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Marc Almond

Singer Marc Almond and chef Tom Aikens join Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny. JP Devlin meets Strictly's warm-up man Stuart Holdham. With Inheritance Tracks from Fergal Keane.

Presented by Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny.

The singer Marc Almond talks about his new album of 1960s orchestral pop and his diverse career using world music influences, including Russian folksongs.

Saturday Live listener Lisa Cooper tells the fascinating story of her grandmother Pearl, who was born in 1900 in a village near Kiev, in Russia and experienced pogroms, the Bolshevik Revolution and Civil War.

The 'Poetry Postie', Sally Crabtree, started out as a promising gymnast. However, a TS Eliot poem inspired her to try a career in poetry, and taking it into the community, where her projects have ranged from Poetry Bingo to Edible Poetry.

JP Devlin meets Strictly Come Dancing's warm up man, Stuart Holdham, and Aasmah phones Richard, who's preparing for the big night!

At 26 Tom Aikens became the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars. He reveals what spurred him on to succeed, and why he competed in the Marathon des Sables - to run six marathons across the Sahara Desert in five days.

Fergal Keane shares his Inheritance Tracks - The Parting Glass, performed by The Voice Squad, and The Scatterlings of Africa, by Johnny Clegg and Juluka.

Marc Almond's new album - SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS' is out now, and he begins a UK tour on 3 October.
Sally Crabtree's latest project CreativiTEA - wake up the wonder - launches on 9 October.
Wounds: A Memoir of Love and War, by Fergal Keane - will be Book of The Week on Radio 4, starting on Monday 25 September.
A Forgotten Land, by Lisa Cooper.

Producer: Louise Corley
Editor: Eleanor Garland.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 23 Sep 2017 09:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Shaun Keaveny
Interviewed Guest Marc Almond
Interviewed Guest Stuart Holdham
Interviewed Guest Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest Tom Aikens
Interviewed Guest Fergal Keane
Producer Louise Corley
Editor Eleanor Garland

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