Radio royalty Sara Cox on animals on the airwaves, psychotic geese, puppy smells and all the beautiful dogs of her life. As for the dogs in all our lives - how the hell did that happen? One of the worlds greatest dog evolution experts Krishna Veeramah explains the journey from tundra to sofa ; how the wild wolf ended up in Paris Hilton’s handbag. He also tells us how the mouse is in fact ‘one of the family'.
A man who has been at the heart of political power in the UK - Alastair Campbell, with a shocking revelation about Blair and Brown, dogs in the Whitehouse, bagpipe loving seals, how politicians can save the planet and he learns about the real Carrie Symonds. He and Nicky also discuss how their dogs have helped them both through depression. Plus - Matthew Robinson from ‘Pets as Therapy’ on the magic he’s seen in care homes, hospices and children’s hospitals. Amazing dogs. Wonderful therapy. Pure magic.
Deborah Meaden from the Dragons Den on how she loves all animals and frankly isn't at all keen on people who don't. She has dozens of glorious creature both furred and feathery, including 4 dogs on the sofa and a cat who is as shrewd a judge of character as any of her fellow Dragons. Plus, Matthew Bottomley from Guide Dogs takes us into the fabulous world of these wonderful friends.
2 remarkable people who have dedicated their lives to saving lives. ‘The Super Vet’ Noel Fitzpatrick in his most intense and revealing interview yet and then, the extraordinary story of Georgiana Neagu, a Romanian animal lover who has single-handedly rescued hundreds of street dogs. “Animals mean love for me”.
Two great journalists with headline stories. Kay Burley on a tail of skulduggery - a canine kidnap and a ransom paid. Also, Iain Dale prises the truth from politicians but prizes his dogs more than anything. And a lead story- the nosehounds - the miracle of medical detection dogs. Sniffing disease and saving lives.
Raw, dried, tinned, wet- what’s the best to feed you pet? God bless mother nature. It’s one of the most contentious debates of our times and we bring you some of the greatest experts. As more and more are going ‘raw’- is it a pro or is it a con? Plus broadcasting royalty, whispering Bob Harris on the cats that changed and maybe even saved his life.
National treasure Chris Packham on his love for dogs; how they’ve enriched his life and broken his heart. His autism, his environmentalism and his indestructible mission to end barbarity and cruelty. He’s a force of nature; a force for nature. And where would we be without dogs?
‘Dogs Are Amazing’ with Andrew Cotter, Gabby Logan and Claire Horton CBE | One Of The Family Podcast by Nicky Campbell
Andrew’s dogs Olive and Mabel make the world a better place, Gabby couldn't imagine a home without at least two and Claire, the Chief Executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with the best advice you can get because dogs are amazing and deserve the best that we can give.
Gary and Nihal describe movingly and with raw honesty how their dogs changed their lives. They explore their feelings when the end came. Gary felt a grief he’d never experienced. For Nihal, a puppy called Lyra led his family from that dark place. Psychologist Jo Hemmings explains just why they affect us so much. They’re never forgotten. It’s an endless love.
Here are two dog lovers who both give their heart and soul for animals. Pip tells the poignant story of her two gorgeous dogs, rescued from hell and in part two of the ‘One of the Family’ Ricky Gervais interview, Ricky delivers a riveting, passionate, compelling and of course, hilarious cry of the heart. He pulls no punches