Dr Michael Dixon, director of the Natural History Museum and the Inheritance Tracks of singer Katie Melua

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with Dr Michael Dixon, the Director of the Natural History Museum, The Inheritance Tracks of singer Katie Melua, the sounds of a 20 ton Wurlitzer organ in a Chorleywood living room, a trip around the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent, a ramble up and across Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, the story of a woman who was abandoned in Hong Kong as a baby in the 1960's and sent to the UK for adoption, a couple with Albinism discussing their condition and JP Devlin talking to a grateful nation.
Producer: Chris Wilson.

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Sat 9 Feb 2013 09:00

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL DIXON

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL DIXON

Michael Dixon is director of the Natural History Museum


Natural History Museum website

THE THING ABOUT ME :: POWELL COTTON MUSEUM

THE THING ABOUT ME :: POWELL COTTON MUSEUM

Keith Dunmall shows us round the Powell Cotton Museum at Quex Park in Kent


(pic: the lion and buffalo exhibit - copyright Hedley Basford Photography)


Powell Cotton Museum website

HONG KONG ADOPTEE :: CLAIRE MARTIN

HONG KONG ADOPTEE :: CLAIRE MARTIN

Claire Martin arrived in Britain in 1962 aged 2 after having been left on a doorstep in Kowloon.


(pic: Claire arriving at Heathrow on 22 Dec 1962)


BAAF website

THE THING ABOUT ME :: WURLITZER ORGAN

THE THING ABOUT ME :: WURLITZER ORGAN

Len Rawle tells us about the wurlitzer organ that used to entertain the audience at the Empire, Leicester Square and now occupies his living room


The Cinema Organ Society website

LIVING WITH ALBINISM :: MARK SANDERSON AND LORNA STACEY

Lorna Stacey and her husband Mark Sanderson were both born with albinism. They tell us about their decision to have a child


The Albinism Fellowship website

 

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: KATIE MELUA

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: KATIE MELUA

Singer Katie Melua chooses 'Imagine' by John Lennon and 'Kids' by MGMT


Katie Melua's website

 

TRAVEL :: DUNKERY BEACON, EXMOOR

TRAVEL :: DUNKERY BEACON, EXMOOR

Explorer Benedict Allen travels to Dunkery Beacon and meets Jonathan Simons who leads tracking expeditions around Exmoor


Exmoor National Park

STUDIO GUESTS :: RICHARD, CLAIRE, SIAN AND MARTIN

STUDIO GUESTS :: RICHARD, CLAIRE, SIAN AND MARTIN

Inheritance Tracks

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Boys cuddling in a field

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