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  1. 19 May 2007

    • JP
    • 19 May 07, 07:58 AM

    This week our studio guest was novelist Maggie O' Farrell and Lemn Sissay provided our poetic interludes. We heard from an over-enthusiatic FA Cup engraver and discovered the secret life of a former Dr. Who. Lauren St John described what it was like growing up in war-torn Rhodesia in the 1970s and Michelle gave us a glimpse into the heartache of having a husband serving in the forces in a war zone. All this, plus listener Jenny Froude's Inheritance Tracks.

  1. 12th May 2007

    • JP
    • 12 May 07, 10:40 AM

    Our studio guest was Hardeep Singh Kohli and our poet was Elvis McGonagall. Mandy Allison told us how her life has been dominated by her anorexia. Monica Fuller described how her house was trashed during her daughter's 15th birthday party.

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  1. 5th May 2007

    • JP
    • 5 May 07, 07:55 AM

    This week Fi was joined in the studio by novelist Justin Cartwright, we heard about Paul Gambaccini's passion for comics, Ray Kluun told us of his wife’s terminal cancer and his own infidelity.

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  1. 28th April 2007

    • JP
    • 28 Apr 07, 10:45 AM

    The delightful Muriel Gray kept Fi company during this week's show. And they were joined in the studio by Poet Murray Lachlan Young and Julie Reid - who spoke about what it was like growing up with blind parents.

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  1. 21st April 2007

    • Becky Vincent
    • 21 Apr 07, 08:09 AM

    Will Self joined Fi for this week's Saturday Live, along with poet Elvis McGonagall. We heard the tale of a man who accidentally ended up on the album cover of Dexy's Midnight Runners, discovered why snooping doesn't pay, and Tracey Smith told us about the delights of downshifting.

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  1. 14th April 2007

    • JP
    • 14 Apr 07, 11:44 AM

    Max was this week's Guerilla Reporter who wanted to say it was ok for cyclists to jump red lights. Daisy Wright told us how she regretted selling her story to the papers while Hugh Sawyer described living in a wood for over a year.

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  1. 7th April 2007

    • Becky Vincent
    • 6 Apr 07, 06:02 PM

    This week there were important lessons for all concerning chickens. Jamie Andrew talked about continuing to do the rock climbing he loves despite having had both his hands and feet amputated after a mountaineering accident. And we had a Guerilla Report from one of Britain's first Cuddle Parties.

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  1. 31st March 2007

    • JP
    • 31 Mar 07, 11:16 AM

    Paul Blackburn spoke movingly about being the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Kevin Linfoot explained how he has become a successful businessman despite being illiterate.

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  1. 24th March 2007

    • JP
    • 24 Mar 07, 11:22 AM

    Our studio guest was Malorie Blackman while Murray Lachlan Young provided the rhymes despite suffering from conjunctivitis.

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  1. 17th March 2007

    • Becky Vincent
    • 17 Mar 07, 07:46 AM

    This week a police diver told us about the ucky things he comes across in the course of a day's work, Barbara Haddrill explained how she got to a wedding in Brisbane without stepping foot in an aeroplane, and a market stall holder revealed how he unwittingly sold a half million pound piece of graffiti.

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  1. 10th March 2007

    • JP
    • 10 Mar 07, 11:20 AM

    Brough Scott was our studio guest and Jude Simpson provided the poetry.

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  1. 3rd March

    • Becky Vincent
    • 3 Mar 07, 07:26 AM

    Today poet Murray Lachlan Young and special guest Louise Rennison were in studio to help make sense of all goings on.

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  1. 24th February

    • JP
    • 24 Feb 07, 10:52 AM

    This week's studio guest was Joanna Trollope and the poet was Elvis McGonagall.

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  1. 17th February

    • JP
    • 17 Feb 07, 08:16 AM

    Comedian Janey Godley was today's special guest and Lemn Sissay was the poet.

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  1. 10th February

    • JP
    • 10 Feb 07, 11:21 AM

    Writer Marian Keyes was our special guest and Matt Harvey was the poet.

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  1. 3rd February

    • JP
    • 2 Feb 07, 05:18 PM

    Fi Glover was joined in the studio by Kuljit Bhamra and resident poet Elvis.

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  1. 27th January

    • JP
    • 27 Jan 07, 10:54 AM

    Muriel Gray was today's studio guest and poetry was provided by Matt Harvey.

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  1. 20th January

    • JP
    • 19 Jan 07, 08:00 AM

    Fi Glover was joined in the studio by Michele Hanson and poet Murray Lachlan-Young.

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  1. 13th January

    • JP
    • 12 Jan 07, 04:53 PM

    Sue Perkins was joined this week by Len Goodman and poet Elvis MacGonagall.

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  1. 6th January

    • JP
    • 6 Jan 07, 11:31 AM

    Our special guest this week was Jonny Geller and our poet was Jude Simpson.

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  1. 23 December: We love sprouts

    • Becky Vincent
    • 23 Dec 06, 07:22 AM

    This week Gregg Wallace joined us to share his tip top sprouts recipe, willingly sampled by our poet Murray Lachlan Young.

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  1. 16 December: Eel pie, anyone?

    • Becky Vincent
    • 16 Dec 06, 07:22 AM

    Thanks to our guest presenter Louise Rennison, and our poet Lemn Sissay, who summed up this week's goings on in lyrical style.

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  1. 9 December: Christmas Decorations

    • JP
    • 9 Dec 06, 11:30 AM

    It's been a busy old week in the office what with getting everything ready for this week's programme AND putting up the Christmas decorations but we managed to get there in the end on both fronts...

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  1. 2 December: Shut that door

    • JP
    • 2 Dec 06, 11:24 AM

    We had a piece on this week's programme about tornado chasing and thought we'd do some chasing of our own with a little bit of help from you. So, have you noticed much wind in your area? Although this is the same question my GP once asked me when I went to see him, complaining of terrible chest pains, our request applies more to tornadoes, gales, gusts or just a bit of a draught blowing under the living room door.

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  1. 25 November: 2007 Calendars

    • JP
    • 25 Nov 06, 11:14 AM

    Torquil and I went for a quick pint after work the other evening (we did ask the girls in the office but each of them had something else on apparently). Among the many interesting topics discussed was that of 2007 calendars.

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