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2 June 2007
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Nicolas Owen
Fi is joined in the studio by the director of the National Youth Theatre, Paul Roseby and Poet Murray Lachlan Young. Wendy Watson talks about having a double mastectomy rather than facing the possibility of breast cancer, we hear about the secret life of newsman Nicholas Owen, Laurence McKeown tells us of his decision to go on a hunger strike and listener Lydia Strachan chooses her Inheritance Tracks .
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extraordinary stories imageLaurence McKeown was arrested in August 1976 for alleged IRA activities and in April 1977 was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Maze prison. After four and a half years of protest, he embarked on a hunger strike with the desired aim of achieving the status of political prisoner for those being held there – something vehemently opposed by the British government of the time. 4 men had already died when Lawrence started to refuse food at the end of June. 

Wendy Watson had a history of breast cancer in her family. Rather than wait for cancer to appear she had double mastectomy in 1993, the first woman in the UK to do so. She talks to Fi about making her decision...
inheritance tracks imageListener Lydia Strachan got in touch - her Inheritance Tracks are Top of the World by The Carpenters and the Divine Comedy's Sunrise.
If Only I'd KnownCarl McCoy is an anti-GM activist who wanted to stick it to the man. His direct action didn't quite go as planned...
Murray Lachlan YoungThis week's poet is Murray Lachlan Young, who made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London. 

He is working on various projects including modern cautionary tales for children.
Nicholas OwenNicholas Owen is a newcaster. Or should that be news anchor? His middle name is Arundel, he came from newspapers into television – and was a staple at ITN for years before the BBC poached him.

He’s got newsfriendly hair, always looks very dapper and played a major role in the reporting of the death of the Princess of Wales as he was Royal Correspondent at the time. He compiled a book about her.

Those are things you do know about him – these are things you might not….
After leaving any thoughts of higher, formal education to his school friends, Paul Roseby left Norfolk to join the National Youth Theatre in the mid 1980's, and enjoyed four successful years with the company as a young actor.

After working as a presenter for radio and jobbing actor, Roseby went back to his roots and became Co-Artistic Director for NYT,  has leading the creative expansion of Britain's premier youth and arts organisation for the past three and a half years, delivering the highest audience figures in the company’s 50 year history.
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