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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 9

Episode 3: Barbara Dickson

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton speaks to recording artist and actress Barbara Dickson. They discuss her singing career, struggles with anxiety and the role that faith has played in her life. Show more

Contributors

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

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 4

Episode 1: Alfie Boe

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton speaks to opera singer Alfie Boe, who went from once having to sleep on a park bench to singing from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 4

Episode 2: John Barrowman

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton meets actor, singer and all-round entertainer John Barrowman, who talks frankly about what drives him on, and the beliefs that underpin his life. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 4

Episode 5: Dionne Warwick

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Fern talks to Dionne Warwick about her life and career, including her trailblazing battle against racism, the death of her cousin Whitney Houston and her enduring faith. Show more

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 6

Episode 4: Richard Coles

Duration: 1 hour

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

Former Communards band member Richard Coles explores his extraordinary journey from 80s pop star to Church of England vicar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Coles
Producer:
Anna Cox
Director:
Anna Cox

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 6

Episode 1: Donny Osmond

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton talks to Donny Osmond as he looks back on 50 years in show business, from his first appearance on television aged five to the times when he questioned his faith. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Fern Britton
Interviewed Guest:
Donny Osmond
Producer:
Sian Salt
Director:
Sian Salt

Fern Britton Meets...

Series 6

Episode 2: Nicholas Parsons

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fern Britton talks to Nicholas Parsons as he shares anecdotes from his 70 years on radio, stage and screen, revealing how his faith was tested by his wartime experiences. Show more

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 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