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Saturday Live

Travel writer Paul Theroux

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Sian Williams and Richard Coles with traveller Paul Theroux.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with traveller Paul Theroux, Lucinda Lambton at Heathrow, John McCarthy in Painswick, Jamie Cullum's Inheritance Tracks, and your Thank Yous.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with traveller Paul Theroux, Lucinda Lambton at Heathrow, John McCarthy in Painswick and Jamie Cullum's Inheritance Tracks. There are stories from a mother whose husband is serving life for killing their children, the 105 year old author as well as the glory that is Coronation Chicken and your Thank Yous

Producer: Harry Parker.

Credits

Presenter
Sian Williams
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Paul Theroux
Interviewed Guest
Jamie Cullum
Interviewed Guest
Lucinda Lambton
Producer
Harry Parker

Saturday Live

Caitlin Moran, Murray Lachlan Young, John McCarthy in Kosovo, Bonnie Tyler's Inheritance Tracks

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Sian Williams and Richard Coles with Caitlin Moran, and Bonnie Tyler's Inheritance Tracks.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with Caitlin Moran, Murray Lachlan Young, a tape of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, John McCarthy in Kosovo, and Bonnie Tyler's Inheritance Tracks.

Sian Williams & Richard Coles with writer Caitlin Moran, poet Murray Lachlan Young, and Andy Miller and his recording of Jimi Hendrix & Jim Morrison playing together. John McCarthy travels to Kosovo, JP Devlin drops in on Wolverhampton, listeners Joy Jones and Gillian Scott-Wood explain why their family has been sending each other the same birthday card for 64 years & Bonnie Tyler shares her Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

Credits

Presenter
Sian Williams
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Caitlin Moran
Interviewed Guest
Murray Lachlan Young
Interviewed Guest
John McCarthy
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Bonnie Tyler
Producer
Dixi Stewart
Editor
Sharon Banoff

Saturday Live

Historian Brian Lavery; Caroline Quentin's Inheritance Tracks

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Richard Coles and Sandi Toksvig with maritime and naval historian Brian Lavery.

Richard Coles and Sandi Toksvig with maritime and naval historian Brian Lavery, the Inheritance Tracks of Caroline Quentin, and tales of adventure from the South Pole to Everest.

Richard Coles and Sandi Toksvig with maritime and naval historian Brian Lavery, the Inheritance Tracks of Caroline Quentin, the sound of Anita Tedder's coffee grinder, Harriet Tuckey talking about her father's unsung and pivotal role in the 1953 Everest expedition, Jake Wilson who played songs inspired by Captain Scott's diary in the actual hut Scott and his team set off from on their South Pole adventure, John McCarthy exploring the hidden tunnels and grottoes of Dewstow Gardens near Chepstow and Iain MacNeil, a former mariner and current MD of the oldest English language publishers in the World- Witherbys.

Producer: Chris Wilson.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Sandi Toksvig
Interviewed Guest
Brian Lavery
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Quentin
Producer
Chris Wilson

Saturday Live

Chris Tarrant

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Presenters Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Chris Tarrant.

Chris Tarrant, Iain Lauchlan, Glenys Newton and Dino Martins all join Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir. Guy Chambers plays his Inheritance Tracks and Daniel Parker talks film make-up.

Presented by Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Chris Tarrant has been a household staple since the mid 70s when he shook up Saturday mornings with children's TV series Tiswas. He went on to do Capital Radio breakfast show and was the presenter of ground breaking quiz show Who wants to be a Millionaire, which ran for 15 years, presenting many other programmes along the way. His latest project has been a labour of love - a book about his father's experience in the second world war. But it's a story he only uncovered after his father's death. He'll be talking about writing his father's story, his links with those Millionaire winners and slowing down after a stroke.

Listener Glenys Newton won a story telling competition with a story from her childhood, in which her Uncle Meirion's car - with her family inside - was attacked by lions at a Safari Park. She's passionate about family stories, and people's lives. She relives what happened at the Safari park, and how it has inspired her love of storytelling.

Dino Martins is an entomologist whose mission is to highlight the key role of pollination in the world. Growing up in rural Kenya his passion was insects from a young age. This enthusiasm, combined with hard work and some luck meant he got an education which culminated with a PhD at Harvard University in America. Over in the UK to receive the 2015 Whitley Gold Award from Princess Anne, he talks about his extraordinary journey which begins and ends in Kenya.

Iain Lauchlan has spent 40 years in the TV industry, specialising in pre school television programmes. He presented Playschool, Fingermouse, 'invented' the Tweenies, has numerous producing and writing credits to his name, and for 25 years has played the the pantomime Dame in Coventry, where he also writes the pantomime. He's loaned pieces to a new exhibition about Children's Television in Coventry and joins us to talk about his life in Children's TV.

Songwriter Guy Chambers is probably best known for his work with Robbie Williams, with whom he co-wrote hits such as "Rock DJ", "Feel", "Millennium", "Let Me Entertain You", and "Angels". Guy has previously won 3 Ivor Novello awards, and is a member of the committee judging the awards this year. For his inheritance tracks, he chooses The Beatles, Tomorrow Never Knows and Ravel's Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major, second movement.

Daniel Parker is a film make up artist, following in the footsteps of his father. His credits include Troy, Apocalypto and Frankenstein, for which he received an Oscar and British Film Award nominations. Among his recent projects are Cloud Atlas, Zero Dark 30, Everly, The Coup and Unlocked. He shares his experiences.

Dad's War by Chris Tarrant is published by Virgin books.

The Story of Children's Television is at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry from 22 May to 13 September 2015.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Chris Tarrant
Interviewed Guest
Glenys Newton
Interviewed Guest
Dino Martins
Interviewed Guest
Iain Lauchlan
Interviewed Guest
Guy Chambers
Interviewed Guest
Daniel Parker
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Karen Dalziel

Saturday Live

Bill Gates, Trevor Nelson, Alex Jennings' Inheritance Tracks

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Sian Williams and Richard Coles with broadcaster Trevor Nelson, philanthropist Bill Gates.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with broadcaster Trevor Nelson, philanthropist Bill Gates, travel with John McCarthy, Kate Fox's poetry and the Inheritance Tracks of Alex Jennings.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with broadcaster Trevor Nelson, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and Neil Ansell who chose a life of poverty. The Inheritance Tracks of actor Alex Jennings, John McCarthy visits a secret urban garden and Kate Fox provides poetry. Listeners share their stories of a stolen stamp collection and a love affair with the ZX Spectrum computer and offer their thanks to strangers near and far.

Producer: Debbie Sheringham.

Credits

Presenter
Sian Williams
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Trevor Nelson
Interviewed Guest
Bill Gates
Interviewed Guest
Neil Ansell
Interviewed Guest
Alex Jennings
Producer
Debbie Sheringham

Saturday Live

Tony Parsons

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Journalist and novelist Tony Parsons joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Journalist and novelist Tony Parsons joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir. With Dom Joly's Inheritance Tracks.

The journalist and novelist, Tony Parsons, joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Tony was working on the night shift at Gordon's Gin Distillery when he was offered his first job as a journalist on the New Musical Express. When he wasn't hanging out with rock stars he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central, where the roots of his crime character, DC Max Wolfe, first began.

Saturday Live listener, Hilary Nicoll, talks about The Museum of Dad. Featuring a music case, a trombone, old jazz 78s, and a chair made of steel tube and leather, it's a blog in remembrance of her architect father, who is now living in a nursing home with Alzheimer's.

Ex-Blue Peter presenter, Janet Ellis, has long been fascinated by the lives of people who were here before us, so much so that she has developed a life-long passion for looking around graveyards. She visits the cemetery at St Nicholas' Church in Chiswick, with Dan Parker. Janet describes Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas, as a possible epitaph.

Sarah Woods describes her travels to Central and South America in an eight year quest to see the Harpy Eagle in the wild. She explains why helping a teenage girl in labour, and seeing the Harpy Eagle up close, were life-changing experiences.

Jonathan Moore is an ex-punk who became an opera director. Art and spirituality are his vocation - as shown in his current play about Ignatius of Loyola.

And the Inheritance Tracks of Dom Joly. He chooses America by Simon and Garfunkel and In a Room by The House of Love.

The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons is published by Century.

On a Wing and a Prayer, by Sarah Woods, is published by Bloomsbury.

Janet Ellis' first novel, The Butcher's Hook, is scheduled for publication in February 2016.

Inigo, written and directed by Jonathan Moore, runs at the Pleasance in north London until 13 June, 2015.

The exhibition Peter Wilkins - Great British Music from the 1960s - 2010s, is at Dray Walk Gallery, London E1 6QL until 1 June, 2015.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Tony Parsons
Interviewed Guest
Hilary Nicoll
Interviewed Guest
Janet Ellis
Interviewed Guest
Dan Parker
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Woods
Interviewed Guest
Jonathan Moore
Interviewed Guest
Dom Joly

Saturday Live

Jon Culshaw

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Jon Culshaw joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir. With Inheritance Tracks from Alex Polizzi.

Jon Culshaw and Beyond Bollywood creator Rajeev Goswami join Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir. With Inheritance Tracks from Alex Polizzi.

With Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Jon Culshaw talks about making a career out of impressions, with a repertoire of over 350 voices including John Major, Simon Cowell, Ed Miliband and Patrick Moore. Jon also talks about wanting to take on more serious roles, his fascination with astronomy and love of old cars.

Jack Andraka is a pioneering teenage scientist who discovered a way to detect some forms of cancer in their early stages. Now eighteen, he talks about his work, which was initially inspired by the death of a close family friend, and dealing with depression and homophobic bullying.

Polish personal trainer Jonas Zimnickas shares his 'My Saturday'.

Ninety-three year old listener Heather Beagley remembers the excitement of being on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary liner in 1936, which travelled from Southampton to New York when she was fourteen.

Writer, Director and Choreographer Rajeev Goswami talks about bringing his musical Beyond Bollywood from Mumbai to London's West End.

Hotelier and presenter Alex Polizzi shares her Inheritance Tracks: Brindisi from La Traviata and Nina Simone's I Put a Spell on You.

Jon Culshaw voices celebrity puppets in Newzoids, available to watch on the ITV Player.

Jack Andraka's memoir Breakthrough is out now.

Beyond Bollywood is at the Palladium in London until the 27th June.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Jon Culshaw
Interviewed Guest
Jack Andraka
Interviewed Guest
Heather Beagley
Interviewed Guest
Rajeev Goswami
Interviewed Guest
Alex Polizzi
Producer
Claire Bartleet
Editor
Karen Dalziel

Saturday Live

Tracey Thorn

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The Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir talk to singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn.

The Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir talk to singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn and hear the Inheritance Tracks of Cmdr Chris Hadfield, the Canadian space-walking astronaut.

The Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir talk to singer/songwriter Tracey Thorn.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Tracey Thorn
Interviewed Guest
Chris Hadfield
Interviewed Guest
Laurens de Groot
Producer
Chris Wilson

Saturday Live

Will Gompertz

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Suzy Klein and JP Devlin with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz and Princess Michael of Kent.

Saturday morning magazine. Suzy Klein and JP Devlin with BBC arts editor Will Gompertz, the Inheritance Tracks of Jack Vettriano and the secret life of Princess Michael of Kent.

Suzy Klein and JP Devlin with BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz who talks about his unpromising beginnings in the arts and a project to find the Art of the Nation. Appropriately they also hear the Inheritance Tracks of popular artist Jack Vettriano and why the mandolin is so widespread from musician Simon Mayor. Zoe Lemon tells what happened to a message in a bottle she threw into the sea twenty three years ago and Brian Conaghan explains how the late diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome affected his life. Princess Michael of Kent reveals a secret passion for singing and Jan Prebble reveals her secret passion - a married man whose his clandestine mistress she was for over forty years. And there are the unspoken thanks of listeners, spoken at last.

Producer: Harry Parker.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest
Will Gompertz
Interviewed Guest
Jack Vettriano
Interviewed Guest
Simon Mayor
Interviewed Guest
Zoe Lemon
Interviewed Guest
Brian Conaghan
Interviewed Guest
Princess Michael of Kent
Interviewed Guest
Jan Prebble
Producer
Harry Parker

Saturday Live

Philosopher Angie Hobbs

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Anita Anand and JP Devlin with philosopher Angie Hobbs and Boycie's Inheritance Tracks.

Anita Anand and JP Devlin with philosopher Angie Hobbs, poet Murray Lachlan Young, football coach Paul Watson and the Inheritance Tracks of Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.

Anita Anand and JP Devlin with philosopher Angie Hobbs, poet Murray Lachlan Young, 11 year old popster Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven and his mum Su, Saturday Live listener Ted Chance who made it into the Culture Club Christmas video in 1983, international football coach Paul Watson, 4th generation Salvation Army member Janet Martin, Andy Miller who's just finished a song he started 35 years ago, and the Inheritance Tracks of Boycie from Only Fools and Horses.

Producer Dixi Stewart.

Credits

Presenter
Anita Anand
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Angie Hobbs
Interviewed Guest
Murray Lachlan Young
Interviewed Guest
Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven
Interviewed Guest
Su Leach-Verhoeven
Interviewed Guest
Ted Chance
Interviewed Guest
Paul Watson
Interviewed Guest
Janet Martin
Interviewed Guest
Andy Miller
Producer
Dixi Stewart

Saturday Live

Paul McKenna

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Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles are joined by the self-help author Paul McKenna.

Presenters Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by hypnotist and self-help author Paul McKenna. With Patti Smith's Inheritance Tracks.

The hypnotist and self-help author, Paul McKenna, has sold more than 10 million books worldwide. He describes his career, working with celebrity clients, and reveals his latest work on how to gain influence and charisma.

Dr. Irving Finkel began collecting diaries as a hobby, before co-founding The Great Diary Project - a collection of more than 6,000 unpublished diaries. He explains the fascination and why he's on a mission to 'rescue' diaries.

JP meets Bernie Clifton, star of Saturday night television in the 1970s and 1980s, to talk about the career, the ostrich and... The Voice.

Sajeela Kershi was born in Pakistan but her parents moved to Germany and then to Britain. She ended up on stage as a comedian, drawing on her background, telling stories of disastrous attempts to sing the Pakistani national anthem and bringing pakoras to the harvest festival.

Dr Mark Evans is the former RSPCA chief vet, an animal expert and natural history front man. He describes how he surgically removed the heart of a sperm whale and why he's been trying to track down yeti DNA in Nepal.

And Patti Smith shares her Inheritance Tracks - Nightmare by Artie Shaw, and After the Goldrush by Neil Young.

Instant Influence and Charisma, by Paul McKenna, is published by Bantam Press.

The Great Diary Project is at the Bishopsgate Institute in London.

The Voice is on BBC One tonight at 7.30pm.

Sajeela Kershi will be performing The Immigrant Diaries at the Leicester Square Theatre, on 22 January and Shallow Halal on 23 January.

Credits

Presenter
JP Devlin
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Paul McKenna
Interviewed Guest
Irving Finkel
Interviewed Guest
Bernie Clifton
Interviewed Guest
Sajeela Kershi
Interviewed Guest
Mark Evans
Interviewed Guest
Patti Smith
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Karen Dalziel

Saturday Live

Michael Ball

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Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles are joined by the singer and actor Michael Ball.

Michael Ball joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles. JP visits Aberfan to meet a survivor 50 years on; postcards from Antarctica, and Inheritance Tracks from Ben Fogle.

Michael Ball joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles to discuss his musical collaboration with the Tenor Alfie Boe; his family's association with the Mini car, and how he deals with his superstitions.

The inventor and designer, Max McMurdo, shares his passion for upcycling and explains how he made 25 items from an old Beetle, and converted a shipping container into his home.

Adele Jackson describes her five months working at the post office in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, sending out 70,000 postcards, and monitoring 2,000 Gentoo penguins.

David Bramwell provides quirky stories celebrating curiosity and adventure.

JP Devlin visits the memorial garden in Aberfan, to hear a moving account from David Davies, a survivor of the Aberfan disaster.

And Ben Fogle shares his Inheritance Tracks: Flash Bang Wallop sung by Tommy Steele, and It's Tricky, Run DMC.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 'Together' - with a new album and nationwide tour.

Upcycling by Max McMurdo.

The Odditorium by David Bramwell and Jo Keeling is published by Brewer's.

Cantata Memoria, For the Children by Karl Jackson is on the Decca label.

Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World, By Ben Fogle.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Michael Ball
Interviewed Guest
Max McMurdo
Interviewed Guest
David Bramwell
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Ben Fogle

Saturday Live

Alexander Armstrong

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Alexander Armstrong and Arlene Phillips.

Alexander Armstrong, quizmaster, actor and occasional oboist, choreographer Arlene Phillips and the jungle music DJ who gave up a career in music to found a community of runners.

Alexander Armstrong, quizmaster, actor, classically trained baritone and occasional oboist shares his love of music and llamas.

Arlene Phillips left home at 22 to follow a career in dance. She founded the dance troupe Hot Gossip, courting controversy with Mary Whitehouse, and went on to work with a string of artists from Aretha Franklin to Robbie Williams and choreographed Hollywood films and West End shows.

Charlie Dark grew up listening to pirate radio in his bedroom and by the time he was a teenager he was sneaking out to attend illegal warehouse parties. He soon became a successful jungle music DJ and travelled the world but he gave it all up to found a group of runners who give back to their community.

Plus Paddy Ashdown shares his Inheritance Tracks and remembers how a failing pig farm irrevocably altered the future of his family.

Arlene Phillips is featured in the book 'Dogs and Their Faithful Celebrities' by the Dogs Trust

Alexander Armstrong's CD 'Upon a Different Shore' is out now

Producer: Steven Williams

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Producer
Steven Williams
Editor
Karen Dalziel
Interviewed Guest
Alexander Armstrong
Interviewed Guest
Arlene Phillips
Interviewed Guest
Charlie Dark
Interviewed Guest
Paddy Ashdown

Saturday Live

Derren Brown

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The illusionist Derren Brown joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles to discuss happiness.

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by Derren Brown and the world's only heavy metal marine biologist.

The illusionist Derren Brown joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles to discuss why he's spent three years researching what makes us happy.

The ex-footballer and manager of the England Women's Team, Hope Powell, received 66 caps for England and became the first women to obtain the UEFA pro licence. After managing the England Women's team for 15 years she has recently been appointed as the first female coach educator at the Professional Footballer's Association.

Heavy metal marine biologist "The Blowfish" explains how he "reads" fish, why he has a passion for sharks, and the thrill of diving under ice in Norway.

JP meets Saturday Live listener Rosemary who reminisces about her times spent hop picking in Kent in her youth.

The comedian Abi Roberts describes her experience of doing stand up in Russia - in Russian - and why she brings Opera into her act.

And the designer, Wayne Hemingway, shares his Inheritance Tracks. He chooses You've Got a Friend by Carole King, and Black Man by Stevie Wonder.

Happy: Why More Or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine, by Derren Brown, is published by Bantam.

Hope: My Life in Football, is published by Bloomsbury.

Fishing Impossible is currently on ITV on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Abi Roberts is performing Anglichanka at the Museum of Comedy in London on 14 October.

Wayne Hemingway's Classic Car Boot Sale takes place in King's Cross, London on 1-2 October.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Derren Brown
Interviewed Guest
Hope Powell
Interviewed Guest
undefined The Blowfish
Interviewed Guest
Abi Roberts
Interviewed Guest
Wayne Hemingway
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Karen Dalziel

Saturday Live

Ian Wright

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Footballer and presenter Ian Wright, comedian David O'Doherty and writer India Knight.

Footballer and presenter Ian Wright joins the Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir, along with comedian David O'Doherty and writer India Knight. Enya shares her Inheritance Tracks.

Ian Wright joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles to discuss his football career, proudest achievements and life after retiring from the game aged 36.

Reporter JP Devlin talks to Saturday Live listener Maria Prowse who talks about the special relationship with her dog- which nearly ended when Maria gave her dog away after her husband died.

Writer India Knight shares her love of dogs and reveals why she decided to choose her own name as a teenager.

Nicola White talks about collecting messages in a bottle: the types of things she's found and meeting up with some of the people whose messages she's discovered.

Enya shares her Inheritance Tracks. She has chosen Claude Debussy, Nocturnes: Nuages and Orinoco Flow.

Award winning comedian David O'Doherty will perform a song and explain why he's written a children's book about avoiding danger.

Ian Wright A Life In Football is out now.

The Goodness of Dogs by India Knight is out now

Nicola White is exhibiting her work at the Royal Naval College in London on the 21st December.

Enya's new album Dark Sky Island is out now.

Danger Really is Everywhere by David O'Doherty and Chris Judge is out now.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Ian Wright
Interviewer
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Maria Prowse
Interviewed Guest
David O'Doherty
Interviewed Guest
India Knight
Interviewed Guest
Nicola White
Interviewed Guest
Enya
Producer
Claire Bartleet
Editor
Karen Dalziel

Saturday Live

Patrick Grant and Mark Anthony Turnage

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Ex doctor and comedy writer Adam Kay and champion tree climber Jess Herbert

Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant; comedian Adam Kay; tree climber Jess Herbert; alopecia app creator Nichola McAvoy and composer Mark Anthony Turnage

Aasmah and Richard are joined by: Patrick Grant - he bought and revived a failing tailors in Savile Row in 2005, since then he’s been awarded Menswear designer at the British Fashion Awards, become a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee and promotes sustainable fashion. Adam Kay used to be a junior doctor, and left to become a writer and comedian. His book This is Going to Hurt was based on diaries written as a junior doctor, exposed the highs and lows of the job and became a bestseller. Nichola McAvoy lost her hair age 11 and will tell us how finding a friend who also had alopecia was invaluable to her. Jess Herbert left her job as a trilingual assistant and retrained as an aborist - she's since won tree climbing competitions. We'll have your thank you and the Inheritance tracks of composer Mark Anthony Turnage who chooses Stravinsky's ‘The Fairy’s kiss’ conducted by Oliver Knussen with the Cleveland orchestra, and Miles Davis' ‘Blue in Green’.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Craig Charles and David Emanuel

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Craig Charles and David Emanuel, plus the inheritance tracks of geneticist Steve Jones.

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Craig Charles and David Emanuel, plus the inheritance tracks of geneticist Steve Jones.

Craig Charles and David Emanuel join Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

For a while Craig Charles was best known for playing Dave Lister in sci fi comedy Red Dwarf, but he has probably usurped that with his love for Funk and Soul, dj-ing on BBC 6 music and gigging around the country. With acting, poetry, performance, dj-ing and writing under his belt, now he's championing BBC Get Playing.

Fashion Designer and Royal Couturier David Emanuel has dressed Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Joan Collins and Princess Diana, done the Jungle and now he's on Saturday Live!

Claire Garabedian contacted Saturday Live about her unusual job - working in the therapeutic arts as a professional cellist. She joins Richard and Aasmah.

Earlier this year Lizzie Carr became the first person to paddle board the length of England via its connected waterways, using entirely human powered means. She'll tell us about her adventure, and why she did it.

We'll have a thank you from one of our listeners.

And we'll have the Inheritance Tracks of geneticist Steve Jones who chooses Rachie by Caradog Roberts and Richard Wagner: Twilight Of The Gods: Siegfried's Funeral March.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Craig Charles
Interviewed Guest
David Emanuel
Interviewed Guest
Claire Garabedian
Interviewed Guest
Lizzie Carr
Interviewed Guest
Steve Jones
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Beverley Purcell

Saturday Live

Gareth Malone, YolanDa Brown

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Jane Hasell-McCosh talks about marmalade; Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick's Inheritance Tracks.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone, Rev’d Alan Dodds, who played with David Bowie, Mya-Rose Craig, aka 'birdgirl', Saxophonist Yolanda Brown and Noel Fitzpatrick's Inheritance Tracks.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone describes working with pupils from Kensington Aldridge Academy to help them create a concert to mark the return to their school building next to Grenfell Tower.

Listener Rev'd Alan Dodds recalls his life before ordination - playing guitar in a band with David Bowie.

Mya-Rose Craig, aka 'birdgirl', has seen 5,000 species of bird and explains how she spends her weekends bird ringing.

Jane Hasell-McCosh reveals some of the strange varieties of marmalade at the Marmalade Awards and Festival in Cumbria.

Saxophonist and MOBO winner YolanDa Brown on racing driving and her search for emerging young musical talent.

And the Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick shares his Inheritance Tracks - Stairway to Heaven performed by Led Zeppelin and One by U2.

Presented by Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Keisha Buchanan

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Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar, racing presenter Alice Plunkett, bobsleigh pilot Lamin Deen.

Singer-songwriter Keisha Buchanan; GB Bobsleigh pilot Lamin Deen; former jockey and ITV racing presenter Alice Plunkett, forager John Wright and Adrian Dunbar's Inheritance Tracks.

Singer-songwriter and Great British Menu guest judge Keisha Buchanan talks to Rev. Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir about finding success as a teenager in Sugababes, a band which had six number one singles and two number one albums in the UK.

Lamin Deen talks about his duel career as a Grenadier Guard and GB bobsleigh Olympian.

We launch My Sound, a new feature where we ask you to tell us about a sound that means something to you. Tim Eagling explains why the sound of his car is significant.

Forager John Wright reveals what we should be looking out for in April and how you can find wild food in cities as well as the country.

Line of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar shares his Inheritance Tracks. He has chosen Hear My Song Violetta, performed by Josef Locke and A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles.

Alice Plunkett is a former jockey and three-day eventer who is now an ITV Racing presenter. Alice is the only woman to have ridden at both Badminton Horse Trials and the Grand National course at Aintree. She talks about the risks and rewards of racing.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Stephen Jones and the Inheritance Tracks of Gina Yashere

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Extreme sleeper Phoebe Smith, historian David Olusoga and crochetdermist Shauna Richardson

With milliner Stephen Jones, extreme sleeper Phoebe Smith, historian David Olusoga, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson and comedian Gina Yashere.

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by the milliner Stephen Jones whose passion for hats has led him from the catwalks of Dior to the Brighton Pavillion, the adventurer and extreme sleeper Phoebe Smith who sends people to sleep with her travel stories, historian David Olusoga whose TV programme explores the lives of all the people who lived in one house in Newcastle and Saturday Live listener, the crochetdermist Shauna Richardson whose creations include animal versions of Boris Johnson and Prince Harry and whose worked graced the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

We also have the Inheritance Tracks of comedian Gina Yashere who chooses Dancing Queen by Abba and Back to Life by Soul II Soul

And listener Rosie Humphreys tells us about her mother's dress.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Eleanor Garland

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