Cloud Atlas joins Nihal to talk about his new novel, Utopia Avenue, and his work on the screenplay for the forthcoming Matrix sequel.

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  • 08.09.2020
    38 MB
    40:07
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    James Bay

    James talks to Nihal about the survival of small venues, meeting Eric Clapton and his forthcoming album.

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    40:38
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    Chrissie Hynde

    The Pretenders star on what she loves about the UK and why she still gets starstruck meeting famous musician and The Pretenders new album 'Hate for Sale'.

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  • 08.09.2020
    26 MB
    27:55
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    Jameela Jamil

    Laura Whitmore talks to the model, actor and activist about ‘cancel culture’, body image and her new podcast.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    36:41
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    The Streets

    The Streets' Mike Skinner talks to Nihal about his new mixtape 'None Of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive', changing social attitudes and hot sauce.

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  • 08.09.2020
    35 MB
    37:12
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    Adam Kay

    The writer and comedian of “Dear NHS”, a collection of 100 household names telling their stories of the health service.

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  • 08.09.2020
    31 MB
    33:16
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    Nadine Shah

    The Mercury nominated singer-songwriter on family,feminism and her new album Kitchen Sink

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    40:42
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    Denise Welch

    The TV star tells Nihal Arthanayake about documenting her depression in her latest book; The Unwelcome Visitor.

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  • 08.09.2020
    22 MB
    23:21
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    Daveed Diggs

    Ahead of Hamilton’s release on home streaming, the Broadway star tells Nihal Arthanayake about the cultural impact of the smash-hit musical.

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  • 08.09.2020
    22 MB
    23:44
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    Norah Jones

    The multiple Grammy-winning singer songwriter talks to Nihal Arthanayake about her new album Pick Me Up Off the Floor.

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  • 08.09.2020
    21 MB
    22:47
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    David Oyelowo

    The multi-award winning actor and producer tells Nihal Arthanayake about his work on the podcast Stor14s which features stories written for children. The podcast aims to raise funds to help Covid-19 relief efforts in Africa. He also talks about his relationship with his father, his view on systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement and his own charity work in Nigeria.

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  • 08.09.2020
    20 MB
    21:12
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    George Alagiah

    The BBC newsreader and journalist returns to Headliners to tell Nihal how his cancer treatment is going, what he makes of the recent increase in exposure for the Black Lives Matter movement and how he’s been coping during lockdown.

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  • 08.09.2020
    18 MB
    19:18
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    Keisha Buchanan

    Former Sugababes member Keisha Buchanan tells Nihal Arthanayake about the trauma she experienced as the only black member of the platinum-selling girl-group. She says she was unfairly stereotyped as an “angry black woman” by the press, leading to her needing therapy to recover.

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  • 08.09.2020
    40 MB
    41:42
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    Rutger Bregman

    The historian and author Rutger Brebman tells Nihal why he thinks humanity is less cruel than we’ve been led to believe. His new book Humankind looks at why some of the stories and experiments that are often-cited examples of our cruelty may be fundamentally flawed.Photo credit: Maartje ter Horst

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  • 08.09.2020
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    20:32
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    Aitch

    The Manchester rapper talks to Nihal about his rise to stardom, wanting to work with Liam Gallagher and how success has changed his family’s life.

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  • 08.09.2020
    48 MB
    51:02
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    Jay Blades

    The Repair Shop star talks to Nihal about growing up with dyslexia and how he found his passion for restoring furniture.

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  • 08.09.2020
    36 MB
    38:14
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    Tori Amos

    A piano prodigy who won a scholarship to the Peabody Institute at the age of five, Tori Amos is one of the most remarkable musical talents of her generation.In this episode of Headliners, she talks to Nihal about the inspiration for her songwriting, addressing dark truths in her work and why she decided to record her thoughts in her new book; Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change and Courage – which is part memoir, part personal manifesto.Photo credit: Des Willie.

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  • 08.09.2020
    45 MB
    47:54
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    The Last Dance

    Nihal discusses the legacy, impact and reaction to NBA legend Michael Jordan in the wake of Netflix’s smash hit documentary series The Last Dance.He’s joined by journalist and former Olympic athlete Matthew Syed, DJ and presenter Reece Parkinson and John Amaechi, the first Briton to play in the NBA, who faced Jordan on court at the beginning – and the end – of this career.Photo credit: Andrew D Bernstein

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    40:53
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    KSI

    The pioneering YouTuber on his new album, his next fight and why he won’t live in the USA.

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  • 08.09.2020
    33 MB
    35:13
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    Russell Tovey

    The Years and Years actor on learning to dance, collecting art and “keeping real” in quarantine.

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  • 08.09.2020
    42 MB
    43:59
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    Gianluca Vialli

    The former Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea striker tells Nihal about the people that have inspired him, his hopes for the future of football, and his recovery from pancreatic cancer.

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  • 08.09.2020
    39 MB
    40:44
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    Lionel Shriver

    The award winning writer on the cult of exercise, the economic consequences of Covid-19 and her new book The Motion of the Body Through Space.

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  • 08.09.2020
    31 MB
    32:36
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    Freya Lewis

    Nihal talks to Freya Lewis, who was just 14 when she was severely injured in the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 - an attack that also claimed the life of her friend Nell. She tells Nihal about her recovery, how she raised tens of thousands of pounds for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – and why she can’t wait to get a tattoo on her eighteenth birthday!Freya tells her story in her new book, What Makes Us Stronger.

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  • 08.09.2020
    23 MB
    24:56
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    Shaggy

    5 live’s Nihal Arthanayke talks to the reggae legend about the anniversary of his 10-million selling album, Hot Shot, and why he’s decided to update the tracks for a brand new release.

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  • 08.09.2020
    17 MB
    18:21
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    Jade Thirlwall

    Jade from Little Mix tells Nihal she’s getting through lockdown with impersonations, cooking and Lego.

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  • 08.09.2020
    33 MB
    34:50
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    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky joins Nihal to talk about series 2 of AfterLife. Warning: contains strong language.

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  • 08.09.2020
    22 MB
    23:35
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    David Haye

    The former heavyweight champion on going from poker novice to playing in one of the world’s biggest tournaments.

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