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Michel Roux Jr, Thomas Heatherwick, Dr Sarah Beynon, Dorothy Saul-Pooley.

Libby Purves meets designer Thomas Heatherwick, chef Michel Roux Jr, entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon and pilot Dorothy Saul-Pooley.

Libby Purves meets designer Thomas Heatherwick; chef Michel Roux Jr; entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon and pilot Dorothy Saul-Pooley.

Dr Sarah Beynon is an entomologist who has just opened Grub Kitchen, a restaurant with insect dishes on the menu. Based at her bug farm in Pembrokeshire, Grub Kitchen features such delights as cricket falafels and mealworm hummus. Sarah's fascination with the natural world started in childhood - at five she was given her first 'bug box'. In the course of her research she has studied insects around the world including Zambia, Indonesia, Bolivia and Honduras. Grub Kitchen is at Lower Harglodd Farm, Pembrokeshire in Wales.

Chef Michel Roux Jr has spent many years working with organisations helping young people to find employment. In the series Kitchen Impossible he puts eight trainees with disabilities through an intensive four week introduction course to catering. The trainees are people who have been "written off" by employers because of their disabilities. Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr is broadcast on Channel 4.

Thomas Heatherwick is a designer whose studio was behind projects such as the UK Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, the Olympic Cauldron for the 2012 London Olympic Games and the design of the New Bus for London. The studio is currently working on the capital's Garden Bridge which will span the Thames between the South Bank and Temple. The bridge, which has aroused much controversy, will serve as a free public space, featuring trees, shrubs, climbing plants, hedges and flowers.

Dorothy Saul-Pooley is Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots - the first woman to head the organisation in its 85-year history. A lawyer turned pilot and flying instructor, she fell in love with flying at an early age but didn't take her first flying lesson until she reached her early thirties. In 2006 she qualified as a helicopter instructor and her logbook currently records over 9,500 flying hours at the controls of over 85 different types including fixed wing and rotary, piston, jet, glider and microlight aircraft.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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43 minutes

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In the studio
L-R: Sarah Benyon, Thomas Heatherwick, Dorothy Saul-Pooley, Michel Roux Jr.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Thomas Heatherwick
Interviewed Guest Michel Roux Jr
Interviewed Guest Sarah Beynon
Interviewed Guest Dorothy Saul-Pooley
Producer Paula McGinley

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