Harlan Coben joins Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles. The multiple award-winning thriller writer has sold over 80 million books, many of which have been adapted for TV. The Netflix adaption of Fool Me Once is currently being filmed. A New Jersey native, Harlan's latest book I Will Find You explores the darker side of suburban living.
Fergus Durrant and Romy Dixon found something unexpected in his father’s effects, a discovery that was to lead them on a journey made 125 years earlier.
James Phillips won the ARIAS Best New Presenter Gold award for 2022 and a Bronze award for his National Prison Radio programme, The Rock Show. James talks about the events that led him to prison and his life now, after serving his sentence.
Matthew Modine shares his Inheritance Tracks: Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamoto and On My Feelings by Ruby Modine.
Dr Sian Williams has been an anchor of some of the BBC’s biggest shows, including BBC Breakfast. During her career she's also presented Saturday Live, and most recently Life Changing on Radio 4. Ten years ago she retrained as a psychologist and will talk about how her two areas of specialism collide.
Producer: Claire Bartleet
Spencer Matthews and Rachel Parris
Nikki Bedi and Shaun Keaveny are joined by Spencer Matthews, who gained fame in the reality tv series Made In Chelsea. Now an entrepreneur and broadcaster, Spencer has made a documentary which shows him looking for his brother who went missing on Mount Everest over 20 years ago.
Comedian Rachel Parris joins us, talking about the power of seeking advice and how it has influenced her life.
Dilly Carter is a straight-talking organiser who can be seen on TV as a decluttering expert. After spending her early years in a Sri Lankan orphanage Dilly was adopted and brought to England where her household was chaotic, inspiring her need to tidy. She'll tell her story.
How many of us have sat around thinking of an app that would make us millions? That’s what Dhiraj Mukherjee did - with the help of friends, when they came up with the idea of Shazam, the music identification service. He joins us to tell us how he got there, and how it wasn’t quite as simple as it might seem.
We also have the inheritance tracks of Anneka Rice who chooses Joan Baez There but for fortune and Nina Simone, Feeling Good.
And your Thank you!
Producer: Corinna Jones
Prue Leith and Lily James
Nikki Bedi and Shaun Keaveny are joined by Prue Leith, GBBO judge, restaurateur, novelist and now with a one woman show.
Sarah Raven on her journey from inauspicious school career to training as a doctor to purveyor of plants and writer - her latest book is A Year Full of Veg.
Jenny Radcliffe has made a successful living from breaking into people’s homes and businesses, testing out security systems. She joins us to explain how she got into it.
and Michelle Elman on showing her scars after years of operations as a child and reframing being selfish as loving yourself.
Lily James chooses her Inheritance Tracks: Eric Bibb: The Cape, and Leanne Lehavas: Green Papya.
And your Thank you.
Producer: Corinna Jones
Lang Lang joins Nikki Bedi and Danny Wallace. The internationally renowned pianist has sold millions of albums and performed around the world. He started playing the piano age three and to follow his dreams his family made significant sacrifices. Lang Lang talks about his path to success, and why he wants to encourage others to perform. You can watch Lang Lang on The Piano, Channel 4 and his Disney Book album is out now.
Until recently, Zainab Alema was working as a neonatal nurse. However, in 2021, she decided to follow her dream of becoming the first black Muslim woman to play rugby for England. Since then, she’s been committing to her life on the pitch whilst balancing the raising of three young children at the same time.
Francis Bourgeois aka The Train Guy began making videos on trainspotting in early 2021 and quickly became an internet sensation. Since then he has achieved cult status, and millions of followers, championing unadulterated joy and the importance of embracing your passions. You can read about his adventures in The Trainspotter's Notebook.
George Webster shares his Inheritance Tracks: I Feel by Teddy Thompson and Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Iszi Lawrence is a comedian with a fascination for history, You can hear her on Radio 4’s Your Place or Mine alongside Shaun Keaveny, and she writes children’s historical adventures - the latest books are The Time Machine Next Door: Explorers and Milkshakes and The Time Machine Next Door: Scientists and Stripy Socks.
Producer Claire Bartleet
Jojo Moyes joins Nikki Bedi and Richard Coles. The bestselling author has sold over 50 million novels and Me Before You was adapted into a film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo talks about the inspirational for her new book Someone Else's Shoes, rebooting her life, and her unusual painting collection.
Henry Naylor is an award-winning playwright but before that he wrote comedy satire for Spitting Image and Smith and Jones. His latest show Afghanistan is Not Funny looks back at a trip he made to Kabul in 2002.
Aaron Horn’s life changed forever after a tragic accident involving his mother, when he was in his early 20s. Coming from a musical family, performing took on increased significance in helping Aaron deal with the resulting trauma.
Carlo Rovelli chooses his Inheritance Tracks: Nothing Shines Unless It Burns by Belladonna and Fratres by Arvo Pärt. Anaximander and the Nature of Science is out now.
Crime writer CJ Daugherty talks about her latest novel The Chase which is written under the pseudonym Ava Glass. With a female British spy at its centre, Ava talks about the real life experiences that inspired her.
Producer: Claire Bartleet