Baroness Greenfield, Gary Barlow

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Richard Coles and Anita Anand with neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield talking about her life and work, Julie Bailey who campaigned for reform after her Mother died at Stafford Hospital and who has been hounded from her Stafford home and business, 'Lorna' who lives in Belfast, was in care from around 14 years of age and now volunteers with a Children in Need project that helps others in care, and Diccon Bewes who has followed in the diary footsteps of Miss Jemima Morrell from Selby in Yorkshire, who took an 1863 tour of Switzerland organised by Thomas Cook. JP Devlin visits the village of Herbrandston in Wales which is a doubly 'Thankful Village'- all the village soldiers returned from both World Wars. Back in the studio, Medwyn Parry talks about his motorbike ride to 51 Thankful Villages in the UK- and tells of two new ones discovered recently. And Gary Barlow shares his Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Chris Wilson.

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Sat 9 Nov 2013 09:00

Baroness Susan Greenfield

The neuroscientist and cross bench Peer in the House of Lords talks about her life and work.

Stafford Hospital: Julie Bailey's story

The level of neglect and abuse found at Stafford Hospital during the mid-2000’s was one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS. Julie Bailey has campaigned for more openness at the hospital ever since her Mother died there in 2007. Her campaigning has been hugely successful but the personal cost has been great. She talks to us about the aftermath of that campaign.

Thankful Villages: Herbrandston crowdscape and Medwyn Parry's tour

Thankful Villages: Herbrandston crowdscape and Medwyn Parry's tour

Thankful Villages are villages in Britain from where all the men who went away to the First World War returned home alive. Some villages are ‘doubly’ thankful with all of the men returning alive from both World Wars. JP Devlin visits one such doubly thankful village, Herbrandston in Wales.

Plus Medwyn Parry tells us about his motorbike trip around all the Thankful Villages in Britain in aid of The British Legion.

Travel: Victorian travel to exotic Switzerland

Travel: Victorian travel to exotic Switzerland
Diccon Bewes is a  writer who lives in Switzerland. He was so fascinated by an 1863 diary written by Miss Jemima Morrell about a Thomas Cook trip to Switzerland that he followed in her diary footsteps.  Then found out they were related.

Diccon Bewes book Slow Train to Switzerland charts his travels.

Inheritance Tracks: Gary Barlow

Inheritance Tracks: Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow shares his Inheritance Tracks. He inherits Elton John's Your Song and Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush.

Gary Barlow's new single Let Me Go is out on Sunday 17 November and the album Since I Saw you Last on Monday 25 November.

He is behind the Children in Need Rocks concerts on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November 2013.

Children in Need: Lorna's story

Children in Need: Lorna's story

'Lorna’ who was in care from age 14 is now a young volunteer with Northern Ireland Project VOYPIC: Voices of Young People in Care

It’s a Children in Need sponsored project and Lorna talks about her life in care and how she wants to help others.


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Coles
PresenterAnita Anand
Interviewed GuestSusan Greenfield
ProducerChris Wilson

Inheritance Tracks

Listeners say thank you

Boys cuddling in a field

Saturday Live listeners express their gratitude for good deeds done.