Family Secrets: Sarah Dunant and Deborah Cohen
On Start the Week Andrew Marr begins the new year talking about lies and secrets, and the increasing blurring of public and private. Deborah Cohen charts family secrets and shame from the Victorian times to the present day, while Sarah Dunant and TV producer Alex Graham discuss how confession became entertainment, and the psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz listens to the hidden feelings of his patients.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Deborah Cohen is a Professor of History at Northwestern University, USA.
Family Secrets: Living With Shame from the Victorians to the Present Day is published by Viking Penguin.
Stephen Grosz is a psychoanalyst. He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London.
The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves is published by Chatto and Windus. It is Radio 4's Book of the Week 7-11 January 2013.