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Sean Hughes; John McCarthy with Robin Hanbury-Tenison; Tamasin Day-Lewis's Inheritance Tracks

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 January 2013

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with comedian and writer Sean Hughes, 100 year old Violet Coleman palliative care nurse Katherine Hopkins, and Marc Roberts who had brain surgery while fully conscious. There's a feature on the British Water Tower Appreciation Society, John McCarthy with explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, a Crowdscape from Portsmouth and Tamasin Day-Lewis's Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Harry Parker.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: SEAN HUGHES

    Sean Hughes
    Comedian Sean joins Richard and Sian to discuss making comedy out of bereavement.
  • LIVING A CENTURY :: VIOLET COLEMAN

    Violet Coleman
    With the news that 40% of girls born today will live to 100, we talk to centenarian Violet about her experience.
  • SATURDAY LIVE SOCIETY :: WATER TOWER APPRECIATION SOCIETY

    The Balkerne 'Jumbo' water tower
  • TRAVEL :: EXPLORER ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON

    Robin Hanbury-Tenison and John McCarthy
    John McCarthy talks to the explorer and travel writer Robin Hanbury-Tenison whose memories of a life spent journeying are jogged by his collection of photographs and artefacts currently on display at the National Theatre.
  • I HELP PEOPLE TO DIE :: KATHERINE HOPKINS

    Katherine Hopkins - palliative care nurse

    Katherine has worked as a palliative care nurse for over 25 years, and as a result has helped thousands at the end of their lives.

    MacMillan

    Dying Matters

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: TAMASIN DAY-LEWIS

    Tamasin Day-Lewis
    Tamasin chose Bach’s Brandenburg 6 and Rise and Fall by Fireflies.
  • I WAS AWAKE DURING BRAIN SURGERY :: MARC ROBERTS

    Human brain

    Marc underwent deep brain stimulation to control a severe tremor he's had for most of his adult life. He talks to Sian and Richard about his experience. 

    Marc's film on Channel 5

  • CROWDSCAPE :: PORTSMOUTH

    Portsmouth
    JP meets the people of Portsmouth.
  • STUDIO PICTURE :: Richard, Katherine Hopkins, Sean Hughes and Sian.

    Richard, Katherine Hopkins, Sean Hughes and Sian

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