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Adrian Edmondson

1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 February 2014

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

    Comedian, actor and musician Ade Edmondson talks about The Young Ones, The Bad Shepherds, Ade in Britain , Celebrity Masterchef  and being Mr Jennifer Saunders.


    Ade on Chain Reaction on BBC Radio 4 interviewing Ruby Wax, September 2010. 

  • 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

    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

    Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre

    JP Devlin gets chatting with visitors to the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

  • Matchmaker : Caroline Brealey

    Caroline Brealey

    Caroline Brealey has just been awarded the title of Best Matchmaker in the 2014 international iDate Awards.

  • Bereavement Baking


    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

    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

    Sam Johnson
    Lego enthusiast Samuel Johnson loved playing with the brightly coloured Lego bricks so much that as a child he wrote to the company asking how he could get a job with them. He is now living his childhood dream as a Lego designer at their headquarters in Denmark.
  • Thank You

    This week Judy, Tony and Pauline say thank you to someone for a good deed.
  • Studio Guests

    Studio guests
    Matchmaker Caroline Brealey, comedian and actor Ade Edmondson, with presenters Rev Richard Coles and Suzy Klein


Richard Coles
Suzy Klein
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
Dixi Stewart


Listeners say thank you

Boys cuddling in a field

Saturday Live listeners express their gratitude for good deeds done.


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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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    Saturday Live

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