Lenny Henry, Pumeza Matshikiza, Jack Cooke, Emma Bridgewater, Ana Matronic
Lenny Henry talks to Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles about his new album of blues music, and soprano Pumeza discusses her journey from township to the Royal Opera House.
With Aasmah Mir and the Rev Richard Coles
Lenny Henry talks about his new album of Blues music and his hugely successful career in show business. Following the news that he will receive a special BAFTA award at this year's ceremony, Lenny discusses how his career has moved from TV comedian to Shakespearean actor and scriptwriter. Lenny is also one of the founders of the charity Comic Relief which has raised over a billion pounds since it started.
Soprano Pumeza Matshikiza was brought up in the townships of South Africa and made the giant leap into a professional operatic career and a major label recording contract. Pumeza first heard opera on the radio aged 14 and despite being unable to read music she dedicated herself to studying the art form.
Jack Cooke tells us why he gave up his office job for a life climbing trees. Jack has climbed over 80 trees for his new book and reveals the unusual things he's found up trees and some of the more surreal arboreal adventures he's had.
Ceramics designer Emma Bridgewater shares her Inheritance Tracks: Le Premier Bonheur du Jour by Francoise Hardy and Gulf Coast Highway by Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson.
Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters talks to reporter Anna Bailey about her love of robots.
And former hang gliding world champion Ron Freeman explains how he was first inspired to take up the sport after watching Peter Pan.
Producer: Steven Williams
Editor: Karen Dalziel.
Presenters and guests in the studio.
Pumeza Matschika,Aasmah Mir, Lenny Henry, Jack Cooke, Richard Coles
|Interviewed Guest||Lenny Henry|
|Interviewed Guest||Pumeza Matshikiza|
|Interviewed Guest||Jack Cooke|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Bridgewater|
|Interviewed Guest||Ana Matronic|
|Interviewed Guest||Ron Freeman|