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Andrew Palau grew up in a strong Christian home, one of four sons of world evangelist and author Luis Palau. Andrew, however, chose his own way and did not make an early commitment to make the Christian faith part of his life. He attended the U
One of the most trailblazing tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s musical version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ -  returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022. Based on HG Wells’ classic Victorian story, The War of The Worlds remains a firm favourite t
Originally from Bristol, Justin has worked in a variety of social work and youth work settings for over 25 years. Most recently before joining the charity in 2010, he worked for the largest children’s charity in the UK. Previous to this, he wor
John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The American Songwriters Hall of Fame, recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Awa
On the show this week we chat with Matt Goss,  the British musical icon who after 10 years living and working in Las Vegas, thousands of shows and hundreds of thousands of happy fans, has decided to come home to the UK and release new music.Gos
Jonathan Veira is an internationally acclaimed bass baritone opera singer, who’s performed across the globe with various companies including Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and The Royal Danish Opera Company. His performances
Richard Gamble is the visionary behind the colossal project to build the Eternal Wall – a monumental piece of public art revealing a million personal prayers - the largest database of hope stories in the world. Having the idea back in 2004, for
Warren Furman is best known for his role of Ace on Gladiators from 1996 to 2000. After leaving school at 16 years old Warren became an apprentice sign maker.He then joined his fathers roofing business before having a go at modelling and bodybui
Ian Henderson has lived with his family in Manchester since 2001. For the first six years he and his wife pioneered a youth community project in what was at the time the most deprived ward in the UK. Ian then joined the Message Trust’s leadersh
Pete Greig is the founder of the 24-7 Prayer movement, Senior leader of Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, and a best-selling author. Pete is also an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund, a visiting lecturer for St Mellitus Theological College, and on
Suzie Kennedy is an English actress who is best known for her work as a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. She’s impersonated Monroe in several television commercials for Pepsi, Citroën, Guinness, Iberia Airlines, and others.[1] She also played Monroe i
Guinness world record holder English comedian, Tim Vine transports his audiences into a world of silliness, laughter and good clean family fun. He is known for his trademark quick-fire style wit and stand-up comedy. Tim’s the author of joke boo
Tommy Cannon is a veteran British comedian along with the late great Bobby Ball, became one of the UK's best loved double act, Cannon & Ball. Starting out as singers they soon turned to comedy, then variety shows before the primetime Cannon & B
From winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2016 to entertaining royalty, magician Richard Jones has performed for celebrities, the monarchy and everyone in-between. However, his favourite shows are a far cry from the Royal Variety Performance. Having
Andy Flannagan is a Luton-based, Irish singer-songwriter who was previously a hospital doctor but whose proudest moment as an Irishman was captaining England’s Barmy Army during the Ashes in Australia. As well as all the bigger festivals and ev
On today's show Steve chats with Alistair Burt, a British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Bedfordshire from 2001 until 2019. Alistair  was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister of State at the De
On today's show we meet Mark Greenwood,  a much-loved travelling speaker who presents the Christian message in a humorous and engaging way. Mark also loves helping Christians to share their faith, and giving them resources to help. He is passio
Brought up in a practising Jewish family, and married to a retired Church of England minister, Michele Guinness worked in the UK media for many years. She retired to concentrate on writing and speaking and regularly contributes to local radio,
Rob Parsons is an international speaker and best-selling author. He is the founder and chairman of Care for the Family, a national charity which aims to strengthen family life and help those hurting because of family difficulties. It has over 7
My guest today is Tania Bright, the CEO of the national fostering and adoption charity, Home for Good.  Their vision is to find a home for every child who needs one.  Tarn (as we all know her) is a seasoned public speaker, author, and executive
Nigel Benn, the professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. Nicknamed “The Dark Destroyer” for his formidable punching power and aggressive fighting style, he’s ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all
Arianna Walker is a speaker, an author and the CEO of Mercy Ministries UK- a Christian charity that works in partnership with churches across the UK to provide residential care for young women who are dealing with life controlling issues. We ch
Ishmael has crammed in enough adventures with God to fill a dozen large volumes while his musical achievements from fronting possibly the first ever Christian punk band, to birthing kids' praise parties and Spirit-led ministry for children, to
My guest today is Justin Dowds, the big cheese at the brilliant child development charity, Compassion UK. We discuss Justin's involvement in an international team who fundraised, designed and constructed a solar-powered hospital in Haiti, follo
On today’s show Steve chats with Cathy Madavan. An accomplished speaker and best-selling author, Cathy travels far and wide, encouraging and equipping others to live with courage, confidence and resilience. Having faced her fair share of life’s
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