On Midweek this week:-
Joan Collins - actress, author, producer and entrepreneur. In a career spanning six decades she has appeared in over 55 films and numerous TV shows and plays, from Star Trek to Dynasty and The Stud. She has written 11 books and been awarded an OBE. She is now about to share her life story with audiences as she embarks on tour with her one-woman show:
An Evening With Joan Collins.
GLENCAIRN BALFOUR PAUL
In a long and distinguished career in the Middle East Glencairn Balfour Paul has witnessed some of the most momentous changes that swept through the region. He spent 40 years as infantry officer, District Commissioner and diplomat.
He retired nearly 30 years ago but, approaching 90, continues to work as a research fellow. His memoir: Bagpipes in Babylon, is published by I.B.Taurus, at £20.
Arielle Dombasle is the American born singer and actress, who's appeared in TV series including Miami Vice. She grew up in Mexico, where her grandfather was the French Ambassador, and she now lives in France, with her husband the philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. She has a new album Amor Amor, available on the Wrasse Records label, Wrass 172.
Justin Adkin is a boat-builder and an RNLI volunteer crewman. He's also one member of the four man team which recently won the Atlantic Rowing Challenge, having rowed 3,000 miles in just 39 days. Along the way they had to contend with tropical storms and the tail end of a hurricane, and they suffered with cramp, backache and blisters and lost two stones each. They also broke the record for the youngest person ever to complete the crossing, with cousin Martin Adkin, who was 19 at the time.
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