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Season 8 / Episode 2 and airs on 04 December 2016 10:00
Fern Britton talks to high-profile figures about how their beliefs have shaped their lives.
Alfie Boe, the opera singer who sang from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, used to polish cars on a factory production line. Now he's internationally known and has performed on some of the world's most famous stages. Fern meets Alfie and finds out how he was once so hard up, he had to sleep on a park bench. As his friend Matt Lucas says: It's a very romantic story. Something of the Billy Elliot about it.
Known to some as Captain Jack Harkness, John Barrowman is an actor, a singer, a writer and an all-round showman who describes himself as an entertainer with a capital E.
Fern Britton meets the man with a dual personality, born in Scotland but brought up in the United States. Barrowman talks frankly about what drives him on - and the beliefs that underpin his life.
Frank Bruno talks to Fern Britton about his rise from schoolboy tough guy to world heavyweight boxing champion - and one of Britain's best-loved sportsmen. But his biggest fight has been against mental illness; Frank reveals how his faith as helped him with that battle, and how he always has a Bible by his bedside and calls God his best friend.
He's the boy from Donegal, Ireland, who's been called the housewives' favourite and the king of the middle of the road. But Daniel O'Donnell has a huge fan base and has sold ten million albums worldwide. Fern Britton talks to Daniel about his rise from hotel dishwasher to millionaire performer - and the importance of his Catholic faith, which almost made him give up the love of his life.
Dionne Warwick is a music legend.
She's counted Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles amongst her fans. Now she's celebrating 50 years in showbusiness and still performing in her seventies.
Dionne talks to Fern about her career and life, including her trail-blazing battle against racism, the death of her cousin Whitney Houston and her enduring faith. "I thank God every day," she says.
Contributors include Barry Manilow, legendary composer Burt Bacharach and Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
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