Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding
Clare Balding hosts the topical faith show. Her guest is the actor Jerome Flynn, who currently plays roles in the BBC One Victorian crime series 'Ripper Street' and the HBO series 'Game of Thrones'. Jerome first found fame in the 1980s with roles in the TV series 'London's Burning' and 'Soldier, Soldier' and as one half of the duo 'Robson and Jerome' whose version of 'Unchained Melody' was No 1 for seven weeks in 1995. He talks to Clare about why he gave up acting for several years to embrace spirituality. There's also live music from Peter Howarth, current lead singer with The Hollies. Clare's faith guest is Sam Roskams of the National Baha'i Centre.
Producer: Janet McLarty.
Jerome Flynn rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s with TV shows such as “London’s Burning” and “Soldier Soldier”. He turned to music with co-star Robson Green to form Robson and Jerome and they released a no 1 hit with ‘Unchained Melody’. It was in the charts for 7 weeks in 1995 and sold almost 2 million copies. Shortly afterwards, Jerome abandoned his acting and singing career to join a reclusive movement led by the American spiritual guru Andrew Cohen. After 8 years he returned to acting with prominent roles HBO’s cult fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” and BBC Victorian crime series “Ripper Street”.
Sam Roskams is a member of the Bahá’í Faith. He is engaged in various Bahá’í-inspired community-building activities in London and has worked for the Bahá’í Agency for Social and Economic Development UK, which supports educational programmes in Zambia and Mongolia. Sam currently serves in the Department of the Secretariat at the National Bahá’í Centre.