Chris Evans and Alex Jones are joined by BBC Formula One's Jake Humphrey, and rising star of the magic world Dynamo. Plus, how Joanna Lumley is helping to save Peter Pan's history.
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Tonight, Joanna Lumley comes to the rescue of Peter Pan, and the man
who feels no pain. Hello and welcome to your Friday
One Show with Chris Evans. And Alex Jones. Plus Andy Murray through to
the men's singles finals at Wimbledon CHEERING!
Well done all of them. Loads coming up on the show, including a little
bit of this... Take a card. At any card? Yes, show
it to everybody. Don't let me see it. I will take it. Don't look at
it. I will put it about halfway down. On the table. And watch.
APPLAUSE. That is amazing.
Almost as amazing as Andy Murray getting through to the final!
CHEERING. More tricks later on. Welcome,
Dynamo. He has been called the hottest magician in the world.
But first, Joanna Lumley turns One Show reporter for the day.
A subject very close to her heart The legend of Peter Pan, the boy
who never grew up, is one of the most loved children's stories of
all time. For many, Jay M Barrie's famous tale is inextricably linked
with Kensington Gardens. But what you might not realise is the story
began far away from here in a Scottish garden. When the shades of
night began to fall, certain young mathematicians shed their triangles,
crept up walls and down trees and became Pirates. In the sort of
odyssey that long afterwards was to become the play Peter Pan. For our
escapades in a certain dumb freeze garden, which is enchanted land for
me, it was certainly the genesis of that nefarious work -- Dumfries.
These were the words of Barrie when he returned for the last time to be
given the freedom of the town in 1924. But for many years, the house
and the garden fell into a state of decay and dereliction. The Peter
Pan mode they trust was set up in 2009 to save the side from
demolition. The reason I'm so passionate about this place is that
although James Matthew Barrie was born around 50 miles north from
here in Kirriemuir, it was in this garden that he dreamed up Peter Pan.
It was here, looking down across this river and these extraordinary
blue hills in the distance, that Neverland was born. It was here
that Peter Pan really began to fly. Barrie started here from the age --
studied here from the age of 13 up to the age of 18. He was later to
say that the five years he spent here were the happiest of his life.
The young James made great friends with two boys who live here. They
played endless fantasy games, involving pirates and adventure, in
a rambling garden leading down to the river, and it was indelibly
etched on his imagination. "The horror of my boyhood was that
I knew that time would come when I would have to give up games and
have it was to be done, I saw not. I felt I must continue playing in
secret. On these magic shores, children at play are forever
beating their coracles. We too have been there, we can still hear the
sound of the surf, but we shall land no more".
For Barrie, it was a time of great friendship, blood brotherhood and
high adventure. For me, there seems little doubt that it was the
frolics and antics here that helped James conceive the idea of a boy
who never grew up. Now the trust is restoring the derelict shell and
they are aiming to make it Scotland's first centre for
children's literature, open to everyone, with a library, a reader
-- a writing room and a writ -- rider in residence. The aim is to
create a place where children can let their imaginations run wild,
where they can discover their own Neverland.
So dramatic! I love her. And the good news is repairs to make the
building watertight should be completed by the autumn. But the
bad news is we won't be able to tell when autumn comes, because we
hadn't had a summer! So true.
Moving on, as you can see, the magician Dynamo is with us all this
evening. We were also supposed to be joined by Jake Humphrey, he was
going to pot flitted from Silverstone to talk about F1.
the weather in Northamptonshire has been so atrocious, barely anyone
has moved anywhere, including Jake. So we told him to stay put and we
would join him there. Let's see if the satellite has survived the rain.
Hello, Jake. I feel so completely embarrassed to say I couldn't make
it because I am actually getting a suntan and I have my shirt sleeves
rolled up. It does look quite sunny. It is, but you can see a couple of
people in Wellington boots, that is evidence that it was raining and it
was muddy, but if you look over there, you can see it has not but
the fans off. There were no cars on the track for around 15 hours and
they are still here. It does seem quite ironic and people might not
believers, but the car park was flooded around lunchtime, wasn't
it? It was. At Silverstone, the way to do Silverstone, and they sure
are Chris Evans, is to camp. So there were tens of thousands of
people turning up and there can sides couldn't let them in. I was
told by somebody here that they were actually telling people into
the camp site rather than out. And because we have had the wettest
June on record, the water table was high, so they had to shut the car
parks and the campsite and it is still hard to get out. It does look
absolutely gorgeous! But the traffic looks horrendous.
Traditionally, F1 presenters fly in in a different way each year and
this he was no exception, was it? That is right, we arrived on a
three-man bike, we have arrived by helicopter, so we thought, what can
we do next? This was the year of wing walking. David Coulthard and
Eddie Jordan as well. Under these planes are 70 years old. Eddie's
pilot was 60 years old. Eddie Jordan was the youngest part of the
wing walking experience. Is it true that Eddie was hit by a bird
strike? Yes! They have been doing it for 30 years and they have never
had anybody hit by a bird, Eddie was the first one. We have said it
is the closest he has been to a bird for 30 years! Moving swiftly
on... Do you have any proof of the driver struggling with practice
today in that allegedly really bad weather? It was bad, and if you see
the shops from today, you will believe me, it really was
torrential. It is a difficult one for the teams, I know you love F1,
you will know this, that they need to get out onto the track and get
used to the conditions, but you run the risk of damaging the car and
creating problems for the rest of the weekend and there was a big
accident for Bruno Senna, and also Fernando Alonso, one of the most
experienced drivers. So it was a tough day, but the likes of Jenson
Button and Lewis Hamilton will hope a wet weekend plays into their
hands. If it is raining on Sunday, you could have a rain delay, and if
you do, that means your programme notoriously gets a huge share, 45%
plus, you will be up against the tennis, Andy Murray in the men's
singles final. CHEERING.
If you wear at home, honestly, are you watching F1 or Andy Murray? --
if you were. You cannot ask me that! I would watch the Formula One,
because it doesn't get delayed if there is rain, notoriously, so I
would watch that on BBC Two until 2:30pm, and then I would turn over
to the tennis on BBC One and I would only have missed Andy Murray
winning the first set. You can get every experience. That is why he
gets the gear -- big bucks. Good answer. Jake Humphrey. Like a
drowned rat at Silverstone! Silverstone may have been hit by
the bad weather today, but up with that great British spirit, they
continued to get ready to race on Sunday. We want to know what the
rain has not stopped you from doing either. Send your photo to the One
Show website. We are talking F1, Dynamo, so what are the fastest
tricks you can do? I will do something that will test both of
usmphs. Hold your hands said. I have a two pence coin and a two
pound coin. Squeeze your hand tied. I wanted to choose a coin.
Squeeze it really tight. I am. going to go really fast and take
the 2p. That is... Was it fast enough for
you? That is absolutely spot-on, and that is why Dynamo's new show
on What is getting record figures. It is incredible, he is the best.
was watching it last night, I was mesmerised.
More from Dynamo later, but now of Dr Mark Porter has the
extraordinary story of a young man from Kent who has literally never
felt any pain. A pleasant day's caravanning in the
Surrey countryside. But for 27- year-old Paul Waters, even this
most gentle of pursuits is fraught with danger. Hammering things into
the ground. I wouldn't necessarily know I had hit myself, all I would
feel is a crunching of bones. I can still burn myself and not know I
have done it until it is too late. It would be hard for me to imagine
what pain feels like, because I have never felt it. Just before his
first birthday, Paul was diagnosed with can genitive that congenital
in sensitivity to pain, they are very rare conditioning -- condition
that his sister has already been diagnosed with. I jumped out of my
window, I was pretending to be Superman. I have broken my legs, my
knees and my ankles so many times, I really don't know. We had a
padded playroom put in the back of the house to keep them safe. They
had guards over their cots and around their beds. We had so many
precautions that had to be taken every day of the week. I was
leaning up against a radiator as a child and I didn't realise it was
burning me until it had ripped a chunk out of my shoulder. And you
felt nothing? Tragically, Paul's younger sister
Amanda died once you was just three. But doctors said they were chewing
on their tongs because they did not understand what they were doing. So
Amanda bit her tongue in half and she died four days later in my arms
of septicaemia. One of my fears is getting something like appendicitis.
Appendicitis can be fatal, if you don't get treatment in time.
Something could be abnormal but I wouldn't be able to explain that to
a doctor. Medicine currently has no cure for Paul's curious lack of
pain, but we've discovered he could hold the Q2 helping millions of
people who live daily in severe pain -- the key. The One Show has
asked the leading team of pain scientists to meet Paul. We need a
new treatment for chronic pain. Paul offers the hope of finding
those treatments, but understanding what nature has done to Paul, we
might be able to emulate that, for instance with a drug, which would
switch-off pain in an individual for a day or two.
Paul has volunteered for a battery of tests. First, to find out what
he can and cannot feel. That is just a vibration.
It's very light touch. Intriguingly, Paul's reaction to
none painful sensations is entirely normal. It feels like a brush.
is what it is. But when the tests get to a stage that would normally
be painful, Paul fails to register any pain at all. I can feel it a
sharper but it doesn't hurt. So you know that the tip is pointed, but
it doesn't been -- feel painful? All of the evidence we have shows
that Paul has the machinery to respond with tissue damage, but the
way that his brain processes signals mean he is indifferent to
pain. That is genuinely new, it is a new observation and it is an
insight that might have very far reaching consequences. Paul's
condition is almost certainly caused by a mutant gene, blocking
the pay channels to his brain. Professor John Ward is going to
analyse his genetic make-up. genes underpin your whole
development as a human being, so one of these is an electronically
activated signal to the break and if it is lost, the system doesn't
work. So it was very exciting to examine Paul's jeans and see if he
is something new. If scientists identified a new pain insensitive
gene in Paul, they can start developing powerful painkillers
that can imitate it. Paul's story is an extraordinary bond which can
produce some truly remarkable results. I am quite excited at the
prospect of really being be Q2 helping other people, which is what
I primarily came into this for the An extraordinary story. Welcome to
the programme. When did you first suspect as parents that there was
something different about Paul? mother realised when he was about
one month old. A didn't really pointed out to me because she knew
I would not believe it so when he was about nine months old she said
see, he does not feel pain. I didn't listen at that time. But
then we took him to the doctors. You used to hurt yourself when you
were small on purpose. You and your sister. That was mainly for
attention. We would hold hands and jump down the stairs, try and miss
every single flight, just for the sensation of flying through the air
and knowing that at the end of it there would be no downside besides
being waited on hand and foot. Presents, visits by friends and
family. As parents, how did you curb this? In was very hard. -- it
was. They would ask for ice-creams and if we said No They would break
their fingers in front of us to punish us. No way! They bit the
middle of their hands out. How do you feel about that now? If a good
turn the clock back and not do it, great. There are a lot of problems
I have given myself now that I would not have had I not made those
stupid decisions. The you're a child, you thought it was funny.
You're trying to get what you wanted a -- but you were a child.
You have now met other people around the world in a similar
situation, but not that many. Less than 100. That I know of. I could
not give you a figure. I am regularly contacted through my
website from people that I do feel they know someone with a similar
condition, or a link condition, or people who want to find out more.
People from America, for example, people at the universities contact
me and my friend were partnered up with to do the website in the first
place, numerous people have contacted me through that, the
website is called Pamela's people. Mainly for information because
they're intrigued by it but under the buttercup of people who have
contacted saying they think they might know someone. Sir it could be
thousands. May be. But I don't know. A extraordinary story. Now time to
talk about am... Our wildlife or memoranda has more. Maghaberry is
the largest jail in Northern Ireland and the Department of
Justice gave a special access to enter it. -- gave us. High fences
and thick walls protect the right side world from its inmates. --
outside world. The jail birds are protected but not the jailbirds you
might expect. I am here to see one of the UK's most rapidly declining
bird species, the Northern lad thing, which have been nesting in
the no-man's land around the jail. The Birdman of the gallery is
prison officer Denis Smith who was the first person to realise the
first -- the importance of the side. -- Maghaberry. To end years ago I
read an article which said lapwings had got scarce in Northern Ireland.
I always thought they were common. They had always been so many here.
Where are they nesting? Over from that wall there. In the past
Northern lapwings were a common sight but numbers have plummeted.
Northern Ireland has seen a 70% reduction over the last 45 years.
Just one over there. In 1999 it was estimated there were 1,700 breeding
pairs in Northern Ireland. But now it is thought just a few hundred
remain. At times this small area could contain up to a 10th of that
entire breeding population. There are chicks. How old are they?
a week. They are up and running. They were nesting here since the
prison was built in the early 1970s. How big a site is it? I about five
acres. War do the prisoners think of it? They are very interested.
They asked me every day about the birds, how they are doing, how the
nests are coming along. They'd call them my birds. I soon as Dennis
recognise the importance of the side he notified the RSPB who have
been helping him manage it for the past 10 years. To gauge their
numbers Donald Black has a tactic for getting a closer look. If we
get into a vehicle, we will not scare them, they're afraid of
humans but they don't recognise vehicles so they won't realise we
are a threat. Ramblings art ground- nesting birds and need a specific
habitat to reproduce -- lapwings. They now only breed in a few places
in Northern Ireland. What makes it such a good place for them to be?
No human beings, no disturbance, no predators. They can rest in peace.
-- nest. There is a chick. Do they have to go far to find food? In the
countryside they cannot always get food. They have to travel from the
nest to a food source, they can get wet and get hyperthermia.
chicks need to feed on small invertebrates so pools of water
have been dug specifically to encourage large numbers of them to
breed. Lapwing chicks can walk within just a few hours of hatching.
This family behind me will stay together for about five weeks, or
until the rent -- the young can fly. That was just eggs last time you
were here? Just four eggs, now it is chicks. That will add to the
other 17. He might only get three pairs together in the countryside.
We have 15 players on the site. A - - pairs. These lapwings have
breached the prison fence is to find the perfect habitat to bring
up their younger and now this no- man's land has been declared a Site
of Special Scientific Interest, at least this next generation is
You have been sending us photos of what you have been up to in the
rain. Jade got engaged. Congratulations. That is her finger.
I think we know that. It did not stop me watching my daughter from
running with the Olympic torch. Very good. Still going. It has not
stopped Johnny Gibbons from surfing. That was not taken today! Far too
good to be sent him. He will be on the phone to say it is real. Double
points them. We did not stop my daughter and a friend who refuse to
get of a funfair ride. Thank you for those. Dynamo, we saw you last
night, you have been touring the streets are showing people tricks
and you leave groups of people incredulous and then walk away. He
is that what made it addictive for you? People working out how you do
the tricks? The excitement I get from it is just, it takes over my
whole body, it is an adrenalin rush. No matter where I go every single
reaction is different. It never gets boring. You know how actors
have script writers and comedians have joke writers, do magician's
hat trick writers? I just have a crazy, vivid imagination. You write
your own material as it were? They are in much. Let's look at last
night's episode. Teas, money? -- It was all over Twitter last night.
In was the number one topic Worldwide. To get over one million
viewers, that his record figures for the Channel. We have a few more
viewers than that tonight so what are you going to do? Why on last
thing... I am going to try something a bit weird. We like
weird! I've got Crohn's Disease. So food pretty much goes straight
through me. You're have had this since you were a child, haven't
you? That is how you got into magic. It was the one thing that took my
mind off the pain. I have also learned it is not just food they
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can go straight through me, but Dynamo, Ladies and gentlemen!
you. You know when you say don't try it at home, why did you try it?
I am not at home. By you must have tried it at home. I'd tried it at
school. Unbelievable. To see it up close is very weird. The it is.
To see it from 200 miles away was weird! Very impressive. Hands up
who is camping in the rain this weekend? They are all here because
they want to see who is on pole position which is where we are
standing. This is the spot, this is what they will fight over. Join us
for that. It is important I point out that Silverstone have said
today if you have just a general admission ticket and parking then
please do not come tomorrow, sadly that applies to about 20,000 people.
They are still struggling with the car-parks, with the weather, but
fingers crossed for those that do make it. Then the race on Sunday,
Well done everybody for being here. Thank you. Who will win? Lewis
Chris Evans and Alex Jones are joined by BBC Formula One's Jake Humphrey, and rising star of the magic world Dynamo. Joanna Lumley tells us why she's helping save a key part of Peter Pan history, and Dr Mark Porter meets the man who literally feels no pain.