Richard Coles and Suzy Klein meet space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a female trainee astronaut from the early 1960s, Jerri Truhill, and amateur rocketeer John Jacomb. Matt Eagles explains what is like to have had Parkinson's disease since the age of eight, Matthew Baylis tells the story of the cult religions of Vanuatu and June Lady Chichester enthuses about camels. MOBO founder Kanya King picks her Inheritance Tracks.
Maggie Adarin-Pocock is a space scientist who has worked on telescopes and satellites. She is also wants to encourage more women into scientific careers and is keen to spark children’s enthusiasm for engineering and physics capitalising on their liking for science fiction from the Clangers to Star Trek.
Parkinson’s at eight: Matt Eagles
Matt Eagles was eight when he began to develop the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Now 44, he’s lived with the condition almost all his life and is currently carving a new career for himself as a sports photographer.
Lady June Chichester
Travel: Matthew Baylis
Matthew Baylis has long been fascinated by Vanuatu and the cult on the island of Tanna there that worships the Duke of Edinburgh. He went to stay there to discover more about the religion and the way the inhabitants of Tanna live.
Inheritance Tracks: Kanya King
John Jacomb is an amateur rocketeer and a member of the British Space Modelling Team. He flies competitively and travels widely to do so. And he’s part of the six man UK team competing in the World Championships next year in Bulgaria.
|Interviewed Guest||Maggie Aderin-Pocock|
|Interviewed Guest||Jerri Truhill|
|Interviewed Guest||John Jacomb|
|Interviewed Guest||Kanya King|