Vanessa Feltz and Susie Orbach on Confession

Andrew Marr discusses the history of confession with the writer John Cornwell, from its origins in the early church to the current day. The psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores whether the confession, both secular and religious, provides psychological relief, and the presenter Vanessa Feltz celebrates its public manifestations, the talk show and radio phone in. The former high-flying Wall Street trader, Turney Duff, is looking for absolution, as he reveals his life of excess.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 17 Feb 2014 21:30

John Cornwell

John Cornwell is an author, journalist and Fellow Commoner of Jesus College, Cambridge.


The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession is published by Profile Books.


John Cornwell

Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer.


Susie Orbach

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz is a broadcaster and journalist.


She currently presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and hosts a radio phone-in show on BBC London 94.9.


Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 2


Vanessa Feltz on BBC London 94.9

Turney Duff

Turney Duff is a former Wall Street trader.


The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tales of Spectacular Excess is published by Constable.


Constable & Robinson


Role Contributor
PresenterAndrew Marr
Interviewed GuestJohn Cornwell
Interviewed GuestSusie Orbach
Interviewed GuestVanessa Feltz
Interviewed GuestTurney Duff
ProducerKaty Hickman