Where Did It All Go Right?
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.

 

S3 - Episode 2 - Suzanne Heathcote - Head Writer of Killing Eve

S3 - Episode 2 - Suzanne Heathcote - Head Writer of Killing Eve

May 14, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to the Showrunner of Killing Eve, Suzanne Heathcote. Suzanne is a British screenwriter who has spent much of her career in the US, writing for shows including Fear The Walking Dead and Seeahead of embracing the role of Head Writer and Executive Producer for Killing Eve's third season. This WDIAGR episode is sponsored by Pearson.

 

S3 Episode 1 - Guy Chambers - Songwriter, Producer & Musician

S3 Episode 1 - Guy Chambers - Songwriter, Producer & Musician

May 7, 2020

Ali Jones is back talking to our best-loved creatives about how they caught their breaks. This week Ali chats to Songwriter, Producer and Musician Guy Chambers. Guy is the writer behind songs we all know from film, dance floors and radio classics including Robbie Williams' Angels and Let Me Entertain You. More recently, Guy co-wrote the score with Robbie, for David Walliams' acclaimed RSC musical The Boy in The Dress.

The Best of Series WDIAGR Series One - S3 Starts Thursday!

The Best of Series WDIAGR Series One - S3 Starts Thursday!

May 4, 2020

WDIAGR is back for Series 3 this Thursday 7th May - wahoo! To celebrate, here's the best of our first series - featuring tales from actress Kate Fleetwood, novelist Clare Mackintosh, playwright Tariq Jordan, sports commentator Rob Walker and artist Tom Croft.

Sponsored by Pearson.

S2 Episode 6 - Saira Khan - TV Presenter & Personality

S2 Episode 6 - Saira Khan - TV Presenter & Personality

February 27, 2020

Ali Jones talks to some of our best-loved creatives about how they caught their break. This week Ali chats to TV presenter Saira Khan. Saira is a self-made business woman who came to our screens in the first ever series of The Apprentice. Today, she presents on Loose Women, has fronted various documentaries and is an official advocate for UN Women UK's #Drawaline campaign.

S2 Episode 5 - Tom Swarbrick - LBC Presenter & former Head of Broadcast at Number 10

S2 Episode 5 - Tom Swarbrick - LBC Presenter & former Head of Broadcast at Number 10

February 20, 2020

Ali Jones talks to some of our best-loved creatives about how they caught their break. This week Ali chats to LBC presenter Tom Swarbrick. Named National Journalist of the Year in 2014, Tom presents the Late Show on LBC, where he was previously chief correspondent. He's also worked for Theresa May as former Head of Broadcast at Number 10.

S2 Episode 4 - Maddy Anholt - Actress, comedian, writer, broadcaster

S2 Episode 4 - Maddy Anholt - Actress, comedian, writer, broadcaster

February 13, 2020

Ali Jones talks to some of our best-loved creatives about how they caught their break. This week Ali chats to Irish/Iranian actress, comedian, writer, presenter and broadcaster...it's Maddy Anholt! Maddy's shows have been listed for countless awards, she's enjoyed sell out runs at the Soho Theatre and she's currently touring her latest gem: 'How To Train Your Psychopath'

 

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