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Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 February 2013

Clare Balding hosts the weekly faith programme of topical conversation and inspiring music. Her guest this week is the actor Tom Ellis, currently playing Gary in the hit BBC comedy series, Miranda. Her faith guest is Sister Gemma Simmonds.

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  • Tom Ellis

    Tom Ellis

    Clare Balding talks to actor Tom Ellis. Tom’s no stranger to our screen, having been in Eastenders, The Catherine Tate show, Channel 4’s No Angels and just this week, he finished a third series playing Gary in the popular BBC comedy series, Miranda.
    Tom’s the son of a Baptist minister and he talks to Clare about his own religious experiences.

  • Sister Gemma Simmonds

    Sister Gemma Simmonds

    Gemma Simmonds is a Roman Catholic sister of the Congregation of Jesus. After a career in teaching she worked as chaplain in the Universities of Cambridge and London. Since her return from study and work among women and street children in Brazil in 1992 she has been a volunteer on a prison chaplaincy team. She teaches Pastoral Theology & Spirituality at Heythrop College, University of London, and has worked in radio and television since the 1990s. She has written Glimpses of the Divine: the Art and Inspiration of Sieger Köder, (Pauline Books & Media, 2010) and other books.

  • Celeste

    Celeste

    Formed just last autumn, the new singing group Celeste, are all former girl choristers from Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, aged between 19 and 21.
    Their musical tastes are wide-ranging and the new group has been rehearsing songs of many different genres…from classical through jazz to pop. The girls, three sopranos and two altos, just love the unique sound of five voices together. “We are thrilled to have the chance to put this group together and to enjoy singing such wonderful music” commented Sophie, an ex-chorister from both Salisbury and Wells Cathedrals. “Having sung in the fabulous choirs that we have all so enjoyed, it is fantastic to be able to blend our voices and produce such an amazing sound.”

  • Celeste

    Formed just last autumn, the new singing group Celeste, are all former girl choristers from Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, aged between 19 and 21.
    Their musical tastes are wide-ranging and the new group has been rehearsing songs of many different genres…from classical through jazz to pop. The girls, three sopranos and two altos, just love the unique sound of five voices together. “We are thrilled to have the chance to put this group together and to enjoy singing such wonderful music” commented Sophie. “Having sung in the fabulous choirs that we have all so enjoyed, it is fantastic to be able to blend our voices and produce such an amazing sound.”

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