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Kriss Akabusi, Shaun Keaveny, Kim Appleby, Ben Okri, Steven Camden

Eclectic breakfast conversation with guest presenter Shaun Keaveny and Aasmah Mir.

Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny with athlete and presenter Kriss Akabusi, singer Kim Appleby, writer Steven Camden, teacher Abed Ahmed and author Ben Okri.

Sporting legend Kriss Akabusi still holds the British record for the 400m Hurdles. He gets philosophical about the different sides to his personality, discusses school sports participation and reflects on his career.

Abed Ahmed is a teacher with a stammer at the same school he attended as a student. He runs stammer support sessions in his school. He's also been nominated for a New Teacher of the Year award.

JP Devlin has been to Ascot to speak to people as they head to the races

Kim Appleby had hits including Respectable and Showing Out as a member of pop duo Mel and Kim, with her sister who sadly died at the height of their fame in 1990. Kim has gone on to chair the contemporary panel of the Ivor Novello Awards and has recently returned to the stage. She also shares her experiences of having a childhood stammer with Abed.

Writer and performer Steven Camden, also known as Polarbear, performs in the studio, shares his love of Birmingham and talks about his latest book Nobody Real, his third YA novel. Steven also inspired Shaun to write his first poem- which he recites.

Poet and novelist Ben Okri shares his Inheritance Tracks. He has chosen (Sittin' on The) Dock of the Bay by Otis Reading and 'Pastorale' from Scenes from Nigeria by Samuel Akpabot, performed by Marcus Eley with Lucerne DeSa.

Producer: Claire Bartleet
Editor: Eleanor Garland.

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1 hour, 28 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Aasmah Mir
Presenter Shaun Keaveny
Interviewed Guest Kriss Akabusi
Interviewed Guest Kim Appleby
Interviewed Guest Abed Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Steven Camden
Interviewed Guest Ben Okri
Producer Claire Bartleet
Editor Eleanor Garland


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