Gina Campbell, Rod Davis, Roger Clarke, Jonathan Lewis

Libby Purves is joined by Gina Campbell, daughter of speed record breaker Donald; journalist and writer Roger Clarke; Rod Davis of the Quarrymen and playwright Jonathan Lewis.

Roger Clarke is a journalist, film critic and the author of 'A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof.' He grew up in a supposedly haunted house on the Isle of Wight and become obsessed with ghosts as a child. His book explores the history and class structure of a very British fascination with the supernatural.
'A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 years of Hunting for Proof' is published by Particular Books.

Gina Campbell is the daughter of Donald Campbell who died attempting to break the world water speed record on Coniston Water in 1967. Her book 'Daughter of Bluebird' tells of her experience growing up as part of the Campbell dynasty and how it subsequently shaped her life. 'Daughter of Bluebird' is published by Northern Books.

Jonathan Lewis is a playwright who swapped military training at Sandhurst for the theatre. Based on his time spent in a military hospital, his play 'Our Boys' is an account of the tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. 'Our Boys' is playing at London's Duchess Theatre.

Rod Davis is one of the original members of the Quarrymen, a skiffle group formed by John Lennon at Quarry Bank School in Liverpool in 1956. Rod was the banjo player but left the band to go to university and the Quarrymen eventually evolved into the Beatles with the arrival of Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The Quarrymen reformed in 1997 and are still performing. The Quarrymen will be performing at The Thunderbolt, Bristol in December.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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