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Fern Britton Meets...

Series 5

Episode 1: Susan Boyle

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Fern Britton talks to world-famous singer Susan Boyle, discovering how her strong Catholic faith has helped sustain her during the rocky times. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Boyle
Producer:
Jim Booth
Director:
Jim Booth
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 5

Episode 2: John Simpson

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Fern Britton talks to the BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson about how his faith has sustained him for over 40 years of reporting on world-changing events from the frontline. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
John Simpson
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 5

Episode 3: Ken Dodd

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Fern Britton talks to the veteran variety performer Ken Dodd, who nearly died at the age of two and believes that his survival is evidence that God has a purpose for him. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Dodd
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 5

Episode 4: Christine Ohuruogu

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Fern Britton meets 400m athlete Christine Ohuruogu and learns how her fierce work ethic, close-knit family and faith has given her the drive to succeed even during turbulent times. Show more

Contributors

Interviewer:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Christine Ohuruogu
Producer:
Jim Booth
Director:
Jim Booth
Executive Producer:
Tommy Nagra

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 8

Episode 1: Alexander Armstrong

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Fern meets comedian, singer and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong, who talks candidly about being sent to boarding school and discusses the origins of his faith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander Armstrong
Producer:
Emily Davis
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 8

Episode 4: Rebecca Ferguson

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Fern meets Rebecca Ferguson, the X Factor singing sensation. Rebecca reveals how her Christian faith got her through troubled times. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Ferguson
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 8

Episode 3: Michael Gove

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Fern Britton meets former Conservative cabinet member Michael Gove, who played a prominent role in the Brexit campaign and then ran for the Tory party leadership. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Gove
Producer:
Emily Davis
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 7

Episode 1: Shane Lynch

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Boyzone's Shane Lynch talks to Fern Britton about the highs and lows of life as a member of one of the most successful boy bands in history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Shane Lynch
Producer:
Sian Salt
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 7

Episode 3: Lord Ashdown

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Paddy Ashdown talks about a career which has taken him from war zones to campaign trails, and about how his experiences of war have shaped his religious beliefs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Paddy Ashdown
Producer:
Sian Salt
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 7

Episode 2: Linford Christie

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Fern Britton talks to European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic gold medallist Linford Christie about his life, career and faith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Linford Christie
Series Producer:
Gillian Bancroft
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 1: Gregory Porter

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Fern Britton meets American jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, who reflects on his upbringing and speaks about how his mother's influence lives on in his music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Gregory Porter
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 2: Stef Reid

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Fern Britton speaks to Paralympic athlete Stef Reid, who has won two silver medals at the Paralympics and a gold in the world championships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Stef Reid
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 9

Episode 4: Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Fern meets the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, a chaplain to both the Queen and the speaker of the House of Commons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford
Series Producer:
Karen Selway
Production Manager:
David Potter

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 7

Episode 4: Baroness Brady

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

In the final episode of the series, Fern talks to one of Britain's best-known businesswomen, Karren Brady, Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge, about her career, life and faith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Karren Brady
Series Producer:
Gillian Bancroft
Executive Producer:
Aaqil Ahmed

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 1

Episode 1: Dolly Parton

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Fern Britton talks to high-profile figures about how their beliefs shape their lives. She begins with a heart-to-heart with the queen of country music, Dolly Parton. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 1

Episode 2: Desmond Tutu

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

In a frank and moving interview, Fern Britton talks to Archbishop Tutu, who has spent a lifetime fighting injustice in South Africa, about his faith. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 8

Episode 2: Nigel Benn

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One North East & Cumbria

Available for 2 months

Fern Britton meets boxing legend and two-time world champion Nigel Benn. He charts his glittering career but also shares his more troubled personal journey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Benn
Executive Producer:
Dave Stanford

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 4

Episode 3: Frank Bruno

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Frank Bruno talks to Fern Britton about his rise from schoolboy tough guy to world heavyweight boxing champion - and one of Britain's best-loved sportsmen. Show more