It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time [Radio Scotland]


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Fame Academy was the BBC's first foray into the world of musical reality shows with a million pound record deal at stake for the winner. Singer, Ainslie Henderson was one of the contestants and in It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, he recalls with Clare English how the Fame Academy experience was to change his life forever.

Clare English meets Ainslie Henderson, who took part in the first Fame Academy TV series.

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London based Charles and Sadie Dixon-Spain bought ruined Dunans Castle in Argyll by chance. 12 years on, the castle has still no roof and it's not safe enough to walk through. They've ploughed all their money into it's restoration but it's hardly been plain sailing. In It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Clare English visits the Dixon-Spains at Dunans to discover why they continue to pursue their dream.

Clare English meets Charles and Sadie Dixon-Spain, who aim to restore a ruined castle.

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In 2000, Mike Laird became one of 36 castways selected to take part in a tv social experiment on the island of Taransay. His sense of wanderlust and adventure has never left him and in It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time, Clare English hears about his recent trek to the Magnetic North Pole, discovers what makes him push himself to the extreme and why travelling has become not just a hobby but an obsession.

Clare English meets ex-Taransay castaway turned traveller and explorer Mike Laird.