Midweek - Sam Torrance, Richard Ingrams, Bernard Cornwell, Jane Asher
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests. Libby Purves meets golfer Sam Torrance, actor Jane Asher, Richard Ingrams, editor of the Oldie, and novelist Bernard Cornwell.
Libby Purves meets golfer Sam Torrance; actor Jane Asher; editor of the Oldie Richard Ingrams and novelist Bernard Cornwell.
Golfer and commentator Sam Torrance is the winner of 21 European Tour titles. He was also a member of the European Ryder Cup team eight times and sunk the winning put in 1985 for the first European win in 28 years. He captained the team to victory in 2002. His book, 'Out of Bounds - Legendary tales from the 19th Hole' is published by Simon & Schuster.
Richard Ingrams is editor of the 'Oldie' and former editor of 'Private Eye'. His book, 'Quips & Quotes - A Journalist's Commonplace Book' is a collection of memories and inspirations from a lifetime in journalism. He writes about the influences in his life from his boyhood to old age using quotes, poetry, cartoons and photographs. 'Quips & Quotes - A Journalist's Commonplace Book' is published by Oldie Publications.
Bernard Cornwell is a writer of historical fiction. He is the author of over fifty novels including the popular Sharpe series which was made into a TV series featuring Sean Bean as Colonel Richard Sharpe. His latest book 1356 is about the battle of Poitiers. 1356 is published by Harper Collins.
Jane Asher is an actor, cake maker, author and campaigner. She plays Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez in Brandon Thomas's comedy classic 'Charley's Aunt' at the Menier Chocolate Factory. She has been working professionally in film, theatre and radio since she was 5 years old - her first appearance was in the film Mandy. Her other film roles include Alfie with Michael Caine while recent stage appearances were in Festen and Bedroom Farce directed by Sir Peter Hall.
Producer: Paula McGinley.