Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding
Clare Balding hosts the topical faith show. She talks to comedy writer and Christian, James Cary, whose credits include the BBC sitcoms Miranda, My Family and Bluestone 42 and whose book "Death By Civilisation - How to Accidentally Ruin a Perfectly Decent Society (and How it Might Still be Saved)" was recently published. Her faith guest is the Rev'd Ruth Scott and there's live music from singer-songwriter Emily Maguire whose new album "Bird Inside a Cage" is released this month. With inspirational music and chat.
James Cary straddles the sometimes incompatible worlds of sitcom writing and church. His credits include the BBC series Miranda, My Hero and My Family. He's co-creator of BBC Three's sitcom Bluestone 42 which aired earlier this year and has been recommissioned for a second series.
Death by Civilisation - How to Accidentally Ruin a Perfectly Decent Society (and How it Might Still be Saved) by James Cary is published by Darton Longman and Todd ISBN 978-0-232-52992-0
James Cary's play The God Particle is at the Edinburgh Fringe 1st - 25th August
You can follow James on Twitter @sitcomgeek
Emily Maguire, the inspired British-born singer songwriter whose remarkable personal journey took her from Australia to the Albert Hall faster than the Bullet train is about to release her first album in three years, Bird Inside A Cage.
Listing influences from Bob Marley to Bach and Buddha, Cambridge-born Emily was classically trained as a child on cello, piano and flute. Her songwriting was born from adversity in her 20s when she was diagnosed with Fybromyalgia, an illness which attacks the nervous system and which kept her hospitalised and housebound for years. Says Emily: “It wasn’t all negative - it gave me the time and space to discover songwriting and learn guitar from Bob Marley songbooks!”
Emily will be joining us live in the studio to play a track from her forthcoming album.
Emily Maguire's album "Bird Inside A Cage" is released 15th July on Shaktu Records.
Reverend Ruth Scott
Ruth trained as a nurse and midwife, and worked as a counsellor before being ordained priest in the Church of England in 1994, one of the first women to do so. She has a first class honours degree in theology and a masters, but is also trained in mime and physical theatre. Over recent years she has become increasingly involved in interfaith dialogue, as well as regular broadcasting work with the BBC.
She also brings our Moment of Reflection.