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Tim Smit, Congo siblings, medal heroes, John McCarthy in Beirut, Face Shape Science, Bedlington, Inheritance Tracks, IVF couple

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 June 2012

Sian Williams & Richard Coles with founder of the Eden Project Tim Smit, a brother and sister returning for the first time to the Congo where the rest of their family was massacred in 1964, a couple who spent 12 years and £35,000 trying to have a baby, a caricaturist turned amateur scientist who's trying to prove that people who look the same also sound the same, John McCarthy as a tourist in Beirut, a gathering of Victoria Cross recipients, Coronation memories and a Jubilee Crowdscape from Bedlington in Northumberland, and singing legend Sir Tom Jones's Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: JP Devlin.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: TIM SMIT

    STUDIO GUEST :: TIM SMIT

    The businessman and co-founder of the Eden project talks about the importance of craft skills and The Big Lunch, his push for street parties across the country in July every year.

    The Big Lunch
  • SCHOOL REPORT :: ROYAL MEMORIES

    SCHOOL REPORT :: ROYAL MEMORIES

    The children of BBC’s School Report talk to Bedlington residents Christine Bell, Dave and Alan Walker about their royal memories. Do you have your own special stories linked to royal celebrations?

    Let us know
  • CONGO PILGRIMAGE :: STEPHEN PARRY AND HAZEL KING

    CONGO PILGRIMAGE :: STEPHEN PARRY AND HAZEL KING

    Brother and sister Steve and Hazel were 12 and 13 year-old pupils in an English boarding school when their missionary parents and younger brother were murdered by rebels in the Congo in 1964. They’re about to return to the Congo and visit the site where their family were killed.

  • LEBANON :: REVISITED

    LEBANON :: REVISITED

    John McCarthy returns to Beirut and discovers the old tourist spots that made it the Paris of the Mediterranean.

  • IN YOUR FACE :: WILLIAM RUDLING

    IN YOUR FACE :: WILLIAM RUDLING

    William Rudling is a finalist in this year's BBC Amateur Scientist of the Year competition. He's a caricaturist trying to discover whether people who look the same also sound the same.

    BBC Radio 4 So You Want To Be A Scientist? – finalists
  • CROWDSCAPE :: BEDLINGTON

    CROWDSCAPE :: BEDLINGTON

    The BBC School reporters Louisa, Kieran and Jared talk to the people of their Northumberland town about the changes they’ve seen in the last 60 years.

    BBC School report
  • IVF STRUGGLE :: LLOYD AND TRUDIE THOMPSON

    IVF STRUGGLE ::  LLOYD AND TRUDIE THOMPSON

    Lloyd and Trudie Thompson spent 12 years trying to conceive their son Jaja and have now written a book to help fund other couples with fertility problems.

    Lloyd and Trudie Thompson
  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: SIR TOM JONES

    The Welsh singing legend chooses ‘Riders in the Sky’ by Vaughn Monroe and ‘Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On’ by Jerry Lee Lewis. His latest album ‘Spirit in the Room’ is out now.

    Tom Jones
  • VICTORIA CROSS :: EXTRAORDINARY MEN

    VICTORIA CROSS :: EXTRAORDINARY MEN

    Reporter JP Devlin meets the eight Victoria Cross holders alive today at the biennial reunion of the Victoria and George Cross Association, hosted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

    Victoria Cross
  • 2 June 2012

    2 June 2012

    Hazel King, Tim Smit, Richard, Trudie and Lloyd Thompson, Sian.

  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    John McCarthy in Byblos, a few miles north of Beirut

    Find out more about Byblos
  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    Chez Pépé, a cafe/bar which John McCarthy visited in 1986.

    Youssef Gergi Abed (1911 –2006), also known as Pépé Abed
    Lebanese adventurer, explorer and entrepreneur

    Find out more about Pépé Abed
  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    John McCarthy (lef) with Roger the son of Pépé Abed

  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    Byblos on the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) north of Beirut.

    Find out more about Byblos
  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    Byblos

  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    Byblos

  • Beirut revisited

    Beirut revisited

    Byblos

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