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Listener Week with Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall, wildlife presenter and recent Strictly contestant, joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles for a special Listener Week programme.

In a special programme for Saturday Live's Listener Week, wildlife presenter Steve Backshall joins Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles to talk intricate animal communities, how he earned his nickname 'manure boy' and whether his sequined onesie is to be retired forever.

Also with us are listener Simon Digby who got in touch about a series of stories about things he got up to when he was young that he never told his mother. David Heydecker told us that he usually spends his Saturday mornings listening to Saturday Live whilst elbow deep in bread dough. This week he's sharing with us the fruits of his labour and also how his community benefits. Martin Greenough also wrote to us about how his Saturday mornings, evangelising about his local ParkRun meet. We sent reporter Geoff Bird off to see if he would be similarly inspired.

JP Devlin has been to visit the extraordinary Pembrokeshire community of Llangwm who have come together to create and perform an opera to celebrate the centenary of WW1. As a military wife Cat Williams has lived in countless different communities and countries. As well as being a listener she is also a trained counsellor.

Su Chard is an independent celebrant who is passionate about encouraging fellow listeners to pass down family stories to get the send-off you want. We also have an Inheritance Tracks from listener Ailsa Harris. She chooses Que sera sera by Doris Day and Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.

Deadly Pole to Pole with Steve Backshall returns to your screens Saturday on BBC 2 between 10-11am.

Producer: Alex Lew
Editor: Karen Dalzie.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 29 Nov 2014 09:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest Steve Backshall
Producer Alex Lewis
Editor Karen Dalziel


  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 09:00

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