Sally Gunnell

Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles are joined by Olympic Gold medallist Sally Gunnell. Now an ambassador for Sport England, she discusses how she keeps fit, her role in her local community in Sussex and how her sons now outrun her!

Saturday Live listener Alice Munro contacted the programme to tell us about the community in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and why it's a special place to live. Matt Barlow accepted her invitation to visit.
Matthew Engel describes his three year journey exploring England afresh by visiting 39 counties and the capital, what he discovered about their individual natures and traditions, and why he's adopted the county of Herefordshire as his home.

Vlogger and creator of Vsauce, Michael Stevens, shares his passion for knowledge and how he makes videos relating to various scientific topics for an online community with 8 million subscribers.

We hear the wonderful story of Pamela Rose - who gave up acting in her twenties to work at Bletchley Park and returned to the stage in her 80s.

Crime writer Peter May explains how his real-life teenage experience of playing in a band and running away from Glasgow for London has inspired his latest book. He describes that journey, how life in the Outer Hebrides led to his Lewis Trilogy and why he is an honorary member of The Chinese Crime Writers Association.

And actor Julie Hesmondhalgh shares her Inheritance Tracks - The Joy of Living by Ewan MacColl and Reach by S Club.

Engel's England: Thirty-nine Counties, One Capital and One Man', is published by Profile Books.
Cucumber is on Channel 4 on Thursday at 9pm.
The Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss by Tessa Dunlop is published by Hodder and Stoughton.
Runway by Peter May is published by Quercus.

Producer: Louise Corley.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 17 Jan 2015 09:00

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Sally Gunnell, Matthew Engel, Peter May, Richard Coles, Michael Stevens and Aasmah Mir


Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Coles
PresenterAasmah Mir
Interviewed GuestSally Gunnell
Interviewed GuestMatt Barlow
Interviewed GuestMatthew Engel
Interviewed GuestMichael Stevens
Interviewed GuestPeter May
Interviewed GuestJulie Hesmondhalgh
ProducerLouise Corley

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