In this story from current affairs series Sunday Dames Lynda and Jools Topp are interviewed separately; a necessary precaution in the aftermath of dual cancer diagnoses and pandemic lockdowns. Presenter and reporter Miriama Kamo speaks to Lynda in her 'she-shed' in Canterbury, and Jools in Kaipara. The twins are as unafraid of tears as they are of laughter as they discuss mortality, their farm upbringing, their unbreakable biological and musical bonds — and their determination to celebrate 40 years as entertainers.
We've always had a rule that we get photographed together and we get interviewed together. And this was the first time that I have had to do this ... Yesterday I was a little bit frightened about that whole thing, that Jools wouldn't be here– Lynda Topp on being interviewed without her sister