07/03/2012

Libby Purves is joined by singer David Essex; fashion designer Ozwald Boateng; conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick and actor and artist James Burke-Dunsmore.

Ozwald Boateng is a British menswear designer who received his first suit at the age of five. A new documentary, 'A Man's Story', charts his career from the opening of his own store on London's Savile Row, to becoming creative director of French fashion house Givenchy. Away from the catwalk, the film reveals the toll the business has taken on his personal life. A Man's Story is out in UK cinemas.

David Essex is a musician and actor. Initially unsuccessful as a drummer and singer, his lucky break was in 'Godspell' in 1971. Within a year he was starring in the film 'That'll Be the Day' and had his first No. 1 single, Rock On. In a career spanning forty years, he went on to star in the West End musicals 'Evita' and 'Mutiny', which he wrote. He also recently appeared in Eastenders as Eddie Moon. 'Over the Moon: My Autobiography' is published by Virgin Books.

Dame Daphne Sheldrick worked alongside her husband David, the legendary warden of Kenya's Tsavo East National Park, rearing and rehabilitating orphaned wild animals. Since David's death in 1977, Daphne has become internationally known for her work with orphaned elephants and rhinos, establishing the 'David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust' in his memory. Her book Love, Life and Elephants: An African Life Story is published by Penguin/Viking.

James Burke-Dunsmore is an actor and director who specialises in playing Jesus Christ in passion plays around the country. He plays Jesus Christ in The Passion of Jesus in London's Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. He is also an artist whose work is inspired by wildlife.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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