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Saturday Live

Wayne Hemingway

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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This week the Saturday Live road trip continues to Morecambe in Lancashire, where the Catch The Wind Kite Festival is taking place this weekend, with beautiful views across Morecambe Bay and plenty of fresh sea air. The programme comes live from The Platform, where Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles celebrate the great day out, nostalgia, kites and space.

Morecambe-born designer Wayne Hemingway recalls his childhood in the resort, and tells us why Morecambe's seafront provides the perfect backdrop to his Vintage by the Sea Festival, attracting crowds of up to 40,000.

With a spectacular display of kites across the bay, Dave Holt describes his life-long passion for making and flying soft kites, purely inflated by the wind.

Cedric Robinson MBE has been on the notoriously dangerous sands all his life. As Queen's Guide for more than 50 years, he walks up to 500 people across at a time, walking the equivalent of twice round the world in the process!

The writer and comedian, Helen Keen's first stand up show It Is Rocket Science has won awards and been picked up by Radio 4 for three critically acclaimed series. She describes why her subject matter tends towards the unusual and esoteric, when her fascination for rockets began and why she's so enthusiastic about space.

The world's fastest one man band, Peter Moser, provides the music. He demonstrates his kit with bells and whistles on, and explains its appeal and relevance today.

JP meets the actress Margaret James, for a Brief Encounter. Hunter Davies shares his Inheritance Tracks - Georgy Girl by The Seekers and And I Love Her, by the Beatles; and there are live Thank Yous from the audience.

Helen Keen will be appearing at the bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank, from 22-24 July.
The Co-op's Got Bananas, by Hunter Davies, is out now.

Producer: Louise Corley
Editor: Karen Dalziel. Show less


Aasmah Mir
Richard Coles
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Wayne Hemingway
Interviewed Guest:
Dave Holt
Interviewed Guest:
Cedric Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Keen
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Moser
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret James
Interviewed Guest:
Hunter Davies
Louise Corley

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