Summary: Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show is full of the stuff that matters, extraordinary stories, inheritance tracks, guerrilla reports, secret lives, poetry and more.
Fi Glover with cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and poet Kate Fox; interviews with a gay former US Marine and a man who is King of a small island off the West Coast of Ireland, a guerilla report about having no sense of smell and Archers stalwart June Spencer - aka Peggy Woolley - shares her Inheritance Tracks.
Fi Glover looks forward to the year ahead with comedian Jon Holmes and poet Luke Wright. We hear from a Lanarkshire couple whose baby arrived unexpectedly in the early hours of the new millennium, and a woman who helped make the wedding cake for the Queen and Prince Philip. Crime writer Patricia Cornwell reveals her Secret Life, and singer Annie Lennox OBE shares her Inheritance Tracks.
Fi Glover hosts a Christmas edition of Saturday Live, with Joan Bakewell and Gary Kemp gathered round the festive radio tree.
with author Michael Morpurgo, poet Matt Harvey, a professor of crowd dynamics and a pagan policeman. A sound sculpture of a wind-harp and the Inheritance Tracks of actress Lesley Manville.
The Reverend Richard Coles with actor Tom Hollander and poet Aoife Mannix, a student protestor from the 1970's and a woman who gathered top secret information at Bletchley Park during the war. There's an I Was There from the Russian Revolution and Inheritance Tracks from author Jilly Cooper.
The Reverend Richard Coles with studio guest Gloria Hunniford, poet Elvis McGonagall, the man who carried the flag for England at the 1966 World Cup and a woman who discovered her father's bigamous secret, percussionist Evelyn Glennie reveals her Secret Life and Inheritance Tracks from Mary Coughlan.
Fi Glover with screenwriter and novelist Nick Hornby, a man who was in a band with a very young David Bowie, a Guerilla Report on keeping pigs as pets, a headteacher who was caught up in the Montserrat volcano eruption, Alexei Sayle's Inheritance Tracks and poet Murray Lachlan Young.
Fi Glover with studio guest Sir Ken Robinson, poet Salena Godden, teenage mum Hannah White and marine security consultant John Twiss who escaped from Somali pirates only a few weeks ago. Listener Patt chooses her soundsculpture and, with the Ashes approaching, the Inheritance Tracks of Sir Ian Botham.
Fi Glover is joined by TV boss and author Daisy Goodwin and poet Luke Wright. There are interviews with deaf musician Paul Whittaker and Mo Lea who survived an attack by the Yorkshire Ripper, plus a Crowdscape from East Midlands airport. Iconic fashion designer Paul Smith shares Inheritance Tracks.
The Reverend Richard Coles with studio guest comedy writer John Lloyd, poet Kate Fox, Jean Kwok who worked in a Brooklyn sweatshop at the age of 5, and a man who's turned his flat into a replica of the Starship Enterprise. Jane Mason talks about the evocative sound of her coffee grinder and we hear the Inheritance Tracks of footballer John Hartson.
Saturday Live's guest presenter is news anchor Mishal Husain. She's joined by physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, poet Matt Harvey, expert negotiator Stuart Diamond, and Alex Lewis whose brother created a false memory for him to help him recover from a motorcycle crash. Author Martina Cole reveals her Secret Life and actress/designer Sadie Frost shares her Inheritance Tracks.
Fi Glover with studio guest musician Edwyn Collins and his wife Grace Maxwell, Inheritance Tracks from writer Colm Toibin, poet Susan Richardson, Florence Terry who used to beat her husband and now runs anger management courses, and Welshman Clive Nicol who is a household name in Japan and has been named 'sexiest foreigner wearing jeans'.
Fi Glover with editor of The Lady Rachel Johnson, poet Luke Wright, the Secret Life of Sean Wilson who played Martin Platt in Coronation Street, a doctor who volunteered his medical services during the war in Kosovo and who ended up fighting for the Kosovo Liberation Army, and the milkman who threw away pictures given to him by one of his customers: LS Lowry.
Fi Glover is joined in the studio by the first lady of Radio 1 Annie Nightingale MBE, poet Salena Godden and the daughter of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. There's a guerilla report from a woman who has 400 pairs of designer shoes, an interview with the milkman who threw away several paintings by LS Lowry, and former Ryder cup captain Sam Torrance shares his Inheritance Tracks.
Fi Glover is joined by historian and broadcaster Michael Wood, poet Aoife Mannix, a woman who found 32 skeletons in her back garden, and a man who was jailed in 1960 for being gay. There's a Crowdscape from the North Devon Show and musician Jean Michel Jarre shares his Inheritance Tracks.