Suzy Klein and Richard Coles with comedian, actor and musician Ade Edmondson, professional basketball player Alex Owumi who found himself playing for Colonel Gaddafi, Caroline Brealey who's just been named the world's number one matchmaker, Samuel Johnson who's living his childhood dream as a Lego designer, and Bob Davenport who found some old tapes of him singing alongside folk legend Pete Seeger. JP Devlin hits the slopes at the snow centre in Hemel Hempstead, we visit a hospice in Berkhamstead offering cookery courses to bereaved teenagers, and Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell shares his Inheritance Tracks.
Produced by Dixi Stewart.
Studio guest: Ade Edmondson
Pete Seeger lost tracks: Bob Davenport
English folksinger Bob Davenport found some old tapes of him singing alongside folk legend Pete Seeger, after hearing of his old friend's death. The sessions have never before been given a public airing.
Interview: Alex Owumi
Professional basketball player Alex Owumi found himself playing for Colonel Gaddafi's basketball team in Libya just as the Arab uprisings flared up in 2011. Read his full story.
'Gaddafi’s Point Guard' is published by Rodale Press.
Crowdscape :: Hemel Hemsptead Snow Centre
Matchmaker : Caroline Brealey
We visit The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted to join an innovative cookery class designed to equip bereaved teenagers with vital cooking skills and use food therapeutically to enhance communication and promote well-being within families. The course is run by the hospice's chef, Chris Took.
Inheritance Tracks: Johnny Borrell
Razorlight’s lead singer and writer Johnny Borrell picks his inheritance tracks : The Beach Boys 'California Saga: The Beaks Of Eagles' from the album 'Holland' and Regina Spektor 'Samson'.
Johnny's debut solo album ‘Borrell 1’ is out now. Johnny Borrell & Zazou are performing at the Water Rats in London on 29th April. Their EP 'The Artificial Night' will be released on April 28th.
Childhood dream: Samuel Johnson
|Interviewed Guest||Adrian Edmondson|
|Interviewed Guest||Alex Owumi|
|Interviewed Guest||Caroline Brealey|
|Interviewed Guest||Samuel Johnson|
|Interviewed Guest||Bob Davenport|
|Interviewed Guest||JP Devlin|
|Interviewed Guest||Johnny Borrell|