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Baroness Scotland, John McCarthy in Stratford-upon-Avon, Arlene Phillips in Manchester, Trevor Nunn's Inheritance Tracks

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1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 January 2013

Richard Coles and Sian Williams with former Attorney General Baroness Scotland, art detective Christopher Marinello who has recently recovered a Matisse that has been missing for 25 years, and Giselle Eagle and Richard Brown who are about to be castaway on a remote island. JP Devlin takes a Daytrip with Arlene Phillips CBE, and Patricia Purvis tells the story of a locket lost and found. John McCarthy goes in search of the bits of Stratford-upon-Avon that aren't dominated by Shakespeare and director Trevor Nunn shares his Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: BARONESS SCOTLAND

    Baroness Scotland

    Former Attorney General Patricia Scotland joins Sian and Richard to talk about her family, life and work.

    Global Foundation: Eliminate Domestic Violence
    The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence

  • DAY TRIP :: ARLENE PHILLIPS CBE

    Arlene Phillips

    Queen of dance Arlene Phillips goes back to the dance school where it all began in Manchester.
    Arlene’s Ultimate Dance Challenge supports Save the Children.

     

  • PREPARING TO BE CASTAWAYS :: GISELLE AND RICHARD

    Preparing to be castaway
    In March, Giselle Eagle and Richard Brown will be fulfilling their dream jobs as wardens for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales on the tiny island of Skokholm, home to 100,000 birds – and not much else!   They join Richard and Sian from Carmarthen.
  • TRAVEL :: STRATFORD

    Caption John McCarthy turns his back on Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon
    John McCarthy visits Stratford-upon-Avon to investigate what’s not Shakespeare. He discovers ghost walks, a mechanical gizmo museum and a butterfly farm.
  • ART DETECTIVE :: CHRIS MARINELLO

    An illustration of a thief
    Art sleuth Chris was recently in the news for recovering Matisse’s Le Jardin which was stolen from a Stockholm museum 25 years ago.  He tells us his story.
    Art Loss Register
  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: TREVOR NUNN

    Trevor Nunn
    The theatre director Trevor Nunn chooses Coronation Scot from Paul Temple by Vivian Ellis and All you Need is Love by the Beatles.  Trevor’s production of Kiss Me Kate is at the Old Vic until March 2.
  • THE THING ABOUT ME :: PATRICIA PURVIS

    A locket in the palm of a hand
    Patricia Purvis tells the story of a locket lost and found. 
  • I CHANGED MY LIFE :: JACKIE SWEENEY

    A woman wearing a wig
    After last week’s call out for stories about life changes, Jackie Sweeney got in touch to tell us how she went from make-up woman to nurse to wigmaker.
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  • STUDIO PHOTO :: Richard, Chris Marinello, Baroness Scotland and Sian

    Richard, Chris Marinello, Baroness Scotland and Sian

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