This week Francine Stock is joined by Henry Marsh, Yasmin Hai, Adam Ockelford and Camille O'Sullivan.
HENRY MARSH Henry Marsh is a neurosurgeon. He is the subject of a new documentary, The English Surgeon, in which he wrestles with the dilemmas of the doctor/patient relationship. Shot in London and a Ukranian hospital, it traces Henry’s own emotional journey to visit the mother of a young girl he tried to save years before, intercut with the story of Marian, a young man who is dying of a brain tumour said to be inoperable in the Ukraine. The English Surgeon on BBC 2 at 10.45pm on 30th March as part of the BBC Storyville strand.
Yasmin Hai is a journalist. Her book The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter: Becoming British tells of her father's arrival in London in 1964 from Pakistan and how he put his family on the road to assimilation with his daughter Yasmin becoming his star pupil. The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter is published by Little Brown and is Radio 4's Book of the Week from 31st March.
Adam Ockelford is Professor of Music at Roehampton University. In his book In the Key of Genius: the Extraordinary Life of Derek Paravicini he tells the story of Derek, a boy who is blind and severely autistic, but has an extremely rare gift - he is a musical prodigy. Adam became his teacher. In the Key of Genius: the Extraordinary Life of Derek Paravicini (paperback) is published by Arrow Books.
CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN Camille O'Sullivan is a former architect turned singer and actress. Described by critics as a 'cross between Sally Bowles, Patti Smith and P-J Harvey', she is making her London debut with her show La Fille Du Cirque is at the Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1 on 27th March, 7.30pm.
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