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Saturday Live

Alexandra Burke

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alexandra Burke reveals the life events that have inspired the songs on her new album.

Raynor Winn was made bankrupt and lost her home, just as her husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness. They embarked on the journey of their lifetime - to walk the South West Coast Path, the 630-mile. sea-swept trail from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. She discusses the impact of this on their outlook on life and ideas of home.

The archaeologist and historian, Jules Hudson, describes his fascination with walled gardens.

Saturday Live listener Darren Townsend-Handscomb grew up as the child of a Deaf parent. He went on to become a sign language interpreter, which has taken him to some rather unusual situations, including signing at an exorcism for a Deaf poltergeist. He's about to travel to the Gambia to train sign language interpreters.

David Morrissey shares his Inheritance Tracks: She's Leaving Home by The Beatles and Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann.

The Truth Is by Alexandra Burke is out now. And she starts a UK tour on 1 September.
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn is out now.
Walled Gardens by Jules Hudson is out now.
David Morrissey is appearing in Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre in London until 15 April, 2018.

Producer: Louise Corley
Editor: Eleanor Garland. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Burke
Interviewed Guest:
Raynor Winn
Interviewed Guest:
Jules Hudson
Interviewed Guest:
Darren Townsend-Handscomb
Interviewed Guest:
David Morrissey
Producer:
Louise Corley

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