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2 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 June 2009

Former Beirut hostage John McCarthy sits in for Aled and says Good Morning Sunday to soul singer and actress Ruby Turner.

Canon Ann Easter discusses the week's news from a faith and ethics perspective and gives the Moment of Reflection.

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  • Guest Presenter - John McCarthy

    Sitting in for Aled Jones this week is writer and broadcaster John McCarthy. John first came to public attention in 1986 when he was kidnapped in Beirut and held hostage for 5 years. Since his release in 1991, he has written 3 books and presents radio and television programmes.

  • Ruby Turner

    Ruby Turner

    Soul singer and actress Ruby Turner was born in Jamaica and grew up in Montego Bay, but moved to Birmingham when she was 8 years old. She soon became involved with gospel music at church, and went on to sing with Culture Club in the 1980s. More recently, she works extensively with Jools Holland, and had a role in the film, Love Actually. Her latest album, I'm Travelling On, was released in April.

    Ruby Turner's website
  • Faith Guest - Canon Ann Easter

    Faith Guest - Canon Ann Easter

    One of Good Morning Sunday's regular Faith Guests, Canon Ann Easter is Chief Executive of a charity in Newham, East London. Ann was among the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England, is honorary Curate at All Saints' Church, West Ham and a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

  • Sunday Spotlight - Julie Feeney

    Sunday Spotlight - Julie Feeney

    The Sunday Spotlight falls this week on an Irish singer songwriter who has been described as a "one woman powerhouse of creative energy". Julie Feeney describes herself as Composer/Singer/Producer/Musician/Songwriter/Educator/Theatre Artist. She first made her mark when she won the Choice Music Prize (Ireland's equivalent of the Mercury Prize) with her debut album 13 songs.
    Julie has three Masters degrees, plays ten instruments and was a professional singer for the National Chamber Choir in Ireland for five years. She has also studied psychoanalysis and has worked as a model, and "movement actor" in the world of contemporary dance. Plus, she is also an accomplished windsurfer and a kayaking enthusiast.
    Julie says of her music "I wanted to make a particular sound using an orchestra with songs that I hadn't heard before but could hear in my head. I wanted to use the instruments as if they were voices and the voices as if they were instruments intertwining in the songs".
    John plays "Impossibly Beautiful".

    Julie Feeney's website



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