One of John’s favourite TV shows of all time was Band of Gold. Over the years he’s interviewed several of the stars from it, including Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dixon, Geraldine James and Ruth Gemmell. Now there is a stage version touring Britain. This comes to the Mayflower, Southampton, from February 2 – 8. The show’s original writer Kay Mellor is directing it and her famous daughter, Gaynor Faye, from Corrie, Playing The Field, The Chase and Emmerdale, is in the cast. John has just met them both at the Mayflower. Their interviews can be heard soon. Pictured are Kay left and Gaynor right.