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.
Inheritance Tracks: Baroness Doreen Lawrence
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
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
Travel: The Sillitoe Trail
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
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
14 December 2013
|Interviewed Guest||Doreen Lawrence|
|Interviewed Guest||Dreda Say Mitchell|