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Dreda Say Mitchell, Ed Smith, Doreen Lawrence

Richard Coles and Suzy Klein are joined by author and educational adviser Dreda Say Mitchell, with the Inheritance Tracks of Doreen Lawrence.

Richard Coles and Suzy Klein with author, journalist and educational adviser Dreda Say Mitchell. They are also joined by listeners Sarah and Mark Horsburgh on their experience of offering respite foster care. We travel to Nottingham with John McCarthy on the trail of Alan Sillitoe, meet two lads who tell of a chance encounter with Nelson Mandela and Doreen Lawrence's Inheritance Tracks.

Producer Alex Lewis.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Inheritance Tracks: Baroness Doreen Lawrence

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers

      Redemption Song

    • Garnett Silk

      Hello Mama Africa

Interview: Dreda Say Mitchell

Interview: Dreda Say Mitchell

Born in East London to Grenadian parents, Dreda Say Mitchell is an author, journalist and educational advisor. While working as a teacher Dreda decided to take a creative writing course which led to the publication of her first novel ‘Running Hot’ in 2004. She talks about her life and work. 

Sound Sculpture: Knife Throwing

Sound Sculpture: Knife Throwing

JP Devlin travels to Halifax and meets Richard Sunderland. Richard throws knives and tomahawks in competitions around the world and explains to JP his love for the sound of hitting the bullseye.

Feature: Meeting Mandela

Feature: Meeting Mandela
As the world continues to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, Alfie Sadler and Matthew Hector remember the time when as 14 year old school boys they met the great man whilst taking part in the Make Poverty History Rally in Trafalgar Square in 2005.

Travel: The Sillitoe Trail

Travel: The Sillitoe Trail

John McCarthy goes to Nottingham where he is joined by Paul Fillingham, deviser of the online Sillitoe Trail, which shows some of the locations in the town associated with one of its most celebrated literary figures Alan Sillitoe.

Listener Story: Sarah & Mark Horsburgh on respite fostering

Listener Story: Sarah & Mark Horsburgh on respite fostering

After the heart aching realisation that they would be unable to have children of their own, Suffolk-based Sarah and Mark Horsburgh found solace in respite fostering. If you are interested in fostering, contact your local authority.

Inheritance Tracks: Doreen Lawrence

Inheritance Tracks: Doreen Lawrence

Baroness Doreen Lawrence is the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. Since his death she has campaigned for justice for the victims of race crime and founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in 1998. She chooses ‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley and The Wailers and Hello Mama Africa by Garnett Silk.

Column: Ed Smith

Column: Ed Smith
Ed Smith is a former professional cricketer, and cricket commentator. Currently in Perth for Test Match Special he is taking time out from his commentating duties to reflect on sport as an agent of change

14 December 2013

14 December 2013
Suzy Klein, Dreda Say Mitchell, Rev Richard Coles, Sarah and Mark Horsburgh

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Presenter Richard Coles
Presenter Suzy Klein
Interviewed Guest Doreen Lawrence
Interviewed Guest Dreda Say Mitchell
Producer Alex Lewis

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