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This week Libby Purves is joined by Angie Beasley, Neil Powell, Muyiwa and Hugh Lupton.

Angie Beasley is the Director of Miss England. A former beauty queen, she won over twenty-five titles including Miss Cleethorpes, before going on to work for Miss World impressario, Eric Morley. Her memoir, Frog Princess, is published by Penguin Fiction.

For the past forty years, Neil Powell has worked with dogs - in mountain search and rescue, drowned victim recovery, collapsed structure searching, and drug detection. Together they have participated in countless rescues and saved many lives throughout the world from Turkey to Scotland (Lockerbie) to Pakistan. He is also a founder member of the British International Rescue Dog team. His book 'Search Dogs and Me: One Man and his Life-saving Dogs' is published by Blackstaff.

Muyiwa is a gospel singer, radio presenter and station director of Premier Gospel radio station. He will be performing with Riversongz at the Metropolitan Black Police Association's "Celebration of Life" concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Soutbank Centre.

Hugh Lupton is a professional storyteller. He is also the great nephew of writer Arthur Ransome and will be performing at the storytelling festival, 'Settle Stories', a piece entitled The Homing Stone, based on the story of how his great uncle travelled across Russia during the 1917 Revolution to collect folktales and how he became swept up in events of the time.

Producer: Chris Paling.

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45 minutes

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