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Michael Ball

Michael Ball joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles. JP visits Aberfan to meet a survivor 50 years on; postcards from Antarctica, and Inheritance Tracks from Ben Fogle.

Michael Ball joins Aasmah Mir and the Rev. Richard Coles to discuss his musical collaboration with the Tenor Alfie Boe; his family's association with the Mini car, and how he deals with his superstitions.
The inventor and designer, Max McMurdo, shares his passion for upcycling and explains how he made 25 items from an old Beetle, and converted a shipping container into his home.
Adele Jackson describes her five months working at the post office in Port Lockroy, Antarctica, sending out 70,000 postcards, and monitoring 2,000 Gentoo penguins.
David Bramwell provides quirky stories celebrating curiosity and adventure.
JP Devlin visits the memorial garden in Aberfan, to hear a moving account from David Davies, a survivor of the Aberfan disaster.
And Ben Fogle shares his Inheritance Tracks: Flash Bang Wallop sung by Tommy Steele, and It's Tricky, Run DMC.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 'Together' - with a new album and nationwide tour.
Upcycling by Max McMurdo.
The Odditorium by David Bramwell and Jo Keeling is published by Brewer's.
Cantata Memoria, For the Children by Karl Jackson is on the Decca label.
Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World, By Ben Fogle.

Producer: Louise Corley

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest Michael Ball
Interviewed Guest Max McMurdo
Interviewed Guest David Bramwell
Interviewed Guest JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest Ben Fogle

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