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Richard Coles and Anita Anand are joined by author Philip Pullman, wildlife rescuer Trevor Weeks and actor Sarah Gordy who was born with Down's Syndrome.

Richard Coles and Anita Anand are joined by author, Philip Pullman, wildlife rescuer, Trevor Weeks and upcoming young actor, Sarah Gordy who was born with Downs syndrome, and her mother, Jane. Choreographer Richard Alston choses his Inheritance Tracks, there's a visit to Betty's Reading Room on Orkney, a school Bell soundscape and Geoff Baker talks about the bid to break the British record of guitars playing in unison on the beach at Lyme Regis. JP Devlin fields your calls and emails.

Producer: Dilly Barlow.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

STUDIO GUEST :: PHILIP PULLMAN

STUDIO GUEST :: PHILIP PULLMAN

Author Philip Pullman talks about his magical worlds and the inspiration for his magic words.

 

Philip Pullman

WILDLIFE RESCUE :: TREVOR WEEKS

WILDLIFE RESCUE :: TREVOR WEEKS

Trevor Weeks runs his own ambulance rescue service and centre for sick and wounded animals and was recently awarded the MBE for his services to wildlife.

 

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

ACTOR AND MOTHER :: SARAH AND JANE GORDY

ACTOR AND MOTHER :: SARAH AND JANE GORDY

Sarah Gordy, who has appeared on TV in Upstairs Downstairs, on stage and in film, was born with Downs Syndrome. Jane, her mother says, “Sarah amazes me with her insight. She’s brilliant in some areas, hopeless at numbers but never boring”.

 

Sarah Gordy

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: RICHARD ALSTON

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: RICHARD ALSTON

Choreographer Richard Alston chooses 'Sous Le Ciel De Paris' by Yves Montand and 'Lest Sexy' by Shantel. 

 

Richard Alston Dance Company opens the Barbican Britten festival on 6 November.

BRITAIN’S BIGGEST EVER BAND :: GEOFF BAKER AND BEN KAPUR

BRITAIN’S BIGGEST EVER BAND :: GEOFF BAKER AND BEN KAPUR

2,700 gather on Lyme Regis beach to attempt a new record for the largest number of guitarists to play a song simultaneously - Buddy Holly's 'Rave On'. We talk to organiser Geoff Baker and the event’s lead guitarist Ben Kapur.

 

Guitars on the Beach

 

 

SOUND SCULPTURE :: SCHOOL BELL

SOUND SCULPTURE :: SCHOOL BELL
As September closes in, we go back to school with Janice Ireland who tells us why the sound of the hand held school bell has stayed with her.

TRAVEL :: BETTY'S READING ROOM

TRAVEL :: BETTY'S READING ROOM

Jane Spiers and Craig Mollison have started a ‘reading room’ near the Tingwall ferry, Orkney, in memory of their friend Betty Prictor.

 

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STUDIO PHOTO :: ANITA, TREVOR WEEKS, SARAH GORDY, RICHARD, JANE GORDY, PHILIP PULLMAN

STUDIO PHOTO :: ANITA, TREVOR WEEKS, SARAH GORDY, RICHARD, JANE GORDY, PHILIP PULLMAN

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Richard Coles
Presenter Anita Anand
Interviewed Guest Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest Trevor Weeks
Interviewed Guest Sarah Gordy
Interviewed Guest Richard Alston
Interviewed Guest Geoff Baker
Interviewed Guest JP Devlin
Producer Dilly Barlow

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