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Paul Hollywood, Tony Bleetman, Ivan Cutting, Tobias Capwell

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 August 2012

Libby Purves is joined by The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood, air ambulance doctor Tony Bleetman, theatre director Ivan Cutting and curator and jouster Tobias Capwell.

Paul Hollywood is an artisan baker and judge on the BBC series The Great British Bake Off. The son of a baker, Paul originally trained as a sculptor. He first turned his hand to the art of bread-making at the age of seventeen when he served an apprenticeship in his father's business. His book 'How To Bake' is published by Bloomsbury.

Ivan Cutting is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Suffolk-based touring theatre company Eastern Angles which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company is performing I Heart Peterborough, a new play by Joel Horwood, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Tony Bleetman is a consultant in emergency medicine and an air ambulance doctor. His book 'You Can't Park There! The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor' gives a behind-the-scenes account of life on board an air ambulance. Tony and his team confront a variety of emergencies from a man attacked by an angry llama to a cardiac arrest on an allotment. 'You Can't Park There!' is published by Ebury.

Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection and champion jouster. He is the curator of the exhibition 'The Noble Art of the Sword' which tells the untold story of this fascinating area of Rennaissance art: revealing the skilled artistry behind the rapier - once a weapon, fashion item, and jewellery object. The Noble Art of the Sword - Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe is at The Wallace Collection in London.

Producer: Annette Wells.


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