Me and my factory girls are moving on to 1976 on @bbc2 at 8pm tonight. It was all about the maxi dress or the prairie dress 👗 with Laura Ashley leading the charge. Equal pay laws had now been passed but companies were still being really underhanded and found ways of getting round the law. The women back then and our factory girls fought back in a BIG way. See what happens later tonight. #strike
Last in the series of @shopwellforless at 8pm on @bbcone (Steph and I aren’t in these panto wigs.....that’s to come in our Christmas spesh.)
Loved sharing a sofa with @djsaracox tonight! What a gem of a lady!
Tonight at 8pm on @bbc2 our factory girls will be making these bright orange flares on the production line as they move to 1973. There were more women than ever in our British workforce by now, but was there any sign of a move towards equality? Our women live the highs and lows of that year. There’s also a raucous hen night, a day trip to Barry Island and plenty of great 70’s fashion!! #backintimeforthefactory
Tonight, at 8pm on @bbc2 a brand new series of #backintimeforthefactory will be on your telly. It’s without doubt one of the most fun programmes I’ve been lucky enough to work on thanks mainly to our fabulous girls who stepped back in time and became factory girls of the 60’s/70’s and 80’s starting tonight in ‘68. Their journey really helps us understand how sacrifices made then still impact on working women today and how their fight improved working conditions for us all. It’s all done with bucket loads of humour, but these girls are feisty and get properly fired up as they move through each era. There’s also amazing hair, make up and costumes to whet your vintage appetite. A good watch all round.
Putting the final touches to this special programme we made back in April this morning. #backintimeforthefactory. It’s on @bbc2 on Thursday the 6th of September. It’s enlightening, humorous and heartwarming all at once and so timely with all the news on equal pay this year. These girls were the best. They lapped up the experience and transformed effortlessly into factory girls from the 60’s/70 and 80’s with clothes make up and hair styles that were just 👌🏻. I hope you love it as much as we enjoyed making it. 👭
A beautiful morning overlooking the Welsh valleys. Filming for a brand new series coming to @bbc2 in the Autumn.
I feel a bit bad about beating up Denzel Washington on telly especially as he was sooooo nice and a superb guest. The equaliser 2 is definitely worth a watch.
Thanks for having us @bruern_cottages. A lovely final weekend with the parents in law. #countryfilelive and then a bit of R&R in the #cotswolds was just the ticket.
Country walking feels so good for the old soul. #cotswolds
Llongyfarchiadau @geraintthomas86! Thanks for popping in to see us when I’m sure you could do with having a long old lie down on your own sofa. We were thrilled to have you. #tourdefrance #arwrcymru
Our beautiful friends yesterday reminding us all what love is really all about. #mrsandmrs
British yachtsman who was once the youngest Skipper ever to win a round-the-world yacht race. He has competed in the solo Vendée Globe yacht race event on several occasions.
He competed in one of his earliest races as a professional in 1999.
He has been sponsored by fashion industry heavyweight Hugo Boss.
He and his wife Kate Thomson have several children.
Both he and Samantha Davies have competed in the Vendée Globe yacht race.