This episode is going to be all about heroes, from sporting legends to literary giants, singer songwriters to fictional characters. And if you’re short on inspiration for Father’s Day (this Sunday 16th June!), then we’ll hopefully provide a helping hand. Or if you just want to hear about some pretty amazing people then stay tuned because we have a brilliant line up for you.
First up, we have an exciting interview with the Brownlee triathlon brothers, whose love of the outdoors and competitive spirit has made them the toughest and most dominant force in World Triathlon. Their hours of intensive training all paid off last year with a Gold and Bronze medal for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games, which they reflect on in their book Swim, Bike, Run.
Following this we have an extract from the audiobook edition of Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, ready by the actor Keith Carradine. Neil Young has been a musical hero to many over the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
From a musical hero to a literary legend, we move onto John le Carré reading an extract from his latest book A Delicate Truth. Think money, mercenaries and British Intelligence in this furiously-paced, fabulously-told story of moral dilemma, bold action and unexpected love.
Finally, Cerys Matthews tells us about her literary hero and entertains us with a classic song that should be part of every family's singing repertoire. Her new book, Hook, Line and Singer is a collection of traditional and contemporary sing-along songs, perfect for having a good warble anytime or place.