Journalist and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor explores the risks and rewards of taking a personal story and making it public. This is something he's done in his book ' Greetings from Bury Park' and within his journalism where he's written - amongst other topics - about his mixed-marriage and the experience of being a new father. He's intrigued by both the process and the ramifications of revealing private thoughts and experiences: How do people react to you? Do they see it as a betrayal? Do you risk hurting friends and family? Is it worth the risk if you achieve something that truly resonates with your audience?

As he prepares to adapt his memoir into a screenplay Sarfraz Manzoor speaks to others who have mined their own lives for creative purposes..This week he is in conversation with children's author, Judith Kerr, whose famous children's book 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' was based on her own experience of escaping the Nazis in the 1930s.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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