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Miriam Darlington, Ken Cheng, Dr Guy Leschziner

Nature writer and owl enthusiast Miriam Darlington, neurologist and sleep physician Dr Guy Leschziner and stand-up comedian Ken Cheng join Libby Purves for nocturnal conversation.

Nature writer and owl enthusiast Miriam Darlington; neurologist and sleep physician Dr Guy Leschziner and stand-up comedian Ken Cheng join Libby Purves for late night live conversation.

Miriam Darlington is a nature writer and poet. In her new book Owl Sense she sets out on a quest to identify every European species of this charismatic and elusive bird, on a journey that takes her from southern Spain through France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Owl Sense is published by Guardian Faber.

Dr Guy Leschziner is a neurologist and sleep physician who runs the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals. He explains some of the causes and effects of sleepwalking, or somnambulism - one of the range of sleep disorders known as non-REM parasomnias which include conditions like night terrors and sleep eating.

Ken Cheng is a stand-up comedian who will hotfoot it to the studio from his comedy gig at the British Library. Winner of the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe Award at last year's Edinburgh Festival, he has a new series on BBC Radio 4 later this year. Ken Cheng Chinese Comedian is at the British Library on March 12th.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

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28 minutes

Miriam Darlington

Miriam Darlington
Owl Sense written by Miriam Darlington is published by Guardian Faber Publishing.
 
Image Credit: Richard Austin

Dr Guy Leschziner

Dr Guy Leschziner
Dr Guy Leschziner is a Consultant Neurologist and Sleep Physician.

Ken Cheng

Ken Cheng
Ken Cheng is a comedian and a poker player.
 
Image Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Broadcast

  • Mon 12 Mar 2018 23:00