Sanjeev Bhaskar and Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's Inheritance Tracks
Sian Williams and Richard Coles talk to actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar who's appearing in a Christmas TV special of 'Outnumbered', hold a poetry prescription surgery to solicit listeners requests for poems about solitude with William Seighart the founder of National Poetry Day, hear from Derek Amato who hit his head in a swimming accident, lost part of his memory and awoke able to play the piano brilliantly, dig the furious sound of the 'fuzz box' in our regular feature 'soundsculpture', listen to the thoughts of soldiers at Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Unit who are recovering from injuries sustained on active duty, listen to Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson's Inheritance Tracks, thrill to the atmosphere of Hawksmoor Churches in East London, with John McCarthy and writer Iain Sinclair, and jump with joy to John Sessions' imagining Al Pacino at Christmas.
Producer: Chris Wilson.
STUDIO GUEST :: SANJEEV BHASKAR
POETRY :: WILLIAM SIEGHART
SOUND SCULPTURE :: FUZZ BOX
CONCUSSION LED ME TO A MUSICAL CAREER :: DEREK AMATO
HEADLEY COURT :: SOLDIERS TALK ABOUT REHABILITATION
TRAVEL :: HAWKSMOOR CHURCHES
INHERITANCE TRACKS :: JULIA DONALDSON
The Children’s laureate chooses The Warthog by Flanders and Swann as her inherited track, and her own song, The world inside a book to pass on.
The animation of Julia’s book, Room on the Broom is on BBC One, Christmas Day at 4.35pm.
JOHN SESSIONS :: AL PACINO AT CHRISTMAS
I WAS THERE :: THE SNOWMAN
The Snowman is on Channel 4, Sunday 23rd Dec at 6:25pm
The Snowman and the Snowdog is on Channel 4, Christmas Eve at 8pm.