Sir Karl Jenkins, Sir Ian McKellen and Meera Syal on the Culture Club

Charlotte is joined by the popular composer Karl Jenkins, cinema's latest Sherlock Holmes Ian McKellen, and the writer and actress Meera Syal.

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In this show, Charlotte is joined by the great British actor Ian McKellen who talks about his love of classical music, his role as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, and his most recent role as the elderly Sherlock Holmes. In Mr Holmes, the legendary detective has retired to keep bees, but is still haunted by one last case which baffled his younger self.

Karl Jenkins also comes into the Culture Club to talk about his newly-announced knighthood and Charlotte  speaks to the author and comedian Meera Syal, about her new book The House of Hidden Mothers - about female friendship, motherhood and love - and to find out how she discovered classical music.