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Meet Linda Ridley, crime writer. A prolific writer who draws on her East End background to create bestsellers full of hardened criminals and gruesome crimes.

Reporter Jeremy Front travels to her manor house in rural Essex to find out what makes this incredible woman tick.

There's a special appearance by Val McDermid who explains Linda's appeal as she sees it, as well as divulging what she feels are her weaknesses.

But is Linda Ridley all that she seems? And is Val McDermid, for that matter?

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Cast: Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Ewan Bailey and Debra Baker. Special guest appearance by Val McDermid.

Produced by Claire Jones.

Crime writer Linda draws on her East End background to write her bestsellers.

Astrid20161017

Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new incredible women.

Today they introduce us to the uncannily realistic robot, known simply as 'Astrid', who recently made headlines when she co-presented The One Show.

Jeremy gets to spend 24 hours in the company of Astrid the robot, to see whether he can distinguish her from a real woman. But will the calm and unemotional Astrid learn some less-than-perfect behaviour from Jeremy?

With a special guest appearance by Professor Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Professor Noel Sharkey, Clare Perkins, Karen Bartke and a robotic cat.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front spends 24 hours with the uncannily realistic robot known simply as Astrid.

Jeremy Front spends 24 hours with the uncannily realistic robot known simply as Astrid.

Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new incredible women.

Today they introduce us to the uncannily realistic robot, known simply as 'Astrid', who recently made headlines when she co-presented The One Show.

Jeremy gets to spend 24 hours in the company of Astrid the robot, to see whether he can distinguish her from a real woman. But will the calm and unemotional Astrid learn some less-than-perfect behaviour from Jeremy?

With a special guest appearance by Professor Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Professor Noel Sharkey, Clare Perkins, Karen Bartke and a robotic cat.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones

Bella Hayman20161018
Bella Hayman20161018

Jeremy Front meets theatre director Bella Hayman. With Maureen Lipman and Rebecca Front.

Bella Hayman20161018

Jeremy Front spends 24 hours with the enfant terrible of British Theatre, Bella Hayman.

She has recently announced her intention to direct a classic comedy in London's West End and Maureen Lipman has been signed up by the genius theatre director who, Maureen says, 'always defies expectation'.

Jeremy gains unprecedented access to Bella's inner sanctum, the rehearsal room. There, he witnesses the process which produces some of theatre's most controversial productions, famous for repulsing and occasionally hospitalising audience members.

Will the latest production be brilliant or a complete and utter disaster?

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Maureen Lipman, Alison Belbin, Natasha Cowley, Karen Bartke, Luke MacGregor, Finlay Robertson, Gavi Singh Chera, and a lot of stage blood.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Bella Hayman20161018

Jeremy Front spends 24 hours with the enfant terrible of British Theatre, Bella Hayman.

She has recently announced her intention to direct a classic comedy in London's West End and Maureen Lipman has been signed up by the genius theatre director who, Maureen says, 'always defies expectation'.

Jeremy gains unprecedented access to Bella's inner sanctum, the rehearsal room. There, he witnesses the process which produces some of theatre's most controversial productions, famous for repulsing and occasionally hospitalising audience members.

Will the latest production be brilliant or a complete and utter disaster?

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Maureen Lipman, Alison Belbin, Natasha Cowley, Karen Bartke, Luke MacGregor, Finlay Robertson, Gavi Singh Chera, and a lot of stage blood.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets theatre director Bella Hayman. With Maureen Lipman and Rebecca Front.

Irina Stonkus20161020

Jeremy Front meets the first woman to go to Mars. With special guest Dr Kevin Fong.

Rebecca and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new 'incredible women'.

Today Jeremy Front meets Irina Stonkus, soon to be the first woman on Mars. Having gained exclusive access to the Mars base training facility, Jeremy road tests some of the equipment used to train astronauts to reach the peak of their mental and physical ability. He wants to find out what makes Irina so perfect for the Mars mission, as well as whether he, Jeremy, could cut it as an astronaut.

Jeremy speaks to space expert Dr Kevin Fong to find out what is the best thing about being in space and what sort of qualities you might need to make the journey to Mars. Dr Fong also has to break it, as gently as possible, that as Jeremy has to wear travel bands on a local bus, he may not be made of the 'right stuff' for space exploration.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Dr Kevin Fong and an inversion chair.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Irina Stonkus20161020

Rebecca and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new 'incredible women'.

Today Jeremy Front meets Irina Stonkus, soon to be the first woman on Mars. Having gained exclusive access to the Mars base training facility, Jeremy road tests some of the equipment used to train astronauts to reach the peak of their mental and physical ability. He wants to find out what makes Irina so perfect for the Mars mission, as well as whether he, Jeremy, could cut it as an astronaut.

Jeremy speaks to space expert Dr Kevin Fong to find out what is the best thing about being in space and what sort of qualities you might need to make the journey to Mars. Dr Fong also has to break it, as gently as possible, that as Jeremy has to wear travel bands on a local bus, he may not be made of the 'right stuff' for space exploration.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Dr Kevin Fong and an inversion chair.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets the first woman to go to Mars. With special guest Dr Kevin Fong.

Judi Santos20160101

Meet Judi Santos. Famed for her 1960s anthem 'Big Beautiful House', she has never sold out on her principles.

Jeremy Front goes to San Francisco to interview this 'incredible woman' as she releases her first new album for twenty years. But is it all sunshine and flowers in the Garden of Eden?

Written by award winning writer Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Cast: Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Brian Protheroe, Evie Killip, Ewan Bailey, Hugh Kermode. With special guest appearance by Bob Harris.

Produced by Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets the iconic 1960s folk singer, who never sold out on her principles.

Kirstie Clarke20151228

Meet Kirstie Clarke. She tells it like it is. No holds barred, no matter who she offends. In fact the more people she offends, the better. The next booking will just come along faster.

But when reporter Jeremy Front visits her to find out why she has just topped the new year polls, simultaneously as Britain's most hated AND most loved TV personality, he witnesses a revelation by her housekeeper which shows Kirstie's background may be more complicated than she'd always thought.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Cast: Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front, Ewan Bailey and Amelia Lowdell. Special guest appearance by Vanessa Feltz.

Produced by Claire Jones.

Meet Kirstie Clarke. She tells it like it is. No holds barred, no matter who she offends.

Mandy Fenwick20151230

Rebecca Front introduces us to Mandy Fenwick, the huge child star of the 1980s.

Meet Mandy Fenwick. A huge child star in the 1980s, she inspired a new generation of young actors including Outnumbered's Tyger Drew-Honey.

Thirty years on she has just written a warts and all memoir about her celebrity-filled childhood.

On his visit to her home to record this episode of Incredible Women, Jeremy Front witnesses the effect the publication of the book is having on Mandy's mother and sister.

Written by Jeremy Front, with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Cast: Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Tyger Drew-Honey, Alison Steadman, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Kermode and Nell Peachey Gudgin.

Produced by Claire Jones.

Maria Webber20151229

Meet Maria Webber. Newly-appointed as the government's new special adviser for schools, Webber divides opinion. Some admire her ability to get results. Others criticise her corporate approach to education.

Reporter Jeremy Front goes to meet her at the Leather Village Academy and Knowledge Assimilation Facility (her latest school in St Albans) and witnesses, first hand, the style and ethos which has earned her the popular name the 'Head Head'.

Written by award-winning Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Cast: Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Ewan Bailey and Evie Killip.

With special guest appearances by Michael Rosen and Charles Carroll.

Produced by Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets the government's new special adviser to schools, Maria Webber.

Nessa Blackwater20161019
Nessa Blackwater20161019

Jeremy Front meets design guru Nessa Blackwater. With Wayne Hemingway and Rebecca Front.

Nessa Blackwater20161019

Rebecca and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new 'incredible women'.

Today Jeremy Front meets the Queen of crafting, Nessa Blackwater. Thanks to her TV profile and famous for her eye for retro British charm, Nessa has just been appointed Public Champion for Independent Craftspeople. Jeremy travels to Nessa's beautiful home in rural Dorset to find out just what has made the Blackwater brand such a success story.

But not everyone is a Nessa fan. Designer Wayne Hemingway is repulsed by her middle England image and he doesn't hold back.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Wayne Hemingway, Nicholas Murchie, Alison Belbin, David Sterne and some bees.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Nessa Blackwater20161019

Rebecca and Jeremy Front bring us 5 new 'incredible women'.

Today Jeremy Front meets the Queen of crafting, Nessa Blackwater. Thanks to her TV profile and famous for her eye for retro British charm, Nessa has just been appointed Public Champion for Independent Craftspeople. Jeremy travels to Nessa's beautiful home in rural Dorset to find out just what has made the Blackwater brand such a success story.

But not everyone is a Nessa fan. Designer Wayne Hemingway is repulsed by her middle England image and he doesn't hold back.

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Wayne Hemingway, Nicholas Murchie, Alison Belbin, David Sterne and some bees.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets design guru Nessa Blackwater. With Wayne Hemingway and Rebecca Front.

Sam Mann20161021

Jeremy Front meets 80s pop princess Sam Mann. With Martin Kemp and Frances Barber.

Jeremy Front travels to Hastings to catch up with Sam Mann, one half of the 80s hit duo, Crystalle. Sam is about to take her former bandmate Tanya Tyler, to court for lost earnings for their smash hit 'Always Make You Smile'.

Martin Kemp shares his take on Sam and Tanya. He is clearly a Sam fan and describes her as a real powerhouse of 'electro synth disco bubble gum pop arrangements'. But will the court case go Sam's way?

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Martin Kemp, Frances Barber, Hugh Kermode, Luke MacGregor, Finlay Robertson and a well-known 80s synth-drum riff.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Sam Mann20161021

Jeremy Front travels to Hastings to catch up with Sam Mann, one half of the 80s hit duo, Crystalle. Sam is about to take her former bandmate Tanya Tyler, to court for lost earnings for their smash hit 'Always Make You Smile'.

Martin Kemp shares his take on Sam and Tanya. He is clearly a Sam fan and describes her as a real powerhouse of 'electro synth disco bubble gum pop arrangements'. But will the court case go Sam's way?

Starring Rebecca Front, Jeremy Front, Martin Kemp, Frances Barber, Hugh Kermode, Luke MacGregor, Finlay Robertson and a well-known 80s synth-drum riff.

Series created by Rebecca Front and Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front with additional material by Rebecca Front.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Jeremy Front meets 80s pop princess Sam Mann. With Martin Kemp and Frances Barber.