Sports Book of the Year, Jim Carrey in Kidding, Astral Weeks at 50


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The 2018 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award today celebrated its 30th anniversary, and at the awards ceremony the prize was shared between two books for the first time. The two winning authors - Paul D Gibson for The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee, and Tom Gregory for A Boy in the Water - join the prize's co-founder Graham Sharpe and fellow judge Alyson Rudd to discuss the winning books and reflect on the current state of sports writing. Jim Carrey’s career has been one of the most varied of his generation, spanning over three decades and nearly all genres. He returns to our small screens with comedy series Kidding, which follows Jeff Pickles, an iconic children's entertainer who has been performing for 30 years, as his personal life falls apart. Critic Boyd Hilton reviews both the show and Jim Carrey’s career. With Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks turning 50 this week, music journalist Laura Barton explains why this seminal album continues to evade definition. Presenter John Wilson Producer Jerome Weatherald

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