Sir Trevor McDonald is the man who bravely confronted dictators and stood in the middle of war zones to bring the world news into our homes. With his instantly recognisable voice and eloquent and endearing manner, generations of Britons trusted him implicitly to keep them informed about the most important national and global events.
Being crowned the Queen of Crafting by the media, you would think Kirstie Allsopp has had a lifelong experience of making things. But, although her parents were avid crafters, the frontwoman of shows like ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ admits she had to be persuaded to take up the handyperson’s tools.
"What an entrepreneur does is take risks. Growth means risk." he says. "If you take on risk, you are an entrepreneur. If you don't take on risk, you're a business owner." Piers is deeply supportive of those who step into the arena of starting and then scaling up, their own business.
Tim Peake learned a lot from his time on board the International Space Station, not just from the scientific experiments he conducted, but also how to manage living so far from home. Being able to call family and friends was fundamental, but he also found that looking at images of Earth’s landscapes helped him during his six months in space.
Watching famous people on TV and film, it might be easy to feel that the lives of actors are glamorous and fulfilling. But for aspiring performers, it is often a challenge to stay true to their passion when the acting roles are not enough to pay the bills. Kate Ford speaks to actor Reis Bruce to find out what he has discovered on his dream career path.