Tracey Thorn

The Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir talk to singer/songwriter Tracey Thorn.

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Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn is a singer songwriter, best known perhaps for being one half of ‘Everything But the Girl’. She talks about her pop career, her current music and being a mother.

'Bedsit Disco Queen'  is published by Virago.

London Urban Sketchers

London Urban Sketchers

James Hobbs and Simone Ridyard organise urban sketcher groups in London and Manchester and talk about the pleasure and companionship of sketching in large groups.

'Sketch Your World - Essential Techniques for Drawing on Location' by James Hobbs is published by Apple.

Crowdscape: Stevenage

Crowdscape: Stevenage

JP Devlin meets the people on Queensway in Stevenage town centre. Quietly known as “space city”, many  of the world’s satellites are built there. It’s home to an aerospace company which built the first British ballistic missile – the “Blue Streak” – in the 1950’s. Nowadays it builds scientific equipment for dozens of space missions including the Rosetta probe- awoken this week to explore comets in outer space.

Ed Igelhart

Ed Iglehart grew up in the segregated Florida of the 1940s and 50s, in a family where each of his eight great-grandparents had owned slaves.  The segregation mantra was ‘separate but equal’ and everything from theatre entrances, beaches, buses and schools had separate provision for Black and White.  Ed, who now lives in Scotland,  tells Saturday Live how he was brought up with racism, and how, as the civil rights movement gained momentum, he came to be a part of it.


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Travel: Laurens de Groot

Travel: Laurens de Groot

Laurens de Groot is a former Dutch detective turned environmental activist. He talks about protest on the high seas and his travels around the world.


'Hunting the Hunters' is published by Bloomsbury.

Inheritance Tracks: Commander Chris Hadfield

Inheritance Tracks: Commander Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is the former Commander of the International Space Station. His inherited track is 'Where have all the flowers gone' by the Kingston Trio and he passes on 'The Story' by Brandi Carlile. 


Commander Hadfield recorded David Bowie's Space Oddity on board the International Space Station, and became a You Tube sensation with over 20 million views.

His book 'An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' is published by Macmillan.

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Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Coles
PresenterAasmah Mir
Interviewed GuestTracey Thorn
Interviewed GuestChris Hadfield
Interviewed GuestLaurens de Groot
ProducerChris Wilson

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