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1:30pm Sunday 11th November 2012
BOTH fairy tales and ballet may seem like traditional art forms of storytelling, but David Nixon, Artistic Director of Northern Ballet, has given the two a thoroughly modern make-over for the whole family to enjoy in his latest staging of Beauty and the Beast.
10:00am Saturday 10th November 2012
FROM a chef who cooked a sauce which was eaten with animals from a Parisian zoo to whether the chicken Kiev really comes from Kiev the new book from the producer of Saturday Kitchen, James Winter, explores the origins of 50 culinary classics. Rebecca Cain spoke to James, who lives in Chalfont St Giles, about Who Put The Beef in Wellington.
12:00pm Monday 5th November 2012
4:10pm Friday 26th October 2012
1:00pm Saturday 20th October 2012
10:20am Friday 19th October 2012
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9:00am Friday 12th October 2012
ACE Bhatti is known to millions as playing evil Dr Yusef Khan in Eastenders. But after leaving the show he has gone back to the stage to perform in John Godber's Bouncers. He grew up in a working class family in Nottingham and said this play offered him a way back into the theatre world. He talks about the appeal of the show and leaving Eastenders.
11:30am Friday 5th October 2012
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2:10pm Saturday 29th September 2012
10:20am Friday 28th September 2012
This morning, cup of coffee in hand, Cathy Ranson sits at her laptop and logs onto Skype to chat to Emma, just as she does every morning. Today they are talking about the heart-warming photo Robbie Williams has just tweeted of himself relaxing at home with his adorable two-day-old baby daughter curled up on his chest. They think the photo is so adorable, they decide to post it on Facebook.
10:18am Wednesday 26th September 2012
ONCE known at the High Wycombe Six Empire is getting ready to celebrate its 25th year anniversary. The cinema launched in 1987 with a screening of Top Gun, which will once again be shown at the cinema during this celebratory weekend.
3:30pm Friday 21st September 2012
10:30am Monday 17th September 2012
7:40am Friday 14th September 2012
DOWNTON Abbey star, Robert Bathurst, is rehearsing to perform in what he says is the best play he has read in years. Focusing on a young patient being assessed by two psychiatrists Blue/ Orange is set to take audiences on a gripping yet funny journey. He talks to Rebecca Cain about the Joe Penhall play, Downton Abbey and Cold Feet.
7:20am Sunday 9th September 2012
10:20am Friday 7th September 2012
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9:30am Sunday 2nd September 2012
SCIENCE may have seemed dull, out of reach, or simply irrelevant to many not that long ago. Physics, it's fair to say, was certainly not in the mainstream. But thanks to Professor Brian Cox, first known to the British public for his role as keyboard player in pop band D-Ream, that has all changed.
10:50am Saturday 1st September 2012
LAWRENCE Power has travelled the world playing viola but he is looking forward to once again playing in the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe. He spoke to Rebecca Cain about bringing top classical music to the area.
1:40pm Friday 31st August 2012
FOR Paterson Joseph Shakespeare's grasp on humanity is what makes the playwright so powerful. The actor is currently playing Brutus in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar, set in Africa, which he said is a great role in a great production. He talks to Freetime about making Shakespeare's work accessible for all and what it means to him.
12:00pm Saturday 25th August 2012
IT’S a long way from abseiling off South Africa’s Table Top Mountain to the elegant gatherings of Henley Literary Festival. Charley Boorman is not fazed. "It’s a dangerous journey," he muses, "I might slip into the Thames."
10:50am Sunday 12th August 2012
MOST children who have a dream at nine have forgotten it by their tenth birthday. But Sophie Boyce of Beaconsfield has stayed true to her ambition to make films for over a decade. She spoke to Natasha Gaunt.
9:40am Saturday 11th August 2012
ALEX Nimier, better known as hip-hop star Antix, is releasing his second UK single later this year and will be treating the people of Wycombe to a showcase of his music. Working in LA and New York, Antix has the life of a hip-hop star but doesn’t appear to fully fit the stereotype.
1:50pm Friday 10th August 2012
WHEN I heard Sandi Toksvig pick up at the other end of the phone and say hello, I instantly felt nervous. There is something about her recognisable voice, which makes me quake in my boots but there really was no need to worry. Her easy charm and wit brought me back to my senses, as she spoke to me about her upcoming show, Edinburgh festival and her new role as Portsmouth University’s Chancellor.
4:10pm Saturday 28th July 2012
1:30pm Friday 27th July 2012
WHEN I spoke to composer Charlotte Bray on Monday one of her pieces had just had a world premier that morning in Switzerland. And on Sunday the 30-year-old composer is going to have another world premiere at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Amazingly the 30-year-old only started composing nine years ago.
12:10pm Friday 20th July 2012
A FILM writer and director from Flackwell Heath is gearing up for the release of his first feature film this Friday, which stars Hellboy II and Blade II actor, Luke Goss. Perry Bhandal has long dreamt seeing his own film on the big screen. He talks to Rebecca Cain about his incredible journey.
11:00am Saturday 14th July 2012
10:10am Friday 15th June 2012
HENLEY Festival is renowned for being one of the most glamorous 'festivals' in the UK. And it is not just the public who love the glitz and prestige of the event on the banks of the River Thames but also Welsh mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, who is performing there this July. The singer took time out from her busy schedule to talk to Rebecca Cain about one of her favourite things to do.
10:14am Thursday 14th June 2012
JOE Longthorne has been through it all. From fighting back from leukaemia and coping with bankruptcy the British vocalist is back on form and touring the country. He talks to Rebecca Cain about his positive outlook on life and gaining new fans.
9:00am Friday 25th May 2012
"A HAPPY face, a thumping bass for a loving race" is what's next for Jazzie B OBE but he is also coming to Penn Festival at the start of July to delight Soul II Soul fans. He is of course best known for their song, Back to Life (However Do You Want Me). He talks to Rebecca Cain about music today.
10:50am Friday 4th May 2012
3:30pm Thursday 29th March 2012
12:20pm Friday 2nd March 2012
WITH silent movies being the talk of the arts world, Nicholas Wright's play, Travelling Light, featuring theatre great, Antony Sher could not have come at a better time. The show, which is currently at The National Theatre in London, will be coming to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre at the end of March. Rebecca Cain talks to Sher about his own personal connection with the story.
10:40am Saturday 18th February 2012
12:40pm Friday 17th February 2012
12:27pm Friday 3rd February 2012
TALKING to five teenagers from the Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre it is hard not to get excited about their latest production, Our House- The Madness Musical. For if energy and enthusiasm were anything to go by this is going to be a show to remember. Rebecca Cain talks to five of the actors who will be singing their way through Madness' hits.
7:30am Friday 27th January 2012
2:32pm Friday 9th December 2011
DES Cox said he has never been better in his whole life. And I can see why. For the 72-year-old shows no signs of slowing down and has a number of projects ongoing including the release of his latest Christmas single. But this isn't his first foray into making music and many may remember him as one half of High Wycombe singers, Des and Dave. He talks to Rebecca Cain about how Mick Jagger would not even go out with the duo because of their wild antics.
2:35pm Friday 9th December 2011
SHELLEY Harris always dreamed of being an author so she couldn't believe her luck when she had to choose between four publishers who wanted to offer her a book deal. The Marlow resident's debut novel, Jubilee, is going to be released at the start of next year after she got the confidence to put her work in the limelight. She talks to Rebecca Cain about her delight at officially being an author.
2:13pm Friday 2nd December 2011
I GOT off the phone after speaking to Lionel Blue feeling calm and happy. He is someone who seems to know how to make every situation feel like a good one and not only does he speak very wise words but he also tells jokes. The famous Rabbi is bringing his show to Norden Farm in Maidenhead next week. Here he talks to Rebecca Cain about how he wants to get to know his 'congregation' and how he found his soul.
10:20am Saturday 26th November 2011
A FEW months ago you would have found professional photographer, Nigel Crump, wandering around graveyards at night with a torch. But he hadn't taken an interest in the paranormal- he was armed with a camera as he took the photos which left him runners up in a national competition. He talks to Rebecca Cain about how photography is not just about the camera.
4:37pm Friday 25th November 2011
ALEX Gadd has not had it easy. He was bullied not only as a child but also in his adult life. After finding ways to cope with the bullies he has written a book to help others. Here he talks to Rebecca Cain.
11:00am Friday 18th November 2011
BELLYDANCING is a lot harder than it looks, according to expert Tina-Louise, and it's not always what people expect. The dance teacher who owns her own bellydancing school in High Wycombe explains the technique to Rebecca Cain and how her professional troupe, The Bellyrinas, are looking forward to being in the final of a theatre competition to win a panto performance.
3:20pm Friday 18th November 2011
A JOURNALIST turned novelist Nasser Hashmi wrote 140,000 words of his new book and then threw it in the bin. Starting all over again and adding a comic twist it lead to him getting published by Troubador. He talks to Rebecca Cain about his début novel.
5:50pm Saturday 12th November 2011
10:10am Friday 4th November 2011
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