Anna Chancellor; Judie Tzuke
Richard Coles and Anita Anand talk to actress Anna Chancellor, sample the delights of Georgian Pleasures with Professor Elaine Chalus, savour the bucolic, car-free life on Sark with restaurateur Elizabeth Perrée, hear the Inheritance Tracks of singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, discover how glove-makers to the Queen, Andrew and Genevieve James, practice their craft, find out what the thing is about the "real" Paddy O'Connell from Skibbereen, County Cork and that other irrepressible Irishman, JP Devlin fields your phone calls and emails and hears your stories.
Producer: Dilly Barlow.
STUDIO GUEST :: ANNA CHANCELLOR
Anna Chancellor came to fame playing Henrietta (Duck Face) in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. Since then she has been a regular on stage and on screen, including roles in Kavanagh QC, Spooks and the award–winning The Hour. She is currently starring in Noël Coward's Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre, London.
Photo credit: Johan Persson
LUKE WRIGHT :: POET
GENEVIEVE JAMES :: ROYAL GLOVE MAKER
In 1979 the glove-maker Cornelia James was granted a Royal warrant to make gloves for the queen. She’d been making gloves since fleeing the Nazis in 1939.
Over 3 decades later her daughter, Genevieve and husband Andrew still make gloves, helped by a small team of expert sewers and machinists, in the same way and on the tried and trusted machines - some made over a century ago. In the first of a short series on how the ancient skills of manufacturing are still alive and thriving today, you can hear how in the world of gloves “old is new”.
GEORGIAN PLEASURES :: PROF. ELAINE CHALUS
Elaine Chalus is a History Professor organising the Georgian Pleasures Conference at Holburne Gardens in Bath.
Elaine is from Canada, She first became interested in the 18th Century because she realised that in order to understand her Native Canada she needed to understand 18th Century England.
ELIZABETH PERRÉE :: THE ISLAND OF SARK
Elizabeth Perrée has lived and worked all her life on the tiny island of Sark. She runs the Michelin–starred La Sablonniere hotel and restaurant on Little Sark, and describes what it was like growing up in this bucolic paradise with no cars, just horses, bicycles and tractors to get around.
INHERITANCE TRACKS :: JUDIE TZUKE
THE THING ABOUT ME :: RADIO 4
We hear from the "real" Paddy O'Connell from Skibbereen, County Cork and his love of Radio 4.
Paddy O'Connell is photographed here with his wife Patricia.
STUDIO PHOTO :: ANITA, PROF. ELAINE CHALUS, RICHARD AND ANNA CHANCELLOR.
|Interviewed Guest||Anna Chancellor|
|Interviewed Guest||Elaine Chalus|
|Interviewed Guest||Judie Tzuke|
|Interviewed Guest||Andrew James|
|Interviewed Guest||Genevieve James|