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Prue LeithPrue Leith is a novelist, founder of the most famous cookery school in the country, restaurateur and former Business Woman of the Year.

"Choral Society" by Prue Leith is published by Quercus Publishing
Sandra HowardSandra Howard is a novelist, former American Vogue cover star and wife of the former Home Secretary.

BBC News: Stylish Mrs Howard's wow factor
A Matter Of Loyalty by Sandra Howard is published by Simon & Schuster.
Sara Stockbridge - photo by Charles HopkinsonFormer Vivienne Westwood model turned actress turned novelist, Sara Stockbridge joins Richard in the studio.
Col. Bob StewartColonel Bob Stewart was the first British United Nations Commander in Bosnia
Libby SellersGallery owner Libby Sellers has been described as "the cool chick of the London design scene."
Bob HarrisFrom the Old Grey Whistle Test to Radio 2, Whispering Bob Harris is a true icon of broadcasting.
>> Bob on Radio 2

Bob is the patron of Cancer Research UK's music heritage event Sound and Vision
Dennis LehaneAmerican author Dennis Lehane made his name writing crime novels like Mystic River and contributed scripts to HBO's drama The Wire.
Ed SmithEx-England cricketer and current writer and journalist Ed Smith has discovered the meaning of life beyond leather and willow.
Louis De BernieresMandolin-toting novelist Louis De Bernieres is this week's studio guest.
Purple Wedge Turquoise Cherrons by Anthony FrostAbstract artist Anthony Frost is this week's studio guest.
Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts is a historian, biographer and commentator who writes and broadcasts regularly on history, politics and royalty.
Bestselling author of contemporary novels and historical fiction Joanna Trollope joins us.
Emily YoungSculptor Emily Young, who is currently working on a exhibition in Salisbury Cathedral, joins Clare in the Saturday Live studio. Emily Young's official website
Novelist, writer and actor Stella Duffy provides the comment.
David Rooney is curator of timekeeping at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Rose TremainAuthor & Orange Prize winner Rose Tremain joins Clare in the studio
Chris Addison is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor.
Pam AyresThe original performance poet and nation's favourite, Pam Ayres is this week's studio guest.
Pam's official website
Allegra McEvedy is a chef and 
co-founder of Leon restaurants.
Musician, writer and artist Bill Drummond is the man behind the KLF and the K Foundation.
Brough ScottJockey & racing commentator Brough Scott joins Peter in the studio.

Of Horses and Heroes: A Racing Tribute is published by Raceform Ltd, ISBN-13 9781905156573
Anna FordJournalist, broadcaster and club singer Anna Ford is our studio guest this week.
Sean RaffertyBroadcaster Sean Rafferty is this week's studio guest.
Abbot Christopher JamisonAbbot Christopher Jamison, star of BBC's The Monastery, joins Clare in the studio. 

Finding Happiness is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN-13: 978-0297852773
Nick BakerNick Baker is a journalist, producer and broadcaster. Groovy Old Men: A Spotter's Guide by Nick Baker is published by Icon Books.
Sheila HancockActress Sheila Hancock joins us in the studio.
Just Me by Sheila Hancock is published by Bloomsbury
ISBN-10: 0747588821
Actor and television presenter Matthew Kelly joins us in the studio.
Bill OddieBill Oddie - broadcaster, writer, ornithologist, conservationist & former Goodie is this week's studio guest
Sir Paul Nurse is President of Rockefeller University in New York and joint winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson is an author, columnist - and sister of Boris Johnson. Rachel joins Peter in the Saturday Live studio
Paul Roseby is a broadcaster, writer and the Artistic Director of The National Youth Theatre.
Penny SmithGMTV news presenter Penny Smith joins Richard in the studio this week.
We head down Devil Gate Drive with Suzi Quatro.
Sadie JonesAuthor Sadie Jones joins Richard Coles in the studio. Her novel The Outcast is published by Vintage, ISBN: 9780061374036
Prue Leith is a restaurateur, caterer, TV cook, broadcaster and cookery writer.
Dr Lucy WorsleyDr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces. She’s written books on the subject too, earning much acclaim for Cavalier.
Charles CollingwoodActor Charles Collingwood plays Brian Aldridge in The Archers
Will Self's books include Cock and Bull, My Idea of Fun, How the Dead Live, Great Apes, and The Book of Dave. He is a regular guest on Have I Got News For You and Grumpy Old Men. He also used to draw cartoons for the New Statesman.
Simon SinghSimon Singh is an author, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics

Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst is published by Bantam Press. ISBN-10: 0593061292
Michael WhitehallMichael Whitehall was one of the finest theatrical agent’s – his stars included Donald Sinden, Nigel Havers, James Fox, Anton Rodgers, Daniel Day Lewis and Dame Judi Dench. He's penned his autobiography, Shark Infested Waters.
Dame Joan BakewellBroadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell  is one of Britain's foremost journalists and presenters.
Mike Gayle is an author, freelance journalist and former agony uncle.
Peter JamesPeter James is a hugely successful crime writer and film producer. He was once Orson Wells cleaner. His latest Roy Grace novel is called Dead Man’s footsteps. His latest TV production is called China 2008.
Johnnie WalkerJohnnie Walker's career in music broadcasting spans 40 years from pirate radio to his current home at Radio 2
Novelist Kate Mosse is the author of Labyrinth which has been translated into more than 37 languages.
Andy McNabAndy McNab joined the infantry as a boy soldier, going onto join the SAS 8 years later. He received the DCM & the Military Medal & left the British Army as its most decorated soldier in 1993
Manchester born novelist and broadcaster Howard Jacobson is this week's studio guest.
King of the gold lame suit, Martin Fry is lead singer with ABC.
Ray MearsRay Mears is an expert in wilderness bushcraft and survival. Fresh from the forest, he joins Fi in the studio.
Charles CollingwoodActor Charles Collingwood aka Brian Aldridge from The Archers brings an aura of suave to today's studio
Poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage joins us on the programme this week.
Nick HornbyNick Hornby is one of the most successful writers in modern fiction & he joins Fi in the studio. Slam is published by Putnam Juvenile, ISBN-10: 0399250484
Robert HardmanJoining Fi in the studio this week is Robert Hardman who is author of the BBC's Monarchy series and a Daily Mail columnist
Stella DuffyStella Duffy is an novelist, writer and actor, and her latest novel The Room of Lost Things, has just been longlisted for the Orange prize.
Gervase PhinnProf. Gervase Phinn has been a teacher, education adviser & school inspector & is now a bestselling writer of novels & children’s books 
Sunand PrasadSunand Prasad is the president of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Louise Rennison is the author of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books.
Muriel GrayWatch out - Muriel's back! Author, broadcaster, businesswoman & Saturday Live regular Muriel Gray joins Fi in the studio
Art critic Matthew Collings casts his eye over this week's programme.

Eoin Colfer is author of the 'Artemis Fowl' series of books.
Adam Hart-DaviesAdam Hart Davis is one of the UK’s best ambassadors for science & history. After a stint in publishing he went to work for Yorkshire TV & has presented programmes such as Local Heroes, What the Romans/Tudors/Stuarts & now Ancients Did For Us.

Adam recommends:
Joan BakewellBroadcaster and journalist Joan Bakewell is back with us in the studio.
Nitin SawhneyMulti-talented musician Nitin Sawhney composes, produces, collaborates and teaches. He's released 7 albums & worked with Sting, Jeff Beck & Sir Paul McCartney, the London Symphony Orchestra & the Royal Ballet of China.
Film critic Barry Norman joins us in the studio... and why not?
Hardeep Singh KohliThe return to Saturday Live of radio and TV presenter, writer, comedian & Arsenal supporter - Hardeep Singh Kohli
Jon Snow is the presenter of Channel 4 News.
Actor John Gordon Sinclair is this week's studio guest.
Novelist, actor, comedian and improviser Stella Duffy is this week's studio guest.
Children's author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz is this week's studio guest.
Len Goodman is a judge of Latin American and Ballroom dance, he's also the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.
Simon KingSimon King is a cameraman, director, producer and presenter of award winning natural history programmes
Historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes joins us in the studio this week.

Bettany's first book on Tutankhamun aged 5
Sir John MortimerSir John Mortimer is a prolific writer and dramatist who is best known for his much loved fictional barrister Horace Rumpole
Daisy Goodwin is an author and television producer with her own production company. She's also a huge poetry fan.
Joan BakewellBroadcaster and journalist Joan Bakewell joins us again bestowing nuggets of wisdom
Alison SteadmanAlison Steadman is one the country's best loved television, theatre and film actresses.
Beverley KnightSinger, broadcaster and Brummie Beverley Knight gets out of bed early to join Fi in the studio
Beverley's Official Website
Jeanette WintersonAuthor Jeanette Winterson has won various awards around the world for her fiction and adaptations. 
Dr Andrew RobertsDr Andrew Roberts is a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, who has written many books about and broadcasts on history and politics
Andrew Roberts' website
Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas joins us this week.
Tony BlackburnTony Blackburn – a legend in radio, hairstyles and jungles.
Joanne HarrisJoanne Harris is our studio guest. She's written a couple of cookbooks, a collection of short stories, her novel Chocolat was turned into a film and her lastest offering is called Runemarks.
Dr Anthony SeldonDr Anthony Seldon is our studio guest star – he is a historian and biographer and headmaster.
Marina Lewycka, author of 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian', joins Muriel in the studio.
Charles CollingwoodCharles Collingwood joins Muriel in the studio this week - you probably know him best as Brian Aldridge from The Archers
Novelist, actor, comedian and improviser Stella Duffy joins us in the studio.
Brough ScottBrough Scott is one of the best known figures in horse racing. He's also written 6 books, the latest “Galloper Jack” being a critically acclaimed biography of his grandfather and is currently researching a series of Victorian novels.
Janey GodleyJaney Godley is a stand-up comedian & writer, born in the East End of Glasgow. She currently has a show at the Edinburgh Fringe
Prue LeithPrue Leith - restaurateur, caterer, broadcaster & writer. Born in S. Africa, Prue has spent most of her working life in London
Anne FineAnne Fine is a  prize-winning writer for children of all ages and was the second Children's Laureate.
Hardeep Singh KohliThe return to Saturday Live of radio and TV presenter, writer, comedian & Arsenal supporter - Hardeep Singh Kohli

Film critic Barry Norman joins us in the studio... and why not?
Dr Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts is a regular columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, reviews widely and broadcasts regularly on history and politics for BBC2 and Channel 4.
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”.
Lynne TrussLynne Truss began her writing life as a literary journalist, editing the books section of The Listener magazine. She has kept a high profile as a journalist, writing for The Times , Woman's Journal  and more recently as a critic for the Daily Mail and The Sunday Times, where she is a regular book reviewer.

She has published six books, including three novels. Her book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves, was the publishing phenomenon of 2003. She has also written many scripts for Radio 4, including dramas, sitcoms and talks. 
After leaving any thoughts of higher, formal education to his school friends, Paul Roseby left Norfolk to join the National Youth Theatre in the mid 1980's, and enjoyed four successful years with the company as a young actor.

After working as a presenter for radio and jobbing actor, Roseby went back to his roots and became Co-Artistic Director for NYT, has leading the creative expansion of Britain's premier youth and arts organisation for the past three and a half years, delivering the highest audience figures in the company’s 50 year history.
Felix DennisFelix Dennis is one of Britain’s best known entrepreneurs. He was born in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1947.

After leaving Harrow College of Art, Dennis wasted a great deal of his youth playing in R&B bands. In 1971 he was imprisoned by the British government as a co-editor of OZ magazine at the culmination of the longest conspiracy trial in English history. Dennis recorded a single with John Lennon to raise money for a legal defence fund.
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