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Episode 229

He was the first, and surely, the finest Mayor of London; in fact, he so dominated the London political scene before the Mayoralty was created, Mrs. Thatcher had to abolish the pioneering Greater London Council to get rid of this “turbulent priest.” Now he is an ex-member of Parliament and an ex-member of the Labour Party. Not that he’s giving up politics following his resignation from Labour – indeed, to paraphrase Mr. Benn, you could say he’s given up his party membership to spend more time with his politics. He is, of course, the one and only Ken Livingstone, who hopped aboard Sputnik this week.

From matinee idol on the BBC’s super popular Holby City to treading the boards of the Royal Shakespeare Company via roles in Harry Potter and Star Wars, we hear the secrets of the acting profession. Guy Henry has appeared on the big screen, small screen, and stage; so, we invited him into the Sputnik studio to tell us what makes an actor, understanding Shakespeare, who is the actor’s actor and… how to become a coach (driver, that is!).

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