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Wednesday 01 June 2011

This week Libby Purves is joined by Carol Furtado, Col Sgt Simon Panter, Vince Hill and Barry McGuigan.

Carol Furtado is lead dancer in 'The Merchants of Bollywood', a theatrical dance extravaganza, charting the history of the world's largest and most prolific film industry. 'The Merchants of Bollywood' is at the Peacock Theatre, London.

Colour Sgt Simon Panter features in 'Our War' on BBC Three which marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan by using footage shot by the soldiers themselves. Part one, 'Ambushed', tells the story of the 1st Royal Anglian's bloody tour in Helmand Province, and the death of 19-year-old Private Chris Gray in a Taliban ambush.

Singer Vince Hill rose to fame in the sixties with the million-selling No. 1 record 'Edelweiss'. In a career spanning fifty years, considered one of the most respected vocalists in the business, his melodic, modulated delivery earned him the title of 'the singer's singer'. His memoir, 'Another Hill to Climb' is published by Bank House Books.

Barry McGuigan is the former World Featherweight boxing champion, known as 'The Clones Cyclone', who won the title in 1985 and defended it twice. A Catholic from the Republic of Ireland, he married his Protestant childhood sweetheart, and united people across sectarian and religious divides during a difficult time in the country's history. His autobiography 'Cyclone: My Story' is published by Virgin Books.


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