Richard Coles hears from a woman who sleeps with an ice crusher under her pillow thanks to a former lover who has been stalking her for fifteen years.
There's a guerrilla report from Brad Moss (pictured) - a practitioner of parkour or street running.
Plus Marc Koska whose simple invention – a non-re-usable syringe – has saved millions of lives, the Inheritance Tracks of post-punk hero Jah Wobble, poetry from Elvis McGonagall and a returning studio guest - restaurateur, much respected foodie and novelist Prue Leith.
Clare Balding talks to Wendy Salisbury who could be one of the most sexually active 63-year-old women in the country.
We also have a powerful and moving interview with the son of the man convicted of the murder of schoolgirl Lesley Molseed.
Plus photographer Martin Parr (pictured above) shows us his collection of ephemera and memorabilia. Poetry comes from Murray Lachlan Young, our studio guest is novelist and former model Sandra Howard and Lorna Luft shares her Inheritance Tracks.
As Northern Ireland deals with a revival of sectarian violence, Richard Coles talks to a man who helped start a non-sectarian school in that most divided place.
Autophobic Paul Craney describes how he overcame his fear of himself.
Plus the Saturday Life of Newmarket stable lad George McGrath (pictured above), the Inheritance Tracks of chef Heston Blumenthal, poetry from Luke Wright and Richard's studio guest is Sarah Stockbridge - who was Vivienne Westwood's muse before becoming an actress and now novelist.
Chrissie De Rivaz hopes to cheat death by deep freezing herself in anticipation of a medical resurrection.
Perico Rodriguez was tortured by Argentinean government forces in the 1970s, and returned last year to give evidence in the trial of his torturers.
Plus Peter White's Day Trip to see The Saints at home to Forest, poetry from Matt Harvey, the inheritance tracks of B-movie icon Bruce Campbell and guerilla gallerist Libby Sellers as our studio guest.
Pat Gresham spent her working life never knowing whether she was going to be legless in Southend or headless in Margate.
Plus David Morrison who became a father aged 15, an I Was There moment from a man who heard the shot fired by Ruth Ellis, the Inheritance Tracks of The Zombies' Rod Argent, poetry from Elvis McGonagall and studio guest Whispering Bob Harris.
Court artist Julia Quenzler has sketched some of the most notorious villains in recent legal history.
JP Devlin uncovers the Secret Life of CBBC's Kirsten O’Brien, whose blossoming relationship with Otis the Aardvark kept a nation enthralled.
Plus GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun, the Inheritance Tracks of The Fast Show's John Thomson, poetry from Susan Richardson and studio guest Dennis Lehane whose writing credits include Mystic River and The Wire.
Extreme sports fan Deano Dunbar has bungee jumped from a helicopter, set a time record around the Isle of Wight in a Thundercat power boat and been thrown by a Human Catapult. He's also registered blind.
Also this week, we find out what happened in 1952 when the great smog brought London to a standstill, venture into a mobile library and hear the Inheritance Tracks of Gloria Hunniford.
Our studio guest is former professional cricketer Ed Smith and poetry comes from Murray Lachlan Young.
One of their closest friends is Jan Beccaloni, Curator of Arachnids at the Natural History Museum.
Plus a guerrilla report in praise of urban living, the inheritance tracks of crooner and songwriter Paul Anka, poetry from Kate Fox and award-winning novelist Louis De Bernieres as Clare's studio guest.
40 years on from the Beatles' iconic live performance on the roof of the Apple Building, we hear from three people who can genuinely say “I was there”.
Plus architect Michael Pearson, who turned up in Syria to build a hospital and found himself in the midst of a war, fashionista Tony Glenville and the Inheritance Tracks of original Sexy Thing Errol Brown.
Our studio guest is abstract artist Anthony Frost, and this week's poet is Matt Harvey.
Kathryn Szrodecki (pictured) is a full-figured woman firm in her belief that to be big is not to be bad.
Will Calder on the ramifications of being a sperm donor; sculptor Emily Young is our studio guest; Ann Widdecombe takes us on a ramble; our poet is Murray Lachlan Young & George Pelecanos shares his Inheritance Track choices
Chris & Doug Young (pictured) on surviving infidelity, Kirsty Strain discusses growing up with M.E., Gordon Evans on the memories in his family orchard. Plus BRAND NEW Saturday Live poet Susan Richardson, gorgeous studio guest - author Rose Tremain AND Jerry Springer's Inheritance Tracks
Pam Ayres (pictured) is this week's studio guest star. Pam is joined by poet Matt Harvey, we hear from prolific stuntman Vic Armstrong & Mike Thexton - who survived a hijacking. Meryl O' Rourke on an alternative to cemetaries plus writer Jeffery Deaver's Inheritance Tracks
Paul Hamilton (pictured) on the joys of aerobatics, studio guest star Brough Scott, the Inheritance Tracks of Raymond Blanc, a mother on managing her son's heroin addiction, poetry from Murray Lachlan Young and Scott - who collects money or goods on behalf of creditors
Finn Mackay was just 17 when she headed off to Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp; Quentin Hutchinson is an archeologist who thought he'd struck gold; why Loch Lomond is so special to Arif Latif. Plus Sir Roger Moore's Inheritance Tracks, Anna Ford in the studio and poetry by Luke Wright
In the studio with Richard Coles is Elaine Higgins - her husband's web of lies began to unfold after his death. We also hear from crypto-zoologist Richard Freeman, who studies undiscovered animals.
Our Guerrilla Reporter is mycologist Andy Taylor, we have Inheritance Tracks from composer Philip Glass and our studio guest star Sean Rafferty (pictured above). Bringing his poetry this week is Elvis McGonagall.
David Trimble (pictured left with JP Devlin) shares his Secret Life; we hear about sex travel from Jeannette Belliveau; Harry Ferguson describes life as an MI6 officer; there's poetry from Matt Harvey plus Thomas Keneally's Inheritance Tracks
Marian Hodder (pictured far right) was one of the original stars of reality TV.
Bill Oddie and poet Kate Fox join guest presenter Katie Derham in the studio. Listener Pam Hunt on the joy of slow cruising in her vintage motor and David Simon, creator of The Wire, shares his Inheritance Tracks
Dame Kelly Holmes (pictured) chooses her Inheritance Tracks
Richard Coles is joined in the studio by GMTV's Penny Smith; Nobuko Pollack survived Nagasaki to move to Belfast; Ronnie Howard worked as an undercover policeman to snare paedophiles; we meet Brian Smith the last weaver in Accrington & Elvis McGonagall provides poetry
Tommy Godwin (pictured) is a double Olympic medal winner & one of the few remaining survivors of the 1948 London Olympics.
Revd Richard Coles is joined by author Sadie Jones & poet Elvis McGonagall. John tells of being in a relationship with a violent woman, soul diva Chaka Khan chooses her Inheritance Tracks & we meet 4 year old Clarke & his imaginary friends
We hear from Kemal Pervanic, who ended up in a concentration camp in the former Yugoslavia. Rachel tells us how difficult it was to leave her life as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Summer has finally arrived, and Siân Lloyd takes us on a day trip to Portmeirion. This week’s Inheritance Tracks are chosen by Louis de Bernières, our Studio Guest is Dr Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces and our poetry comes from Luke Wright…
Fi Glover is joined in the studio by theatrical agent Michael Whitehall.
We hear from the neurosurgeon who tried to save JFK's life Dr Robert G Grossman - it's his first ever radio interview. Our Guerrilla Reporter this week is graffiti artist Graham Dews, we hear the Myspace of Lorna Gunn who ran a Post Office for 40 years and the Inheritance Tracks of reggae musician Eddy Grant (pictured).
Fi is back at the helm this week. She's joined in the studio by Dame Joan Bakewell (pictured)
We hear about the career of escaplogist Danny Hunt, Bjorn Lengfelder reflects on life as a Lebensborn, Lola Lamour talks about her kitchen in this week's Myspace, and listener Brenda Coyle shares her InheritanceTracks.
Rick Buckler (pictured) was the drummer with The Jam and he shares his Secret Life with us.
We meet Kathryn Nutbeem – her father died on the Sir Galahad in the Falklands War, she was only five at the time. We also hear from Fraser Doherty, a teen tycoon and CEO of a jam making company which sells its wares to the very best of the high street supermarkets. Kate Fox is our poet, and Peter James is our studio guest star – a hugely successful crime writer and film producer.
Listener Liz Paterson (pictured) takes us to her special tree. Kevin Firth discovered he lived in a 'murder house', we meet Frank 'El Ingles' Evans veteran matador from Salford, Matt Harvey is our poet, Johnnie Walker is our guest & Courtney Pine chooses his Inheritance Tracks
Nick Cameron & Danielle Heaney talk about being half brother and sister, and finding love with each other. Nick Peake talks about his persistent cough - he's had it for 15 years. This week's Guerilla Reporter, Dave Griffiths, shares his love of ready meals. Elvis McGonagall is our poet this week.
Kathleen Turner (pictured) shares her Inheritance Tracks. Murat Kurnaz talks about his imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay and Margaret Sandra tells us why she doesn't have a surname anymore. We go bell ringing with Ian McMillan and Lemn Sissay is our poet - read his poems.
In March 1958, when Fiona MacCarthy was 18, she was among the last 1400 debutantes to be presented to the Queen.
Author of the BBC's Monarchy series and Daily Mail columnist, Robert Hardman is our studio guest. Lesley Close talks about helping her terminally ill brother John take his own life, Kate Fox is our poet, listener Diana Randle takes us round her favourite room & comedian Dave Spikey shares his Inheritance Tracks
Richard Stilgoe shares his Secret Life and love of diggers (pictured).
Author Stella Duffy is our studio guest & Jean MacRae shares her tales of being caught up in the Paris riots of 1968. Jonathan Naess is also in to talk about his career as a corporate finance lawyer and the toll it took on his mental health.
Marie Millington, a listener who contacted us, shares her Inheritance Tracks & Elvis McGonagall is our poet.
We hear the coming out stories of two women called Judith, Sunand Prasad, president of the Royal Institute of British Architects is our studio guest and Wibke Bruhns shares stories of growing up in the shadow of her father's Nazi legacy.
Also, the Inheritance Tracks of Arthur Smith and poems from Lemn Sissay.
Bob Bell (pictured) shares his love of the leek. Zeeshan Hashmi is a Muslim serving in the British Army; we hear k.d. lang's Inheritance Tracks; & Mark Reynier, wholiked a whisky so much he bought the company. Plus, Fi is joined in the studio by Adam Hart-Davis & poet Matt Harvey
We meet the man who buried a bejewelled owl (pictured) worth over £100K somewhere in France.
Plus, Michael Meadowcroft on defending democracy, Ben Miller's fascination for quantum physics andlistener Annie Rimmer's Inheritance Tracks. Musician Nitin Sawhney is our studio guest and Matt Harvey provides the rhymes.
Fi is watching her steps this week as dance judge Len Goodman joins her in the studio alongside poet Matt Harvey.
Svetlana Lloyd was a model for Christian Dior (see pictures). Alex Wheatle got caught up in the Brixton riots. Inheritance Tracks from Lauren Child. Plus we join Kipperman Mike Smylie inside his very own smokehouse.
Stuart Hall (pictured) reveals his secret obsession; Jody Doe on being married to a man who wasn't who he said he was; Sami Berik about the world of cage fighting; and Listener Anna Briggs' Inheritance Tracks.
We speak to 9/11 widow Claudia Gerbasi. Inheritance Tracks from Trevor Horn; record producer & composer. We hear from the frontline of fonts& a man who found himself in a situation that can only be described as pants
Shark attack survivor Colin Shadforth recalls the moment the beast took hold; Roy Hudd takes us to Clacton; Julia speaks about uncovering her husband's bigamy; Inheritance Tracks from former child soldier Ishmael Beah & we hear about giving birth on the go.
Find out what happened when Julia Boggio and James Derbyshire put a film of themselves re-enacting the grand finale from Dirty Dancing on the internet. Plus: Inheritance Tracks from Keith Allen, poetry from Murray Lachlan Young and the extraordinary story of a former Abu Ghraib interrogator.
If Only St Etienne's Bob Stanley had known never to set foot in Glastonbury. Our guest is historian Andrew Roberts, Lemn Sissay provides poetic interludes and Doris Watkins shares her personal story of the East Coast floods. Jonathan Challinor inherited a school from his dad. Jenna Murray is marrying her Mexican lover and she wants to testify to the power of love and taking chances when they present themselves. Plus Simon Weston chooses his Inheritance Tracks.
This week's If Only... stars the one, the only (well, not quite) Sven-Goran Eriksson. The Joan Bakewell is in the studio, we hear from a young man diagnosed with TB, hear the inheritance tracks of a young carer, learn from a man who hunts for new species of plants and get to glimpse Shobna Gulati's secret life.
Sam Sky Wild tells us about his unusual upbringing. Robert describes how he got to Britain and what he needs to do to remain here. Major Mike Whatley loves his collection of tanks. And Shilpa Shetty reveals her Inheritance Tracks. Lynnne Truss is our studio guest while Elvis McGonagall supplies the poetry.
Fi is joined in the studio by the director of the National Youth Theatre, Paul Roseby and Poet Murray Lachlan Young. Wendy Watson talks about having a double mastectomy rather than facing the possibility of breast cancer, we hear about the secret life of newsman Nicholas Owen, Laurence McKeown tells us of his decision to go on a hunger strike and listener Lydia Strachan chooses her Inheritance Tracks.
Fi was joined in the studio by Felix Dennis and Poet Alison Brumfitt. We heard a Guerilla report is in praise of Morris Dancing, author Joanne Harris chose her Inheritance Tracks and we spoke to a couple whose son went missing almost 20 years ago.
19 May 2007
This week our studio guest was novelist Maggie O' Farrell and Lemn Sissay provided our poetic interludes. We heard from an over-enthusiatic FA Cup engraver and discovered the secret life of a former Dr. Who.Lauren St John described what it was like growing up in war-torn Rhodesia in the 1970s and Michelle gave us a glimpse into the heartache of having a husband serving in the forces in a war zone. All this, plus listener Jenny Froude's Inheritance Tracks.
12 May 2007
Our studio guest was Hardeep Singh Kohli and our poet was Elvis McGonagall. Mandy Allison told us how her life has been dominated by her anorexia. Monica Fuller described how her house was trashed during her daughter's 15th birthday party.
Adele told us what she wished she had known after finding £26,000 in her bank account. Graham Green spoke up for second home owners and Katrina Leskanich revealed her Inheritance Tracks.
5 May 2007
This week Fi was joined in the studio by novelist Justin Cartwright, we heard about Paul Gambaccini's passion for comics, Ray Kluun told us of his wife’s terminal cancer and his own infidelity.
Emma Lawson chose her inheritance tracks, how you can't reclaim your childhood home and...crop circles.