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Sian Williams and Richard Coles with classicist Mary Beard, writer Ted Simon, space tourist Namira Salim, and Olivia Newton-John's Inheritance Tracks. Including News.

Sian Williams & Richard Coles with commentator and classicist Mary Beard; Namira Salim who's set to be one of the world's first space tourists; Phillippa Yaa De Villiers who was born mixed-race but brought up as white in apartheid South Africa; listener Owen Ephraim who worked with Alan Turing at Bletchley Park; John McCarthy goes biking with travel writer Ted Simon; JP Devlin meets cave collector Jim Gardner; listener Sally Townsend explains why a red fox fur coat is the thing about her; and actress and singer Olivia Newton John shares her Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Inheritance Tracks

    • Dionne Warwick

      Anyone Who Had A Heart

    • Olivia Newton‚ÄźJohn



  • Sat 7 Jul 2012 09:00

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