Libby Purves meets banker come hip-hop artist Jihan Bowes-Little, journalist Thomas Harding, Kangeroo Dundee, Chris 'Brolga' Barns and wine writer Jancis Robinson.
Jihan Bowes-Little is a banker by day and Hip Hop artist by night. While working in The City he would be scribbling lyrics at the same time as trading credit derivatives. After attending an Open Mic night, he decided to pursue a career in music, and now performs under the name Metis. He is about to release his debut single, All In on Warner Music.
Journalist Thomas Harding's great-uncle, Hanns Alexander, tracked down and caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz. In his book, Hanns and Rudolf , he tells how his great uncle became one of the lead investigators of the British War Crimes Investigation Team, assembled to hunt down senior Nazi officials. His target was Rudolf Höss who was the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and who oversaw the deaths of over a million men, women and children. Hanns and Rudolf is published by Random House.
Chris 'Brolga' Barns has dedicated his life to rescuing orphaned baby kangaroos, whose mothers are victims of speeding cars, their young still tucked up in their pouches. He runs The Kangeroo Sanctuary near Alice Springs in Central Australia. His book, Kangaroo Dundee, is published by Hodder & Stoughton to accompany a new BBC Two six-part series.
Jancis Robinson OBE is one of the world's leading wine writers and is wine correspondent for the Financial Times. This year she released the 7th edition of The World Atlas of Wine, written with Hugh Johnson. The World Atlas of Wine is published by Mitchell Beazley.
Producer: Annette Wells.