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Susan Rae

After starting professional life as a newspaper journalist in her native Dundee, Susan was working as a reporter for BBC Radio Aberdeen when she was invited to join the presentation team in London.

After three years there, she embarked on a broadcasting career which lurched along entirely due to serendipity. A stint on You and Yours was followed by some years of TV presentation. Over the last few years, Susan has become a regular voice on many TV channels as a narrator of countless documentaries. One side effect of this is that she can bore for Scotland on virtually any topic - forensic medicine, dinosaurs, rare diseases and so much more.

Susan Rae But she found herself missing the call of live radio, and started presenting for BBC World Service a couple of years ago. From there, it was back to Radio 4.

She says, "live is always best."