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Kizzy Crawford: Autism and Me 

Singer / songwriter Kizzy Crawford has recently been diagnosed with autism.  We follow Kizzy as she finds out more about autism in girls and discovers why it’s girls who are frequently diagnosed later that boys.  Kizzy meets a number of other people with autism including Chris Packham who shares his experiences and advice.

 

Now Available on BBC Sounds

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Unheard Voices

A series of interviews with people who are living with disabilities throughout lockdown

 

Each five minute profile tells a different story of life through lockdown and the different ways that people have been coping.

 

For some it came as a relief to have down time with lockdown bringing new opportunities for socialising online, for others it brought loneliness and a desire to get back to meeting friends in the pub and going to music festivals. 

 

All of the people interviewed share the common feeling of not being defined by their disability and wanting to cope with life through lockdown using the resilience and determination that has made them who they are.

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40 Winks with

Sarah Breese

Comedian and self-confessed night-owl Sarah Breese is awake most nights and has started wondering why. She's never found it easy to get to sleep and despite spending most evenings on the road travelling from gig to gig, she's getting fed up of feeling worn out. So she's enlisted the help of some sleep experts and won't rest until she gets some answers.

 

She'll meet neuroscientist Dr. Dean Burnett to talk about brains and sleep-science while sleep expert Alex Perkins tells Sarah about physiological factors and sleep apnoea. Confronting the issue through her stand up, Sarah discovers that she shares her insomnia with the likes of Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, and Mark Twain. Will staying awake all night actually turn her into a creative genius? Or does it just explain how she once went to a meeting wearing two non-matching shoes?

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Jamie Owen's Wales

In the 10th series of Jamie Owen’s Wales, Jamie Owen explores the old county of Gwent. 

 

From a stroll through the grounds of Tredgar House to a gentle cruise on a canal, Jamie meets the people who live and work in and around Newport.

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Nothing Like a Dame

Comedian and actress Sarah Breese has always wanted to be a pantomime star but her only experience to date was as a child, when she reached the giddy heights of the front end of a panto cow.  As the festive season gets underway, Sarah takes a whirlwind tour of some of Wales’ finest productions to see if she has what it takes to tread the slippery boards of the pantomime stage. 

 

From her favourite family panto in Mid Wales, to a rock’n’roll extravaganza in the north, she’ll hear some surprising stories from behind the scenes, as well as being put through her paces by the country’s most beloved panto stars. Sarah sets off to find out if she has the requisite four “Ss” (strength, stamina, singing and silliness) to be a good fairy, or will she make a Dick Whittington of herself?

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Jamie Owen's Pembrokeshire

Jamie Owen meets the people who live, work and holiday in his home county of Pembrokeshire.