Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles are joined by Monica Galetti: chef, judge on Masterchef and chef proprietor of her own restaurant, judge on the BBC programme MasterChef: The Professionals since 2009 and has presenter of Amazing Hotels...
In the studio we have Raymond Antrobus, one of the most exciting and acclaimed poets working today whose journey includes discovering he was deaf aged 6 and finding his passion for writing.
Royd Tolkien’s brother Mike was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease aged 37 and very sadly died a couple of years later. Before his death, he told Royd about a bucket list he'd written for Royd to do, which included some pranks and stunts and took Royd on an emotional and physical journey.
In January 2020, listener and mum of four Wendy Searle left her office job and reached the South Pole after a 42 day journey alone, dragging all her kit and food with her on a a Pulk (sled). She became only the 7th woman in the world to complete the journey. She did the journey to show that anything is possible… and now plans to go again next winter….
We also have the Inheritance Tracks of Jack Dee who chooses Downtown by Petula Clarke and Really Free by John Otway and Wild Willy Barratt and your Thank you.
Producer is Corinna Jones
Guy Garvey and Paul Whitehouse
Guy Garvey joins Richard Coles and Nikki Bedi. The singer and 6 Music presenter has been making music with elbow for over three decades. He talks about the band’s achievements and the inspiration behind his lyrics.
Kate London toured the UK with her own theatre company, but was inspired to become a Met Police Officer and these experiences have led to her becoming a crime writer.
Jet Suit inventor Richard Browning has been called the real life Iron Man. He talks about his work, taking the plunge to pursue his passion, and what it's like to fly.
Hannah Cockroft MBE shares her Inheritance Tracks: You To Me Are Everything by The Real Thing and The Scientist by Coldplay.
Paul Whitehouse made his award-winning mark on comedy in shows such as The Fast Show and is now starring in Only Fools and Horses The Musical, which he co-wrote. Paul talks about taking a much loved sitcom to the stage, health and going fishing with Bob Mortimer.
Elbow’s latest album Flying Dream 1 is out now. Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on 6 Music from 2pm on Sunday.
The Tower, adapted from Kate London's debut novel, is available to watch on the ITV Hub.
Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly is out now
Only Fools and Horses The Musical is booking until 26 February 2022
Producer: Claire Bartleet
Editor: Alice Feinstein
Richard Coles and Nikki Bedi are joined by Evanna Lynch who was a Harry Potter superfan who developed anorexia aged 11. Whilst having treatment, her beloved Harry Potter books provided an escape, particularly the dreamy, independent character of Luna Lovegood in the fifth book. When the film came around amazingly she won the role, and Evanna played Luna for the remaining four films. She joins us.
A few years ago, Hamza Yassin went on holiday to a remote Scottish peninsula. He never left. He is now an acclaimed wildlife cameraman who loves to spread his enthusiasm for the natural world with a series on CBeebies and a new series on More4.
Asma Elbadawi led a four-year campaign to overturn a ban on hijabs in women’s basketball. Now a performance poet, she joins us.
In 2016, vet Rob Pope decided to to copy Forrest Gump and run across America. During his journey Pope became the living embodiment of the Tom Hanks character: long scraggly beard, Bubba Gump’s baseball hat and all. By the time he finished, 422 days later, he’d crossed the United States more than four times, covering a distance in excess of 25,000km – the equivalent of 600 marathons – and become the first person to trace the whole Gump route.
Lady Anne Glenconner chooses her Inheritance Tracks: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Platters and Nimrod, Edward Elgar, and we have your Thank you.
Producer: Corinna Jones
Jimmy Carr joins Richard Coles and Nikki Bedi. After deciding to pursue a comedy career in his mid-twenties Jimmy has now toured the world as a stand up and is a household name thanks to programmes such as Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats. Jimmy talks about the power of laughter and how it's transformed his life.
Natalie Cumming tells the incredible story of her family's violin.
Dr Richard Shepherd has been a forensic pathologist for over 30 years and has been involved in the investigation of over 23,000 cases, including 9/11 and the Bali bombings. He discusses what drew him to his career and the impact his work has had, personally and psychologically.
Miriam Margolyes shares her Inheritance Tracks: MacCrimmon’s Lament sang by Jeannie Robertson and Cecilia Bartoli singing the aria Agitata Da Due Venti by Vivaldi.
Julie Fowlis is an award-winning Gaelic singer and musician. Growing up in North Uist, her native landscape influences her work. She's had global success, singing on the soundtrack of Hollywood blockbuster Brave and performing at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but Julie explains that she never intended to be a performer.
Jimmy Carr’s Before and Laughter is out now.
The Fiddle by Natalie Cumming is out now.
The Seven Ages of Death by Dr Richard Shepherd is out now.
This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes is out now.
Julie Fowlis is part of the Voices Unwrapped festival next year at King’s Place in London. Her first performance which launches the festival will be on January 14th.
Producer: Claire Bartleet
Editor: Eleanor Garland
Daisy May Cooper
Daisy May Cooper, the comedy actor and writer joins Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles to talk about how her life growing up in rural Gloucestershire inspired the BBC Three mockumentary-style, This Country.
Thomas Leeds also joins us. He was left with no memories of his childhood after a car accident, until an iconic 80s song suddenly unlocked memories that had been lost for years.
When Jacob Mitchell aka MC Grammar, a teacher from north London, posted a video of himself rapping The Gruffalo to his four-year-old daughter, it went viral and he’s now teaching kids amazing facts through rap.
TV stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge bought a dilapidated chateau in the Pays de la Loire in France and have spent the last few years transforming it into a sustainable business as well as a home for them and their two children.
We have the Inheritance tracks of DJ Pete Tong who chooses Jingo performed by Santana and What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.
And your Thank you.
Producer: Annette Wells
Editor: Eleanor Garland