Child Of The Manse

Presenter Graham Spiers talks to sons and daughters of ministers about how their upbringing has shaped their personal and professional lives.

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01Miles Jupp *20080817

Presenter Graham Spiers talks to sons and daughters of ministers about how their upbringing has shaped their personal and professional lives.

Miles Jupp reveals how watching his father preaching as a child inspired his career in stand-up comedy.

02Sheena Mcdonald *20080824

Broadcaster Sheena Mcdonald explains how growing up in a draughty manse in Fife turned out to be perfect preparation for a life in the public eye.

03Alasdair Macdonald20080831

Knighted for his groundbreaking work as a headmaster of an East London school, Sir Alasdair Macdonald tells Graham how his father's work as one of the co-founders of the Iona Community has informed what he has achieved in his own life.

04John Motson20080907

Football commentator John Motson reveals to Graham how his Methodist clergyman father encouraged his early passion for the game.

05Guli Francis-dehqani20080914

The daughter of the former Bishop of Iran, Guli Francis-Dehqani, talks about her intense and often dangerous upbringing as a Christian in Iran, and how the violent death of her brother forced the family into exile.

06 LASTJonathan Edwards20080921

Graham talks to Jonathan Edwards, the finest triple jumper of all time, about how his father's strong Christian beliefs first led him into athletics, and the crisis of faith he faced once his sporting career was over.