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Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones, and John Sergeant continues his journey around the Western Isles of Scotland.


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Hello. Welcome to your Wednesday hour-long edition of the One Show.

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Tonight a full house of One Show viewers and game makers who will be

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sharing their thoughts on some of the stories we will be covering

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this evening. It is a full house! We have also

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got Carrie Grant on stand-by to give a well-deserved treat to a man

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who has been a stalwart in his community for years.

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We will be meeting Paralympic archers Danielle Brown and Mel

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Clarke, who are here to show off their medals.

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Also, John Sergeant is about to blow a fuse over the end of the

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light bub. Me and him both. Our guest tonight, she has a list as

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long as your arm of block busting titles to her name. Harry Potter,

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Nanny McPhee. The list is endless. She is the only person ever to win

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an Oscar for writing and acting. It's Emma Thompson. It's lovely to

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have you with us. Thank you I just love the idea of describing

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Howard's end as a blockbuster. have to say, you look absolutely

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gorgeous, with earrings to match the theme of the new book.

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indeed. Do you want me to tell you now? I have written a book you see.

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A new Peter Rabbit book. He is 110. This is it. The dress, which you

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might have worried about, because who wears a big kilt on The One

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Show, it is the inside of the book you see. It is the same, tartan. It

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is designed for Peter. I went into a jewellery shop and saw some very

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interesting fruits and I asked the jewellery maker if she would make

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me a radish and a carrot, which she has. Which is great, but the only

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thing is when I take the book to read to children, they become so

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engrossed with the earrings, that they don't listen to the book. I

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have to take them off. But they are amazing. It is happening now.

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Everyone has been saying let me touch your earrings. Can I touch it.

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This is a big part of the story of how it all came about. The radish

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is intrinsic to the meaning and depth of the story. It is very

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radish-centred. I got this extraordinary, I got a little

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little parcel, it was two years ago, and I got a little parcel wrapped

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in brown paiper and string, which of course would appeal to my

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Victorian side. It was this. I brought it in to show you. There is

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a half eaten radish leaf on the top. Inside, the original is not there

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but inside was a small coat, belonging to someone that I knew

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well. I thought my God it's his coat. Then there was this, a bit of

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radish leaf with some radish left on it and saying for the attention

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of Miss Emma Thompson hand delivered by Benjamin bunny he is

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quir. Inside was a letter my Paul, a letter from Peter to write a new

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book. You accepted? Of course. If they had said from the publishers,

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I would say don't be so ridiculous, Bearix Potter has a genius. But

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because the child part of me thought this is from Peter Rabbit,

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this is actually from him, I really believed it, so I wrote back to him.

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So all the correspondence about the book has been between me and Peter.

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Has he ever been fazed out of the process. I pushed him out when the

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numbers went up and then I thought that's cruel. He only wants paid in

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radishes anyway. We will find out more about the whole process later.

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First up, the latest in our films about people who faced life

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changing decisions. Unlike some of the others, One Show viewer Lucy

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Gale had almost no time to weigh up her options. When you are watching

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this, ask yourself the question, would you have done the same thing?

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Two years ago I came across an accident on this level crossing.

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Two cars crashed, one was on the track and a a train was coming and

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I made my big decision to do something about it. Lucy lives in a

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small village in Yorkshire, with her partner Doug and 14-year-old

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daughter Rebecca. Two years ago she was work can as a local taxi driver

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and one evening in May was taking a regular passenger home, when she

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came to a level crossing. Tell me about the particular day of the

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incident. As we got towards the level crossing, the lights were

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flashing. Meaning a train was approaching. Yes and the barrier

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was down and I could see there had been an accident and a car had been

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pushed towards the tracks. I just got out of my car and went to help.

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The driver of the car on the tracks was pensioner Mary. She had been

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waiting at the lights at the level crossing when another vehicle hit

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her from behind, pushing her car on to the track. I need today get her

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out. She was really, really shocked. Her eyes were wide and she was

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shaking. With no time to spare, Lucy made her instinctive big

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decision. As she was struggling to free the injured pensioner from the

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car, a freight train carrying thousands of tonnes of coal was

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hurtling down the line less than two minutes away and heading

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straight for them. I needed help. She never hesitated. She didn't sit

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back in her car and think it might be dangerous, there is a train

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coming. She did none of that. She ran into the situation and she

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helped me out. Thanks to Lucy Mary was now safe, but her car was still

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on the tracks in the direct path of the freight train now about 40

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seconds away. The train driver had applied his emergency brakes and

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signalled his horn but the momentum of the train was too great. It was

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going to hit the car. So Lucy went back on the track. The worst moment

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was getting back into the car to move the car off the track and

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looking down the track and seeing the train coming. When I got in, my

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feet physically couldn't get to the pedals, the seat was too far

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forward. I was fiddling around trying to find a lever in a strange

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car that you have never driven before in such a high pressure

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situation, with the train coming. That was the scariest moment. I

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could still remember the driver waving his arms in the window of

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the train. That is how close he was. I could see him waving his arms.

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Everybody says what did you think when you could see the train coming.

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I don't remember being being scared. I just remember thinking this has

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got to be daub. Lucy managed to drive Mary's car off the track just

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moments before the train passed. The second the train went past what

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was your immediate reaction. Everybody is safe, that is the main

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thing. Everybody is safe. You had 60 seconds to move a strange car?

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Yes, move a seat, get it into gear. What was it like when the train

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rushed by? It feels like the air is rushing flew your ears. What made

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you do it It was instinct, human nature to need to help. You see

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somebody needs help, you do it. Lucy went straight back to driving

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her taxi but it wasn't long before the significance of her actions hit

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home. If Lucy hadn't been here that day and done what she z what might

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have happened? Potentially averted quite a major crash. We have

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tankers, electrical pylons there, can you see there is a small

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station, it was a passenger train waiting to come out, there was a

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freight train coming through. If that train had struck the cars it

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would have ploughed through and reached that passenger trained.

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told her on the day she was my guardian angel who just appeared

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and possibly I still feel that. is your guardian angel? Yes.

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never lost any sleep from what I did. Had I sat back and watched it

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unfold, I would never have slept again.

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Lucy is with us here in the studio to talk more. You have won awards

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after this, you have changed so many people's lives by the actions

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you had. Has it changed your life? Has it changed my life, it has

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changed by behaviour, but it's not changed my life. I have had some

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brilliant experiences from it. still work as a taxi driver, so

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when you get to a crossing then, how does your behaviour differ?

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Before, because I live in an area where there are freight trains, you

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can be waiting up to ten minutes if there is two going to go, before it

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was an inconvenience to sit and wait and I used to sit with my foot

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on the brake and huff and puff, like you do. Now I put my hand

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brake on and I sit and wait. It's not worth it. Do you ever mention

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to passengers when you have them in the car, you will never believe

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what happened here? No, never. about the passenger you had with

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you at the time? Mr HOLMES. I have seen her since and we discussed it

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on our way to the airn and she just said I got into a bit of trouble

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for getting her home late. After all that? She said her husband

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forgiven me now and would allow me to take her back to the airport.

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have Matt from Network Rail. You wouldn't advise people to take the

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same action? Of course, it was an incredibly brave act, but we

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wouldn't advise people to do that. We would advise people to get on

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and off level crossings as safely as possible. You end up with quite

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a few people on the railway lines not in heroic situations. We have

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incredible CCTV footage here. Obviously, you can see the red

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light and the lady is choosing with a pram to cross in front of a train

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while there is a red warning light telling her not to cross. She

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believes that is wosht taking that What happened to that guy? I think,

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the train clips his leg and knocks his shoe off. He's vaulted the

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barrier there, he broke his leg, he later checked into A&E. There isn't

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a barrier in this next footage. Look at that! This is a very, very

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near miss. What is the situation of barriers and level crossings then?

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98% of crossings, in fact, we have nearly 7,000 crossings, only 116 of

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those don't have barriers. They have been assessed as being low

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risk crossings. There might be one or two trains per day, low speed

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trains, very little traffic there. But we have a project at the moment

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to install barriers at crossings like that. We have had a trial in

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Scotland, where we have put a barrier on what was an open

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crossing. Network Rail have been criticised a lot for not, people

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saying they are not doing enough to help people's safety. There is two

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issues here and the first is, we have now got a business change

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programme, a huge transformation programme. We are investing �130

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million over the next 18 months in improving safety. That includes a

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whole new operating regime for risk management. At the moment we are

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recruiting 100 level crossing managers through England, Scotland

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and Wales. We have improved training, processes and alongside

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that we have a huge safety enhancement programme that looks

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like innovation, technology, enforcement cameras at level

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crossings. And education campaigns. We have launched a campaign called

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lose your head phones. We are doing a huge amount. We have the safest

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level crossings in Europe. Another viewer that we want to celebrate

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tonight is Frank Kennington from Grimsby, who has been ringing the

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bells at his local church since he was 12 years ol. Since his

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retirment, frank has had to ring in a few changes as Carrie Grant has

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been finding out. Bell ringing has been my life, but

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it is a very sad day today. I am as fit as a 78-year-old can be but

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those stairs, they take the wind out of your sail. For the past 67

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years the people of Grimsby have heard Frank's bell ringing around

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the town during some of the most significant moments of their lives.

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Chrissenings, weddings and funerals. Frank rang for my wedding. What did

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that mean to you? Everything. Because that was Frank. Frank's

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retirement marks the end of an era for his family, the Kenningtons who

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have rung the bells here for over 100 years. Frank was introduced to

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bell ringing at 12 by his father who showed him the ropes on 8th May

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1945. From that day on his life would be dedicated to the bells of

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the church. It was full of joy, the end of the war, everybody was happy.

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There was my mother, my sister, two brothers. We all came up the Belfry.

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All along these walls are boards and the name Kennington appears an

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awful lot. This one is from 1905. Charles Kennington, that was my

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father. Johnny Kennington was his brother, my uncle. That is 107

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years ago. Before my time! Certainly is. How important has it

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been for you to continue the legacy? I have no family of my own

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as such of the. The only family I have are nieces and nephews. There

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are so many other attractions these day. I am the last one of the

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Kennington dynasty. Frank has always been keen to pass on his

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passion. So I thought I would give Don't be in a hurry. I dropped it,

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but not bad for a beginner. You have been married for 54 years.

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Does it feel like you have been married to the bells? The previous

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rector here said he had heard of golf widows but he knew that I was

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a bell ringing widow. How hard was the decision to retire for Frank?

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Sundays are very difficult, because I can tell that he is grieving that

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he is not up there. He is worrying about his bells, they are his bells.

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I know better than stressed that we come into town on a Sunday. Why is

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that?. I think it would upset him to hear them ringing. You must feel

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immense pride? I have become very proud of him. I sthi that's mainly

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because there's only me really knows the commitment that he's made.

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A lifetime of bell ringing. Let's go over to Carrie of news of a

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special treat. You are up to something, aren't you? I certainly

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am. Welcome to St James Garlickhythe in London and the

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location of the royal Jubilee bells. Which were cast especially for the

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. A couple of weeks ago

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Frank was reading a magazine and read about these bells. Little did

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he know two weeks later he would be here in London ringing them live to

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the nation. It is an exciting evening. This place was destroyed

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in the great fire of 1666. Then rebuilt in 1683 by Sir Christopher

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Wren. It is sometimes nicknamed Wren's lantern because of the way

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the light light shines through the windows. It has the highest ceiling

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of any of the London city churches. Bell ring something

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quintessentially English. We have been doing it for 400 years. It It

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seems right we used it as part of the Queen's diamond celebrations.

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The lead lead barge had a Belfry built on to it. Inside were housed

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eight bells. All of those bells named after members of the Royal

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Family and bell ringing on the Thames had never been attempted

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before. They had to hand pick the bell ringers very carefully. It was

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an incredible feat. The bells went from that barge and are now

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permanently housed here at St James here in Garlickhythe. Frank tonight

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is going to be playing them, ringing them live to the nation.

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More of that later. It's going to be very special. Emma,

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you have written The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit. How have you taken

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the story onwards from the original? I thought about it and I

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thought if he wants a further tale perhaps I should take him away from

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the garden and I was in Scotland when I was writing it and Bearix

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Potter loved Scotland. She's very interesting, she is the original

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bunny boiler, you do know that don't you. She was not soppy about

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animals at all and kept rabbits and knew them well and named them and

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then when they died would boil them and separate them out and sort out

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their bones. So So that is one of the things that attracted me to it.

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You don't include that in the in the book? No. Funnily enough I left

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that out. There I was in Scotland and I thought Mr and Mrs MacGregor

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could be Scottish and maybe Peter accidentally gets into a bit of

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luggage and ends up in Scotland. That is what I did. I took him up

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north. Would you read some for us? Yes Yes, absolutely. All sitting

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comfortably. He's gone to Scotland and he's met his cousin who is a

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big black rabbit called Finlay and he is defending his title at the

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highland games. He is this huge very big rabbit and Peter is

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watching him throw these things and then he gets bored because he has

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strong passions. He goes off and he finds a bit of will low fencing and

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it goes there, protected by will low fencing lay an unusually large

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radish. We have the pictures on the big

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screen. It must have measured three rabbits round. It also smelt

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delicious and Peter was very hungry. He thought no-one would notice if

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he took a little nibble off the end. Accordingly, he scratched his way

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under the willow fence and took a bite and then another and another.

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By the time Peter had stopped eating, he was inside the radish.

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Feeling cosy, he fell asleep. When he woke up the radish was jogling.

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Not again thought Peter. APPLAUSE

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Is this something you are going to continue on with, now you have

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started this relationship with Peter? Well, yes. He has asked me

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to write another one, so I started that this summer. I went up to The

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Lakes to visit Bearix Potter's old homes. She is an extraordinary

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woman because she bought most of the Lake District and saved it from

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development. I went to one of her first farms Hilltop Farm and made a

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new friend there, who is going to appear in the new book, who is

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called William, whose exact nature I am going to keep under wraps for

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the moment. Everyone knows that the baddie in Peter Rabbit is of course

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Farmer McGregor. Incredibly we have found a farmer in Scotland with

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that exact name. You went looking for the enemy. Not only that, he is

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standing by to talk to you via Skype.

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From Coldstream Mains in Berwickshire. Do you like rabbits,

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Colin? I haven't tasted rabbit pie but I can see after this, I am

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going to have to try it. Association Rabbits aren't really

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that welcome on your farm? really. They can do a lot of damage.

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Six rabbits can eat as much as one sheep. They don't eat sheep, do

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they, rabbits? We are not big fans of rabbits. Having said that Emma,

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they do have a big connection with Bearix Potter because isn't it

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right that Beatrix herself has stayed on the land of your farm?

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That is right. We discovered recently that, we are farmers here

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on Lenel estate, she actually stayed here in 1894 on Lennel House

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and so she is known in the area. After seeing Colin's face there,

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will you write about farmer ma Gregor in a different light now?

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You are much better without the side burns. You are in your office

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there and you have a picture behind you, who is in that picture? Yes,

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my wife, we were at the farmers weekly awards and it was my wife's

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computer. There is a picture of Matt with Jill. All the best Colin.

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Lots of love to Jill. Our gardening expert Christine has

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managed to grow a long list of famous personalities who invited

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her over to have a look around their gardens. Tonight she turns

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her attention to Maureen Lipman's back yards. When the time comes to

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move home, there is one thing the removal men can't get on the van,

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your garden. For most people it is starting all over again. Eight

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years ago Maureen Lipman lost her husband, the screen writer jack

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rosen that will. The family home began to feel too big so she moved

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from the house to a flat and from big garden to, well, let her

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explain. I have been here nearly five years. I moved from the big

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family family house where Jack and I brought up the children with a

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beautiful big garden, a phone box, a post box, a shed to play house in,

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and I have come here and this is my little girl flat. You can smell the

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fragrance from the jasmines. You have two, this is the false jasmine.

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It's like a jasmine and then you have the proper jasmine.

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What was the most difficult part of downsizing? Out with the Mahogany

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and in with the clean minimalistic lines and that lasted for about 12

:27:17.:27:23.

seconds. Don't throw that away, oh no, I can't because that was the

:27:23.:27:29.

time when we... So it's about as minimalistic as I am. Of course

:27:29.:27:35.

there are things in the garden that remind Maureen of Jack. That is

:27:35.:27:44.

Jack's rose climbing up the walls. What is with this plaque? That is a

:27:44.:27:54.
:27:54.:27:56.

rhinoceros. He needs to be freed. Jack used to collect rhinoceros. I

:27:56.:28:06.

have I haveen 18 in the flat. My bedroom looks ought on to this

:28:06.:28:11.

courtyard, so I could sit in bed and watch the birds. I went to the

:28:11.:28:19.

garden centre and bought worms and fat balls and wild bird food and

:28:19.:28:25.

all sorts of bird food, not a bird since. Never mind the birds, plants

:28:25.:28:29.

and small shrubs fill this courtyard like a haven of

:28:29.:28:37.

tranquility. So we have this tropical lush paradise, but in the

:28:37.:28:43.

other courtyard, nothing grows. Nothing at all. You will see why in

:28:43.:28:51.

a minute. It is the beast of W 2. This is warren. Warren is

:28:51.:28:57.

responsible for this carnage. will eat almost anything that's

:28:57.:29:05.

below his own height. Of course. is a dear fellow. What could I

:29:05.:29:09.

plant in here that would be Warren proof. Standard trees and you would

:29:09.:29:18.

have to put a rabbit guard round the stem. You mean like an oak.

:29:18.:29:22.

a tree on the clear stem, can be anything from three foot to however,

:29:22.:29:28.

but if you had a nice fuchsia and standard roses, only this height,

:29:28.:29:35.

so the the vegetation would be out of the way. Fortunately Warren

:29:35.:29:40.

never gets near the main courtyard garden where a lovely green curtain

:29:40.:29:46.

envelopes this place. It is what Maureen had hoped for. I wanted d

:29:46.:29:50.

to enclose me. That is the big thing, I am on my own and it feels

:29:50.:29:58.

safe. Now I feel a bit more like the air has come into me and I am

:29:58.:30:03.

not grieving so much, or just wanting to be in my own word, I am

:30:03.:30:09.

back in the world and life goes on. I think this garden is very you.

:30:09.:30:18.

you? I must have done something right, as they say in the song.

:30:18.:30:24.

In honour of Emma's book, we have brought lots of rabbit-loving

:30:24.:30:30.

viewers into the studio. They would like to show off their rabbits. You

:30:30.:30:36.

have started a business. Yes. us an idea. Who is this? He is enor

:30:36.:30:43.

husband. This is Bruno, a continental giant. How does he fit

:30:43.:30:51.

into your empire? We have continental giants, mini lops,

:30:51.:30:58.

dwarfs. Did this come from a love of Bearix Potter? Yes, I like

:30:58.:31:04.

rabbits, I used to have loads of rabbits when I was younger. I have

:31:04.:31:09.

had good experience with them. I was read the Bearix Potter books

:31:09.:31:19.
:31:19.:31:19.

when I was younger. He is a very gentle soul. Bruno is absolutely

:31:19.:31:24.

lovely but Emma and I are in love with these two. Richard and Sally

:31:24.:31:34.

and we have Arty and Galaxy. These are aning gor ra rabbits. Yes.

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Angora. Are you showing Galaxy at the minute? I am about to. You are

:31:41.:31:48.

showing Arty. I am, yes. What makes a good Angora? They should be well-

:31:48.:31:55.

behaved. Which they are. Two, they should have a long coat, which Arty

:31:55.:32:01.

has. They should have a really good texture, they should feel like silk.

:32:01.:32:10.

He's lovely. Most importantly, they should have nice tufts on their

:32:10.:32:15.

ears and look like a little snow ball. We hear you are called the

:32:15.:32:25.
:32:25.:32:27.

rabbit man. I am known by many as either a bunny boy or rabbit man.

:32:27.:32:33.

think the Angora goes well with your dress. The reason the rabbit

:32:33.:32:40.

is shaking is because I have been talking about making into some sort

:32:40.:32:50.
:32:50.:32:52.

of stole. I don't mean it. This Polish rabbit, it is actually

:32:52.:32:58.

native breed. One of our few English breeds. We have had them

:32:58.:33:03.

around since 1880. They are well establish indeed this country. They

:33:03.:33:13.
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have their own club. We nurture them. You have 250 of these?

:33:16.:33:21.

several species, but yes I do have that many. Hutch cleaning must be

:33:21.:33:28.

brilliant fun. If anybody wants to help... Do you spend your entire

:33:28.:33:32.

life shovelling sawdust? Shovelling something, yes!

:33:32.:33:38.

I have to ask, why do you keep picking it up? Because on his own

:33:38.:33:47.

he will probably sit down. He likes to know you are there. He has been

:33:47.:33:54.

trained to kill, you know that. They are a long way from Peter

:33:54.:34:01.

Rabbit. As well as Peter Peter Rabbit another character who has

:34:01.:34:05.

delighted children is nanny McPhee. When you need me but do not want me,

:34:05.:34:15.
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I must day. When you want me but no longer needly, I must go. It's

:34:17.:34:26.

rather sad really, but there it is. We will never want you. Then I will

:34:26.:34:36.
:34:36.:34:37.

never go. Is it true, did it take you seven years to write Nanny

:34:37.:34:43.

McPhee? From door-to-door, from the moment I put pen to paper, it was

:34:43.:34:49.

nine years actually. It took a long time to develop. It is curious

:34:49.:34:55.

which is why I have so much respect for Potter. They seem very simple,

:34:55.:35:01.

they should seem very simple but should go very deep. It takes a

:35:01.:35:06.

long, long time. To work out what the story is, how to -- I don't

:35:06.:35:10.

know why it takes so long. The second one was five years, a bit

:35:10.:35:15.

less. On the nanny theme with Tom Hanks, is it right you are starring

:35:15.:35:21.

in a movie about the writer of Mary pop pinss? It is most odd because

:35:21.:35:25.

dad writing The Magic Roundabout and me writing Nanny McPhee and

:35:25.:35:33.

being asked to write this and one of PLTravers heroines was Bearix

:35:33.:35:43.
:35:43.:35:45.

Potter. PL Travers, said she didn't write for children, she wrote to

:35:45.:35:53.

please herself. Bearix Potter was quite grumpy with children who came

:35:53.:35:58.

into her garden. It is a particular creativity. The film is about Walt

:35:59.:36:07.

Disney and PL Travers and their relationship. It was very

:36:07.:36:12.

belligerent. She was passionate about, she was family in the same

:36:12.:36:16.

way Mickey Mouse was Walt Disney's family, but they created these

:36:17.:36:20.

characters to get them away from the torture of their own child

:36:20.:36:24.

childhoods which were very difficult. It is a film about how

:36:24.:36:28.

artists are using their art to heal themselves from very painful

:36:28.:36:33.

experiences when they are little. Staying on the children's theme,

:36:33.:36:38.

you are working on a brand new remake of Annie, which we are

:36:38.:36:48.
:36:48.:36:50.

really excited about, with Jay Z and willow Smith. What stage are

:36:50.:36:56.

you at? It's still script work and music work. They keep saying we

:36:56.:37:00.

will make it next year, and that might happen. It will be in the

:37:01.:37:05.

autumn, but that's been in the works for a year and a bit, because

:37:05.:37:12.

I wrote it last summer. You have plenty on your plate. Yes. Earlier

:37:12.:37:16.

we met Frank Kennington who has been ringing bells for 70 years in

:37:16.:37:20.

his local church. Frank had to retire because his knees couldn't

:37:20.:37:26.

take the qulim the climb of 69 steps to the bell tower. His story

:37:27.:37:31.

chimed with us sob tonight we thought we would arrange for him to

:37:31.:37:35.

ring the royal Jubilee bells live at the end of tonight's show. All

:37:35.:37:40.

along Frank's wife has been keeping this a secret from him. We have

:37:40.:37:45.

managed to surprise her. After we found out she's absolutely bonkers

:37:45.:37:52.

about Matt. A very good afternoon. How are you

:37:52.:37:59.

doing? How lovely to see you Maureen. Fine thank you. This is my

:37:59.:38:05.

surprise. I was wondering what would your reaction be if we told

:38:05.:38:15.
:38:15.:38:18.

you we have organised for you to ring the the royal Jubilee bells?

:38:18.:38:22.

We would love it if you would ring them tonight live on the show for

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us? Sure! You would do it for us? Yes. Isn't that lovely.

:38:30.:38:34.

He was shell-shocked. We have word Frank and Maureen have arrived so

:38:34.:38:40.

we will go over to Carrie Grant and her welcoming party of bell ringers.

:38:40.:38:44.

I don't know who is more excited Maureen for Frank because Maureen

:38:44.:38:52.

was very excited about meeting Matt. They have come all the way down

:38:52.:39:02.
:39:02.:39:21.

The Roland ringers have been laid on for Frank. The red carpet no

:39:21.:39:25.

less. Maureen come on down.

:39:25.:39:31.

What do you reckon to all of this? Amazing, to say the least.

:39:31.:39:35.

weren't expecting this yesterday when we were in Grimsby. What does

:39:35.:39:39.

it mean to you to be able to play with the royal bell ringers and

:39:39.:39:47.

with these bells? It means quite a lot. These are the experts. You are

:39:47.:39:52.

not going to be shown up. He was talking about this yesterday.

:39:52.:39:58.

was. This afternoon when they told him he was almost in tears. Let's

:39:58.:40:06.

get you in, up the stairs for live tonight bell ringing.

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A man of few words but full of emotion. Yesterday we saw the first

:40:10.:40:16.

part of John Sergeant's trip around the sea loches of west Scotland

:40:16.:40:26.
:40:26.:40:40.

where he met fisherman and sailed The sea loches of the west coast of

:40:40.:40:46.

Scotland for an amateur sailor like me. Today I am exploring the

:40:46.:40:51.

stretch of water between the mainland and the wildly beautiful

:40:51.:40:56.

Isle of Skye, with a good boat, dramatic scenery and today the

:40:56.:41:06.

sunshine, what more could you want. My journey starts with a sail past

:41:06.:41:13.

probably the most scenic castle in Scotland. What a magnificent site.

:41:13.:41:18.

There has been a castle here since the 13th century. If it looks

:41:18.:41:22.

familiar, that is because it is. It's been used in television and

:41:22.:41:29.

films, including highlander and the Bond movie The World is Not Enough.

:41:29.:41:33.

But time heading for a relatively new landmark in the Scottish

:41:33.:41:43.
:41:43.:41:44.

landscape. The Skye Bridge. Sailing beneath the 500 metre

:41:44.:41:51.

Longbridge is a real treat. But when it opened in 1995, it was

:41:51.:41:55.

immediately mired in controversy. The link from the island to the

:41:55.:42:00.

mainland carried a toll of over �10 for a return crossing. And the

:42:00.:42:04.

islanders protested. A lot of people on the island have criminal

:42:04.:42:09.

records because they refused to pay, so to this day they have a criminal

:42:09.:42:15.

record. The campaign was ultimately successful and the bridge is now

:42:15.:42:20.

toll free. We are part of the mainland, some people would feel

:42:20.:42:30.
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I like gliding screenly along the calm surface of the loch, but there

:42:41.:42:51.
:42:51.:42:52.

is a chance to get a glimpse below and is keep your feet dry in a

:42:52.:43:02.
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On deck the seals are popular and I am heading six miles to the north,

:43:22.:43:28.

to a village which lives up to its guide book description, uncommonly

:43:29.:43:33.

picture echbleing. -- picturesque. These windless conditions won't do

:43:33.:43:39.

for a serious sailor, but I just like to enjoy the way the evening

:43:39.:43:45.

light plays across the seascape. No wonder this is a big draw for

:43:45.:43:52.

artists and photographers. Miriam came to Plocton 11 years ago and

:43:52.:43:57.

stayed. She runs drawing and painting classes and is even

:43:57.:44:02.

prepared to find hidden talent in me. It is a west coast village

:44:02.:44:09.

facing east so we get light shining in on us, water all the way round.

:44:09.:44:14.

In the summer we have light at strange times. What time is it now?

:44:14.:44:18.

It's nearly 10.00. It is very strange. You only have about four

:44:19.:44:25.

hours of darkness. We hardly have any darkness tonight. We have got

:44:25.:44:33.

to reproduce this. You are asking me to do this. But just try to see

:44:33.:44:38.

the blocks of colour, don't worry about it being the right colour,

:44:38.:44:42.

just keep looking at it, rather than looking at your page. Forget

:44:42.:44:47.

what you are doing, trust your hands. Look at the sea. You are

:44:47.:44:52.

getting it right and I am getting it wrong. There is no right or

:44:52.:45:00.

wrong. It is like dancing, you just enjoy it. I know a bit about that.

:45:00.:45:09.

Mine looks like a child's activity pad. Hasn't it made you look more

:45:09.:45:14.

at what you are seeing. It changes your vision. I agree with that. To

:45:15.:45:19.

be honest, you don't have to look very hard to find beauty in a place

:45:19.:45:28.

like this. John, that was a beautiful setting. Fantastic. The

:45:28.:45:33.

weather of course held perfectly. When I went on my normal sailing

:45:33.:45:40.

holiday, poured with rain, gales in the Westcountry. It is an area you

:45:40.:45:48.

are fond of as well. That is where I wrote the book. We could have met

:45:48.:45:57.

up Emma. I was working. Working hard! What's coming up tomorrow?.

:45:57.:46:03.

We go further north and we meet a community that can only be reached

:46:03.:46:12.

by boat. It is really interesting. It is a terrific area. I have been

:46:12.:46:17.

looking forward to our next story because I can't stand energy saving

:46:17.:46:27.
:46:27.:46:27.

light bulbs. Last week the traditional 40 40 Watt light bulb

:46:27.:46:37.

was consigned to the history books. I am incandesceent. You have a

:46:37.:46:41.

store?. Not a little store, but just enough. I don't want people

:46:41.:46:46.

running around thinking I have got them all. I have the rest of them.

:46:46.:46:51.

There is a loophole. We are not allowed to have them because they

:46:51.:46:55.

are meant to be not saving energy but they do have them for

:46:55.:47:00.

industrial use. If you go to a shop, which I did in West London,

:47:00.:47:05.

specialist shop, they are called rough service bulbs. It is not

:47:05.:47:09.

against the law. And they are the industrial ones. They work just

:47:09.:47:12.

like the old ones and you can be happy forever. You are feeling

:47:12.:47:16.

around in the dark for what feels like hours when you switch on.

:47:16.:47:22.

is a cold light. You can't see and feel you feel cold. What's to like,

:47:22.:47:31.

nothing. Would you rather write to a candle I do sometimes, we get a

:47:31.:47:39.

lot of power cuts in our area. These will be contraband and they

:47:39.:47:49.

will be precious items. You can't get lamp shades to fit over these.

:47:49.:47:57.

They make dimmer switches blow. Is there much of a difference between

:47:57.:48:02.

the energy saving bulbs and this one? I can hear people screaming at

:48:03.:48:12.

the TV. How do you feel about these new energy saving light bulbs? A

:48:12.:48:16.

lot of people are telling me they're not that keen. But I want

:48:16.:48:20.

to know if they can really tell the difference between the new ones and

:48:20.:48:25.

the old ones. I am rigging up a cunning spemplt

:48:25.:48:30.

to test -- experiment to remain those who need to be convinced by

:48:30.:48:33.

energy saving bulbs. It is a national debate that gets people

:48:33.:48:38.

hot under the collar, nowhere more so than here at the Shropshire star

:48:39.:48:45.

newspaper. Journalist Karl wrote that energy saving bulbs were still

:48:45.:48:53.

too dim and ugly. It went berserk. It was the most

:48:54.:49:01.

commented on article last year. People were saying thank goodness

:49:01.:49:05.

someone else has voiced this. I am not against eco-friendly light

:49:05.:49:09.

bulbs, but when I want a reading light or when I want a light at the

:49:09.:49:14.

top of my stairs that becomes bright quickly, I have yet to find

:49:14.:49:21.

an equivalent to the old-fashioned ones. Time to put them to the test.

:49:21.:49:27.

Can they tell their traditional bulbs from their low energy

:49:27.:49:33.

lighting. I have arranged four identical lamps but can they pick

:49:34.:49:43.
:49:44.:49:46.

out the traditional 40 Watt bulb? That is a halogen bulb, 30% more

:49:46.:49:55.

efficient than an old-fashioned bulb?

:49:55.:50:00.

BulbB, it is the old inefficient one. I am not going to decide until

:50:00.:50:06.

the end. Bulb C.

:50:06.:50:12.

. The LED is the longest lasting and most efficient of the bunch.

:50:12.:50:21.

This is the least appealing light of the three. Bulb D.

:50:21.:50:27.

That is the compact fluorescent, couragely the most common energy

:50:27.:50:32.

saving bulb. I wouldn't like to read with that light over me.

:50:32.:50:37.

Before we let the guys know the results, I want to know more about

:50:37.:50:43.

the current crob of energy-saving bulbs. What is wrong with these old

:50:43.:50:51.

style bulbs? This bulb, 90% of the energy is wasted in heat. They are

:50:51.:50:56.

very inefficient. But what about the new ones. People say the bulbs

:50:56.:51:01.

are too dim, they don't like the colour. They are coming from the

:51:01.:51:06.

earlier generation of bulbs. Things have moved on hugely. You could

:51:06.:51:16.
:51:16.:51:18.

light your whole house with 200 watts. Our compact fluorescent cost

:51:18.:51:27.

�2 more than a digsal -- traditional bulb. Which one do you

:51:27.:51:34.

think is the old style bulb? Bulb B is the correct answer.

:51:34.:51:40.

Karl has got it wrong. Why did you go for B as the old style.

:51:40.:51:50.
:51:50.:51:52.

thought it was brighter. I thought the light was whiter and sharper.

:51:52.:52:00.

The old was bulb B. Karl, how do you feel about that?

:52:00.:52:06.

7% of the people who opposed me on the website are probably cheering.

:52:06.:52:13.

Bulb A and bulb B were the best two. I thought it was a clearer light

:52:13.:52:19.

bulb A. Maybe I need to change my bulb supply. It would be wrong to

:52:19.:52:25.

draw too many conclusions from our unscientific experiment but it

:52:25.:52:31.

seems the debate looks set to shine on. With some people clinging on to

:52:31.:52:36.

the old bulbs, it will be sometime until they are finally switched on

:52:36.:52:45.

for good. The debate has been going on and on. We have games makers

:52:45.:52:52.

Adam and Nathan. You have some strong views, you are divided.

:52:52.:52:56.

are twins. Your feelings are very similar but what are your thoughts?

:52:56.:53:01.

It is a constant source of conflict in the house. I am against them. I

:53:01.:53:06.

am against these ecobulbs. They are so dim. In the morning I need to

:53:06.:53:11.

make up and they take ages to warm up. I need to wake up in the

:53:11.:53:16.

morning. They are just too dim. am for them and they last longer.

:53:16.:53:26.
:53:26.:53:29.

You are saving money. You save energy, saving the world, bulb at a

:53:29.:53:34.

time. They are difficult to dispose of as well. We should get you back

:53:34.:53:41.

on next Wednesday. The GB Paralympic archers Danielle Brown

:53:41.:53:51.
:53:51.:53:53.

and Mel Clarke join us now. This is you on the front of the

:53:53.:53:57.

Times. A beautiful photo. How many copies of this have you bought

:53:57.:54:06.

today?. We got one each. It's a beautiful shot. Good nails.

:54:06.:54:10.

Fantastic nails. That picture is very, very beautiful. How does it

:54:10.:54:14.

feel to be front page of the national newspaper?. It is

:54:14.:54:18.

incredible. I am overwhelmed with the amount of coverage we have had.

:54:18.:54:24.

When I won a gold in Beijing and I did two interviews that night and I

:54:24.:54:28.

have not stopped doing interviews since yesterday afternoon. To be on

:54:28.:54:32.

the front page of the Times is incredible. During the competition,

:54:32.:54:36.

you two were going head to head really until the last minute. How

:54:36.:54:41.

tough was that then? It was really tough, to meet any opponent in a

:54:42.:54:45.

medal match, but to have a Brit tlrks we knew we were going to have

:54:45.:54:52.

a gold and silver and it was who was going to keep the nerve. It is

:54:52.:54:59.

down to the fact it is a home Games but what do you put the difference

:54:59.:55:04.

down to? It was a fantastic experience, and it was just great

:55:04.:55:08.

being able to perform in front of my friends and my family, my

:55:08.:55:11.

personal coach and everyone who supported me on my journey. It's

:55:11.:55:18.

been a long and hard journey getting here. You are incredibly

:55:18.:55:28.
:55:28.:55:33.

young. One of team-mates turned 64 so. The brilliant thing about the

:55:33.:55:37.

Paralympics, is that we have all learnt so much about different

:55:37.:55:41.

sports. Things we have never heard about before. But saying there are

:55:41.:55:47.

some people out there who think I fancy giving archery a go, how do

:55:47.:55:52.

you sport, because they are things that aren't mainstream. Doing an

:55:53.:55:58.

internet search and finding out about your local club. I know there

:55:58.:56:07.

are new initiatives about doing archery in schools. You can lean

:56:07.:56:12.

towards the sporty type, we have a great shot of you playing volley

:56:12.:56:19.

ball. Oh, God. It's you in your new film.

:56:20.:56:27.

Over the summer you were doing a romcom. I was rubbish, I am so bad.

:56:27.:56:33.

I bought my husband an archery set, that sounds sad, but not a little

:56:33.:56:38.

thirntion but I bought him that heavy thing and the thing, it's so

:56:38.:56:43.

hard, but the the thrill of it going, that noise that it makes

:56:43.:56:52.

when it goes in, it's fantastic. The trajectory of it, I was hitting

:56:52.:56:58.

lights and everything, it's hard. It is really hard work out how to...

:56:58.:57:07.

We have good news. We have the volley ball picture.

:57:07.:57:14.

They are my own teeth. Paralympic medal board is filling up thick and

:57:14.:57:18.

fast with ten more medals added today. Great Britain are still in

:57:18.:57:24.

second place. The moment has come for our unsung

:57:24.:57:29.

hero Frank Kennington to ring the royal Jubilee Bells live in front

:57:29.:57:34.

of millions. We have come up a lot of steps to

:57:34.:57:39.

the ringing room here. I want to ask Frank, what does it mean to you

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to be about to ring these special bells? Absolutely fantastic. I

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never thought anything would like this would happen. It is happening

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What does that mean to you seeing Frank? It makes me feel very

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emotional. I never thought I would be near to tears, but I am. He has

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a big smile on his face. I don't want to turn round, if I see him

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again, I will probably burst into tears. He's had a wonderful time

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coming up here. APPLAUSE

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A lovely way to end the programme. That is all we have time for.

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Thanks to our wonderful audience tonight. You have been brilliant.

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Good luck to all the athletes competing in the road cycling and

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Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson joins Matt and Alex on the first-ever Wednesday one-hour One Show. John Sergeant continues his journey around the Western Isles of Scotland and Dan Donnelly meets some viewers about to blow a fuse over the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs.