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Bruce Fogle, Mary Black, Gillian Potts

Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests. Libby Purves meets author and clinical veterinarian Bruce Fogle, singer Mary Black and gardener Gillian Potts.

Gillian Potts is a former army officer and civil servant turned amateur garden designer. She is taking part in BBC television's The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge which offers one amateur designer the chance to design and build a garden on the Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge is broadcast on BBC Two.

Bruce Fogle is an author and clinical veterinarian who co-founded Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Born and raised in Toronto, he spent holidays by Lake Chemong, Ontario. In his memoir, Barefoot at the Lake, he recalls the summer of 1954 when he discovered the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Barefoot at the Lake is published by September Publishing.

Mary Black is a singer who has specialised in performing and recording Irish music for the last 30 years. She has just embarked on the Last Call Tour, her final tour outside of Ireland although she will continue to record and perform in her home country. Born in Dublin into a musical family, Mary has performed with Emmylou Harris; Joan Baez and Van Morrison as well as her siblings in The Black Family. Mary Black is on the Last Call Tour.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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28 minutes

In the studio

In the studio
L-R: Bruce Fogle, Mary Black, Gillian Potts


Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Gillian Potts
Interviewed Guest Bruce Fogle
Interviewed Guest Mary Black
Producer Paula McGinley