Alex Fraser worked for the BBC for ten years as a Producer, Director and as a Commissioning Editor. She joined Maverick Television to produce the first series of Trade Secrets and is now a director of the company where she produces documentaries and factual television for all the main broadcasters.Katherine Lapworth worked at the BBC for six years as a Producer and Director in both radio and television before launching her own copywriting business. She is also a founder member of Maverick Media the sister company to Maverick Television, established to exploit all the print and video opportunities arising from Maverick's broadcast work.
Nikos Sarantakos is a bridge expert owning one of the world's largest bridge libraries. He lives in Luxembourg and Greece.
Drawing on his long-term expertise in traditional Chinese medicine, and his own experiences as a former user, Jost Sauer's remarkable work with people from all walks of life, including stressed-out corporates, clubbers, pill-popping housewives, and school kids, has enabled him to construct this powerful repair program.
After a brief period at the Royal College of Art in London, Gerald Scarfe established himself as a satirical cartoonist, working for Punch and Private Eye during the early 60s. He has had many exhibitions worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and London, and 50 one-man shows. He has designed the sets and costumes for plays, operas and musicals in London, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New Zealand; written, directed and appeared in many live action and documentary films for BBC and Channel 4; and published many books of his work. Scarfe has been political cartoonist for the London Sunday Times for over 40 years, and has worked for The New Yorker for 17 years. His work regularly appears in many periodicals. Gerald Scarfe received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2008. He has had a long association with Pink Floyd - as the designer and director of animation for the Floyd live show Wish You Were Here in 1974, for The Wall between 1970-73 and for Roger Waters' The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking in 1984.
Roger Scruton was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge and was until 1990 Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London.
Not so long ago, Madeleine Shaw would wake up feeling bloated, tired and unhealthy. So she decided to turn her life around and embarked on a journey to health that saw her travel to Sydney where she learned the art of eating well. Inspired to share her story with others, she is now a trained nutritional health coach, food blogger and creative cook. Her six-week 'Get the Glow' programme is in-demand by an impressive list of high-profile clients, all of whom Madeleine has helped enliven the hottest, healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. For now at least, Madeleine lives in London, where she is never too far away from her healthy staples: a blender, a yoga mat and a coconut!Visit Madeleine's website at: http://madeleineshaw.com which is bursting with health and nutritional advice. She also has a Twitter account @madeleine_shaw_ and an Instagram page: http://instagram.com/madeleine_shaw_
Rebecca Shaw was a former school teacher and the bestselling author of many novels. She lived with her husband in a beautiful Dorset village where she found plenty of inspiration for her stories about rural life. Rebecca sadly passed away in 2015.
LAURENCE SHORTER is an author, leadership coach and stand-up comedian. In his quest to attain true happiness, he has performed a one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival, authored a bestselling book on optimism (The Optimist: One Mans search for the BSOL), and traveled the world consulting to global organisations. He currently lives in a creative and spiritual community in East Sussex.
Previous titles include: Tricky Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Ingenious Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Intriguing Lateral Thinking Puzzles
Rose and Rosie are a married couple and hugely successful British YouTubers who regularly vlog about sexuality and LGBT issues. They won the Best British Vlogger at the 2017 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, SitC Vlogger of the Year 2017, 2016 Celebrity Rising Star award at the British LGBT Awards and were named on the Pride Power list in 2016. Their videos have amassed over 160 million views.https://www.youtube.com/user/RoseEllenDixhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoxetera
Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Hon Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He has won several academic awards and published over 700 academic papers, a large proportion of which relate to nutrition and the causes of obesity. Since 2011 he has lead the largest microbiome project in the UK, using genetic sequencing to study the bacteria in the guts of 5,000 twins. He is the lead investigator for British Gut, the UK's largest open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the human gut. He is the author of THE DIET MYTH.
William P Spence
William Spence was Professor of Construction Engineering at the School of Technology and Applied Science. As well as writing articles for magazines, he has written numerous successful books including Residential Framing and Woodworking Basics. Spence has designed homes and built two of his own.
Mark Stephens is a hypnotherapist, Timeline Therapy trainer and Internationally Accredited Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as an expert in ju-jitsu, tai-chi and Qi Gong. In 1990 Mark was diagnosed with lymphoma and given a possible six months to live. Sixteen years later with a clean bill of health Mark is dedicated to bringing the public and business sector the latest strategies and skills to allow individuals to reach their goals. Mark's Think Slim program was created by combining the best of Hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy and NLP with some good old-fashioned motivational tips and commonsense. Mark runs Think Slim seminars, produces a Think Slim regular newsletter, and is also a corporate trainer in motivation and sales. See his website at www.thinkslim.com.au.
Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.
Phil Strongman was at the 100 Club in 1976 when the Sex Pistols first performed there, was an extra in The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, and has known many of punk's greatest figures for many years. He is a journalist and author.