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Angela Hartnett; John McCarthy goes plane-spotting; lost Welsh villages

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 May 2012

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with chef Angela Hartnett, Jackie Green who had a sex-change operation on her 16th birthday and is now in the running for Miss England, Sandra Jenkins and Mavis Smith who saw their village demolished and their community scattered in the 1970's, and John-Paul Flintoff who set out to change the world by weaving his own underpants from nettles; John McCarthy goes Plane-spotting, there's a Soundsculpture about cicadas, and Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond's Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: ANGELA HARTNETT

    STUDIO GUEST :: ANGELA HARTNETT

    The Michelin-rated chef joins Sian and Richard in the studio – and brings cake too.

    Angela Hartnett
  • UP IN THE AIR :: PLANE SPOTTERS

    UP IN THE AIR :: PLANE SPOTTERS

    John McCarthy visits the plane-spotting mecca that is Myrtle Avenue in West London. Do you – or someone you know - have a hobby that has taken over your life?

    Let us know
  • LOST VILLAGES :: 40 YEARS ON

    LOST VILLAGES :: 40 YEARS ON

    Sandra Jenkins and Mavis Smith grew up next door to each other in two villages, Machynys and Bwlch y Gwynt in Carmarthenshire. 40 years ago, their villages were demolished and their families scattered – but somehow they’ve kept the community together.

    Machynys and Bwlch y Gwynt
  • MISS ENGLAND :: JACKIE GREEEN

    MISS ENGLAND :: JACKIE GREEEN

    Jackie Green is a Miss England semi-finalist who was born a boy but had a sex change operation on her 16th birthday. Jackie talks about how she coped living in the wrong body through childhood.

    Mermaids: support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues
  • SOUND SCULPTURE :: CICADAS AND CRICKETS

    SOUND SCULPTURE :: CICADAS AND CRICKETS

    Listener Sylvain Jamois on how the cacophonous song of cicadas and crickets takes him back to his childhood in South France.

    Suggest your own sound sculpture
  • POET :: MURRAY LACHLAN-YOUNG

    POET :: MURRAY LACHLAN-YOUNG

    Murray marks the 80th birthday of BBC’s Broadcasting House in his own inimitable style.

    Murray Lachlan Young
  • NETTLE KNICKERS :: JOHN-PAUL FLINTOFF

    NETTLE KNICKERS :: JOHN-PAUL FLINTOFF

    John-Paul set out to change the world by making his own clothes and ended up sewing his own Y-fronts - made from nettles. His latest book, 'How to Change the World' is published by Macmillan and The School of Life.

    John-Paul Flintoff
  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: MICHAEL BOND

    INHERITANCE TRACKS :: MICHAEL BOND

    The creator of Paddington Bear chooses ‘The Laughing Policeman’ by Charles Penrose and ‘All or Nothing’ by Frank Sinatra.

  • NETTLES

    NETTLES

    Spun nettle yarn and nettle fibres.

  • STUDIO

    STUDIO

    Angela Hartnett, John Paul Flintoff, Octopus, Richard, Sian.

  • Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Matt Falcus and John McCarthy (right)

    Airport Spotting Guides: Europe
    By Matt Falcus
    Publisher: Destinworld Publishing Ltd
    ISBN-10: 0956718728
    ISBN-13: 978-0956718723

  • Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

  • Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Plane spotters

  • Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

  • Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    Myrtle Avenue, Heathrow - London

    John McCarthy

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