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Gary Morecombe, Rebecca Gowers, Sara Ishaq, Mike McCartney

Lively and diverse conversation as Libby Purves meets Gary Morecambe, son of Eric, plus novelist Rebecca Gowers, filmmaker Sara Ishaq, and photographer and musician Mike McCartney.

Libby Purves meets Gary Morecambe, son of Eric; novelist Rebecca Gowers; filmmaker Sara Ishaq and photographer and musician Mike McCartney.

Gary Morecambe is the son of the legendary comedian Eric Morecombe. To mark the 30th anniversary of Eric's death the play The Man What Brought Us Sunshine - Morecambe, starring Bob Golding as Eric, is on tour. Gary is the author of a series of books about his father and a biography of Cary Grant. The Man What Brought Us Sunshine - Morecambe is touring the UK.

Rebecca Gowers is a novelist and the great grand-daughter of Sir Ernest Gowers, a leading civil servant and author of Plain Words - A Guide to the Use of English. Rebecca has revised and edited the first publication - originally written as a language handbook for civil servants. In this new edition she celebrates the original text and modernises Sir Ernest's advice. Plain Words - A Guide to the Use of English is published by Particular Books.

Sara Ishaq is a Yemeni-Scottish filmmaker. Her new film, The Mulberry House, documents her return to Yemen in 2011 10 years after she left - ready to face her past and reconnect with her long-severed roots. She returns to find her family and country teetering on the brink of a revolution. The Mulberry House is being shown as part of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London.

Mike 'McGear' McCartney is a musician and photographer who is touring the UK with his one-man show Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll (I Wish!). The show chronicles his life through the photographs he's taken along the way. Born and brought up in Liverpool, Mike became part of the comedy, poetry and music trio The Scaffold which became an integral part of the 60's Merseybeat era. Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll (I wish!) is touring the UK.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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43 minutes

In the studio

In the studio
L-R: Gary Morecombe, Rebecca Gowers, Sara Ishaq, Mike McCartney

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Gary Morecambe
Interviewed Guest Mike McCartney
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Gowers
Interviewed Guest Sara Ishaq
Producer Paula McGinley

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