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BBC Sounds highlights week 12

Matt Seel

Digital Content Producer, About the BBC

Here's a quick round up of what to listen to this week on BBC Sounds, some of our top picks and shows from the archive.

That Peter Crouch Podcast
Crouchie celebrates the return of his podcast by inviting Tom and Chris to his house, aka the Croucho Club. We hear extraordinary tales of a £50,000 garden slide, midnight games of volleyball and why footballers are unable to buy curtains without third-party help.

Books To Live By…
Join Mariella as she meets Dominic West (The Wire and Les Misérables) to unveil his secret hopes and fears through the books he loves. Mariella learns how these books have inspired and guided him throughout his life - to connect with his Irish roots, to fear nationalism, and even learn how to persuade a chimp to let go of a penis.

Hack Your Love Life With Classic Literature
So you picked up the box of heart-shaped chocolates at the petrol station after work and had a more or less satisfying Valentine's. But romance isn't something you dial up once a year like takeaway. What now?

'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms
Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and the United Kingdom, but what is their story?

Is 2019 the year to write your book?
Always wanted to put pen to paper? We ask bestselling authors for their top writing tips.

The Making Of A Bookshop Mogul: Tim Waterstone
Tim Waterstone founded the biggest bookshop chain in the UK - Waterstones - that now has nearly 300 outlets.

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