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Ellie Simmonds

Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, sand sculptor Jamie Wardley, actor Denise Welch, music executive and pub landlord Miles Leonard and the Inheritance Tracks of musician Norah Jones.

Nikki Bedi and the Reverend Richard Coles are joined by Ellie Simmonds.
Ellie Simmonds was the face of the 2008 Bejing Paralympics, winning two gold medals in the pool at the age of only thirteen. She followed that up with further gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and was preparing for the Tokyo Olympics until the games were postponed.

Sand sculptor Jamie Wardley transforms tonnes of sand into objects of transient beauty and reveals how his art has enriched his life in an extraordinary way.
Miles Leonard is a high flying music executive and landlord of a rural Somerset pub that has played host to some stellar names from the music business from Coldplay to Kylie Minogue.
Also actor Denise Welch discusses her frank memoir about living with depression and the Inheritance Tracks of musician Norah Jones who chooses Blue Christmas by Elvis and Trenchtown Rock by Bob Wailers and the Wailers.

Producer: Steven Williams
Editor: Eleanor Garland

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1 hour, 26 minutes

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Sat 27 Jun 2020 09:00

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  • Sat 27 Jun 2020 09:00

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