26/05/2010

This week Libby Purves is joined by Jamie Wardley, Kate Kray, Bob Woodward and Andy Hamilton.

Jamie Wardley is a sand and ice sculptor who will be creating a monumental sand sculpture of a steam train for the East Neuk Festival this summer. It will be created over the course of a week in a prominent location on the high street in the picturesque East Neuk village of Crail in Scotland.

Kate Kray is the former wife of Ronnie Kray, one of the notorious Kray twins. She now researches and writes books on the British gangland underworld including 'Hard Bastards', a profile of 24 of Britain's toughest men. She has now written her first novel, 'Betrayed', published by John Blake.

Bob Woodward and his brother John spent nearly a decade from 1974 building a reconstruction of a Roman mosaic, The Orpheus Pavement. One of the most significant archaeological projects of recent times, the mosaic weighs 3.5 tons, is made from 1.6 million pieces of hand-cut clay blocks, measures 205 square metres, is made up of 140 sections and would take around 3 hours to assemble, and is about to be re-sold by the auctioneers Chorley's.

Andy Hamilton is a comedy writer and performer. He's best known for writing the acclaimed TV sitcom Outnumbered, as well as his appearances on TV and radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, News Quiz, his own radio series Old Harry's Game and Revolting People, Have I Got News For You and QI. He is currently touring with 'Hat of Doom', an audience-interactive evening of jokes, gossip, stories, nudity and trampolining!

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