Reader’s Letters, plus The Repair Shop’s Sonnaz and John the Fish


Kicking off with the Letters to the Editor, we’ve then had some fascinating conversations with some well-known local personalities, including Sonnaz from the Repair Shop (who answers our 19 random questions), and Athelhampton’s owner Giles Keating sharing his Dorset Island Discs:

  • Letters to the Editor – listen to what others think (our postbag is always open – send emails to )
  • Sonnaz Nooranvary is a British-Iranian upholsterer who lives near Wimborne, best known as the resident upholstery expert on BBC One’s The Repair Shop. This month she braved the BV’s Random 19 questions.
  • Filleting since he was 14 – meet John the Fish, Wimborne’s fourth generation fishmonger with no better fish to fry when it comes to his life choices.
  • Pies, pasties and sausages are on the menu at Yeovil-based Wild and Game as they promote the use of wild British game into our diets.
  • Giles Keating, the owner of Athelhampton House, one of England’s finest Tudor manors, has overseen a major plan of maintenance on the much-loved building. He shares his story through his Dorset Island Disc choices – be ready for Dr Who, LEGO and Taylor Swift.

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