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Neil Gaiman

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 October 2013

Richard Coles and Suzy Klein with writer Neil Gaiman, Matilda Tristram who discovered she had cancer when she was 17 weeks pregnant and decided to tell her story in a comic strip, Jazz Summers who spent 10 years trying to get out of the army, and John Levene who played the Yeti in the newly rediscovered episodes of Doctor Who. Musician Tori Amos reveals her Secret Life, The Comic Strip's Lana Pillay shares Inheritance Tracks, and John McCarthy goes to Cornwall to meet the Germans on the trail of Rosamund Pilcher.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: NEIL GAIMAN

    Neil Gaiman

    Neil Gaiman is the much-garlanded writer of children’s stories, novels, comic books, films and screenplays, including Doctor Who. He’s appeared twice as himself in The Simpsons. His new book, Fortunately The Milk…is out now.


    Neil has 1.9 million Twitter followers.


    Listen to Neil on Open Book.

  • CANCER COMIC :: MATILDA TRISTRAM

    Matilda Tristram

    Matilda Tristram discovered she had cancer when she was 17 weeks pregnant and decided to tell her story in a comic strip.

    Photograph by Jude Edgington.

  • ARMY ESCAPE :: JAZZ SUMMERS

    Jazz Summers

    Jazz Summers signed up to the Army at 15 and then spent 10 years trying to get out. When he did he became a pop impresario, managing acts including Wham!, The Verve and Scissor Sisters.

     

    Jazz’s book Big Life is out now.

  • THE YETI :: JOHN LEVENE

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    John Levene played the Yeti in the newly rediscovered episodes of Doctor Who, The Web of Fear.


    Dr Who website.


  • SECRET LIFE :: TORI AMOS

    Tori Amos

    Musician Tori Amos hits the road with JP Devlin to reveal her Secret Life. 


    Tori’s musical The Light Princess is currently playing at The National Theatre.

  • TRAVEL :: GERMAN VISITORS TO CORNWALL

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    John McCarthy goes to Cornwall to find out why it attracts so many visitors from Germany and what romantic novelist Rosamunde Pilcher has got to do with it. Amongst the places he visits Prideaux Place in Padstow and The Hotel Bristol in Newquay which caters especially for German tourists and the Tate Gallery in St Ives.

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: LANA PILLAY

    Lana Pillay

    Lana Pillay, also known as Al Pillay, appeared in the Comic Strip and on French and Saunders, and alongside Fenella Fielding in John Jenkinson’s new movie ‘Pelicans’. 


    Lana chooses 'Both Sides Now' by Joni Mitchell and 'Believe In Yourself' by Lena Horne. 

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  • John Levene with his Doctor Who Yeti prop

    John Levene with his Doctor Who Yeti prop
    John Levene played the Yeti in the newly rediscovered episodes of Doctor Who. 
    He was given a prop that the crew were going to throw away. It is one of three that were made, so it is now very much a collectors item!
  • Saturday Live guests 12th October 2013

    Saturday Live guests 12/10/2013
    Richard and Suzy with this weeks studio guests.
    From left to right: Richard Coles, Suzy Klein, Jazz Summers, Matilda Tristram, John Levene and  Neil Gaiman.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest
Neil Gaiman
Interviewed Guest
Matilda Tristram
Interviewed Guest
Jazz Summers
Interviewed Guest
John Levene
Interviewed Guest
Tori Amos
Interviewed Guest
Lana Pillay
Interviewed Guest
John McCarthy
Producer
Dixi Stewart

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