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Anita Dobson

Actress Anita Dobson joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles. Featuring the Inheritance Tracks of Rachael Stirling.

Anita Dobson's acting career spans more than forty years. She found fame in the 1980s playing pub landlady Angie Watts in EastEnders. She has starred in television, film and theatre productions as diverse as Hamlet, Follies and London Road. She talks about her career and growing up in the East End.

Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer who has cycled around the world and walked a lap of the M25. He pioneered the concept of micro-adventures (adventures close to home) but has now turned his attention to 'grand adventures'. He explains how adventures great or small are within everyone's grasp.

Fifty years ago, a group of boys from the Kettering Grammar School Satellite Tracking Group discovered a new and undiscovered soviet space launch site. To celebrate, Leicester's National Space Centre is holding an exhibition. Mike Sinnett, a former pupil talks about the discovery and how it catapulted the boys into the media spotlight.

Bookshop owner Stephen Foster has a licence to fill shelves. He has provided books for film sets such as James Bond's 'Spectre' and 'Skyfall', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Mr Holmes'. He talks about his love for old and rare books and explains how he chooses the books to fit the character's personality.

The inheritance tracks of the actress Rachael Stirling who chose Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' and Ella Fitzgerald's 'Too Darn Hot'.

Kate Recordon has been finding out about how the interaction with our dogs can be life-changing.

Anita Dobson is in conversation at St James theatre, London on 20th March at 3pm.
Alastair Humphreys book 'Grand Adventures' is out now.
Rachael Stirling stars in 'The Winter's Tale' at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London.

Producer: Dianne McGregor
Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 12 Mar 2016 09:00

12 March 2016

12 March 2016

L-R Aasmah, Alastair Humphreys, Anita Dobson, Stephen Foster, Mike Sinnett, Richard.              


Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest Anita Dobson
Interviewed Guest Alastair Humphreys
Interviewed Guest Mike Sinnett
Interviewed Guest Stephen Foster
Interviewed Guest Rachael Stirling
Interviewed Guest Kate Recordon
Producer Dianne McGregor
Editor Karen Dalziel


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