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Gabriel García Márquez, Edna Doré, Richard Hoggart, Gerardo D'Ambrosio, John Shirley-Quirk
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23/02/2013

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 February 2013

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with Deborah Moggach, cocktail pianist Cathy Kinley and former city trader Geraint Anderson. Sara Wheeler visits the Forth Rail Bridge and Ian Hunter shares his Inheritance Tracks .
Producer: Harry Parker.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: DEBORAH MOGGACH

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    Novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach joins Sian and Richard in the studio. Deborah's novel These Foolish Things was adapted into the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.


    Deborah's website

  • GUERILLA REPORT :: DISCO

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    Nicky Spencer, who’s in her fifties, couldn't find a place to go disco dancing so she created one herself.
  • COCKTAIL PIANIST :: CATHY KINLEY

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    After over 40 years, last week Cathy Kinley retired from her job at one of the smartest bars in London.

    Cathy's website

     

  • TRAVEL :: FORTH RAIL BRIDGE

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    Travel writer Sara Wheeler visits the Forth Rail Bridge and hears about a tribute to those who died among ‘The Briggers’, the men and boys who built the bridge.


    Queensferry History Group

     

  • CITY BOY :: GERAINT ANDERSON

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    During his career in the City Geraint Anderson started writing an anonymous newspaper column, called City Boy, detailing the excesses and vices of life in that environment. After a motorcycle accident he changed his life, left his job, quit the column and settled down in the Black Mountains of Wales.


    City Boy website

     

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: IAN HUNTER

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    Mott the Hoople lead singer Ian Hunter chooses 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' by Leslie Hutchinson and one of his own tracks 'Life'.


    Ian's website

  • ILLITERACY :: KEVIN MINTERN

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    Kevin Mintern was illiterate until his late twenties. He left school at 12 unable to read or write muddling his way through life until his daughter, Cathy, was 7 and began reading herself. It was then that Kevin knew he had to learn.

    Quick Reads

  • Studio Picture :: Deborah Moggach, Richard, Cathy Kinley and Sian

    Deborah Moggach, Richard, Cathy Kinley and Sian

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