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Actress and writer Natascha McElhone

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 February 2014

Richard Coles & Anita Anand with special guest actress, writer and Costa Book award judge Natascha McElhone on her unthespian roots and the sudden death of her husband. They hear the Inheritance Tracks of singer Graham Nash and Ron Moody's Secret Life of 'ombrage'. Flood victim Trixie Webber tells them how she recovered from the Boscastle flood of 2004 and Louise Ashley and Jason Liostatos reflect on how their relationship fared with no fixed abode. Peter Caton revisits the train journeys of his childhood and Matt Adkins explains why a traffic roundabout was his salvation.

Producer: Harry Parker.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: NATASCHA MCELHONE

    Saturday Live

    Stage and screen actress Natascha McElhone talks about her early life in a journalistic household, the sudden death of her husband and her connection with facial reconstruction for kids from developing countries. Plus the challenge of taking on the role of ‘bunny boiler’ in Fatal Attraction.

  • BOSCASTLE FLOOD :: TRIXIE WEBBER

    Saturday Live
    Trixie Webber recalls the Boscastle flood of 2004.
  • TRAIN DIARIES :: PETER CATON

    Saturday Live
    Peter Caton kept notebooks in his childhood of all the train trips he made with his family on holiday. Now in his fifties he revisits those journeys and observes the differences between rail travel then and now.
  • HOMELESS LOVE :: LOUISE ASHLEY & JASON LIOSTATOS

    Saturday Live
    Louise Ashley fell in love with Jason Liostatos when he was homeless and living in his car.
  • SECRET LIFE :: RON MOODY

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    Actor Ron Moody tells us about his unique art form which he calls 'ombrage'.
  • ROUNDABOUT WAY TO GET A JOB :: MATT ADKINS

    Saturday Live

    Unemployed Matt Adkins decided to stand on a on a busy Essex Roundabout and advertise himself.   He eventually secured a job with a landscape and gardening firm and now tends the very roundabout he found a job on.

     

    (Matt on the right pictured with boss Ricky)

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: GRAHAM NASH

    Saturday Live
    Singer, songwriter and one third of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash chooses Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ and  ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’ by Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Anita Anand
Interviewed Guest
Natascha McElhone
Interviewed Guest
Graham Nash
Producer
Harry Parker

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    Inheritance Tracks

    Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

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    Inheritance Tracks 2008-2011

    Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

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