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Easkey Britton, Michael Palin, Kathy Reichs, Barb Jungr

Duration:
43 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 October 2012

Libby Purves meets Michael Palin; surfer Easkey Britton; author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs and singer and songwriter Barb Jungr.

Easkey Britton is an Irish surfer who recently surfed in Iran - a country not known for its surfing culture. Her surfing has taken her around the world - she was the first Irish person to surf the frightening Teahupoo waves in Tahiti and the first woman to ride the giant wave Aileens at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Her trip to Iran is the subject of a documentary by French filmmaker Marion Poizeau.

Michael Palin CBE is a comedian, actor, writer and travel documentary maker. His latest journey takes him to somewhere he had never been in his 25 years of travelling - Brazil. For a new BBC One series he explores the fifth largest country on earth which is next in line to host both the World Cup and Olympic Games. There is a book to accompany the series published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist and bestselling author. She is one of only fifty-six people certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She is also professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and an examiner for the province of Quebec in Canada. Her latest novel featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, 'Bones Are Forever', is published by Random House.

Singer and songwriter Barb Jungr's latest album 'Stockport to Memphis' charts a metaphorical journey - not just her own route through life but that of her own parents' escape to the UK from war-torn Europe. It also pays tribute to her father-in-law, the painter Frank Bowling, who came to the UK from Guyana as a young man. 'Stockport to Memphis' is released on Naim Jazz Records.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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