Michael Rosen

Richard Coles and Suzy Klein are joined by writer and broadcaster, Michael Rosen, former SOE operative Noreen Riols and senior surgeon David Nott who talks about working in war and disaster zones. They hear the Inheritance Tracks of cook, writer and broadcaster Simon Hopkinson, the soothing sounds of a chess clock and share the memories of Edith Lee-Payne who was 12 and present when Martin Luther King made his famous speech.
Producer: Chris Wilson.

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Sat 31 Aug 2013 09:00

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL ROSEN

STUDIO GUEST :: MICHAEL ROSEN

Michael Rosen talks about his life, the power of words and why poetry can be a good way to excite interest in science.

 

Listen to The Big Proms Bear Hunt this Sunday 4pm on Radio 3.

 

Michael's website.

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: SIMON HOPKINSON

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: SIMON HOPKINSON

Food writer and chef, Simon Hopkinson, chooses 'Catch a Falling Star' by Perry Como and '21st Century Schizoid Man' by King Crimson.

 

Simon's new book 'Simon Hopkinson Cooks' is out on the 19th Sept. 

 

Simon's website.

I WAS THERE :: I HAVE A DREAM

I WAS THERE :: I HAVE A DREAM

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, Edith Lee-Payne recalls spending her 12th birthday at the front of the crowd.  

 

Photo: Edith at the March on Washington. Courtesy of the National Archives.

 

More on Radio 4.

 

SOE :: NOREEN RIOLS

SOE :: NOREEN RIOLS

Noreen Riols describes her time as a member of the Special Operations Executive, or SOE, during the Second World War.

 

The Secret Ministry of Ag. and Fish is published by Macmillan.

VOLUNTEER DOCTOR :: DAVID NOTT

VOLUNTEER DOCTOR :: DAVID NOTT

David Nott is a consultant surgeon who spends time abroad every year helping people affected by war and natural disasters.

 

David Nott.

SOUND SCULPTURE :: CHESS CLOCK

SOUND SCULPTURE :: CHESS CLOCK
Checkmate - Faye Ainscow makes a winning move with the sound of the chess clock.

STUDIO PHOTO :: MICHAEL ROSEN, RICHARD, NOREEN RIOLS, SUZY, DAVID NOTT

STUDIO PHOTO :: MICHAEL ROSEN, RICHARD, NOREEN RIOLS, SUZY, DAVID NOTT

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRichard Coles
PresenterSuzy Klein
Interviewed GuestMichael Rosen
ProducerChris Wilson

Inheritance Tracks

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