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  1. Paul Merton, Alison Balsom

    Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2014

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  2. Professor Adam Hart, Maria Venegas, Sandra Howard, Paul Roseby

    Libby Purves meets writer Sandra Howard and bee expert Professor Adam Hart.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2014

  3. Emma O'Reilly, Joshua Sofaer, Ruary Mackenzie Dodds, Danny Braverman

    Libby Purves meets Emma O'Reilly, the woman who blew the whistle on Lance Armstrong.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2014

  4. Zelda la Grange, John Moloney, Rattlesnake

    Mariella Frostrup is joined by Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2014

  5. Roz Chalmers, Merlin Holland, David Charles Manners, David Waterman

    Libby Purves meets Merlin Holland, grandson of Oscar Wilde and cellist David Waterman.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2014

  6. Rebecca Front, Tom Karen, David Pulvertaft, David Stuart MacLean

    Libby Purves meets actor Rebecca Front and designer of the Reliant Robin, Tom Karen.

    First broadcast: 11 Jun 2014

  7. Angelique Kidjo, John Browne, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, Oliver Horovitz

    Libby Purves meets singer and activist Angelique Kidjo and Lord John Browne of Madingley.

    First broadcast: 04 Jun 2014

  8. Sir Roy Strong; Venetia Williams; Polly Bolton; Marcus Brigstocke

    Libby Purves meets Sir Roy Strong and comic Marcus Brigstocke at the Hay-on-Wye Festival.

    First broadcast: 28 May 2014

  9. Hetain Patel, Daniel Antoine, Sue Swingler, Brendan King

    Libby Purves meets artist Hetain Patel and British Museum curator Dr Daniel Antoine.

    First broadcast: 21 May 2014

  10. Tony Hatch, Le Gateau Chocolat, Bob Shepton, Barb Stegemann

    Libby Purves meets songwriter Tony Hatch and cabaret performer Le Gateau Chocolat.

    First broadcast: 14 May 2014

  11. Gruff Rhys, Brigid Keenan, Richard Kerridge, Corey Baker

    Libby Purves is joined by singer Gruff Rhys and nature writer Richard Kerridge.

    First broadcast: 07 May 2014

  12. Sir Richard Eyre, Andrew Fusek Peters, Abbie Ross, Peter Francis

    Libby Purves meets director Sir Richard Eyre and wild swimmer Andrew Fusek Peters.

    First broadcast: 30 Apr 2014

  13. Baroness Trumpington, David Adam, Pauline Butcher Bird, James Sawyer

    Libby Purves meets Baroness Jean Trumpington and science writer David Adam.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2014

  14. Sir Roger Bannister, Prof Kevin Warwick, Rachael Stirling, Diana Darke

    Libby Purves meets Sir Roger Bannister and professor of cybernetics Kevin Warwick.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2014

  15. Eric Carter, Ray Cooney, Cambridge Jones, Eve Ferret

    Libby Purves meets director and playwright Ray Cooney and photographer Cambridge Jones.

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2014

  16. Steve Hewlett, Jamie Andrew, Ayo, Philip Walling

    Libby Purves meets ventriloquist Steve Hewlett and singer-songwriter Ayo.

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2014

  17. Gary Morecombe, Rebecca Gowers, Sara Ishaq, Mike McCartney

    Libby Purves meets Mike McCartney and Gary Morecambe, son of Eric.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2014

  18. Professor John Carey, Benny Lewis, Eduardo Niebla, Lynn Ruth Miller

    Libby Purves meets Professor John Carey and comedian Lynn Ruth Miller.

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2014

  19. Sam Etherington, Cassidy Little, Emma Bridgewater, Merry 'Corky' White

    Libby Purves is joined by ceramicist Emma Bridgewater and anthropologist Merry White.

    First broadcast: 12 Mar 2014

  20. Sacha Corcoran, Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, David Probert

    Libby Purves meets film fans Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse and auctioneer David Probert.

    First broadcast: 26 Feb 2014

  21. Arthur Smith, Dr Akiko Mikamo, Martin White, Tom Mitchell

    Libby Purves meets comedian Arthur Smith and plant hunter Tom Mitchell.

    First broadcast: 19 Feb 2014

  22. Ben Garrod, Jack Charles, Clare Salaman, Colin Jones

    Libby Purves meets primatologist Ben Garrod and Australian Aboriginal actor Jack Charles.

    First broadcast: 12 Feb 2014

  23. John Wardley, Mandy Rice-Davies, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Marc Lucero

    Libby Purves meets Mandy Rice-Davies and novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford.

    First broadcast: 05 Feb 2014

  24. Sally Magnusson, Steven Isserlis, Dan Hurley, Tommy Hanover

    Libby Purves meets broadcaster Sally Magnusson and cellist Steven Isserlis.

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2014

  25. Robert Powell, Mike Rutherford, Catherine Weate, Harry Shearer

    Libby Purves meets actor Robert Powell and musician Mike Rutherford.

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2014

  26. Lilla Rowcliffe, Philip Mould, Peter Hain, Susie Boyt

    Libby Purves meets Peter Hain MP and art dealer Philip Mould.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2014

  27. Jo Brand, Henry Winkler, Clive Rowe, Richard Mawbey

    Libby Purves goes to the panto with Jo Brand and Henry Winkler.

    First broadcast: 01 Jan 2014

  28. Imogen Stubbs, Mary Kenny, John Julius Norwich, John Halpern

    Libby Purves meets actor Imogen Stubbs and journalist Mary Kenny.

    First broadcast: 18 Dec 2013

  29. Jamie Cullum, Richard Dawkins, Greg Davies, Sophie Andrews, Pam Blackwood

    Libby Purves meets musician Jamie Cullum and Professor Richard Dawkins.

    First broadcast: 11 Dec 2013

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