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16 June 2007
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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.
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Ginger FlowerDr Mark Newman is a Tropical Systematic Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. In layman’s terms, he’s a plant collector or plant hunter. He’s travelled all over the world looking for new species of plant, especially in his area of speciality, ginger.
Inheritance TracksNicky Witts is just 14 but she cares for her mum and younger brother. Her tracks are: Britney Spears, Born to make you Happy and Celion Dion, My Heart Will Go On
Shobna GulatiShobna Gulati is an actress. You may know her from Dinner ladies and also for playing Sunita in Coronation Street. But when she has a spare moment you'll find her hanging upside down...from a trapeze
Joan BakewellJoan Bakewell has been a presence on Britain’s television since the 1960s when she co-presented the nightly BBC 2 show Late Night Line Up.
She was described by Frank Muir as the thinking man’s crumpet. However, she describes herself as “middle-maintenance” and “a little bit careless”.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit – Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Dartington, Edinburgh, Glastonbury.
T.B. bacteriaCarl Liebel is a fit and healthy young man in his 20’s who works at a highly prestigious law firm in the City of London and goes to the gym four times a week. You can imagine his shock when he was diagnosed with TB
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