Showing results for your search filters

Results 1 to 20 of 97

Saturday Live

Rory Bremner

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner. With Inheritance Tracks from Gurinder Chadha.

Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles. With Inheritance Tracks from Gurinder Chadha.

Rory Bremner joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles, with his impressions of Trump and JP, among many others. He explains what he enjoys about the wordplay of translating operas and, as Scotland play today in the Six Nations, he recalls how his love of the game led to early impressions of sports commentators.

As one fifth of The Saturdays Una Healy had success with 13 top ten hits. The singer/songwriter has now returned to the country/folk music roots of her Irish childhood.

Inspired by the Thank You slot Saturday Live listener Corinna Dawson contacted the programme to tell us about her idea for the Living Eulogy Box.

JP Devlin meets Ray Allen, creator of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, to find out how he came up with the comedy character Frank Spencer.

Consumer historian Robert Opie is arguably the King of Collectors with half a million items. He is now celebrating 250 years of the jigsaw puzzle, with an exhibition.

Film director Gurinder Chadha shares her Inheritance Tracks: O Janewalo Jayo Na from the 1957 film Mother India, performed by Lata Mangeshkar; and Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre.

RORY BREMNER: PARTLY POLITICAL UK Tour 2017 - runs until June 2017

Una Healy's new single Stay My Love, featuring Sam Palladio from her solo album The Waiting Game is out now.

Corinna Dawson's website is the Living Eulogy Box.

Gurinder Chadha's film Viceroy's House is in cinemas from 3 March.

The Jigsaw Exhibition, 250 Years of Jigsaws - is at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising and runs until the end of April.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Rory Bremner
Interviewed Guest
Gurinder Chadha
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Ray Allen
Interviewed Guest
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Lee Mack, rally driver Bron Burrell, Matthew Syed and burlesque performer Iestyn Edwards.

Comedian Lee Mack joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir. Plus rally driver Bron Burrell, Matthew Syed, burlesque performer Iestyn Edwards and Toyah Wilcox's Inheritance Tracks.

Lee Mack star of the long running BBC sit com Not Going Out, former stable boy and keen darts players joins the Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Life-long petrolhead Bron Burrell on why she is racing from London to Portugal in an 1970s Austin Maxi.

Saturday Live listener Philippa O'Sullivan who is preparing to take part in the only round the world yacht race for amateurs.

Former Commonwealth champion Matthew Syed gives a table tennis masterclass live in the studio.

Burlesque performer Iestyn Edwards shares his experiences of entertaining British Army personnel in some of the least hospitable places on earth.

Plus 1980 pop punk singer Toyah Wilcox with a brace of Inheritance Tracks.

Lee Mack is in The Miser at The Garrick Theatre, London from 10th March

The Greatest - The Quest for Sporting Perfection by Matthew Syed is published by John Murray

My Tutu Went AWOL by Iestyn Edwards is published as an e-book

Producer: Steven Williams

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Lee Mack
Interviewed Guest
Bron Burrell
Interviewed Guest
Philippa O'Sullivan
Interviewed Guest
Matthew Syed
Interviewed Guest
Iestyn Edwards
Interviewed Guest
Toyah Wilcox
Producer
Steven Williams
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Sir Michael Parkinson, Martin Carthy, Kiki Dee

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Sir Michael Parkinson, Martin Carthy and Kiki Dee's Inheritance Tracks.

Live from Scarborough with Sir Michael Parkinson, folk legend Martin Carthy, surfer Tori Gower and Jennifer Dunne on the Dinosaur coast. With Inheritance Tracks from Kiki Dee.

We're live from the YMCA Theatre in Scarborough with Sir Michael Parkinson, folk legend Martin Carthy, surfer Tori Gower and Jennifer Dunne on the exhibition the Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast. With Inheritance Tracks from Kiki Dee.

Sir Michael Parkinson talks about his early life in Yorkshire, happy memories of holidays in Scarborough, his passion for cricket and forthcoming tour - An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson.

Jennifer Dunne is Collections Manager, Scarborough Museums Trust. She describes the Rotunda Museum's new exhibition for the Scarborough's Dinosaur coast, which includes a recently discovered fossilized Walrus skull.

Tori Gower discovered surfing while on a visit to Scarborough and stayed. She's now a qualified surf instructor and RNLI beach lifeguard in Scarborough. When she's not in the water, she's usually painting - she's created seascapes as well as surfboard art.

Ben Davis is running some 470 miles around Yorkshire. He set off on Yorkshire Day 1 August and he finishes in Scarborough today. He describes the journey and benefits of running for his mental health - and his weight.

Folk legend Martin Carthy performs live, including a new arrangement of Scarborough Fair. He recalls his family's musical roots, his acting ambitions and what brought him to the area.

Kiki Dee shares her Inheritance Tracks - Some of Your Lovin by Dusty Springfield and Calling All Angels, Jane Siberry.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest
Martin Carthy
Interviewed Guest
Tori Gower
Interviewed Guest
Jennifer Dunne
Interviewed Guest
Ben Davis
Interviewed Guest
Kiki Dee
Performer
Martin Carthy
Editor
Eleanor Garland
Producer
Louise Corley

Saturday Live

Phil Daniels

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Actor Phil Daniels, Paralympian Stefanie Reid and Sharleen Spiteri's Inheritance Tracks.

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Featuring actor Phil Daniels, Paralympian Stefanie Reid and the Inheritance Tracks of Sharleen Spiteri.

Actor Phil Daniels joins Aasmah and Richard in the studio.

Since his first big role aged 19 as the lead in cult The Who film Quadrophenia, he hasn't stopped working in film, theatre or TV including Eastenders; Chicken Run; Les Miserables; Shakespeare; and the voice in Blur's Park Life. Now actor Phil Daniels is putting his versatility to good use in a new production of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Stefanie Reid is a five-time world record holder, reigning world champion in long jump, and triple Paralympic medallist in the long jump and 200m sprint. She'll be talking about her journey and the future.

Fashion historian author and vintage clothes expert Amber Butchart joins us to talk about the significance of clothes in our lives, as explored in her new show 'A Stitch in Time', which fuses biography, art and the history of fashion to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore.

A couple of years ago, after hearing a talk by a colleague, listener and teacher Helen Brace decided to set herself a new year challenge, but instead of choosing something to give up, she wanted to add something to her life. Last year she decided to walk a 1000 miles, raise a 1000 pounds for charity and read 1000 pages for pleasure each month. What has she challenged herself to this year?

Texas singer and songwriter Sharleen Spiteri chooses her inheritance tracks. She chooses Rock the Casbah by The Clash and These Boots are Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra.

Our reporter Anna Bailey meets Cyril and his barber Peter.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde opens on 14 February at Rose Theatre Kingston and then tours the country

A Stitch in Time with Amber Butchart is on BBC4 on Wednesday evenings from 3rd January

Barber Shop Chronicles runs at the National Theatre until 9th January

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Phil Daniels
Interviewed Guest
Sharleen Spiteri
Interviewed Guest
Stefanie Reid
Interviewed Guest
Amber Butchart
Interviewed Guest
Helen Brace
Reporter
Anna Bailey
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Lemn Sissay

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

The poet Lemn Sissay joins the Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

The poet Lemn Sissay and lexicographer Susie Dent join the Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

The poet Lemn Sissay, lexicographer Susie Dent and conservationist Ian Redmond join the Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

Lemn Sissay is a poet and broadcaster who has written extensively about his childhood in care. His new collection of poetry Gold from the Stone is published by Canongate Books.

Susie Dent is a lexicographer who is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Her book Dent's Modern Tribes - The Secret Languages of Britain is published by John Murray Publishers.

Ian Redmond is a wildlife biologist and conservationist, renowned for his work with great apes and elephants, who worked closely with the late Dr Dian Fossey,

JP Devlin meets singer Barry Manilow and singer and activist Mavis Staples shares her inheritance tracks - Will the Circle Be Unbroken by the Staple Singers and What's Going On by Marvin Gaye.

Producer: Paula McGinley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest
Lemn Sissay
Interviewed Guest
Susie Dent
Interviewed Guest
Ian Redmond
Interviewed Guest
Barry Manilow
Interviewed Guest
Mavis Staples
Reporter
JP Devlin
Producer
Paula McGinley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Brian Moore

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Commentator and former England rugby hooker Brian Moore joins Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein.

Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein are joined by commentator and former England rugby hooker Brian Moore and 18-year-old Liv Cooke, currently the football freestyle world champion.

Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein are joined by the commentator and former England Rugby hooker, Brian Moore, who talks about his career, recent health scare and passion for opera and wine. 18 year old Liv Cooke is the current Football Freestyle World Champion. She describes how sitting at home with an injury led her to the sport.

The actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh, recalls her childhood in Accrington, playing the first transgender role in a soap, and her love of campervans.

JP meets Saturday Live listener, Pat Ellison Reed, to find out why her mum taught her Jujitsu.

GP and TV doctor, Rangan Chatterjee, gives common-sense tips for a healthier lifestyle; describes how he almost missed his own child's illness and the joy he finds by playing in a band.

Feargal Sharkey shares his Inheritance Tracks - Brown Eyed Handsome Man performed by Buddy Holly and Aceperience by Hardfloor.

Brian Moore will be commentating on the Six Nations Championship, which runs from 3 February - 17 March.

Julie Hesmondhalgh is appearing in the play The Almighty Sometimes at the Manchester Royal Exchange from 9-24 February.

The 4 Pillar Plan, How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, is out now.

Liv Cooke is taking part in The World Freestyle Football Championships on 22 February in Tokyo.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Suzy Klein
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Brian Moore
Interviewed Guest
Liv Cooke
Interviewed Guest
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Interviewed Guest
Pat Ellison Reed
Interviewed Guest
Rangan Chatterjee
Interviewed Guest
Feargal Sharkey
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Alison Balsom meets Aasmah Mir and Konnie Huq

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Trumpeter Alison Balsom OBE and actor Phil Daniels.

Trumpeter Alison Balsom OBE, cycling blogger Jools Walker, Fungi expert Geoff Dann and school dropout turned A&E doctor Joanne Barton join Aasmah and guest presenter Konnie Huq.

With Aasmah Mir and guest presenter Konnie Huq are trumpeter Alison Balsom OBE, cycling blogger Jools Walker, self taught Fungi expert Geoff Dann and Joanne Barton who went from teenage alcoholism to becoming a doctor in A&E.

Alison Balsom is having a break from travelling the world playing virtuoso trumpet in a new role as Artistic Director of the Cheltenham Music Festival;

Jools Walker is a cycling blogger whose passion for two wheels has proved so infectious she has been able to blog full time;

Geoff Dann's childhood in the North Downs inspired a life long interest in foraging, particularly for fungi. Self taught, he's survived to pass on some of his knowledge to us;

Joanne Barton started drinking as a teenager after she experienced problems at home. Drug use followed, and she dropped out of school. In her late teens she managed to change her path and got a job which led to working in the care sector and inspired her to return to education and now she is an A&E doctor.

JP meets listener Roger Wilson-Hinds who sings the praises of his Dad this Father's day weekend.

We have the inheritance tracks of Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels who chose Nature's Way by Spirit and I'm One by the Who.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Konnie Huq
Interviewed Guest
Alison Balsom
Interviewed Guest
Jools Walker
Interviewed Guest
Geoff Dann
Interviewed Guest
Joanne Barton
Interviewed Guest
Roger Wilson-Hinds
Interviewed Guest
Phil Daniels
Presenter
JP Devlin
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Kriss Akabusi, Shaun Keaveny, Kim Appleby, Ben Okri, Steven Camden

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Presenter Shaun Keaveny with Kriss Akabusi, Kim Appleby, Steven Camden and Ben Okri.

Eclectic breakfast conversation with guest presenter Shaun Keaveny and Aasmah Mir.

Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny with athlete and presenter Kriss Akabusi, singer Kim Appleby, writer Steven Camden, teacher Abed Ahmed and author Ben Okri.

Sporting legend Kriss Akabusi still holds the British record for the 400m Hurdles. He gets philosophical about the different sides to his personality, discusses school sports participation and reflects on his career.

Abed Ahmed is a teacher with a stammer at the same school he attended as a student. He runs stammer support sessions in his school. He's also been nominated for a New Teacher of the Year award.

JP Devlin has been to Ascot to speak to people as they head to the races

Kim Appleby had hits including Respectable and Showing Out as a member of pop duo Mel and Kim, with her sister who sadly died at the height of their fame in 1990. Kim has gone on to chair the contemporary panel of the Ivor Novello Awards and has recently returned to the stage. She also shares her experiences of having a childhood stammer with Abed.

Writer and performer Steven Camden, also known as Polarbear, performs in the studio, shares his love of Birmingham and talks about his latest book Nobody Real, his third YA novel. Steven also inspired Shaun to write his first poem- which he recites.

Poet and novelist Ben Okri shares his Inheritance Tracks. He has chosen (Sittin' on The) Dock of the Bay by Otis Reading and 'Pastorale' from Scenes from Nigeria by Samuel Akpabot, performed by Marcus Eley with Lucerne DeSa.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Shaun Keaveny
Interviewed Guest
Kriss Akabusi
Interviewed Guest
Kim Appleby
Interviewed Guest
Abed Ahmed
Interviewed Guest
Steven Camden
Interviewed Guest
Ben Okri
Producer
Claire Bartleet
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Tim Peake

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein meet astronaut Tim Peake.

Extraordinary stories and a sideways look at the world. Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein meet astronaut Tim Peake, writer and actor Sanjeev Kohli and cake maker Cynthia Stroud.

Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein meet astronaut Tim Peake; writer and actor Sanjeev Kohli and cake maker Cynthia Stroud.

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. He finished his 186-day Principia mission on the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47 when he landed back on earth on June 18th 2016. His new book Ask an Astronaut is published by Century.

Sanjeev Kohli is a writer, actor and comedian who stars in the BBC Radio Four series Fags, Mags and Bags and the Scottish sitcom Still Game.

Cynthia Stroud is a cake maker who is one of the four modern confectioners in BBC Two's The Sweet Makers at Christmas. They'll recreate the treats of Christmas past, and discover how their predecessors helped create many of the culinary festive traditions we enjoy today - from Queen Victoria's favoured Boar's Head cake to sugar mice and chocolate apples and oranges. The Sweet Makers at Christmas is broadcast on BBC Two on December 15th.

Also on the programme the actor David Jason shares his inheritance tracks - the Darktown Poker Club by Phil Harris and Holding Back the Years by Simply Red.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Suzy Klein
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Tim Peake
Interviewed Guest
Sanjeev Kohli
Interviewed Guest
Cynthia Stroud
Interviewed Guest
David Jason
Producer
Paula McGinley
Series Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Chris Difford

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles are joined by Chris Difford and John Lloyd.

Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by lyricist and musician Chris Difford. Anna Bailey meets Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs Brown. And Peggy Seeger shares her Inheritance Tracks.

Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles are joined by the lyricist and musician Chris Difford who, along with Glenn Tilbrook, co-founded Squeeze - with hits such as 'Cool For Cats' and 'Up The Junction'. He talks about his life from early years in south London to playing Madison Square Garden, battling addiction and receiving two Ivor Novello Awards.

Dr. Rachel Clarke describes the atmosphere on the hospital ward during the festive season, and the humanity shown by patients and staff alike.

Anna Bailey meets Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs Brown, one of the most popular sitcom characters on our screens today, to find out about the man behind the cardigan and the curlers.

Gwenda Gofton recalls her varied Christmases as an evacuee during the war, working as nurse where she turned the ward into a jungle/rainforest, to life as a vicar's wife and opening her doors to strangers.

John Lloyd is the creator and founding producer of The News Quiz, Spitting Image, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder & QI - billed as "the world's most impossible quiz". He provides obscure facts and explains why what we think we know, may be only partially true.

Peggy Seeger shares her Inheritance Tracks - Goodnight Irene performed by Leadbelly and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face performed by Roberta Flack.

Some Fantastic Place - My Life In and Out of Squeeze by Chris Difford is out now, and he'll be on an acoustic book tour in the Spring of 2018.

Your Life in My Hands by Dr. Rachel Clarke.

Mrs Brown's Boys is on BBC One on Christmas Day and New Year's Day at 10pm.

John Lloyd's 1,423 QI Facts To Bowl You Over is out now.

Peggy Seeger's The First Time Ever - songs and a memoir- are out now.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Chris Difford
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Clarke
Interviewed Guest
Anna Bailey
Interviewed Guest
Brendan O'Carroll
Interviewed Guest
Gwenda Gofton
Interviewed Guest
John Lloyd
Interviewed Guest
Peggy Seeger
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Patrick Gale and Gillian Burke in Cornwall

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Writer Patrick Gale, biologist Gillian Burke and sea shanties from the Fisherman's Friends

Live from Cornwall, writer Patrick Gale, local resident Esme Page's help for Grenfell, sea shanty-singing Fisherman's Friends, Springwatch's Gillian Burke and artist Ken Howard.

Patrick Gale is author of 19 novels, one biography, a BBC drama, and claims he has never had a grown up job. He joins Richard and Aasmah in Mousehole, Conrwall to tell us about growing up in Wandsworth Prison and having the westernmost walled rose garden in the country.

Cornwall resident Esmé Page saw disaster on the TV and like many of us, wanted to help - her idea of galvanising the local community has led to over 250 holidays in Cornwall for people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Sea shanty singing Fisherman's Friends shot to fame when they got spotted in their home town of Port Isaac, Cornwall, and were signed by record label Universal in 2010. A few records and many rousing performances down the line, they join us to serenade Richard and Aasmah.

Gillian Burke is a biologist and a presenter on BBC's Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch. Born in Kenya, she moved to Vienna with her family when she was ten - her mum worked for the UN as an environment officer and now lives in Cornwall with her young family.

We also have the Inheritance Tracks of painter Ken Howard RA and contributions from our lovely Mousehole audience.

Producer: Corinna Jones

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Patrick Gale
Interviewed Guest
Esme Page
Interviewed Guest
Gillian Burke
Interviewed Guest
Ken Howard
Performer
Fisherman's Friends
Producer
Corinna Jones
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Pam Ayres, Leee John

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Poet Pam Ayres talks about her passion for hedgehogs, and Leee John of Imagination.

Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles are joined by poet Pam Ayres, who talks about her passion for hedgehogs. And Leee John on his latest single and sense of community.

Aasmah Mir and Rev. Richard Coles are joined by poet Pam Ayres, who talks about her passion on hedgehogs, her time in the WRAF and the everyday events that have inspired her more recent poems.

Liz O'Riordan is a breast cancer surgeon, who has had breast cancer herself. She describes how this experience has changed her bedside manner and inspired her 'Jar of Joy'.

JP Devlin meets Saturday Live listener, foundling Peter Lindley, who recalls his search for identity.

The fireman and fire investigation officer, Paul Osborne, is partnered with Sherlock, a five year old a Cocker Spaniel with a nose for sniffing out ignitable liquids.

Leee John, Singer/songwriter with the group Imagination on his falsetto, his new single Police and Thieves, and his documentary to go with it, which reflects his strong sense of community and the area he grew up in in north London.

The actor, Stephen McGann, shares his Inheritance Tracks. He chooses (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo by Glenn Miller and Within You and Without You by The Beatles.

The Last Hedgehog by Pam Ayres, is out now.

Sherlock The Fire Brigade Dog by Paul Osborne, is out now.

Police and Thieves by Imagination feat. Leee John from the Retropia album.

Peter Lindley has written the story of his search for his identity in 'Please Look After Billy'

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Pam Ayres
Interviewed Guest
Liz O'Riordan
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Peter Lindley
Interviewed Guest
Paul Osborne
Interviewed Guest
Leee John
Interviewed Guest
Stephen McGann
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Andy Hamilton

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Award-winning comedian and comedy writer Andy Hamilton.

Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles are joined by award-winning comedian and comedy writer Andy Hamilton and former female bouncer Delia El-Hosayny.

Presented by Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles.

Andy Hamilton earned his comedy stripes at Cambridge, in the university's Light Entertainment Society, and has written and performed for a number of radio and television programmes from I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Drop the Dead Donkey, to QI, to Old Harry's Game, and the award winning Outnumbered. He discusses how he manages change.

Delia El-Hosayny recalls her 30 years as a bouncer, during which time such was stabbed, shot at and delivered a baby in a nightclub toilet.

Saturday Live listener John Simmons shares his family story. His parents temporarily 'adopted', Jesus, a child refugee from the Spanish Civil War. John later researched the story of the 4,000 children who came to the UK from Spain and found out what happened to Jesus and his sister when they returned home.

JP Devlin meets Ricky Valance - the 1960s star from a Welsh mining community who had a No.1 hit with the song Tell Laura I Love Her.

Historian Dr. Laura King describes her latest work around objects and testimony from families and various communities in Leeds, which has culminated in the exhibition Remembrance.

And Robert Peston chooses his Inheritance Tracks: Beethoven's Opus 131, and Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon.

Andy Hamilton's tour Change Management runs from 21 May - 10 June.

Spanish Crossings by John Simmons, is out now in paperback.

Remembrance runs at the Abbey House museum in Leeds until December 2018.

Robert Peston's book WTF is published by Hodder.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Andy Hamilton
Interviewed Guest
Delia El-Hosayny
Interviewed Guest
John Simmons
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Ricky Valance
Interviewed Guest
Laura King
Interviewed Guest
Robert Peston
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Simon Williams

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Actor Simon Williams and singer Heather Small join Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles.

Actor Simon Williams; singer Heather Small; writer John Higgs and angler Marina Gibson join Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles.

Actor Simon Williams; singer Heather Small; writer John Higgs and angler Marina Gibson join Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles.

The actor Simon Williams got his big break playing James Bellamy in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. He is currently starring as Justin Elliott in the BBC Radio 4 series the Archers and a mysterious property developer - known as "the chairman" - in East Enders on BBC One. He is performing in Posting Letters to the Moon with his wife, the actress Lucy Fleming in which the couple read the wartime letters between Lucy's parents Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming. Posting Letters to the Moon is at the Jermyn Street Theatre on November 19th.

Heather Small is a singer and songwriter, best known for her work with the soul band M People who came to attention with hits including Moving on Up, One Night in Heaven and Search for the Hero. Now a solo performer, Heather is a former contestant on the BBC One series Strictly Come Dancing. Heather Small is on tour in 2018.

Marina Gibson is a passionate angler and fishing instructor who started trout fishing at the age of 5. Her fishing trips have taken her around the world - she has cast her line for trout in Norway and for milkfish, bonefish and triggerfish on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

John Higgs is a writer. In his new book Watling Street he takes a journey along Watling Street, from Dover to Anglesey - a road of witches and ghosts, of queens and highwaymen, of history and myth and Chaucer and Dickens. Watling Street - Travels through Britain and its Ever-Present Past is published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Also on the programme DJ and filmmaker Don Letts reveals his Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Paula McGinley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Simon Williams
Interviewed Guest
Heather Small
Interviewed Guest
John Higgs
Interviewed Guest
Marina Gibson
Interviewed Guest
Don Letts
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Producer
Paula McGinley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Alexandra Burke

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Singer-songwriter Alexandra Burke joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles.

Alexandra Burke reveals the life events that have inspired the songs on her new album. Including Inheritance Tracks from the actor David Morrissey.

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.

Credits

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
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Judy Murray

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Judy Murray joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles.

Judy Murray joins Aasmah Mir and Rev Richard Coles. Plus chef Wolfgang Puck, caterer to the Oscars for 23 years, racing driver Jamie Chadwick and Ute Lemper's Inheritance Tracks.

Judy Murray talks about her family and their tennis story - and her subsequent projects from dancing the Viennese Waltz at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, to heading the women's tennis coaching initiative She Rallies.

Jamie Chadwick has just become the youngest British female racing driver to sign for a Formula 1 feeder series team. She explains how she got into the sport and became the first female and youngest racing driver to win a British GT championship.

Wolfgang Puck has catered to the Oscars for 23 consecutive years. With the 35th anniversary of his flagship restaurant Spago this year, he recalls his culinary career.

JP Devlin meets James Shepherd-Barron, the son of the inventor of the ATM, which celebrates it's 50th anniversary this week.

The prize-winning author Adam Nicolson describes his childhood at Sissinghurst and how his visits to the Hebridean Islands sparked his fascination with seabirds.

And the actress and singer Ute Lemper shares her Inheritance Tracks: Where Have All The Flowers Gone, performed by Marlene Dietrich, and The Rose performed by Bette Midler.

Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story is out now.

Wolfgang Puck is hosting Spago pop-up at CUT at 45 Park Lane until 1st July.

The Seabird's Cry, The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers, is out now.

Ute Lemper will be performing the album 9 Secrets at the Cadogan Hall on 15th September; and will also be touring her 'Last Tango in Berlin - The Best of Ute'.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Judy Murray
Interviewed Guest
Jamie Chadwick
Interviewed Guest
Wolfgang Puck
Interviewed Guest
James Shepherd-Barron
Interviewed Guest
Adam Nicolson
Interviewed Guest
Ute Lemper
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Foxton Locks Festival; Lee Hall; Thomasina Miers

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Rev Richard Coles at Foxton Locks; Aasmah Mir is joined by Lee Hall and Thomasina Miers.

Aasmah Mir is joined by award-winning playwright Lee Hall and cookery writer Thomasina Miers. Meanwhile, the Rev Richard Coles is at Foxton Locks for the festival.

A Canal Themed Programme with the Rev. Richard Coles on location from Foxton Locks in Leicestershire for the festival. He is joined by the Canal Laureate, Luke Kennard; Lynne Berry of the Canal and River Trust and volunteer and canal enthusiast, Derek Harris, performs from his one man show.

Aasmah Mir presents in London where her guests include: the playwright Lee Hall, who recounts his canal adventure and reveals the growing collection that is over-running his basement; and the cookery writer and former winner of Masterchef, Thomasina Miers, who gives her top tips for cooking on canal boats and discusses her passion chillies and street food.

JP visits Braunston Marina in Northamptonshire to meet Pete and Karen Flockhart, to hear how they first met on a narrowboat, and now make fenders and other ropework in their workshop overlooking the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford canals.

Leicester born singer Englebert Humperdinck shares his Inheritance Tracks, with a rather fitting tribute to his dad for Father's Day this weekend.

The Foxton Locks Festival at Foxton in Leicestershire -17 - 18 June 2017 - 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is at The Duke of York's Theatre in London.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Luke Kennard
Interviewed Guest
Lynne Berry
Interviewed Guest
Derek Harris
Interviewed Guest
Lee Hall
Interviewed Guest
Thomasina Miers
Interviewer
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Pete Flockhart
Interviewed Guest
Karen Flockhart
Interviewed Guest
Engelbert Humperdinck
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Marc Almond

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Singer Marc Almond and chef Tom Aikens join Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny.

Singer Marc Almond and chef Tom Aikens join Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny. JP Devlin meets Strictly's warm-up man Stuart Holdham. With Inheritance Tracks from Fergal Keane.

Presented by Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny.

The singer Marc Almond talks about his new album of 1960s orchestral pop and his diverse career using world music influences, including Russian folksongs.

Saturday Live listener Lisa Cooper tells the fascinating story of her grandmother Pearl, who was born in 1900 in a village near Kiev, in Russia and experienced pogroms, the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War.

The 'Poetry Postie', Sally Crabtree, started out as a promising gymnast. However, a TS Eliot poem inspired her to try a career in poetry, and taking it into the community, where her projects have ranged from Poetry Bingo to Edible Poetry.

JP Devlin meets Strictly Come Dancing's warm up man, Stuart Holdham, and Aasmah phones Richard, who's preparing for the big night!

At 26 Tom Aikens became the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars. He reveals what spurred him on to succeed, and why he competed in the Marathon des Sables - to run six marathons across the Sahara Desert in five days.

Fergal Keane shares his Inheritance Tracks - The Parting Glass, performed by The Voice Squad, and The Scatterlings of Africa, by Johnny Clegg and Juluka.

Marc Almond's new album - SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS' is out now, and he begins a UK tour on 3 October.

Sally Crabtree's latest project CreativiTEA - wake up the wonder - launches on 9 October.

Wounds: A Memoir of Love and War, by Fergal Keane - will be Book of The Week on Radio 4, starting on Monday 25 September.

A Forgotten Land, by Lisa Cooper.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Shaun Keaveny
Interviewed Guest
Marc Almond
Interviewed Guest
Stuart Holdham
Interviewed Guest
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Tom Aikens
Interviewed Guest
Fergal Keane
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Paul Nicholas

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Actor Paul Nicholas joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles.

Aasmah Mir and Rev Richard Coles are joined by actor Paul Nicholas and 'punk potter' Keith Brymer Jones. Corinne Bailey Rae shares her Inheritance Tracks.

The actor Paul Nicholas talks about his recent visit to The Real Marigold Hotel and his early career in the first rock musical Hair.

'Punk potter' Keith Brymer Jones describes how he made his first item, a pottery owl, when he was 11 years old, but reveals that he actually started out as a ballet dancer.

Saturday Live listener and retired nurse, Maggie Jones, has an obsession for photography and ... the ordinary. She can be seen snapping doors and alleyways, or checking for initials on bollards...

Brenna Hassett is a bio-archaeologist who digs up bones for living, but she started her career running a record shop in California.

Sooty and Sweep have graced our TV screens since the 1950s firstly with Harry Corbett and then with his son Matthew. They're now in the hands of Richard Cadell. Richard, Sooty and Sweep recently came into the Saturday Live studio to meet JP.

And Corinne Bailey Rae shares her Inheritance Tracks - Me and Mrs Jones performed by Billy Paul, and There's More To Life Than This, by Bjork.

The Real Marigold Hotel is on BBC One on Wednesday at 9pm. Earlier episodes are available on iplayer.

"Built on Bones", by Brenna Hassett, is out now.

Sooty and Sweep (and Soo) are on tour until June.

The Great British Throw Down is on BBC Two on Thursdays at 8pm.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Paul Nicholas
Interviewed Guest
Keith Brymer Jones
Actor
Maggie Jones
Interviewed Guest
Brenna Hassett
Interviewed Guest
Richard Cadell
Interviewed Guest
Corinne Bailey Rae
Producer
Louise Corley
Editor
Eleanor Garland

Saturday Live

Martin Clunes

BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 logo
1 hour, 28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
Latest broadcast:

Martin Clunes, Nick Knowles and Nadiya Hussain shares her Inheritance Tracks.

Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world.

Actor and presenter Martin Clunes, best known for his roles in Men Behaving Badly and Doc Martin, joins Rev Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir to discuss discovering the islands of Australia, his love of animals and life on his farm.

Gemma Todd is a mobile librarian who has just published her first novel, as GX Todd. She talks about getting her HGV licence and her love of Lego.

JP Devlin meets listener Jean Rawson, 93, who describes how her family dog comforted her in a time of great need.

Della O'Sullivan runs the Dulwich Wing Tsun Academy. She explains how she got into Chinese martial arts.

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain shares her Inheritance Tracks. She has chosen Blackbird by The Beatles and Michael Jackson's Black or White.

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles talks about his early music and sporting ambitions, love of cooking and passion for motorbikes.

Martin Clunes: Islands of Australia continues on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday.

Defender by GX Todd is out now.

Nadiya Hussain's debut novel The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is out now.

Proper Healthy Food book by Nick Knowles is out now.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Eleanor Garland.

Credits

Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest
Martin Clunes
Interviewed Guest
Nick Knowles
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Todd
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Jean Rawson
Interviewed Guest
Della O'Sullivan
Interviewed Guest
Nadiya Hussain
Producer
Claire Bartleet
Editor
Eleanor Garland
Results 1 to 20 of 97

Search Help.

To find all currently available programmes, do a completely empty search.

To find something specific, add your search term and hit enter. Optionally, combine your query with a variety of filters to narrow your results. You can also search by using just the filters and an empty search box.

Using Search Filters.

Media Type filter:
Limit your search to either TV or radio using the radio buttons. Results will show both by default.
Genre Accessibility and Availability filters:
Add or exclude search terms using the add and exclude filter icons.

When you've chosen your filters, hit enter or use the 'Apply Filters' button.

Once a search is returned, add or exclude further terms from the results page and search again. Search results can be reordered by:

  • first or last brodcast dates,
  • availability ending soon,
  • relevance.

Find out more about BBC Programme Explorer