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The Sunday Review

25 June 2023

In this edition, Professor of Happiness Bruce Hood explains how saving money makes us feel better than getting a hug, Reverend Andrew Hawkin from St Swithun’s is here to reveal more about an upcoming Festival of Arts at the church and Roland Millar has news of a concert by the Forest Row Orchestra.


Paul Talmey talks to Ben Wates and Liam Minor about a new Menshare Listening Group that’s started in East Grinstead, Jago Bayley explores the topic of conservation with University of Sussex student Callum Papworth, and Paul returns to talk to local musician Bea Reid about her latest track.

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  • 02 July 2023

    56:13
    In this final edition before our summer break, Kate Ford is here to tell us more about the Forest Row Village Club and some of their upcoming events, we’ll be chatting to Frances Brown from St Dunstan’s Community Café in Ashurst Wood about their vital search for more volunteers, and Steve Martin from the Victoria Sports and Social Club has details of a new weekly table tennis club in Lingfield.Paul Talmey finds out more about a Cream Tea event in Crawley Down that’s supporting the local branch of Parkinsons UK and a golf day in Ifield raising funds for Autism Support Crawley. Plus, Jago Bayley will be chatting to Carrie Cort, the CEO of Sussex Green Living about the work the charity does and how we can all live a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly life.
  • 18 June 2023

    50:15
    In this edition, we hear about the dangers of meter tampering and how it’s on the increase as energy prices soar. As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, we hear more about the Every Mind Matters campaign. Dr Zoe Williams is here to tell us that getting “summer ready” isn’t all about our looks. And we find out about a summer fair at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School. Jago Bayley talks climate change with University of Sussex student Chloe Bester. And Paul Talmey finds out about more about Age UK East Grinstead and District as well as a Joni Mitchell tribute act heading to The Chequer Mead later this month.
  • 11 June 2023

    58:59
    In this edition, record-breaking magician Martin Rees tells us about the new mentoring scheme for youngsters from Guinness World Records, Hannah Dow has details on how we can all stay safe online and a digital drop-in session at the library next week, and we’ll be finding out how jelly and ice-cream and pass the parcel is making a comeback as parents find ways to cut the costs associated with kid’s birthdays.Jago Bayley will be talking to Andrew Coleman from Surfers Against Sewage about the organisations fight to clean up our seas and waterways. And Paul Talmey will be finding out about a journaling group at Chequer Mead and the sport of pickleball.
  • 04 June 2023

    01:01:05
    In this edition, we’ll be finding out from dietician Naheeda Habib about how an allergy to Cow’s Milk could be affecting infants, Jill Booker from the 6th East Grinstead Brownies tells us how the loss of Blacklands Farm activity centre could affect local youngsters, and Matt Olley from West Sussex Public Health reminds us about the importance of childhood vaccinations.           Our newest presenter, Jago Bayley will be delving into the environment and finding out all about bees from Janice Fearn at the East Grinstead Bee Keepers Association. And Paul Talmey is here with Steve Ody and news of a Kidical Mass cycling event. He’ll also be chatting to Dawn Reid from Five Rivers Fostering about the desperate need for more foster families across the UK.
  • 14 May 2023

    56:47
    In this edition, Betty Wood from Stildon Care Home tells us about the Summer Fair they have coming up. Ben Gullam is here to explain about the online community he’s created to help those battling with addiction. And Nicci Hopson and Beth Gavin are here to tell us about Ariel Company Theatre.Paul Talmey chats to Carolyn Tyrer from The Sussex Heart Charity about the work they do and the fundraising events they have coming up. He also catches up with Esme Smithson and Rachel Avery about The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and their annual tap dance fundraiser. And Carrie Overton finds out all about self-defence from expert Annabel Larkin.
  • 07 May 2023

    52:17
    In this edition, as part of World Asthma Day, we hear from Karen Frankland about the condition and the treatments available. Fitness instruction Donna Kelly joins us to tell us about some new pre- and post-natal fitness classes running in East Grinstead. And Lawrence Williams from East Grinstead Choral Society is here with news on their latest production.Paul Talmey will be chatting to Jade Hawken from Copthorne Scouts and Guides about The Gang Show that’s on at The Hawth next Saturday. He’ll also be finding out about The Archway theatre’s latest production – Macbeth – from director Dodi Brown. Plus, Carrie Overton will be chatting to counsellor and psychotherapist Helen Kewell.
  • 30 April 2023

    49:53
    In this edition, as part of Lesbian Visibility Week, we find out why the majority of young lesbian adults feel ashamed of their sexuality, we’ve news of the Coronation Events in East Grinstead and chat to former Bake Off contestant Alice Fevronia to get some inspiration for our coronation parties. Plus, sisters Natalie Williamson and Kelly Van Zanten will be here to tell us about the The Orchard Bar and Kitchen.Samantha Day chats to Lingfield-based singer Luca Brugnoli about his new album and upcoming concert as well as what it was like taking part in BBC Young Chorister of the Year. And Paul Talmey finds out about a new Couch to 5K group being run by the Pound Hill Pounders and the latest production from the Horsham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
  • 23 April 2024

    01:01:44
    In this edition, we hear from UK rapper Marc Jones who’s released a new track to encourage young people to open up about their mental health. Sophie Mangan from Carers Support West Sussex will be telling us more about what they do. And Graham Jones is here to reveal some big news about the East Grinstead Community Bonfire.Norman Wong finds out how postponing fixing, servicing or checking our household appliances could be costing us more money in the long run. Paul Talmey talks to Amy Batchelor from Mill View Care Home about an upcoming Stroke Awareness event. And Ian Clarkson from local band The Jive Aces talks to Norman Wong about their style of music and influences.