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Presenter profile: Frances Finn

Frances Finn
Frances Finn says she loves to walk on the wild side

Fran has a new zest for life since cheating death in a motobike crash in August 2009.

Knowing how miraculous her escape was (a car literally drove over her head) she now grasps life with both hands.

She certainly hasn't given up motorbiking on Nottinghamshire's roads, and enjoys the outdoors.

Walks round her home village of Lowdham are punctuated by trips to the pub. If you bump into her, then she'll have a pint of real ale.

Iona - Edge of the World
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Sting - Shape of My Heart
Prince - Case of You
Mary Black - Holy Ground
Turin Brakes - They Can't Buy the Sunshine
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Bee Gees - Night Fever
Teach In - Ding a Dong

Keeping on top of the garden takes a bit of time.

With expert advice from BBC Radio Nottingham gardeners Martin and John (who you can hear each Thursday at 1100) she's grown a few items, but there's a lot still to learn.

Follow Fran's Twitter page for pictures of comedy vegetables.

Fran plays a few musical instruments and puts them to good use at the Church she belongs to.

She's also been known to stick her hand up a puppet or two for the kids, and is never happier than when she's cavorting about on a stage.

She's gutted that her thigh slapping days are over since the annual radio panto came to an end.

Exercise wise, Fran hates the gym. She has wasted hundreds of pounds on membership fees so she has decided enough is enough.

Instead, she's trying to do her house work extra vigorously and plays tennis when she can. Unfortunately, the house is still filthy and she can't find her racquet.

Oh, and she does the odd bit of sea fishing in Cornwall when she can - a strange habit for a girl, perhaps, but then she admits to being strange.

However, Fran's not so fond of camping.

Fran reckons she has the best job in radio! She has three hours to play you her favourite music, and introduce you to the most colourful characters in Nottinghamshire.

Expect celebrity interviews and moving stories from across Robin Hood County.

Frances Finn is on BBC Radio Nottingham 9.00am - 12.00pm, weekdays.


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