23/02/2013

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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.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 23 Feb 2013 09:00

STUDIO GUEST :: DEBORAH MOGGACH

STUDIO GUEST :: DEBORAH MOGGACH

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

GUERILLA REPORT :: DISCO
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

COCKTAIL PIANIST :: CATHY KINLEY

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

TRAVEL :: FORTH RAIL BRIDGE

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

CITY BOY :: GERAINT ANDERSON

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

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: IAN HUNTER

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

ILLITERACY :: KEVIN MINTERN

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.

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

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

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