Where Did It All Go Right?
S4 Episode 6 - Weruche Opia - Actress -  Terry in I May Destroy You

S4 Episode 6 - Weruche Opia - Actress - Terry in I May Destroy You

December 9, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Nigerian-born actress Weruche Opia. Weruche stars as Terry in Michaela Coel's hit drama I May Destroy You, for which she has won the UK Entertainment Award for Best Actress. She's  been named as one of the Best Performances of 2020 by The New York Times and one of the Best Breakthrough Performances of 2020 by IndieWire. Weruche has also starred in Bad Education, Top Boy and on stage in The Royal Court's Liberian Girl. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S4 Episode 5 - Andrew Cotter - Sports Broadcaster

S4 Episode 5 - Andrew Cotter - Sports Broadcaster

December 3, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Scottish Sports Broadcaster, Andrew Cotter. A leading voice of the BBC's golf, rugby, tennis and athletics commentary, Andrew has covered everything from The Olympics, Wimbledon and The Masters to The 6 Nations, World Athletics Championships and The Boat Race. Oh and over lockdown, he's gone social media viral with his two labradors Olive and Mabel. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S4 Episode 4 - Jessica Swale - Film Maker, Director & Playwright

S4 Episode 4 - Jessica Swale - Film Maker, Director & Playwright

November 25, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to British Film Maker, Director and Playwright, Jessica Swale. Her play Nell Gwynn won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and Variety Magazine has listed her as a Top 10 Brit to Watch. This year, Jessica made her directorial debut in the film Summerland starring Gemma Arterton, which Jessica also happened to write! This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S4 Episode 3 - Daniella Zalcman - Documentary Photographer

S4 Episode 3 - Daniella Zalcman - Documentary Photographer

November 18, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Vietnamese-American documentary photographer & journalist Daniella Zalcman. Daniella is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a contributor to National Geographic and the founder of Women Photograph - an organisation which supports female and non-binary visual journalists around the world. Her ongoing project, Signs of Your Identity, has earned global recognition including the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson

S4 Episode 2 - Lucy Porter - Comedian & Writer

S4 Episode 2 - Lucy Porter - Comedian & Writer

November 12, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Comedian & Writer Lucy Porter. Lucy has toured the world with her stand up and, closer to home, is a TV & BBC Radio 4 comedy regular. She also co hosts the Fingers on Buzzers podcast, thanks to her life long love of quiz shows. Her 2020 Tour 'Be Prepared' has been rescheduled to 2021. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S4 Episode 1 - Amar Latif - Blind Entrepreneur, TV Presenter & Founder of Traveleyes

S4 Episode 1 - Amar Latif - Blind Entrepreneur, TV Presenter & Founder of Traveleyes

November 5, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Entrepreneur, TV Presenter & Adventurer Amar Latif. Having lost his sight as a teenager, Amar now helps blind and sighted people explore the world with his company Traveleyes. Beside this, Amar has crossed the Nicaragua jungle in BBC's Beyond Boundaries, starred on Celebrity Masterchef and directed a number of documentary films. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S3 Episode 6 - Ade Adepitan MBE - Wheelchair Basketball Player, Writer & Presenter

S3 Episode 6 - Ade Adepitan MBE - Wheelchair Basketball Player, Writer & Presenter

June 10, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Wheelchair Basketball Player, TV Presenter and Writer, Ade Adepitan MBE. Born in Nigeria, Ade contracted polio as a young child before moving to the UK. His obsessive love of sport became a profession which became a career as a Paralympic medallist. Ade's also a familiar face from presenting on our tellies, and his series of children's books Cyborg Cat, shares just some of his adventures. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S3 Episode 5 - Francesca Cavallo - Writer, Activist & Entrepreneur

S3 Episode 5 - Francesca Cavallo - Writer, Activist & Entrepreneur

June 4, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Italian author and activist Francesca Cavallo. Francesca is the co-author of the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, an entrepreneur and a champion for female empowerment. She's been behind two of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in publishing history. Check out the latest one for her new book, Doctor Li and the Crown-wearing Virus, here: https://bit.ly/rightcorona 

Francesca is also the founder of Undercats, a company which shares stories of diversity around the world.  This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S3 Episode 4 - Rhys Lewis - Singer Songwriter

S3 Episode 4 - Rhys Lewis - Singer Songwriter

May 28, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Singer-Songwriter Rhys Lewis. Oxfordshire-born Rhys has enjoyed tens of millions of streams on Spotify and is releasing his debut album Things I Chose To Remember on the 10th of July. His songs including No Right To Love You and Be Your Man showcase the honest intimacy of his writing. In lockdown, he's already writing his second album, as he isolates in a caravan behind his recording studio! This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

S3 Episode 3 - Louise Kiely - Casting Director of Normal People

S3 Episode 3 - Louise Kiely - Casting Director of Normal People

May 20, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to the Casting Director of BBC's Normal People, Louise Kiely. Louise trained in law and worked as an actor before founding Louise Kiely Casting in Ireland. She talks to Ali about hunting for the 'right fit' - from Rory McIlroy child lookalikes for commercials, to the talents of Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

 

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