iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Stephen Mangan, David Gower's secret life, ex DCI Jackie Malton and Felicity Kendal's Inheritance Tracks

Listen now 88 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Stephen Mangan, David Gower's secret life, ex DCI Jackie Malton and Felicity Kendal's Inheritance Tracks

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 June 2012

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with actor and comic Stephen Mangan; Jackie Malton, the retired Detective Chief Inspector who was the inspiration for Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison; ex-cricketer David Gower reveals his secret life, a love of bats; John McCarthy discovers the deserted beaches and overlooked attractions of Gran Canaria; Beryl Ritchie, one of the few female record cutters of the 1970s, remembers creating the first 12'' single in the UK; Tyeisha Litambola, whose brother was killed in a street attack, talks about being part of the campaign CitySafe; and Inheritance Tracks from actress Felicity Kendal.

Producer: Rachel Simpson.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: STEPHEN MANGAN

    STUDIO GUEST :: STEPHEN MANGAN

    Best known for bringing out the worst in himself playing arrogant and vain types in Green Wing and Dirk Gently, actor Stephen Mangan joins Sian and Richard in the studio. His new play Birthday starts at The Royal Court Theatre in London on 22nd June.

  • WALLABY ON THE LOOSE :: GEORGE TROUGHTON

    WALLABY ON THE LOOSE :: GEORGE TROUGHTON

    George Troughton's wallaby has escaped and is now on the loose around Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Have you got a lost pet story to tell us?

    Let us know
  • PRIME SUSPECT :: JACKIE MALTON

    PRIME SUSPECT :: JACKIE MALTON

    Jackie Malton is a former DCI at the Met and was the inspiration for Prime Suspect’s formidable Jane Tennison. She’s since written TV scripts herself and works with ex-offenders in crime reduction schemes.

  • SECRET LIFE :: DAVID GOWER

    SECRET LIFE :: DAVID GOWER

    The ex-England cricket captain reveals his hidden passion - bats - on a sunset walk in Hampshire. Bat Fest is at the National History Museum in London on 9-10th June and The Bat Conservation Trust’s Sunset and Sunrise Survey runs until August.

    The Bat Conservation Trust’s Sunset and Sunrise Survey
  • GRAN CANARIA :: THE REAL ISLAND

    GRAN CANARIA :: THE REAL ISLAND

    John McCarthy travels to the Canaries and discovers the hidden beaches and cave paintings tourists may normally miss.

    Let us know where you would like John to visit
  • POEM :: MORRIS MEN

    POEM :: MORRIS MEN

    The 79th meeting of the Morris Ring takes place this weekend in Thaxted, Essex. Poet Luke Wright pays tribute to the much mocked Morris Men.

    The annual Thaxted meeting
  • RECORD CUTTER :: BERYL RITCHIE

    RECORD CUTTER :: BERYL RITCHIE

    From a tiny town in Scotland, Beryl Ritchie became the only female cutting engineer in the music industry in the 1970s, creating records for everyone from The Clash to Abba.

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: FELICITY KENDAL

    INHERITANCE TRACKS :: FELICITY KENDAL

    The actress still most famous for making dungarees look good chooses the Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto 21 and ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley.

  • CITYSAFE :: TYEISHA LITAMBOLA

    CITYSAFE ::  TYEISHA LITAMBOLA

    Tyeisha’s brother Bob Litambola was killed in a street attack 5 years ago ago aged 17. Now she’s part of a campaign to make city streets safer. CitySafe’s 100 Days of Peace is launched across the country on 9th June.

    CitySafe Campaign
  • 9 June 2012

    9 June 2012

    Stephen Mangan, Richard, Jackie Malton, Tyeisha Litambola, Sian

  • Las Canteras beach, Las Palmas

    Las Canteras beach, Las Palmas

    Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to turn a holiday destination into a home
    Matthew Hirtes.
    Publisher: Summertime Publishing
    ISBN-10: 1904881629
    ISBN-13: 978-1904881629

  • John McCarthy (right) with Sergio Alvarez Krutchkoff in Gran Canaria

    John McCarthy (right) with Sergio Alvarez Krutchkoff in Gran Canaria

    Sergio runs a surfing school

    Find out more about surfing in Las Palmas
  • Black sand on the surfing beach, Las Palmas

    Black sand on the surfing beach, Las Palmas

    Find out more about Las Palmas

Broadcasts

Free downloads

  1. Image for Inheritance Tracks

    Inheritance Tracks

    Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

  2. Image for Inheritance Tracks 2008-2011

    Inheritance Tracks 2008-2011

    Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

  3. Image for Saturday Live

    Saturday Live

    Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show is full of the stuff that matters,…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.