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flotsam and jetsam left on the sand. Heavy use his pieces of driftwood
to build sculptures. -- this artist. She takes random shapes and styles
them into life-size horses. Watch this. It just finishes his profile.
She has brought one of these back to the beach in Devon to photograph
it and I am going to give her a hand. Let's take them out of the
horsebox! Don't let him run away with you! He is quite frisky!
have brought it down here to be photographed. What is the best
angle? I don't know that I want to be lying on the beach because it is
cold. I am happy to get my feet wet. I will squat down and see if I can
get something against the sky with some water in. Beautiful. I just
love to bring them back to the sea because they make great shots.
looks lovely. This shows amazing observation about how the horse
moves. You say all the right things! But it does, so realistic.
You have got that from your experience withdrawing. Yes. I just
did nothing but horses in the field, drawing all the time. My heroes
were people like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. I am seriously
interested in drawing. Her love for drawing and figurative work led her
to leave her fine art course in the 1960s. She says that at the time,
her tutors were more interested in abstract and conceptual art, and
drawing was out of fashion. They suggested that she was not the
stuff proper artists were made of. Having found her own style, her
sculptures are in demand in Britain and overseas. Their prices range
from �250 for a drawing to tens of thousands for a big Sculpture.
is quite large. How long does a piece like that take? It depends
entirely on how much would I have got. I have four or five pieces on
the go. If I get stuck on one, I move on to another one. You could
be waiting for a back leg for months. Could do! How do you fix it
together? I start by taking a decision about what it will be
doing and I Weld a steel frame together. Then it is a question of
tying bits of driftwood and till I know where they will be. Then I
screw them in. It has been known for it to take three years but that
is not common. She likes to showcase the finished works by
photographing them back where they came from, the beach. Do you go out
and find the driftwood yourself? used to. Not any longer. Not this
size. I have people that can act for me. That is the wonderful thing
about driftwood. Even when it is completely dead, it has the sense
of being alive. That is why they are so fascinating to people.
has a strength and movement all of its own. Every bit of what seems to
be alive, flooring and furniture. And this is in its very natural
state. It has just got something about it. It has. It has get-up-
and-go. Really, you are taking nature's debris and recycling it.
am. It is extraordinary. It must take a lot of patience.
interesting thing about that is that if you are doing something
that you love, you don't need patience. You liked the look of
them, didn't you? Very talented. I am sitting here in shock. For me
that is just amazing. Have you got room for one of them at 10?
Talking about passion, you are very much your own boss. This album is
outside of Simon Cowell's label. Yes. Simon Cowell and Psycho did so
much for me. We did our first album together, Overcome, but now I have
moved on. The year that I took out to do this album was an amazing
year and a half because I am now the executive producer of the album
so it is challenging to say the least. Did you want more control?
Not really. To be fair, doing the first album, Simon gave me a lot of
control but I had to make it in six or seven months. I was able to take
my time with this one. With this album I really wanted to do
something, give something I had never given before, faith in the
fear of being more open. That is why it is called Heartbreak On Hold.
And I am very nervous about it because I am so open in this album
that it scares me a bit. It is about to be out there for the world
to hear. The new single is called Let It Go. It is the most fun that
we have seen anybody having on the London Underground. Let's have a
look at the video. #, on, baby, bring back the love.
# Let it go. # Let it go, let it all go.
There we are! It has still got the dance five. Yes. Alfie has
disappeared! It still has that dance element to it. Yes. I really
wanted to achieve something with this album, and I am a happy person
and I like to have fun, and I wanted my sons to be up-tempo and
vibrant. I still wanted people to understand the deeper meaning
behind the lyrics. That is why on some of the tracks I have stripped
down the vocal, stripped down the production, and an acoustic
versions so that people can understand the deeper meaning
behind the album. I want the songs to shoplift people, make them happy,
turn a negative situation into a positive. -- up lift people.
Remember, you only live once. have also been a judge on the X
Factor. What do you make of The Voice? I love it. I am nothing that
there is a lot of opportunity out there for people to have a chance
in this industry. -- I am loving. I am always going to be a fan of
these shows for the simple reason that talent is being shown. It is
for people that cannot walk into a record label and get signed. It is
fantastic. The Voice is all about how good the singing is. Can people
see past the back story and how the performer looks? For me, nothing
should be about anything other than the voice, the talent, what you are
giving, what is coming out of you. It should never be about anything
else. On that note, you had a very interesting telephone call when you
were very young. You sang down the telephone. He was on the other end?
I am never going to forget this! My mother met Stevie Wonder and he
rang the house own and I got to sing down the telephone to him and
he sang back to me. -- the house phone. He did It isn't she Lovely.
Then I started crying, as I always do! I said I did not mean to this
respect him and I did not realise it was him, and he wanted to sign
me but my mother said I was too young. She was right, I was only 12
and I did have to finish school. She was right and everybody has
been right ever since! 27th May, Let It Go comes out. And the album
is out in June. This rain has been perfect conditions for our bluebell
woods. They have been in bloom for longer than usual but this can be a
growing problem. Yes, Britain. Your bluebells need you. Walk through
the woods at this time of year and you are likely to be rewarded with
a stunning spectacle. A carpet of purple stretching into the distance
and the sweet smell filling the air. Around half of the world's
population of wild bluebells are found in the UK, making our woods
internationally important. This woodland in Wiltshire is a classic
spot. Not all bluebells in Britain are native. There is an invader in
our midst, the Spanish bluebell. Spanish bluebells were brought to
the UK as garden plants. The problem is that they are incredibly
good at cross-breeding with our native bluebells. They are putting
this magnificent spectacle under threat. Native bluebells need our
help. Dr Fred Rumsey from the Natural History Museum is running a
survey to do just that, eye- tracking where the native and
Spanish invaders got to. It was here in the early 17th century and
it has been spreading slowly, we think, ever since. As it spread all
over the country now? It has got as far as Scotland but we are sketchy
about the details of where it is. Hence the project? Yes, we need
people to help find out whether bluebells are. Then we can keep
beautiful populations like this going. How do you tell a native
from a Spanish? There are some classic signs. For starters, native
bluebells have a gently nodding head, with all the bells on one
side. They are a dark colour, tubular, with lovely curved petals.
When you look inside, you can see the contrast between the dark
colour of the flour and the White, the pale cream anchors. And of
course you get that amazing smile. Gorgeous. -- smell. In contrast,
the Spanish bluebell is a very different beast, traditionally
found in gardens. The Spanish stands tall with flowers all round,
and instead of narrow belts, the flowers are open with blue pollen
and no cent. -- no smell. It is a hybrid that of the problem. As the
Spanish cross with the natives, they are creeping into the
countryside, threatening to push out the native bluebells. As they
are a mixture of both species, it takes a keen eye to spot them.
with all hybrid, it is an intermediate, with characters of
both parents. The colour is midway between the two. We have got a
fledge bell, but not very wide and open like the Spanish one. -- fled.
There is a trace of a smile, but not the lovely sweet, honey smell.
I'm surprised we have got hybrid plans on the edge of woodland in a
wild place. I would have thought they would be native. They are
common in urban areas, close to gardens, and little stretches of
ancient woodland around towns are increasingly filling up with hybrid
plants. The Spanish ones of crossing with the natives.
bluebells are pollinated by insects but we can help prevent the spread
of Spanish and hybrids by not planting them in our gardens and
making sure they are dead before we compost them. We can also do the
survey. How would you like One Show viewers to help? We would like
people to go to our website and then they can record on that where
they have seen bluebells, which ones and when they are flowering.
Then we can find out where they are and keep them apart. Only by
knowing where every native stronghold is in Britain will the
wildlife agencies be able to protect them from the invading
Spanish and hybrids. Now is the time to get out and enjoy this
wonderful spectacle and help our He was glued to that! You have to
go out and do the survey. What a lovely image.
To help out with the Natural History Museum's survey, go to our
website, where you will find a link to it. He will also see a short
video way you will find out everything you need to do.
Is is a great website, I was on it another day.
Anyone who have taken a flight with the young child will know the first
job is to strap them in and the second is to keep them entertained.
I got the safety card out to show my son the aeroplane and then I had
to explain to him why he could not have a go on the inflatable slide!
A Politics Scotland view of got in touch because she is questioning
whether sitting children on your lap is dangerous.
Every year, thousands of us head on our holidays trusting that the
airlines will get us to our destinations safely but one woman
wrote to the show with a serious concern. Why are toddlers and
babies expected to sit on their parents' laps when on an aeroplane?
It is not safe. In the same way as on a car, they should be in a car
seat and they should be properly protected. You could not imagine
getting in a car and putting ATOC lock on your lap. All UK airlines
allow children under two to travel on their parents lap. This is how
most of us live with a child under two at the moment. -- most of us
flyer. You are provided with a seat belt like this. Bring the baby on
to your lap. Everyone happy? We are ready. Rebecca has a 20 month old
daughter and is expecting a second baby. She has to do a lot of flying
because she works as an engineer on military jets in Germany. If you
had to stop suddenly, instead of going forwards, you a crushing the
baby on your lap. But parents might be concerned that this is another
charge for parents. I think a lot of parents would be happy to pay
the extra. Some parents do already choose to pay extra on airlines
that allow it but Rebecca is so concerned about the issue, she has
set up an online campaign and her worries were heightened when she
read an official report by the European aviation safety agency.
This report acknowledges that babies and infants would be safer
if they have their own seats with proper seat belts to restrain them
in the event of an accident. The experts to work on the report
carried out crash tests to analyse the effectiveness of look seat
belts, used to secure babies. This footage shows a similar experiment
in America, with devastating consequences for the baby. In
America and Canada, loop bells have been banned but in the UK, they are
still common thread is it --, the soap is it time for a new policy?
One of parents be concerns around this suggestion is that it would
increase the cost of going away to the point where they would not be
able to take their family on holiday any more. Lots of parents
had travelled with their children and not had any problems. Airline
travel is generally seen as very safe and so it is not men number
one issue when they are thinking about travelling -- their number
one issue. In the UK, the Civil Aviation Authority enforces the
rules and while they encourage airlines to offer a choice, they do
not think banning those types of seat belts are necessary.
position is based on 30 years of supplementary loop seatbelts been
used by UK airlines, and there is no statistical evidence to
demonstrate that carrying infants in that way is not safe. Currently
most of the large airlines will allow you to buy an extra seat for
a child under two but some insist that babies under six months old
must travel on an adult's lap. For Rebecca, having the option to use a
proper child seat on every airline would be a step forward. The
airline she uses has changed their policy, but not as a result of
Rebecca's campaign. EasyJet have changed their regulation so babies
under six months have the option to go for a baby seat so at Christmas,
we will be buying one and the baby will be safely protected and we can
see the family, which is great. you want more details on what the
Civil Aviation Authority says about this, there is a link on our
website. Yesterday we ask you to send our
question for Nu -- Planet Earth. June try to send her female Cup
into the wild but she was not taking the hint. The big question
I was in the woods with Fern and June and I saw June, Aspen back
together! Aspen was suckling on her mum! June is not very good at the
family break-up, she does not want to let go of the kids!
We have got time for some questions. How read books would like to know,
what is a bear's favourite season? -- Harry Brooks. And John would
like to know what a bear's sleeping pattern is like? Do they sleep
longer than humans? Next time I am out with a bear, I
will ask them what their six favourite season is. In Minnesota
they say, if you don't like the weather, come back in five minutes
of stock and bear sleeps six hours every night. They have a cat nap in
the day and that is what you can see Herbie and Fern doing up a tree.
Look how cute that is! Before I go. I have got some more Herbie and
Fern treats. This is then climbing trees, practising their real
important tree climbing. Two things you should not do when you are
climbing trees in Minnesota, do not climb dead trees and stay away from
the birch tree because they have a slippery bark. Guess what trees
they are trying to climb! What can we look forward to tonight? We have
the update on June and Aspen, the update on the meerkat, did he
survive the COBRA? Lovely to see you.
Goodbye! More animals now. More of the domestic kind. For all of you
taking photos of your dogs doing tricks, it is time to cover their
ears because this next film is all about the woman who made this
command famous. Walkies! In this House in Dublin live a
quintessentially English woman, who made us sit up and listen to her
every command. But a century ago, Barbara Woodhouse was called
Barbara Blackburn. She was born into the English elite when Ireland
was trying to break free from British rule. She was the most
unlikely TV star. She wore tweed skirts, a cardigan, happier in the
show ring than with showbiz, and preferred mucking out to going out.
A nation which had voted in its first female prime minister was
also happy to obey orders from Queen Barbara. The Guinness Book of
Records name to of the world's top trainer. Sit! She had made a career
out of being bossy. Keep your hand out of the way! That was good!
Barbara's father was an Anglican minister and when she was born, he
was headmaster at St Columba's College in Dublin. Many of the
pupils trained as future offices of the British Army. The family lived
in this school grounds. Her father, the Reverend, was a headmaster.
was a strict disciplinarian, a formidable person. Both parents
were undoubtedly distant figures. For example, Barbara did not see
her mother, only an hour every day. If animals were Barbara's best
friends, then the family nanny was her closest ally. She allowed free
passage of wild birds in the nursery. She tended sick rabbits
and she also looked after the family dogs and two donkey's. But
Barbara's Irish it will was about to be engulfed by a major political
storm -- Irish paradise. When Barbara's family arrived here,
Ireland was relatively peaceful and was still a part of the United
Kingdom, but there were younger radical stirring things up in the
background, who were members of secret organisations like the Irish
Republican Brotherhood, which was dedicated to a violent overthrow of
British rule. Easter Monday 1916, one of the most important dates in
20th century Anglo Irish history. Rebels raided the school and all of
its guns were taken from the armoury. The family were told they
were being targeted by the rebels. Barbara recalls that they were
awarded back to their property while they were out riding. That
evening, the family watched through this very telescope as the GPO
famously burned. They were witnessing the beginning of the end
But the death of her father, not revolution, would tear the family
from Ireland to England two years later. She swapped finishing school
for agricultural college and soon established herself in the world of
dogs, training 16,000 of our four- legged friends! It was a letter
though that 69-year-old Barbara sent to the BBC that made the
nation truly follow her lead. feel you are missing out on
something that would draw an enormous or audience. I have a gift
of training animals which I doubt if anybody else in the world has.
Wait! I want to feel something! Splendid! Her unlikely TV career
was born. A nation's ears twitched at the Founder's her voice.
Walkies! But her barking orders were cut short barely a decade
later, when she died of a stroke at 78. Barbara Woodhouse, the English
eccentric, made in Ireland. You love her, don't you. One of
your heroines. I have got the books.
Barbara or Neil Diamond? You have put me on the spot! I will
have to go with Neil Diamond! You haven't disappointed, we asked
we'll talented dogs watching the telly! This one says, enjoying the
show from Harry! That is nice. This is ruby with her German short-
haired, called Biscuit. Brenda's de peak, she also watches
the One Show! -- Brenda's dog. And this is Connie's golden
retriever. Look at Paddy! You on the telly!
Tomorrow Chris Tarrant will be here. On Friday, as the Olympic torch
arrives in the UK, we will have David Beckham Live!
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 141 seconds
This whole adventure is happening in May because this is make or
break month for wild young animals across the planet. Here in Kenya,
Alexandra Burke joins Matt Baker and Alex Jones in the One Show studio. Also, Chris Evans finds out why many men are too embarrassed to check for bowel cancer, Anita Rani questions whether sitting your child on your lap is the safest way to fly and Miranda Krestovnikoff discovers a Spanish invasion in Britain's bluebell woods.