Thursday 3 May

Thursday 3 May

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QUESTION OF THE DAY: INTERESTING FAMILY STORIES / PICTURES OF YOUR GRANDPARENTS

PART 1: HELEN LEDERER

She began her career in BBC’s Sketch Show Naked Video back in the 1980s, but it was playing the lovable, yet ditzy character of Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous which really catapulted her to fame. We see a more serious side to her in her latest venture as she takes a look into her grandfather's past in new Channel 5 show, War Hero My Family.

PART 2: TOBY AND EMILY READ

Toby and Emily Read were told 8 months ago that their 5-year-old daughter Evie has a genetic disorder which will cause her to gradually lose the ability to walk, talk and even swallow. We hear how they are raising awareness of the disorder few know about - Ataxia-Telangiectasia. They’ll be alongside our resident Doctor, Ellie Cannon.

If you need any more information on this condition you can follow the link to the right of the page to head to the Action for A T homepage

PART 3: JEFF BRAZIER AND SHELLEY GILBERT

Proving the only was is Essex for over 10 years now - original Essex boy and all round good chap, Jeff Brazier went head to head with celebrities from TV, music and sport in a footie match to remember. It was all in aid of all in aid of a charity which offers counseling and support to children who have lost a parent or a sibling. He is alongside Shelley Gilbert from the charity, Grief Encounter.

PART 4a: DR ELLIE CANNON

JOINED BY JEFF BRAZIER AND FERNANDO PEIRE

It’s Asthma Awareness week, so Doctor Ellie Cannon will be answering your question on the most common chronic condition in the west and looking into the latest health headlines.

If you are affected by asthma and need further help follow the links to the right hand page

PART 4b: KATZENJAMMER

Playing one instrument is hard enough for many of us, but this band of four play over 25 between them. These include the accordion, ukulele, Imelodica and zither. Find out what they have with them today as they do a special performance for us – it’s Katzenjammer

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    Neighbours' Susan Kennedy and Andrew Robinson have all the gossip on Ramsay Street, and '70s pop idol David Cassidy talks about his new UK tour.

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    Actress Alexandra Roach tells Fern about playing the young Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady.

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    Fern is joined by impressionist Jon Culshaw and Strictly stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff.

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