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Clarissa Dickson-Wright, John McCarthy in Lyme Regis, Murray Lachlan Young on pasties, Harry Belafonte's Inheritance Tracks

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 September 2012

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with cook and food historian Clarissa Dickson Wright, Daniel Bond and Stacey Drinkwater who can't afford a house so they live on a double-decker bus, Linda Cruse who experienced a bout of blindness which changed her life, and former Captain of the QE2, Nick Bates, who describes life on the ocean wave. There's a Sound Sculpture of a rugby ball from Andy Challis, a paean to the Cornish pasty from Murray Lachlan Young, and John McCarthy on location in Lyme Regis. Plus the Inheritance Tracks of the King of Calypso, Harry Belafonte.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: CLARISSA DICKSON WRIGHT

    STUDIO GUEST :: CLARISSA DICKSON WRIGHT

    Cook and food historian Clarissa Dickson Wright discusses rugby, the QE2's cutlery and carrots in Cornish pasties.

    Clarissa's England
  • LIVING ON A BUS :: DANIEL BOND AND STACEY DRINKWATER

    LIVING ON A BUS :: DANIEL BOND AND STACEY DRINKWATER

    Unable to afford a house, Daniel and Stacey transformed a double decker bus into a cosy home.

  • SOUND SCULPTURE :: RUBGY BALL

    SOUND SCULPTURE :: RUBGY BALL

    Andy Challis talks about the sound of a rugby ball.

    Gilbert Rugby
  • THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE :: LINDA CRUSE

    THE MOMENT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE :: LINDA CRUSE

    After a frightening incident on a motorway, Linda Cruse transformed herself from a stressed out sales rep into an international aid worker.

    Linda Cruse's official website
  • TRAVEL :: LYME REGIS

    TRAVEL :: LYME REGIS

    John McCarthy goes 'set-jetting' in Dorset where The French Lieutenant's Woman was filmed.

  • PASTY POEM :: MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG

    PASTY POEM :: MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG

    A paean to the Cornish pasty from Murray Lachlan Young

    Murray Lachlan Young official website
  • FROM CAPTAIN OF THE QE2 TO BARGE SKIPPER :: NICK BATES

    FROM CAPTAIN OF THE QE2 TO BARGE SKIPPER :: NICK BATES

    Nick Bates swapped a life on the high seas for the sedate pace of the Union Canal.

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: HARRY BELAFONTE

    INHERITANCE TRACKS :: HARRY BELAFONTE

    Calypso King, Harry Belafonte chooses The House I Live In by Paul Robeson as the song he has inherited and two tracks he’d like to pass on to future generations - Turn The World Around by Harry Belafonte and Jack of All Trades by Bruce Springsteen.

  • 22 September 2012

    22 September 2012

    Richard, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Linda Cruse, Sian.

  • The Cornish pasty poem :: Murray Lachlan Young

    There ye sit in steeping heat
    Unique as all that went before
    Both glazed and crimped and primed to eat
    No splits or cracks surround thy core

    And through thy weather beaten skin
    Mysterious delights begin

    Oh Pasty, pasty fast but slow
    The ancient son of old Kernow

    But oh no lamb nor Cranberry
    Though tasty victuals they may be
    No carrot, corn no petty pea
    They could not enter into thee

    To bruise thy pure simplicity
    Or change thy authenticity

    Oh Pasty, pasty fast but slow
    When piping hot its best to blow

    Such beef that Cornish meadows run
    Cornish onions cut and peeled
    Turnips grown neath Cornish sun
    Potatoes grown in Cornish field

    Before we take a careful bite
    Then witness hunger pains take flight

    Oh Pasty past fast but slow
    In darkness brings the deepest glow

    But if you be not working folk
    With pick or hammer, hand in soil
    So if ye do not wear the yolk
    If ye know not honest toil

    A pasty ever in your hand
    Repeat to eat and girth will thicken
    Yet that girth may understand
    The ancient cry Kernow bis viken

    Pasty, pasty fast but slow
    Takes pride of place in old Kernow

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