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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.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 15 Feb 2014 09:00

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

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

Crowdscape :: Hemel Hemsptead Snow Centre

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

Matchmaker : Caroline Brealey

Matchmaker : Caroline Brealey

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

Bereavement Baking

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

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

Childhood dream: Samuel 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

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Coles
PresenterSuzy Klein
Interviewed GuestAdrian Edmondson
Interviewed GuestAlex Owumi
Interviewed GuestCaroline Brealey
Interviewed GuestSamuel Johnson
Interviewed GuestBob Davenport
Interviewed GuestJP Devlin
Interviewed GuestJohnny Borrell
ProducerDixi Stewart

Listeners say thank you

Boys cuddling in a field

Saturday Live listeners express their gratitude for good deeds done.

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