Sid Owen and Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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Eastenders icon Sid Owen has been playing character Ricky on and off since 1988. He joins Richard and Judy to talk about writing his autobiography, From Rags to Ricky, and explains how acting helped him cope with a difficult childhood.

Richard and Judy are also joined by this week’s Book Club author Kiran Millwood Hargrave to discuss her novel The Mercies. A violent storm erupts over a remote Norwegian island in the 17th century, drowning every man on the island as their fishing boats are engulfed. To survive, their wives must take over the fishing themselves, but their independence leads to them being tried as witches. Kiran discusses how she approached writing a fictional retelling of a true story, and Richard shares his personal connection with the Salem witch trials.

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