Jarvis Cocker, Elvis McGonagall, Garreth Smyth, Zuhal Sultan, Salvador Dali, Roger Lloyd Pack
Duration: 58 minutes
First broadcast: Saturday 31 March 2012
Richard Coles with Jarvis Cocker, poet Elvis McGonagall, Zuhal Sultan who taught herself to play the piano and set up the Iraqi Youth Orchestra, Garret Smyth who's planning to cryogenically preserve his brain at the point of death in the hope of the being brought back to life, Anne Pattullo who hitched a ride with Salvador Dali, Piers Plowright's I Was There from a ski jumping competition in the middle of London in the 1950s, and the Inheritance Tracks of actor Roger Lloyd Pack.
Producer: JP Devlin.
STUDIO GUEST :: JARVIS COCKER
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker joins Richard in the studio.
FROZEN BRAIN :: GARRET SMYTH
Garret Smith has arranged to have his brain frozen when he dies.
IRAQI YOUTH ORCHESTRA :: ZUHAL SULTAN
Zuhal Sultan is a pianist and activist who grew up in Iraq and set up the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq which she’s hoping to bring to Edinburgh this Summer.
National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
I WAS THERE :: SKI JUMP IN LONDON
Piers Plowright recalls 25th March 1950 when Hampstead Heath in London played host to a surprising sight: ski-jumpers soaring through the sky from a specially built ramp covered in real snow from Norway.
On This Day
A LIFT FROM SALVADOR DALI
When Anne Pattullo went hitchhiking in Spain some years ago, the last person she expected to offer her a lift was Salvador Dali.
INHERITANCE TRACKS :: ROGER LLOYD PACK
Actor Roger Lloyd Pack chooses 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' by Mozart and 'Forever Young' by Bob Dylan.
POET ::ELVIS MCGONAGALL
Elvis McGonagall is in the building. Don’t step on his blue suede verse.
The Written World
The Written World is a poetry project by BBC Radio Scotland to broadcast a poem from each of London 2012’s competing nations. If you're from Aruba, North Korea or The Cook Islands the organisers would love to hear from you.
The Written World
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