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Doreen Lawrence

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12 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 28 August 2012

The New Elizabethans: Doreen Lawrence. Jim Naughtie considers the achievement of the mother of murdered teenager, Stephen Lawrence, whose campaign for justice revealed uncomfortable truths about British society.

The New Elizabethans have been chosen by a panel of leading historians, chaired by Lord (Tony) Hall, Chief Executive of London's Royal Opera House. The panellists were Dominic Sandbrook, Bamber Gascoigne, Sally Alexander, Jonathan Agar, Maria Misra and Sir Max Hastings.

They were asked to choose: "Men and women whose actions during the reign of Elizabeth II have had a significant impact on lives in these islands and/or given the age its character, for better or worse.".

  • ARCHIVE MATERIAL USED IN THE PROGRAMME

    Extracts of Doreen Lawrence are taken from: Desert Island Discs, Broadcast 10 Jun 2012.
    The reading at the end of the programme is Doreen Lawrence reading from her autobiography, AND STILL I RISE, which was serialised for Radio 4. BOOK OF THE WEEK: 5/5 Date: 23/06/2006

  • BOOKS

    Doreen Lawrence’s autobiography, And Still I Rise, is published by Faber and Faber;
    ISBN-10: 0571234593
    And Still I Rise – Poems by Dr Maya Angelou is published by Virago Press Ltd
    ISBN-10: 0860687570

    Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence by Doreen Lawrence OBE, Nathan Hall, John Grieve and Stephen Savage Publisher: is published by Willan ISBN-10: 1843925052

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