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20150503 (BBC7)

Actor Brian Blessed shares tales of his life and career. Recorded in 1996.

20150531 (BBC7)

Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket celebrate their 21st anniversary with a sell-out concert on 7th August 1994 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. Their hilarious performance includes anecdotes about their early days, greetings cards from friends and well-wishers, and some of their favourite songs.

The two elderly ladies recall how they got their first break at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as some unfortunate experiences staying at showbiz digs, and Dame Hilda's concerns about her nephew Julian.

Their songs include 'We Said We Wouldn't Look Back' from Salad Days, a Gilbert and Sullivan medley, and 'Land of Hope and Glory'.

20150531 (BBC7)

Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket's 21st anniversary concert.

20150503 (BBC7)

From mountaineering on Everest to TV and stage, actor Brian Blessed shares tales of his life and career. Recorded in 1996.

17/05/200820171021 (BBC7)

The star of Doctor Who, The Navy Lark and Worzel Gummidge entertains with his one-man show

The star of 'Doctor Who', 'The Navy Lark' and 'Worzel Gummidge', actor Jon Pertwee entertains an audience with his one-man biographical show - sharing tales from his very early days through to his career highlights.

Jon recalls life at school and in the navy during the war. Staying afloat, he moves onto working on popular BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark - and reveals how one of his co-stars was instrumental in him taking over from Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who for BBC TV in the 1970s.

Later when playing Worzel Gummidge for Southern TV, Jon loved being able to change heads - and he also reveals how he stood up to Kenneth Williams on a 'Carry On' film!

Alan Titchmarsh20171104

Britain's favourite TV gardener talks about his life and career.

Britain's favourite TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh talks about his life and career with an audience - and tells some of his favourite poems and funny stories. Hear how Placido Domingo sang to Evelyn Glennie, his attempt to interview Bette Davis - and shaking manure-covered hands with Princess Diana.

Green-fingered he may be, but there's nothing else green about Alan Titchmarsh. A fixture on our TV screens for over three decades, his gardening advice has brought pleasure and delight to millions. Alan's also written novels and books on horticulture.

Recorded in 1999.

Barry Norman20150510 (BBC7)

Film critic Barry Norman shares tales of his life and career. Recorded in 2004.

Meeting stars like Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne, critic Barry Norman shares tales of his life and career. Recorded in 2004.

Brian Blessed20150524 (BBC7)
20171007 (BBC7)

From mountaineering on Everest to TV and stage, the actor shares tales of his life.

Actor and author Brian Blessed looks back at his stage and TV career and describes his extraordinary attempt to follow in the footsteps of his childhood hero George Leigh Mallory and climb Mount Everest wearing 1920s clothes.

In 1990, aged 53, Brian recreated the legendary expedition of Mallory and Irvine, who disappeared near the summit of Mount Everest in 1924, for the award-winning documentary film 'Galahad of Everest'.

Recorded on tour in November 1996, Brian also tells hilarious anecdotes about his roles in the TV show 'Z Cars', the musical 'Cats', and the film 'Flash Gordon', and recalls his experiences working with actors such as John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, John Hurt and others.

From mountaineering on Everest to TV and stage, actor Brian Blessed shares tales of his life and career. Recorded in 1996.

Henry Blofeld20171125 (BBC7)

Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld talks about his life and career.

BBC cricket commentator Henry Blofeld looks back at his life from his eccentric childhood in Norfolk to his schooldays at Eton, plus his successful career as an international cricket writer and broadcaster.

Henry entertains his audience with many colourful anecdotes about his colleagues on 'Test Match Special', including John Arlott and Brian Johnston, and reveals what really happened when the Queen presented the TMS team with a special cake.

Henry also describes his incredible journey in 1976 when he travelled overland with three friends from London via Iran and Afghanistan to Bombay in a 1921 Roll-Royce Silver Ghost.

Recorded on tour in Autumn 2001.

Hinge And Bracket20171028 (BBC7)

Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket's 21st anniversary concert.

Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket celebrate their 21st anniversary with a sell-out concert on 7th August 1994 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. Their hilarious performance includes anecdotes about their early days, greetings cards from friends and well-wishers, and some of their favourite songs.

The two elderly ladies recall how they got their first break at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as some unfortunate experiences staying at showbiz digs, and Dame Hilda's concerns about her nephew Julian.

Their songs include 'We Said We Wouldn't Look Back' from Salad Days, a Gilbert and Sullivan medley, and 'Land of Hope and Glory'.

Ranulph Fiennes20150517 (BBC7)
20171014 (BBC7)

Sir Ranulph Fiennes shares his exploits as an adventurer and record breaker.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'. In his inspirational one-man show Sir Ranulph talks about his life and his career as a member of the SAS and as an adventurer.

Recorded on tour in the summer of 2004, Sir Ranulph enthrals his theatre audience with tales of the astonishing feats of physical and mental endurance he has experienced on dozens of expeditions such as the first hovercraft journey up the River Nile and the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth.

He also reveals how he finally discovered the legendary Lost City of Ubar after searching for 26 years.

The world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, shares his exploits as an adventurer and record-breaker. Recorded in 2004.