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Lady Pamela Hicks, Ami James, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Fergus Henderson

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 November 2012

Libby Purves meets former Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen, Lady Pamela Hicks; tattoo artist Ami James; costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis and chef Fergus Henderson.

Ami James is a tattoo artist and star of the US reality TV series Miami Ink & NY Ink which follow Ami and his team in his tattoo shops. He has just opened his first London venture, Love Hate Social Club in Notting Hill with Huey Morgan of 'Fun Lovin' Criminals'.

Lady Pamela Hicks is the daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and was Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen when she was a princess and following her coronation. In her memoir, 'Daughter of Empire,' Lady Pamela tells of her extraordinary family and her time in India when her father was the last Viceroy. 'Daughter of Empire - Life as a Mountbatten' is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis is a costume designer and curator of the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She is also chair of the David C Copley Centre for Costume Design at University of California, Los Angeles. The exhibition features classics such as Dorothy's blue and white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz and more contemporary outfits including Meryl Streep's costume in The Iron Lady.

Chef Fergus Henderson MBE, known for his enthusiasm for offal, co-founded St John Restaurant in London in 1994. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1998 and in 2005 had deep brain stimulation surgery which helped his mobility. His book 'The Complete Nose to Tail', written with baker Justin Piers Gellatly, is published by Bloomsbury.

Producer: Paula McGinley.


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