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  1. Croissants, cloud watching and curry

    Mel savours how to make the perfect croissant and meets a man with his head in the clouds.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2014

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  2. Harry Belafonte, blind waterspeed record holder and barefoot walking

    Harry Belafonte shares his Inheritance Tracks, plus more Rooftoppers.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2014

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  3. Pool frogs, polar bears and a royal dollhouse

    Mel Giedroyc meets some pool frogs and takes a tour of a Queen's dollhouse.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2014

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  4. Rooftoppers, Quentin Blake and creepy crawlies

    Quentin Blake gives Mel a crash course in drawing and Mary Colwell visits an insect garden

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2014

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  5. Striped Pyjamas, Chris Riddell and Paul Merton

    The finale of John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, as read by Anne Marie Duff.

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2014

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  6. Rudyard Kipling, Cressida Cowell and Michael Morpurgo

    On National Poetry Day, Mel hears about Rudyard Kipling's World War One poetry.

    First broadcast: 02 Oct 2014

  7. The Jumblies, Fat Boy Slim and red squirrels

    Mel goes on a hunt for red squirrels and Fatboy Slim reveals his Inheritance Tracks.

    First broadcast: 01 Oct 2014

  8. Geocaching, Brownies and Django Bates

    Mel Giedroyc goes geocaching and celebrates 100 years of the Brownies.

    First broadcast: 30 Sep 2014

  9. Striped Pyjamas, stalking lynx and Philip Ardagh

    Cameraman John Aitchison stalks a lynx and Philip Ardagh offers his two favourite books.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2014

  10. Concorde, bicycles and Tom Baker learning French

    Tom Baker brushes up on his French and Mel remembers the golden age of Concorde.

    First broadcast: 26 Sep 2014

  11. Playground games, salutes and Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Mel Giedroyc learns if hopscotch and skipping still have a place in today's playground.

    First broadcast: 25 Sep 2014

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  12. Crying, Neighbours and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

    Mel rummages through Kylie's wardrobe and Kiri Te Kanawa reveals her Inheritance Tracks.

    First broadcast: 24 Sep 2014

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  13. Ant and Dec, video games and elephants

    Ant and Dec reveal what makes them tick as a double act.

    First broadcast: 23 Sep 2014

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  14. Midnight feasts, Coronation Street and striped pyjamas

    Mel Giedroyc gorges on some of the fabulous food featured in classic children's literature

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2014

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  15. International Talk Like a Pirate Day - aaaarrrr!!

    Mel sings a sea shanty and goes night-time badger spotting.

    First broadcast: 19 Sep 2014

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  16. Tom Palmer, ferrets and icing

    Mel Giedroyc discovers the origins of icing for cakes.

    First broadcast: 18 Sep 2014

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  17. Upside-down trees

    Mel Giedroyc hears about the amazing upside-down trees of Africa.

    First broadcast: 17 Sep 2014

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  18. Cupcakes and steam-powered cars

    Mel says happy birthday to author Julia Donaldson, and Matt Baker takes a ride.

    First broadcast: 16 Sep 2014

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  19. Toads, Tigers and Tiny Cars

    Mel roars with the tigers of India and hears from author and illustrator Judith Kerr.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2014

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  20. Michelle Paver, Bernard Cribbins and fake warships

    Mel hears the story of the dummy warships of World War One.

    First broadcast: 12 Sep 2014

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  21. Journey to the centre of the Earth

    Mel is going underground, while above ground, Dick and Dom are in da bedroom.

    First broadcast: 11 Sep 2014

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  22. A visit to the Bank of England

    Mel sends Dick and Dom to investigate the dangers in your house's hallway.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2014

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  23. Dick and Dom zap things in the living room

    Mel takes a tour of a beautiful gypsy caravan and wishes Hugh Grant a happy birthday.

    First broadcast: 09 Sep 2014

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  24. Coracles, Eider Ducks and The Wind in the Willows

    Mel goes splash in a tiny boat, while Dick and Dom get dangerous in a listener's kitchen.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2014

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  25. 29/08/2014

    Mel Giedroyc meets a parachuting teddy bear, visits the National Motor Museum and more.

    First broadcast: 29 Aug 2014

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  26. 28/08/2014

    Mel heads out with the cowboys of Madagascar, learns all about aerobatics, and much more.

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2014

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  27. 27/08/2014

    Mel learns how to fly, meets the Red Arrows and learns about ejector seats.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2014

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  28. 26/08/2014

    Mel visits the British Inventions Show and hears about how some familiar things came to be

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2014

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  29. 25/08/2014

    Mel meets some unusual mummies, and listeners learn how to make some very tasty pancakes.

    First broadcast: 25 Aug 2014

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  30. Accents, VW Beetles and Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Richard Hammond reads another chapter of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    First broadcast: 22 Aug 2014

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