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Roy Hudd, David Harris-Gershon, Baroness Newlove, Rev Colin Still

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 August 2013

Libby Purves meets actor and comedian Roy Hudd; writer David Harris-Gershon; community reform campaigner Baroness Helen Newlove and cruise ship chaplain Reverend Colin Still.

Roy Hudd OBE is an actor, comedian and president of the British Music Hall Society. He narrates a film, Variety of Memories, about Brinsworth House - a nursing home for retired variety performers. Variety of Memories will be screened at Wilton's Music Hall in London as part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the British Music Hall Society.

Helen Newlove, now Baroness Newlove of Warrington, is a community reform campaigner. Her late husband Garry Newlove was attacked and killed outside their home in Warrington by a gang of youths in 2007. Since his death, she has fought against anti-social behaviour and for the rights of victims and witnesses. In 2010 she took her seat in the House of Lords and later she was appointed Victims Commissioner by Prime Minister David Cameron. Her book, It Could Happen to You, is published by Mainstream Publishing.

David Harris-Gershon is a columnist and writer. In the summer of 2002, during historic ceasefire negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, a bomb was detonated in a cafeteria at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The blast left David's wife with severe injuries and killed two of the friends who were with her. The experience sent David on a psychological journey which eventually led him to the family home of the man responsible. What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist who Tried to Kill Your Wife is published by One World Publications.

Reverend Colin Still is a retired Anglican vicar who travels the world as a cruise ship chaplain with the Mission to Seafarers charity. He was recently the focus of a BBC documentary series, The Cruise, in which he travelled on the Balmoral on a 112-day world cruise with 1,700 passengers and crew, taking ninety-two services along the way.

Producer: Paula McGinley.

  • In the studio

    L-R: Roy Hudd, Helen Newlove, Reverend Colin Still and David Harris-Gershon.


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Roy Hudd
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David Harris-Gershon
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Helen Newlove
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