Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by Christopher Eccleston to talk about The Leftovers. Plus Kieron Williamson, the 14-year-old artist who has sold paintings for over £50,000.
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Hello and welcome to the One Show with Alex Jones.
We've got some impressive guests tonight.
Seven years ago we met this chap, Kieron Williamson, who had just
Now he's 14 and selling paintings for over ?50,000.
And on our sofa is a man who has also dabbled in fine art,
As well as starring in Our Friends In The North,
Doctor Who and the A-Word, he's done a stint of nude modelling.
It's - thankfully fully clothed - Christopher Eccleston.
Obviously because viewers would expect it, we did intense research
to see if we could find one of the pictures. But unfortunately, it was
a fail. It was at the Slade School of fine art.
If anyone at home can help us please feel free to send one along
to our usual address, we'd love to show it.
What are your memories of those times? Cold! That would be the first
memory! Liberating? It was, slightly. Also could be quite hard
on the ego because artists can be quite critical about the physical
form. They would say things like see how he is fat and thin there. So
ritual humiliation. I used to go straight to the pub once I'd got the
money. Well we will see what we get in, it could be gold.
Last time you were here, Chris, we spoke about your mum selling
pastries in the stands at Old Trafford.
That's right, she used to sell pies and T in the 50s when the Busby
Babes were there. So we hope she's
watching this next film. Kev Duala has been back to Liverpool
to see how match day pies are helping to solve
an affordable housing crisis. In the shadow of Liverpool football
ground rov derelict terraced houses and at the end of thriving bakery
run by and for the community. Home-baked, the a match day fixture.
I never really ate pies before but we found this place and I was sold.
I like the idea that helping the community. The staff are lovely and
you get to know a lot of people who come in regularly. Seven years ago
this bakery was scheduled for demolition and was shut down. But it
flickered back into life by the skin of its teeth through the
stubbornness and resilience of local people. Bridget is co-funder. I have
to try one of these. Go for it. It is lovely. This is a story of brick
and determination. Where did it start? There was a lot of demolition
happening in our area and as a group of residents we came together and
decided to open the bakery as a community business and managed to
save it from demolition. How did you get the council to give you that
reprieve? Baby by showing that it could be a viable business.
Originally supported by grants, it now thrives on its products and
wants to convince the council that it can expand. We have a flat above
the bakery and were now refurbishing that. With affordable housing in
short supply across the UK this business wants to turn the terrorist
into shops and plans for the community for that they've already
secured ?140,000 of lottery money to create a home out of this. My
goodness! You have your work cut out. And the refurbishment will be a
training project for three local apprentices, men poured by Paul. As
you can see there is a lot to do, roofs, ceilings, floors, plumbing
and electricity, everything. And once more after apprentices Dave,
Bradley and Leanne, will have the option of renting a room. It is
their own version of social housing. We've been learning from the
builders and then we may be get to put that into practice. How
important is it for you to be involved? Very much, because I would
like to live here and it is giving back to the community. It does not
stop there, they're also transforming a patch of land at the
end of the terraced into a public square, building their own joinery
classroom and greenhouse to grow food for local people. But it is
affordable homes that the heart of this, only 28,000 funded by the
government were completed last year. Down by half from 2011. With the
huge housing crisis across the UK, what you're doing could be of help?
I think it can. Over there we have houses just like those next to the
bakery and they had been pulled down and what has been built now at the
profit goes to private developers. We are offering to build houses by
people and for people and the profit stays within the organisation and is
reinvested in the neighbourhood. The benefits to the residents are plain
to see. Sue Humphreys helped to set up the project. Her family have
lived here for 100 years and she is seen first-hand the fabric of the
community decline. It is sad to see the property is boarded up and left,
something had to be done. Could this be a turning point to rejuvenate
this community spirit? Yes, we're somewhere where the community can be
together and rebuild that community. Make friends with your neighbours.
Home-baked is one of several projects regenerating rundown parts
of Liverpool including selling homes for ?1. And the council is waiting
for it to succeed. This is the deputy mayor. It is not about the
council telling community is what should happen, it is about community
is being fully engaged and their ideas coming forward, there are
initiatives and passion driving these agendas. If the project
flourish as it could be rolled out elsewhere. I'm born and bred in
Liverpool and grew up in a really strong community. But what has been
sad to watch is how the communities have been eroded. But what is great
to see is what this company have done to rekindle that community
spirit. And if they can do it may be other parts of the country can as
well. Financial journalist
Simon Read joins us now. As Kev said at the end of the film,
can this happen elsewhere? Could this help with the housing
crisis is right it is happening all over the country, communities
getting involved to create this kind of projects to bring back affordable
housing to the local community. Great to see Right On The Money back
on our screens this morning. It's hosted by Dom Littlewood
and Denise Lewis. You of course are an expert
on the show, giving us tips What kind of stories do
you come across this series? Well all kinds of people. We have
sisters from London who started up a street food market. They're not
making a lot of money. And one woman... They are too generous. The
portions too big! A woman from Liverpool, the biggest financial
problem is that she's too generous. And we met Nicky who just spends
when she feels like it. And Nicky has lots of things beneath her
stairs. Let's take a look. What is all this? Tea bag. How many,
millions! 1100. Nicky looks like she is going into World War II with all
those supplies underneath the stairs.
Something you look at in the series is the idea of the sharing economy,
where people make money out of renting things they already own.
And we've got some people in the audience tonight
Leticia, this is a picture of your house. It is upside down! What is it
that you are renting? I rent out my drive space. I have three spaces, it
is all done online and it has been a great moneyspinner for me. How much
do you make per month? Roughly ?200. Not to be sniffed at. And Vicky,
let's take a look. Is that your garden? A section of the garden up
in Norfolk and we rent it out for camping. Self-catering accommodation
for up to four people. So how much do you make per month? Around ?1000
in peak season. The summer months. This is a really good game show! And
Daisy at the end, I love this concept. This is shared and
breakfast which we run in Bristol from the garden. It is shared that
we lived in when we were renovating and now we'll run it as a bed and
breakfast. How much to make per month? ?1400! Anyone with a
shared... You have had some thoughts of what to do with your place? Yes,
I heard about this scheme, people making their homes into art
galleries. One of my closest friends is an artist. I keep trying to
convince her to do an exhibition and so I'm going to do it in my house.
It is a great idea. And theatre groups are doing the same thing,
using people's homes. For me it is not really for the money but the
interest, and my children being around art. I'm still thinking about
that bed-and-breakfast, genius! You're going to inspire the nation!
Thank you all for joining us and thank you Simon.
Right on the money is on BBC1 at nine fifteen every morning
It's been a special day at Wimbledon as we've seen all 64
players left in the singles competition play today.
And of course congratulations to Johanna Konta and Andy Murray
who made it through to the next round.
As well as their impeccable racquet-work -
there's another kind of racquet you can hear on court.
Tommy's been to see if grunting equals greatness.
Last year almost 500,000 people came down to Wimbledon and sat mesmerised
by a little yellow ball. Waiting patiently for the winning point.
While today the wait is over. And here they come. And I have something
that they have dubbed a secret weapon. Meet Jordan, research at the
University of Sussex. He says he can predict the winner of a much longer
for the last game. Unsurprisingly it all comes down to grunting. Some say
grunting is a bit annoying. Others say it is part of the passionate
five tennis but it can predict a winner? That is right, we did
research at the University of Sussex and looking at players across
matches that they had won and lost. We found in general the pitch of the
grant is higher when the players lose them when they win. So then
surely with a lower grade you're guaranteed to be a winner? Exactly.
We found this right from the start of the match suggesting it is longer
term factors at play, rankings, these things could affect how
stressed or dominant we're feeling. And that can -- that can affect the
pitch of the voice. Is it like an animal thing? Mail Red Deer war
adage other and use that to assess the size of the other. So we see the
same thing happening with humans. Let's put it to the test. How do you
feel about grunting on court? It is a bit weird. It is a bit disturbing.
It just shows they're putting in an effort. I play tennis and I do not
grant. Not even a little noise when you're giving it everything? Let's
do a family effort! That for me is a winning round. Do you grant in any
situation? Only when Federer loses the point. Time to put the theory to
the test. Here at the third round of the women's singles. Hill is going
to win? -- who was going to win. If I had to pick someone it would be
Diaz. Based on the grunting. The louder that your grunting and the
deeper, the more likely you are to win. Let's hear it from you. That is
more like it. She just lost the point. She did. So
does grunting serve up the aces question mark is match point back on
court 18. He did not get it right this time, but if you're listening,
Andy, probably worth a shot! Now we're going to know which tennis
players have watched this show because all the Test matches, the
pitch is going to get lower. Chris, we've been watching some
of your stuff, and you too can be Yes, but the question is,
can you guess your grunt? We've got three grunts to listen
to and one of them is yours. The other two belong
to tennis players, you have My right to say that you have
enhanced my grunt? No. It is definitely not number three.
It's number two. He goes straight for it. Let's have a go. Number two?
You say that that is you? Let's have a look. It was number two!
APPLAUSE I would recognise my grunt anywhere!
That leads us nicely to The Leftovers. You grunt them because
your character is attacked. Series three is out now
on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV - to take us back to the beginning,
it's about on life on earth Phil us in for those people who have
not seen the first and second series. It's originally from a
novel, and it put forward the idea that I think, 2%, I've forgotten, 2%
of the population of the world disappear on the same day. Some
people claim it is the Rapture, as proper sized in the Bible and some
people including my character, a man of God who feels he has not been
chosen by God, deny that. That is why my character gets beaten so much
because he is trying to discredit people who have apparently been
chosen. So it is about faith but also is a character driven comedy
drama. It is about something that we all experience, loss. It is about
grief. The novelist wrote it, he was playing tennis one day with his son,
the phone rang and he got the news that one of his parents had died. It
was a beautiful summer day, she was happy, there had been a road
accident, I know this sounds grim but three years later he found
himself writing this novel, three years later he realised he was
writing The Leftovers about his own experiences. He spent a lot of time
with characters trying to make sense of life. The character you play in
the novel was relatively small but you have played some part in
developing him. I was tipped off that HBO were going to adapt the
novel. I had read it and there was this character, a man of God, who
isn't "Chosen". I thought that was a fantastic character for a drama. The
writer, who wrote Lost, he also wrote The Leftovers. He heard I was
interested and we met in London. He said, I wasn't going to put this
character in this series, why do you want to play him. And he put him in
the show. And it has really worked, in a way for me. Open some doors in
America for me. Let's see a moment from the first
episode of the new series where your character
is delivering a sermon. I get a feeling in this place
sometimes, the same feeling I got when my wife awoke from a
three-year, the day that I brought her here. Mary. The same feeling I
had after being told by countless doctors that Mary could not bear a
child. But she did bear one here. Noah is a little shy, like his dad.
My friends, I've got that feeling again so if something happens on
October 14, you have all come to the right place.
APPLAUSE We will leave it there as a teaser
for everyone to enjoy because you have been incredibly busy. You have
finished filming another series of The A-Word which is a passion of
yours. BBC One show. It is brilliant, when is it back on. We
think it will broadcast in October, we wrapped on Saturday and everyone
is still hungover from the party. It is incredibly emotive. Yes, the
central idea is communication, autism being a problem, the writer
has made it a reality, as is dementia, those two things are real
for families and families get on with it. They do not break down,
they get stronger because of problems like the ones experienced
by the boy in The A-Word. It is beautiful, I am so glad it is back.
Shortly we're going to meet Kieron Williamson, the 14-year-old
artist from Norfolk who has already become a millionaire by painting
Before that Miranda's been to see a rare view,
one that's so unique it can only be seen once every quarter century.
Built in the nearly 19th-century for 200 years the Regents Canal has
played a big part in linking London to the major industrial cities of
the law. In its heyday the canal was strictly for business use but any
one can enjoy these days and that means keeping the system in tiptop
order. I am on my way to St Pancras Blocked just behind the railway
station by a massive operation is underway. -- lock. Thousands of
gallons of water are currently being pumped out. For the first time in 25
years this part of the canal is being drained, in order to replace
its enormous gates. This is no easy task and each gateway is three and a
half tonnes. It needs the lock to be dry before they can be removed. The
1500 locks to maintain the canal and River trust are kept constantly
busy. Sarah Burns works for the trust. Welcome to St Pancras lockers
you have never seen it before. It is beautiful, all this Victorian
brickwork. This is the original brickwork put him in 1819 when the
lock was built and it has been under water for 200 years, which has acted
as a good preservative. Overtime water destroys the timber on the
gates which is why every 25 years they need replacing. Each is
made-to-measure as doing the initial construction there were no standard
dimensions for canals and locks. They are on that boat and they will
be put in once these have been taken out. Before this happens they must
remove any debris collected over the years. What sort of things do you
normally find? We always find lots of mobile phones and cameras and
things like that but sometimes you find some unusual items. Previous
clean-up operations have included saves, guns and even wartime
explosives so there is no way of knowing what is in here until it is
examined thoroughly. Do we literally just go through and get our hands
dirty and see what we can find? All right. Joined by a team of engineers
we surged to the right to see if they wouldn't find is. Gold, silver
at least! So far all I have recovered is rubbish. Sarah however
seems to be having more luck. The milk bottle or something? Beautiful.
Very thick. United States. United dairies was formed during the First
World War when the several smaller companies merged, supplying bottled
milk to the doorsteps of London. And if you look hard enough there are
other treasures found. Graham Smith is the site manager. What is that? A
British rail button from and to Nick. Polished up that would be
stunning. -- from a tunic. It probably dates back to the 1950s
when British Railways as it was known then had been nationalised
after World War II. An old Victorian coiner. 8099, brilliant. So there's
a bit of treasure out there. Absolutely. Once the lock is cleared
only one thing left to do, attach the new gates. A large crane is used
to remove the old ones and with the new ones into position. -- move the
new ones into position. And when the water level is restored the canal is
back to being operational once more. Despite not uncovering any gold or
silver today we have unearthed some treasures, we had access to this
incredible piece of history which has stood the test of time and I
hope it will be in use for another 200 years to come. A nice bath after
that, I think. Definitely. Before we meet our next guest,
let's remind ourselves of when Carrie Grant
met him back in 2010 when he was just eight years old.
when did you start getting into art. When I was five years old. I like
painting boats, harbours, landscapes, water. How do you do
this so quickly? I know what I'm doing! I do know what that he does
know what he's doing. This is Kieron with his mum, Michelle.
What did you think when you saw yourself just then! We have been
astounded by some of your pieces. You were saying, Matt, cows... Cows
and horses and dogs are incredibly difficult. I enjoy painting myself
that it is just beautiful the way... The light and the tone you've got in
these pictures. That one is beautiful. Thank you. Can you
believe, Christopher, that this one in the middle, Kieron painted
that... When I was five, I think. Five years old. Incredible.
Impressionist. When you look at that which you did when you were five how
do you feel about that work. You've got to give yourself credit at five,
surely. No! OK. Parents will be thinking look at what their
five-year-old draws in school and they love it that this is different.
This has become a family affair. You and your husband are committed to
working with Kieron and with your daughter. How does it work as a
family. It is a full time job. Kieron's artwork dictates family
life. Kieron will decide what he does from day-to-day, we plan our
year around the exhibition, we spend as much time as we can in Cornwall.
Kieron comes first. He has been in the driving seat since he was five.
Coders school fit into this. I'm home-schooled, a retired head
teacher teaches me for four hours every week, and I work on what she
says during the week. Is that a bit of a break. Some days I look forward
to getting stuck into homework! We said on the way that you have made
an incredible amount of money doing this, what happens with all of that
because you are only 14. How does that work, Michelle. We run as a
limited company with a team of solicitors and accountants that
support us. Keith and I can invest Kieron's money into things he wants
to invest in so he has property and his own art collection. With the
money you get to your Art Dubai and other art... It is a big passion.
Which one of these is your favourite. The one in the middle. As
Christopher said, the light on that is beautiful. A beach scene in
Cornwall. Well if, like Kieron and his family,
you have a favourite British beach Yes please, send us photos of
you enjoying your favourite beach - with the family, with your pets,
to the usual address and we'll show some on Wednesday,
when we'll be live from Perranporth Thank you to all our guests
for joining us tonight. The Leftovers is out to watch now
on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV and Kieron's documentary,
Mini Monet Millionaire, Tomorrow Angela and I will be joined
by Sir Mark Rylance and Jack Lowden to talk about their new film,
the hugely anticipated summer
Matt Baker and Alex Jones are joined by actor Christopher Eccleston to talk about his TV series The Leftovers.
Plus Kieron Williamson, the 14-year-old artist from Norfolk who has sold paintings for over £50,000.