15/03/2017 The One Show

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Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley talk to Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. Sheena Easton explains why she's finally agreed to tread the boards of the West End.

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Hello and welcome to the One Show with Matt Baker


We don't want to make a song and dance about how


good tonight's show will be, but these guys


APPLAUSE APPLAUS That was amazing.


That was the cast of the classic West End musical, 42nd Street.


We've lots more fancy footwork coming up from them


Plus, we'll be chatting to their leading lady -


Sheena Easton is going to be here. There she is. Are you ready?


First though, prepare for lift-off because we're kicking


things off with the stars of the new sci-fi blockbuster, Life.


Please welcome Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson!


Nice to see you, are you well? Come and have a seat. Lovely to have you


here. Lovely to be here. Jake, you have taken time out of your Broadway


schedule to join us tonight. You are in a new musical. We didn't realise


you were a singer as well. We heard your voice. It's fantastic. We have


footage. Have you been singing since you were a young lad? Yes. It's


better on stage live every night than it is there. I have been


singing since I was a kid. Impressive. How was opening night?


Amazing. We opened the show in a new theatre, the oldest newest theatre


on Broadway. We reopened it after 50 years. It was pretty amazing. Two


opening nights. A theatre where Elvis Presley would perform and


Barbara tries end performed for the first time ever. Iconic. I'm in


crazy company. I don't know how far you are into this filming process.


I'm completed they are continuing. It's with Hugh Jackman. The first


ever circus. I play the Sweding Nightingale. Singer. Performing for


the first time. Nerve-wracking. She's Swedish. Amazing. There


weren't recordings back in the day. I couldn't hear what she sounded


like. It's maybe a good thing. Right. Modern music, written by Paul


and Justin who got the Oscar for La La Land. That's my world. Ryan


Reynolds was meant to be with us today but he's been caught up in


that storm on the east coast. Is that him just frozen there? Does he


have a gun, too? What is that? Who knows. He didn't even wear shoes on


his appearance! You are here to talk about this new sci-fi film called,


Life, later on in the show we will do a One Show first. We will cross


live to this cinema in Dorset where more than 300 unsuspecting movie


lovers will be waiting for the 7. 50pm screening, not of your film,


another film... The trailers before the film. Would you believe it, they


are not showing a thriller of your film. Can you believe that audience.


Shocking. They look so upset. We thought we needed to surprise them


with a live trailer if you are up for it. Amazing. These things are


live. They it is always good fun. Now, there's no doubt


that there are a lot of challenging jobs out there -


being a Hollywood actor might even be one of them -


but at the moment few compare Reports of violence are up,


staff numbers are down and complaints about drug use


are widespread, but one officer has managed to overcome all that,


as Raphael Rowe's found out. Life in Britain's jails is under the


spotlight. Assaults on staff are now at their highest on record, there


are staff shortages and chronic overcrowding. Some critics believe


it's creating a toxic cocktail in a system that's in meltdown. In an


attempt to recruit more staff into the profession, the Government have


announced a pay rise for some officers in London and the


south-east, but with unsociable hours and the threat of violence,


the question is - who'd want to be a prison officer? Someone like


55-year-old Bernadette Hare she works at a prison in Oxfordshire.


Nice to meet you. And you. She has been patrolling the corridors for


ten years and I'm here to spend the day wither had. We have lifers, sex


offenders, drug dealers, burglars. What does it take to be a prison


officer? You have to find your gift, if you like, your special thing.


Mine is my yapping. I can talk. We have the swagger coming now. You


need to be confident. You can't show fear. That is one thing you can't do


in this job. Shut up! Having spent some time in prison myself, I'm


interested to know if Bernie faces additional challenges as a female


prison officer working in an all male prison? You know, a lot of


these I could be their mum or grandmum in some cases,


unfortunately. In all the badness that goes on, there is still the


female staff are more protective than the male staff. By? By the


other prisoners. Really? There is still an ethos of, you don't attack


a female member of staff. I've been saved by prisoners on more than one


occasion. I've had prisoners come to my head aid. The Justice Secretary


is calling for more people to become prison officers they are fearful


because of the violence they expect? What do you see? You see a lot of


stuff you don't want to see. People are high on drugs. They are violent.


Although we are not allowed to directly film any prisoners what


I've seen today is very different. We haven't caught it on camera, I


have witnessed prisoners hugging you. In my day that didn't happen.


Are you all right darling. Are you sure? Yeah. Good. You have to be a


nurse, teacher, psychologist and their mother. You have to be


everything. In fact, Bernie's approach has won the respect of many


inmates. How are you, are you all right? Yeah. Are you all right? If


you treat people the way you want to be treated, then it's resipcle. It's


really a rewarding job. People think it's all violence and everybody


stabbing each other and blah, blah, blah. It's not like that at all. It


does happen? Oh, it does happen. It happens an awful lot, more than we


would like it to happen. That is down to staff shortages,


unfortunately. Not rocket science, they cut staff, violent lens and


self-harm went up because we don't have enough time to spend with


prisoners. For the governor, Bernie is a valuable member of staff. She


has a good balance of being disciplined and friendly with


prisoners at the same time. Prisoners respect her. Most won't


play up around her, they don't want to let her down. What do you say to


people who believe what they read if you come into this job your life is


at risk? Sometimes they are difficult. They are good places to


work. It's a people job. You can have a real impact on people and


help people to change. Two-days later and it's a very different day


for Bernie. The prison has put her forward for an award at St James'


Palace in London. I'm out of my comfort zone. It's not me at all.


She is one of a number of people being honoured for dedication and


skill in her field. She doesn't know is that her outstanding contribution


has earnt her this year's top award. I have great pleasure in announcing


this year's Princess Royal's Prize goes to Bernadette Hare. I was


shocked. Absolutely shocked. I didn't know what to say. I was


shaking so much I thought I was going to drop it. I had no idea. I


was like, wow! Pretty much, wow. For Bernie and her husband, Dave, it's


the end to a perfect day. I actually said, you'll win it. She didn't


believe me. Good job her husband has faith! So lovely. Thank you so much


to Bernie for letting us spend the day with you. A round of applause. I


think she deserves it. Why not. Congratulations on your award. Jake,


you've worked with young people in prisons, haven't you, tell us about


that, what work were you doing? I got involved because I was doing


research for a film, I learnt about the prison system in California in


the States where I grew up. I went to a number of different prisons. I


ended up in a juvenile prison through a number of different people


that I met along the way and started working a little bit with juveniles


there and started working with the programmes going on there. It was


extraordinary. Really extraordinary. I bet. This is the thing with... I


mean both of your approaches to the way you take to acting the research


you do. Thinking of this new movie. It's incredibly real and life like


in one respect because it's life on the International Space Station and


really the broad span of astronauts out there reflects, it's very real


at the moment? Is do you want to start us off? I was listening to


you, the research you do is incredible. Yes. They are sending


drones to rs Mars. We are scraping the surface of this incredible,


vast, not knowing, we have no idea how big the universe is. Science is


remarkably beautiful and lovely. People ask me if I believe there is


life out there. We found water on the moon. If there are parasites


there will be an alien form. It's a realistic sci-fi movie we are


getting closer to what could possibly happen. How do each of your


characters fit into the film, how does it come about? I play Miranda


North, a micro biology gists. A crosser of T's and dotters of i's.


She has to make sure-fire walls are up. She has to imagine the worst


that can happen, the worst after that and after that. They then break


down. Who are you when all the stable routines disappear from you?


In essence it's about life out there. Let's just have a little look


at you in action. This is the moment that this alien life-form starts


showing its more sinister side. Here we go. Lowering oxygen, more carbon


dioxide. Are you sure it won't hurt it It's a very, very low volt age.


Look how fast it's growing. Every single cell is a muscle cell and a


nerve cell. All muscle, all brain. No. It's in between my fingers. It's


not letting go. Can I make a suggestion. Can I go in there and


get him and bring him back out. No of course you cannot. I can do this.


I can. APPLAUSE. It's like a crazy


possessed won ton. He has been stressed out all day. My heart. I


watched this morning, it's done something to me. It really has. I'm


sweating having watched that scene again. You are really are? I am.


He's shaking. I don't mean to laugh, I'm sorry. I was jumping out of my


skin. I know Rebecca we talked about how scary. Did you have the same


affect? Not the sweating. I'm still sweating for it. I saw it a week


ago, I think the music, the sound effects are so important for a film


like this. When we were filming Daniel was having music on whilst


shooting the sequences. So much you don't think about that everyone adds


to this film to create what becomes that effect. Your character in the


film, you seem calm. You are dealing with the situations. You have got,


your character has a fascination with space, would prefer to be in


space than on Planet Earth? He's a medical doctor who is there to make


sure the crew stays healthy and if there is an emergency that needs to


be dealt with medically he can help with it. His first impression is not


Assad a scientists it's in awe of the thing. It becomes a type of


relationship, I think, with every single one of the... The creature


has a relationship to all of us. How we respond to it, it responds to us.


He finds it beautiful. It's quiet. That is what I liked about the


story. That is why you wanted to do it? There is a reason for you


wanting to do their movies there. Is an underlying message?


Yes. The creature does not release speak. I thought we would be


interesting if I did not speak that much either. I think it is


interesting. There's so much tension in movie. And our director casted so


beautifully. We have a character from Japan because the International


Space Station is multicultural. There is someone from the UK, the


United States, Russia. And because of that I think we all interact with


this thing in different way. And also because it is not set in the


future, the deals that could be happening. That is what makes it


scary. I'm all right now! Have some water! You probably deal with things


on the farm and you understand there may be some organisms that are not


always so helpful. That is why you are sweating! I'm fine now. And


let's move on to the bromance you had with Ryan Reynolds. Always happy


to talk about that! Good buddies. He is a wonderful man. I think in our


business it is rare when you meet someone who is a contemporary where


there are literally is no competition. You know. Just that


real love. It is just friends you meet is a certain time in your life.


We met a movie and just became close friends. And for me when I come


abroad there is already this hubristic side and it is very


welcome. It lightens up what could be a tense moment to film in because


it is a hard movie to shoot. But we laughed a lot. One of my favourite


moments was in that scene when Ryan turned around in the middle of a


shot. He was right on the front and we were watching on the back. He


turned around and said, we are all going to die! It just lightened the


mood a little bit. It is strange and dark humour but we know him for that


as well. And it is in the cinemas from next Friday. Still plenty of


time to see it. It is Friday, next Friday. And of course the latest in


a long line of great alien movies. We asked Lucy to boldy go


and seek out the good, the bad and the ugly


of our favourite on screen Here we go.


In our quest to explore the universe we have launched chimpanzees into


space, landed men on the moon and hurled a satellite out of the solar


system. But it is only thanks to a love the movies that we have been


introduced to a whole new universe aliens.


One of the cutest aliens to visitors did not have a bad bone in his body.


I'm not so sure about the finger. Because he is designed to look cute,


ugly, hideous, likeable, every single feature is maximised to be


cute. That is one of the reasons why he appealed so much to children.


These are shrouded in mist and they communicate in an non-linear form of


language transcending space and time. That is a proper introduction.


But have they got friendly intentions? We spent the whole film


trying to communicate with them and understand them, what they are


actually saying and the language they use. Things are more


straightforward with the aliens in the day the earth stood still.


Language was not the problem. We were the problem.


I took to the streets to find out what your favourite movie aliens are


and why. Mine is ET. I would quite like to wrap him up in a blanket. I


like the Klingons in Star Trek the pub they combine scariness with


slight sexiness which is kind of weird. The aliens in toy story. It


takes me back to when I used to watch it as a kid and great


catchphrase as well. Men in Black, that surprise when you expect the


dog to bark at its peak. That is freaky. Not all aliens are cute,


some are just born bad. This is the three times made things


from another world, well known for doing awful stuff. Infecting all


humanity. Tom Cruise met another deadly species of alien hidden


inside a machine in War of the world. We reached a point in cinema


history where we have the special effects know-how and technology to


detect the kind of large-scale devastation of the planet that we


all expect from interstellar wars. Pretty impressive. So I figured I


would take a look and see how it is done. These computer wizards are


responsible for creating the visual effects of the new sci-fi film,


Life. What qualities do you need question not something that you can


relate to. Talk about how you develop the creature filled up when


you get the character you add physicality, you take the parameters


for the kind of materials, some kind of fleshy skin. And you add stiff


ill it is or how stretchy. CGI is pretty but if you need scary aliens


you need to go back to the rubber suit and slime technology that


creates the alien from the alien franchise.


I think I prefer ET. Thanks, Lucy.


I just keep checking our new! We have got a Scaryometer. Calvin is


the name of the alien in your movie. So this is the scale. From nice to


be be evil. To be fair I'm kind of over here. Would it not be a


process? I think. That is true. When he is named. I think that we start


there. He has multiple personalities. He is basically an


actor. Put in there for the majority but actually he goes off the scale!


We will put that down there. We like playing that game! No. Anyway...


Samuel L Jackson sat here a few weeks ago and we were speaking about


Kong and he was so surprised by size when it came out. How surprised Wii


U at what Calvin looked like when you saw him? -- how surprised where


you. Pretty surprised. I loved that we did not have anything to work


from when we shot the film. Why was that? I think that Daniel the


director wanted us to use our own imagination and be afraid of what


ever we were afraid. I think that was what is so great about Daniel,


he did that all over the place and allowed us to interact with the


alien the way we would be actually afraid. And in the end he created, I


considered actually the creature to be a bit like Daniel sometimes.


Because he was speaking to us in the scenes all the time, saying, it is


moving up to you. He would direct you where to look. So he was


manipulating us in that way. And sometimes you could see Calvin


through the eyes of other people. My character, as he has behind glass


because she's always behind the firewall. I'd also she would see the


beauty. Loving this creature. I think she experienced beauty through


seeing what others thought in Calvin. You can attack it from


different angles. As actors I think you've both been involved in very


physical films, Mission Impossible, Jarhead, you really have to dedicate


yourself to learning the lines but also your bodies. How was the


training for Life? It is hard-core, wire training, acrobatics. We had


this incredible movement coach, Alexander Reynolds. What is hardest


is creating your own personal movement. You were part of this


spaceship was a much longer than my character because she came last. I


could be a little bit bumpy and graceful and that would be accepted.


You are very graceful and athletic. She made some pretty strong moves.


One of the interesting things about the movie, the women in the movie


are incredibly strong. Physically and intellectually, emotionally. It


is rare in a movie when you really, it is unfortunate but it is more


rare than having a man be like that. And to watch the women be the


strongest characters really, is awesome. And all some to play! An


interesting fact about you, Rebecca, and I imagine in this film there are


confined spaces for filming but you also get claustrophobic. And you


have a fear of heights. Bring it on! Arachnophobia! We have an


interesting guest in the studio tonight and we think you will be


impressed and could potentially use him as a stunt person in future


films. Adrenaline junkie Fraser Corsan will


attempt to break for world record in the extreme sport of wingsuit


diving. And he is here to tell us why on earth he is doing it. So


first of all, he he is obviously suspended from the studio roof. Are


you all right up there? It is a real joy. Well we have the ability with


the camera to get underneath, give us an idea of how you fly in his


suit and how it works. So I'm inside the wingsuit, it acts purely as a


wing so I put tension into it at the moment. The leading edge is


high-density done so it is efficient because naturally the arm shape is


not efficient. It is also pretty huge. I will be travelling around


160 miles an hour. For every metre fall I will go forward is about


three meters. That is the glide ratio. But I'm doing 164. Foreword.


I'm going to hold onto your chest like this. You guys will know all


about this getting people in and out wires.


Just give us an idea of these world records you are trying to break.


We're going for four records, time, distance, speed and altitude. The


longest time in freefall freefall flight, around ten minutes. And then


going for speed, as fast as I can go, we aim for about 250 miles an


hour. How much of a concept of speed to you get when you are up there,


obviously at a great height. Because you're not passing things. Well


we're pushing the limits for just about everything. If the clouds I


can see fields and general topography flying by. I have


previously raced cars on motorways and you can pass the cars. So after


the speed and then distance. That is glide path so maximising that and


going as far as we can. But it is a huge workload on the body, your arms


start to tire and fatigue comes in. You need to keep strong. A huge


amount of core strength, shoulder and arm strength so a lot of gym


sessions and endurance. Why are you doing this, is it just because you


love it. I love to fly. But fundamentally there is fantastic


charity, the armed forces charity, and we are raising awareness and


funds for them. And these guys look after 60,000 people a year in terms


of treatment. Whether X or serving. We are targeting ?1 million. People


can see the details of how to support it online. And we're doing


that to raise awareness. You must have a very understanding family. We


wish all the best. Very impressive. That was cool.


Superhuman. He is. And he has style, too. He looks like a monk. Back to


earth now, this weekend is the anniversary of an event that


threatened to change the Cornish coastline beyond recognition. Here's


Miranda. On the 18th March, 1967, our shores witnessed the worst


environmental disaster in British history. A supertanker, the Torrey


Canyon, carrying nearly 120,000 tonnes of crude oil, hit rocks off


the coast of Cornwall and started sinking. No-one was prepared for


this kind of disaster or its aftermath. As the oil spread to the


beaches, Charles Brett, now 97, the surveyor for a local council, who


was one of the first people to deal with the clean-up operation. How did


you feel seeing that sight? These beautiful beaches? It was quite


appalling. One of the most beautifully areas, the sea was


covered that looked iebg chocolate moose. The authorities decided to


spray the oil with strong detergent in an attempt to clean-up the


coastline. Charles was a keen amateur film-maker and has footage


of the operation. That is horrible. I spent all my time walking


up-and-down the coast advising on what quantityies were required.


Nobody questioned me about how much to use. The detergent is a quick-fix


to get rid of the oil, that has a long lasting effect on the wildlife?


Yes. After a week, the Tory canyon, which was snagged on rocks, began


breaking up, leaking out more oil. A decision was made to sink it, bombs


were dropped, rockets were fired and even kerosene was used to burn off


the oil. Stephen Hawkins, aged 11, remembers watching the TV coverage.


It was quite exciting but at the same time it was quite scary. The


bombing seemed to be a neat solution. It probably made matters


worse in the long run. He is a professor of natural sciences and


has been studying the damage the clean-up operation had around the


shores of west Cornwall. These detergents weren't like what you use


to wash up at home, they were quite toxic solvents they killed the


grazing organisms. This has a damage being effect on the whole ecosystem


and can take an enormous amount of time to recover. It was not all bad


news. The Torrey Canyon was the grubby start of something beautiful


for ex-soldier Paul and cafe worker Petunia. We tried to clean the


beaches. We didn't know how to to. Nobody advised us how to do. We were


told to spread detergent as best we could. It brought the two of you


together, tell me how you met? I sold him an ice-cream. He came back


and had a coffee and said, can I ask you out? The cleaning came to an end


for us. Paul said, I'm leaving tomorrow and I want to take you with


me. So I said, is that a proposal in a roundabout sort of way? That was


it, we got married. Five months later. Five months later. Since then


the Torrey Canyon disaster lessons have been learned. Stephen's


research and that of other scientists has showned that the


beaches took over 10 years to recover when detergent was spread on


them. For those who didn't, it took two years. If oil comes ashore the


best thing to do is let nature take its course. Waves are good


dispersants. Crude oil is a natural compact. Oil will naturally get


degraded and the shore will get back to normal after a couple of A


two-days of years. Bombing the Torrey Canyon sank. Spillages still


occur on a regular basis all around the world. Thankfully, now a days we


are better equipped at dealing with this disasters than all those years


ago. For the sake of our coastline and our wildlife I dearly hope we


never have to see this sort of thing again. Thank you very much indeed.


Miranda. Earlier on in the show we saw this cinema in Christchurch in


Dorset. These unsuspecting movie fans. We will look inside. They are


all waiting to see a film in just a few minutes time. There are people


there, apparently! The thing, is the cinema wasn't planning of showing a


trailer of your new movie, Life. Some people are getting great


advertising. The house lights rum. It's packed. We will crash the


trailers and it's over to you two to convince them to watch your film.


Wow. Shall we do it now? Let's crash the cinema, in 3, 2, 1. Here we go.


Hello to you all at the rowing end centre cinema in Christchurch, you


are live on the One Show. There you go. APPLAUS Very nice. We are sorry


to be interrupting your night out tonight. There is one key trailer


missing from tonight's proceedings. We wanted to rectify that mistake


everyone. We did us. With us in the studio tonight are two very special


guests who have a film they would like you to see. Give a cheer and a


round of applause for stars of the new sci-fi thriller, Life, it's Jake


Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson. APPLAUS You have the audience in the


palm of your hands you can get them to do whatever you want. Do you have


thoughts, what do you fancy? Maybe we should give them a taste of this


film. Do you fancy doing that. What a great idea. Let us roll the


trailer. You take it away. Here we go. Coming soon to cinemas across


the UK, including the rowing end centre in Christchurch in set we


bring be you. Life A terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of


scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of


discovery turns out to be one of primal fear. They discover the first


signs of life beyond Earth. The rapidly changing life form is more


intelligent than imagined. It quickly evolves to threaten the crew


and the future of humanking Assad we know it. Fr those of you who ever


warned if life exists beyond this planet BE WARNED! Please be warned.


Take a cushion, you will be sweating by the end of it. Ask Matt, if you


want to get sweaty, go. Thank you. Thank you to our lovely cinema


people. Thank you, enjoy your movie. Thank you for being involved in the


One Show. Good night to one and They seemed a all. Bit confused, I have


to say. When you said us they were like - OK. You did good. Sheena


Easton will be here in a few minutes to tell us about her new musical.


First a fellow Glaswegian a photographer with a habit of getting


up close and personal. I've come to Glasgow, I joined the


army straight out of school. When I left I sold cars then I got into


photography seriously ten years ago. I read about how the life expectancy


in Kensington Chelsea. But in Glasgow it's 54 for men. I took the


pictures of people in both places catching them at traffic lights,


shooting through the window. Knightsbridge is like another world.


The people in, there the money floating about. It's unreal. The


average asking price for a property around here is about ?2.5 million. I


mean ?2.5 million quid. You read the statistic about London property


prices and it's boom time again. That is what they tell us again. If


you go to Glasgow and tell them Britain is blood blooming they laugh


their heads off at you. I think Dougie is the best street


photographer working at the moment. Worldwide. A street photographer


needs to be very curious about people. Although they are taking


pictures that are sometimes a little cruel, they are not doing it out of


cruelty. They are actually doing it out of curiosity. As far as


photographers go my, I had a big influence from Martin. Nice. Very


sharp that, isn't it. Crikey. Double flash arrests it a little bit.


Double flash. Yeah, one at the top and one at the bottom. There aren't


any shadows, really. Seven skins he is wearing. Crikey. Do people say,


I'm going to call the police and all that stuff? You get that sometimes.


I give them the number, 999. It's an occupational hazard, isn't it?


Definitely. The first thing you have to be when you are going so close to


people is absolutely bold and confident. You know, it's street


life, isn't it? They are always here. Watch my toes. It's in your


face, brash, loud therefore it's absolutely appropriate for the times


we live in. The new money people in the Ferraris they seem to hate


getting their picture taken. They don't stop to chat. Some of the old


eccentrics I snap, they don't seem to mind so much. Do you like the


photograph? I'm not telling you. You are showing it as it is. The


arrogant English people who went there. That generation is dying out


now. Now it's a different wealth from different countries, isn't it?


It's an art format. Do you kiss a dog? Oh. Look it


doesn't want kissed, look. A great photographer. An interesting person,


and someone I think who will be around for a long time. Hello. Can I


take your picture? That would freak me out, do you


reckon. It's a bit much, isn't it? Wow. You can see more of Dougie and


his portfolio of photos in What Do Artists Do All Day tomorrow night at


8. 8.30pm on BBC Four. Now from bond themes to duets with Kenny Rodgers


and Prince, our next guest has truly made her musical mark.


# My maybe baby catches the morning train


# He works from... # My one and only...


# Who needs tomorrow # We've got tonight, babe


# You've got the hook # Cooking in my book


# Your face is jamming # Your body is slamming


# If love is good # Let's get... #


We are head popping or swaying. What a selection, please welcome to the


one show, Sheena Easton. APPLAUSE. What a collection. What a


collection. Which brought back the happiest memory when you were


watching that? It wasn't the bad perm and the boiler suit one. When


people show these montages they show it. I had a few other bad choices


back then. You were happy with that, that was all right for you? That was


better than some you could have shown. It started back in 1980. You


were on a reality T V show called Big Time presented by Esther


Rantzen. With reality TV shows they are ten a penny. It was so different


then. Do you think it kick-started your career? Oh, totally. Back then


it wasn't so. A reality show it was a documentary.


It was a one hour documentary. It was part of six. The concept was -


let's get a young girl, take her to a record company if she passes an


addition you can make a single. We will show the public how a single is


made. It ended up the record company signed me on-the-spot for a


long-term deal. It totally changed my life. Honestly, I think we all


know that you can practice your craft. I was in drama school,


working on my craft, singing in bands at night. No matter how much


talent or ability you have, you need the first thing that opens the door


that gives you your shot. That was such a huge blessing for me.


And I then did you have a plan, you have done an eclectic mix of music.


What was the thing for you, music in a band, rock? It was one of those


things, I was the youngest of six and I used to sneak in and steal


everyone's records to play on the record player. They all had


different musical styles. My brother was listening to Genesis, my sister


was listening to Joni Mitchell, someone else listen to Shirley


Bassey and Mike dad had another collection. So I grew up absorbing


all those styles. Of course when I first joined my first band H 17 at


drama school, I was supporting myself and I just sang anything to


pay the rent. I just kind of listen to Radio 1, of course! Then I would


just practice it. Someone would yell thing, whatever, and you just had to


go into it. It was good training but it left me with a lab for every


style of music. And to this day I perform with my band and go out and


do my shows and do the hits. But I spent a lot of time working with


symphonies. I do a varied programme with different symphonies and all


kinds of music. You are in Las Vegas at the moment. I've lived there 12


or 13 years. It was not a plan to go and live in Las Vegas, I went there


and did eight shows a week for two years. My babies were aged five and


six bed and started school and then when I decided the cake, I can leave


now, they did not want to give up their friends at school. So of


course you go for Ukip want to go and I stayed in crazy Las Vegas and


watched it grow into what it is today. It has changed so much. And


now you're back in London to perform 42nd Street. What is your role and


tap dancing? Well I had a vague idea about the show but I looked it up on


Wikipedia! That is great to do! When I read about the show it described


my character as an over the hill diva who has not had a hit in ten


years and is legendary for her ability -- inability to dance. I


thought it has got my name all over it! Who could turn that down, do not


even need to act. So she's fabulous, she comes in and she flounces around


and sweeps across the stage, a bit like a darling, Darling cut the


person. I'm surrounded by these beautifully talented dancers. I


think the largest number of dancers ever, 42. The producers made a


commitment to make it one of the biggest spectaculars that has ever


been on the stage either here or back in New York. They put so much


into the set and the costumes and every part of it. We are rehearsing


right now getting ready for the previews on Monday. Instead of


sitting having a cup of tea I cannot tear myself away from the wings, I


need to see these other scenes because there's just this beautiful


stuff forming in front of me. I wish I could be out in the audience one


night watching it. And just have physically and mentally exhausting


is it? I'm told I'm pretty mentally exhausting to be times! But for the


dancers, it is very demanding. When you see them, their athletes, they


can do this easily without breaking a sweat. We spoke about them think


the Argentine tango and that is a love of yours. It is and I've also


tried tap dancing. It was not really my thing. But I think body awareness


and acting goes hand in hand. But it is hard and exhausting. The


Argentinian tango is very essential and it really tells a relationship.


Have you tried it? No one would ever ask me to try it! You are no


stranger to a bit of a work-out. I am just sweating! But to be fair


some of the physical roles that you have taken on in the past, fitness


just must take over your life. You made that sound like it was such a


tragedy! To me it always starts from a place of what is this skill set,


what is the thing you're doing and can you learn something. Then


eventually obviously if you work hard enough you end up that your


body and your persona, although things are shaped to it. It is the


physical world display shows you you can get in shape but my mind, even


in like that, I believed stupidly that I was in fact a boxer in that


period of time. So you take yourself there or do you have people around


you that they get up, go for a jog, or are you very dedicated? I put in


a little -- put on a little shirt and I can run for ever. That is the


truth. You can put on a little shirt any time! Are you enjoying being


back in London? I'm loving it, I had forgotten so much about this city. I


lived here when I first started out, I had an apartment for a year and


I'm enjoying having Sundays off and walking round inevitably in the rain


and getting to know the areas again. I'm really looking forward to


spending some time and getting to know the city again. Lovely to have


you here and Sheena is in 42nd Street from Monday at the Theatre


Royal in Drury Lane in London's West End.


We've talked lots about aliens on the show tonight and some


of you will believe and some of you won't.


Which is why we'd like to show you this film from George.


For all you naysayers out there, maybe it's time to take a look


at what's moving around in your back garden?


Humankind has always had a fascination with the unknown.


Haunted by visions of the Apocalypse, they have taken many


forms. But killer plans that move, preposterous! Or is it?


Ever since the ancient Greeks botanist have observed how plants


grow and also how they can move independently, it comes from a Greek


word, tropism meaning to turn. Everyday plants can display


extraordinary movements. The Venus fly trap is activated by trigger


hair is along its traps shutting its deadly leaves tight. This


sensitivity is rather less threatening in the shame planet.


Here the slightest touch of a finger causes areas of the stem to release


water displacing compounds and the affected cells collapse. And another


tropism has fascinated scientists from thousands of years ago. The


tropism. Here the toad Flax starts off as is sun-seeker and then hearts


-- then heads towards the dark crevices to planted seeds. And stems


of the funds are tracks unlike during the day, turning with the


light. Doctor Jim is a science historian from the University of


Sussex. Everyone knows if you keep the plant as a windowsill eventually


it moves toward the sun. How does that happen? The plant produces a


hormone which is diffused down the stem and causes cells on the shady


side to grow longer. And so relative to the other side that makes it


curve. And only in the 20th century we have really seen that because of


voter lapse photography that they developed mechanisms over the course


of evolution to find light quickly. So even the growth of plants fits in


with the Darwin theory of everything. Darwin spent more time


on plans than anything else and published six books just on


botanical topics. He was fascinated by plants. In 1880 Derby that Darwin


was at a disadvantage because without time-lapse photography how


could he record the movement of plants. At the original glass house


here in Kent we challenged Gardner Christina to track the movement of


the Pelargonium replicating the exact experiment that Darwin did


write here over a century ago. He did not have all this sophisticated


technology we have today and had to rely on basic tools. He placed a


glass element on the leaf blade and that is the point I will trace as


the leaf is moving. The plant is then placed behind a sheet of glass


with a fixed reference point. Christina will mark a doctor for


every hour of some Ides over the next 24 hours tracing the daily


movement of belief. I have proposed Dollman technique, a time-lapse


camera set to track every movement of the plant at 2.5 minute


intervals. So while Christina sits and watches and marks, I'm off and


we'll come back later to see what has happened. How will 24 hours of


observations compare using the Darwin methods and my own? OK,


George, so finally with a piece of paper over the glass sheet we can


trace the movement of the plant after connecting all the dots. We


can see that belief was busy moving all day today, hunting for the


light. You can see the loop it created. This corresponds to the


results that Darwin himself had. It is quite a special thing to think


that Charles Darwin sat here doing exactly this. It is quite special.


We've seen the work of Darwin in action but what does Mike time-lapse


show? Ready for this? I am indeed. Look at that. Fantastic. Now we can


see in real time what Darwin never could. Plans are on the move. Not


science fiction. Science fact. Thank you, George!


Thanks to our guests Jake and Rebecca -


And thanks too to Sheena - 42nd Street starts


Tomorrow Dan Stevens, the star of the new Beauty


and the Beast film, will be our guest.


But now, it's over to 42nd Street to play us out in style.


Good night, everyone. # Those dancing feet.


# I am taking you to 42nd Street. # They're side by side,


they're glorified. # Where the underworld


can meet the elite. Hello, I'm Sangita Myska


with your 90 second update.


Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson tell Matt Baker and Michelle Ackerley about their terrifying new sci-fi thriller. Pop legend Sheena Easton explains why she's finally agreed to tread the boards of the West End. And a tap masterclass from the cast of 42nd Street.