Former Communards band member Richard Coles explores his extraordinary journey from 80s pop star to Church of England vicar, from his chart successes and days of drug taking excess to his role as parish priest of Finedon. Friends and colleagues including Ian Hislop, Chris Evans and Gogglebox's Reverend Kate Bottley all share their anecdotes.
Fern meets comedian, singer and Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong, who talks candidly about the painful experience of being packed off to boarding school at the age of seven. He tells Fern that it was at boarding school that he was given the opportunity to develop his vocal talents and explains how this became the foundation of his Christian faith. He spills the beans on the hissy fit with comedy partner Ben Miller and reveals an obsession with llamas, and he and Fern have a stab at guessing Her Majesty the Queen's best Pointless subjects.
Fern Britton meets boxing legend and two-time world champion Nigel Benn. He charts his glittering career but also shares his more troubled personal journey. One that took him from a lifestyle of womanising and drug-taking, to the depths of despair and near suicide, before his conversion to Christianity ten years ago changed his life completely.
Fern Britton meets former Conservative Cabinet member Michael Gove, who played a prominent role in the Brexit campaign and then ran for the Tory party leadership, after withdrawing his support for former ally Boris Johnson. He talks about his career and his faith and the convictions that underpin his life.
Fern meets Rebecca Ferguson, the former teenage mum who became an X-Factor singing sensation. Rebecca reveals how her Christian faith got her through troubled times, both on the show that brought her overnight fame and in the years that followed. From being the victim of fraud to being left to bring up a child on her own, Rebecca says she is speaking out to help others.
Fern Britton meets American jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, who has won two Grammy Awards and has a huge following. One of eight children raised in a single-parent family, Gregory's journey to stardom has been a long and sometimes difficult one. He reflects on his upbringing in small-town America, as well as how the influence of his mother, a pastor and powerful force for good, lives on in his music.
Fern Britton speaks to Paralympic athlete Stef Reid. Stef has won two silver medals at the Paralympics and a gold in the World Championships, and she also became a model on the catwalk at London Fashion Week.Stef thought she was going to die after a boating accident as a teenager led to the lower part of one leg being amputated, but she survived and committed her life to God - a faith which is still as strong today.
Fern Britton speaks to recording artist and actress Barbara Dickson. Barbara describes how, a folk singer by heart, she was restyled as a popstar, but has always been cautious about the shallowness of fame. Shereveals that at the height of her success she came close to breaking point, after suffering from exhaustion and anxiety. Barbara also talks about how her conversion to Catholicism helped her overcome many obstacles and how faith is a key part of her life.
Fern Britton meets the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, who is responsible for the spiritual welfare of MPs. Also a chaplain to the Queen, Rose reveals how she had to battle racism and sexism to get to the role she has today - at the centre of the British establishment.