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Don McCullin, Father Ray Kelly, Fiona Ford, Robert Portal

Lively and diverse conversation. Libby Purves meets photographer Don McCullin, Roman Catholic priest Father Ray Kelly, triathlete and coach Fiona Ford and actor Robert Portal.

Libby Purves meets photographer Don McCullin; Roman Catholic priest Father Ray Kelly; triathlete and coach Fiona Ford and actor Robert Portal.

Fiona Ford is a triathlete and coach. In the same week in 2006 she won both World Championship titles at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Aquathlon events. Three years ago, while cycling along the London 2012 Olympic bike route, she was hit by a car and badly injured. Doctors told her she would never run again. But thanks to her grit and determination, she is back on her bike, competing in a triathlon. Back on Track by Fiona Ford is published by Meyer and Meyer Sport.

Photographer Don McCullin's early association with a North London gang, The Guv'nors, led to the first publication of his pictures. He went on to cover many of the world's worst wars and humanitarian crises of his time from the civil war in the Congo to the Tet offensive at Hue during the Vietnam War. His photographs document the building of the Berlin Wall and the famine that ravaged Biafra in the 1960s. Unreasonable Behaviour: An Autobiography by Don McCullin with Lewis Chester is published by Jonathan Cape. Don McCullin Conflict - People - Landscape is at Hauser And Wirth, Somerset.

Father Ray Kelly worked as a civil servant before becoming a Catholic priest 35 years ago. He'd always loved singing but it wasn't until 2014 when he sang Hallelujah while officiating at a wedding that he became an internet sensation. Since then he has signed a record deal and performed on TV shows around the world from the US to Germany and Australia. His second album, An Irish Christmas Blessing, is on Wrasse Records.

Robert Portal is an actor who is playing Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days at St James Theatre. He is also an adventurer himself, rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic and taking part in the Marathon des Sables - a six-day, 251 km ultramarathon. His theatre and film work includes Communicating Doors, Henry IV, Mr Turner and The King's Speech. Around the world in 80 Days is at the St James Theatre, London.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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In the studio
L-R: Don McCullin, Father Ray Kelly, Fiona Ford, Robert Portal

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Role Contributor
Presenter Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest Don McCullin
Interviewed Guest Ray Kelly
Interviewed Guest Fiona Ford
Interviewed Guest Robert Portal
Producer Paula McGinley

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