Saturday Live

Saturday Live

Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show is full of the stuff that matters, extraordinary stories, inheritance tracks, guerrilla reports, secret lives, poetry and more.

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  • 26 July 2014: From Glasgow with Mark Beaumont

    Sat, 26 Jul 14

    Duration:
    85 mins

    Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles with a programme from Glasgow to celebrate the Commonwealth Games. Joining them are Mark Beaumont the record-breaking long-distance Scottish cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster and Queens Baton bearer. Also, Sir Geoff Palmer Professor Emeritus of brewing at Heriot-Watt University, and Scotland's first black professor. We meet the former class mates who campaigned for a fairer deal for asylum seekers. There's live music from Dave and the Turtles, three school friends who have just won the Big Big Sing Commonwealth songwriting competition. Louise Martin is the chair of sportscotland shares her Inheritance Tracks with us. David Watson has spent the last 10 years mapping the Masai Marra Game Reserve. We hear from Hamish Khayat and friends who are currently mid-Indian ocean in a rowing boat. Author and journalist Damian Barr gives thanks to an anonymous benefactor for the impact they've had on his career. Plus poetry from Sierra Leone, Gibraltar and Nauru.

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  • 19 July 2014

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Lord Sugar's longstanding Apprentice advisor Nick Hewer, Hannah Earnshaw who's on the shortlist for a one-way ticket to Mars, and Lois Pryce who rode her motorcycle three thousand miles around Iran on her own. British Empire Medal winner Annie Chapman describes how she's raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for cancer research astride her tractor, lawn bowls player Andrew Newell explains why he wants to get Team Jamaica to the next Commonwealth Games, and JP Devlin tickles the ivories with Joe and Richard Stilgoe. Nancy Dell'Olio shares her Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 12 July 14: Julia Donaldson, Roger Wright

    Sat, 12 Jul 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are in the studio with Britain's best-selling author, children's writer Julia Donaldson, who created the character of the Gruffalo. Also, Matt Lewis, who as a young marine biologist was shipwrecked in the Antarctic seas and has written about the experience in "Last Man Off", busker Catrina Davies, who travelled 11,000 miles with her cello, and the captain of the Cheshire cricket team attempting to save face after the humiliation of being bowled out for three in a league game. Plus, JP Devlin joins the Routemaster bus enthusiasts gathering from around the World to mark the icon's 60th birthday and the outgoing Radio Three Controller and Director of the Proms, Roger Wright, shares his Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 5 July 14: Ben Folds; Chris Froome

    Sat, 5 Jul 14

    Duration:
    82 mins

    Suzy Klein and Richard Coles with American singer-songwriter Ben Folds; Wayne Ingram who as soldier in Bosnia met and helped Stefan Savic, who was born with a facial cleft; the Savery family who've lived in the same house for five generations; 12 year old Liverpool schoolgirl Millie Courtney who's topping the charts in Nashville; and black hat Wimbledon steward David Spearing. JP Devlin delivers a Tour de France Crowdscape from the Yorkshire Dales and last year's winner Chris Froome shares his Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 28 June 2014

    Sat, 28 Jun 14

    Duration:
    85 mins

    Tony Parsons joins Richard Coles and Suzy Klein. Ian Boughton is the Grandson of Rutland Boughton, originator of the very first 'Glastonbury Festivals. Mia Cunningham is the first ever Young Poet Laureate of Shropshire. Her Grandfather Paul is a poet too. Roger Beckett runs 'Pintar Rapido', an event all are welcome to where you paint or sketch en masse in a day. Michael Ibsen is nephew of Richard lll 17 times removed and is making the coffin the King will be buried in next year. JP Devlin meets Al Murray at the Imperial War Museum in London. Alex Lindley says 'Thank You' to everyone involved in the choral piece at York Minster celebrating the start of the Tour de France. Inheritance Tracks from Mari Wilson.

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  • 21 June 2014

    Sat, 21 Jun 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Richard Coles and Suzy Klein are joined by Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding, seventh Python Carol Cleveland, and Stuart J Cole who was abandoned as a baby, sent to Jamaica to live with family he had never met, and who turned his life around during a spell in prison. We go to Glyndebourne to meet Caroline and Andrew Thomson and Sandra and Ian Pusey who found real-life love at the opera, radiator salesman Phil Neville tells us what it's like to be a victim of mistaken identity, John McCarthy visits the Isle of Wight where the dawn rose on satellite and radio technology, and Jersey Boy Ryan Molloy shares his Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 14 June 2014

    Sat, 14 Jun 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir with Britain's poster girl for transgender acceptance Paris Lees, tsunami orphans Rob and Paul Forkan whose flip-flop company funds a foundation to help other survivors of the 2004 tsunami, teenage champion Jenni Herd who won an apology from The Times after she challenged negative stereotypes of young people in the paper, and garage owner Errol McKellar who's saved 24 lives by offering his customers a discount if they'll take a test for prostate cancer. A Crowdscape from Scotch Corner, and Fatboy Slim shares his Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 7 July 2014

    Sat, 7 Jun 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Rev Richard Coles and Suzy Klein with the Chairman of The National Trust, Sir Simon Jenkins. Francesco Da Mosto shares his views of Venice. Tony Bennett, the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the year 2013. Ang Zangbhu, a former sherpa who now flies jets out of Gatwick. Ron Price, 95, the oldest National Trust volunteer. Judy Worham and Carol Blacher, retired friends, who are exploring London's underground stations. The Inheritance Tracks of Dame Kiri te Kanawa and a crowdscape from Gort.

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  • 31 May 2014

    Sat, 31 May 14

    Duration:
    86 mins

    Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir with broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, homeless athlete Joel Hodgson, wingsuiter Geraldine Fasnacht and 14 year old record-breaking fisherman Will Sudders. JP Devlin visits the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and Arianna Huffington shares her Inheritance Tracks.

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  • 24 May 2014

    Sat, 24 May 14

    Duration:
    85 mins

    Richard Coles and Suzy Klein with adventurer Ed Stafford. Lady Catherine Meyer lost both of her sons when her former husband abducted them and took them to Germany. Peter Hodes is a volunteer stem cell courier. Joanne Harris suffered with Motor Neurone Disease. She'd written about her condition in the Guardian Newspaper and was planning to record an audio column for us but sadly died before she could complete it.JP Devlin goes to Hay on Wye to talk to people just before the Hay Literary Festival descends on the town.Listener Chris Markiewicz talks about the joy of hearing a 1967 1275cc Austin Healey Sprite engine. Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, shares his Inheritance Tracks.

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