Alistair McGowan

Impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan joins Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein to talk sporting passions, finding your roots and the joys of Noel Coward.

Also joining us is Katy U'ren, a PE teacher from Glasgow. She discusses what it was like to teach children in Bangladesh how to swim as part of UNICEF's SwimSafe campaign, and what she's doing back home to transform the lives of the children she teaches.

Listener Emma got in touch with Saturday Live after tracking down her birth mother on Facebook. She explains how the black hole of her past life has now been filled in â€" all the way back to 1647.

Jack Durand is 14 and has just become the first Briton ever to win the World Youth Scrabble Championship. He gives us his tips for winning words.

JP Devlin speaks to Jeanette Charles who has been impersonating The Queen for the last 42 years. As she prepares to take things a little easier, we hear what it's been like to live life as someone else.

Virtuoso pianist Lang Lang shares his Inheritance Tracks. He chooses Tristesse from Etudes Opus 10 No 3 by Chopin and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 played by Prokofiev.

'Sincerely Noel' - a cabaret evening featuring a medley of songs and poems by Noel Coward, devised by and starring Alistair McGowan and Charlotte Page - is on at The Crazy Coqs in central London from Tuesday 9th September for 5 nights.

Alistair's motto as shared on the programme: Good, better, best. May it never rest. Until the good is better and the better best.

Produced by Alex Lewis.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 6 Sep 2014 09:00

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Aasmah, Suzy, Emma, Lynn, Alistair, Jack and Alice


Role Contributor
PresenterAasmah Mir
PresenterSuzy Klein
PresenterJP Devlin
Interviewed GuestAlistair McGowan
Interviewed GuestKaty U'ren
Interviewed GuestJack Durand
Interviewed GuestJeannette Charles
Interviewed GuestLang Lang
ProducerAlex Lewis

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