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Michael Morpurgo, John McCarthy in the Wye Valley, dialect poet Raymond Reed, Lenny Henry's Inheritance Tracks

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with Michael Morpurgo, John McCarthy in the Wye Valley, dialect poet Raymond Reed, writer Peter James and Lenny Henry's Inheritance Tracks.

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with author, playwright and poet Michael Morpurgo, Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith who went to Ghana to find her father and ended up being anointed Queen Mother of Akoanso village, Northumbrian dialect poet Raymond Reed, and animal movement coach Peter Elliott. John McCarthy continues his romantic tour of the Wye Valley, best-selling crime writer Peter James takes a stroll through Brighton's dark underbelly and actor and comedian Lenny Henry shares his Inheritance Tracks.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL MORPURGO

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL MORPURGO

Author, playwright and poet Michael Morpurgo talks to Richard and Sian about his new book A Medal for Leroy, the puppetry of War Horse and the power of family secrets.

DEVELOPMENT QUEEN :: JANE ESUANTSIWA GOLDSMITH

DEVELOPMENT QUEEN :: JANE ESUANTSIWA GOLDSMITH

Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith went to Ghana to find her father and ended up being anointed Development Queen Mother of his village.

 

Watch Jane's  installment as the Development Queen Mother of the Akoanso area.

DAY TRIP :: PETER JAMES

DAY TRIP :: PETER JAMES

Best-selling crime writer Peter James takes JP Devlin on a tour of Brighton’s shadier side.

 

Not Dead Yet by Peter James is published by Pan

DIALECT POET :: RAYMOND REED

DIALECT POET :: RAYMOND REED

To mark National Dialect Day Raymond Reed reads some of his poems written in Pitmatic and Northumberland dialect and discusses the dying languages of the North East of England.

APING AROUND :: PETER ELLIOTT

APING AROUND :: PETER ELLIOTT

Peter Elliott has been imitating apes for over 30 years on stage and screen.  He talks to Richard and Sian about how he became Hollywood’s most sought after primate impersonator.

TRAVEL :: WYE VALLEY

TRAVEL ::  WYE VALLEY

John McCarthy continues his romantic tour of the Wye valley. 

 

Hear part one of John McCarthy’s trip to Wye on last week’s programme.

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: LENNY HENRY

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: LENNY HENRY

Lenny Henry chooses Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino and Vide Cor Meum composed by Patrick Cassidy from the film Hannibal.

 

Lenny Henry is on tour in Pop Life.

Peter Elliott, Michael Morpurgo, Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith, Richard and Sian

Peter Elliott, Michael Morpurgo, Jane Esuantsiwa Goldsmith, Richard and Sian

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