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Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein talk to comedian Arthur Smith, circus owner Nell Gifford, operatic bass Brindley Sherratt and shepherds Holly and Hannah Jackson.

Aasmah Mir and Suzy Klein talk to stand-up comedian Arthur Smith about his new act examining his father Syd's experiences in World War Two and as a police constable. Syd fought in north Africa, was in an Italian POW camp, was forced to work in mines in Germany and ended up in Colditz, where he was liberated by the US army.

Nell Gifford rejected an academic career to run away to the circus. She loved it so much she founded her own. As Giffords Circus gears up for the summer season, Nell takes us behind the scenes and into the ring.

Opera star Brindley Sherratt was born into a Salvation Army family in Lancashire. He originally wanted to be a trumpet player, but his bass voice was too good to ignore. He wants the rest of the world to appreciate how good singing can be for your physical and mental health.

Shepherds Holly & Hannah Jackson don't come from an agricultural family, but their love of nature led them to start a sheep farm in Cumbria. They had to strap on their skies to rescue sheep stranded in the recent heavy snow. We join the sisters as lambing season gets underway - their most exciting time of the year.

Presenters: Aasmah Mir & Suzy Klein
Producer: Paul Waters.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 31 Mar 2018 09:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest Nell Gifford
Interviewed Guest Brindley Sherratt
Interviewed Guest Holly Jackson
Interviewed Guest Hannah Jackson
Producer Paul Waters


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