Sue MacGregor was born in Oxford and brought up in South Africa. She joined the BBC first as a producer, then as one of the first women reporters on Radio 4’s The World at One. For fifteen years Sue presented Woman’s Hour, after which she co-hosted Today, BBC radio’s flagship early morning News and Current Affairs programme, for many years. She went on to front the popular book discussion programme, A Good Read. She is currently heard presenting the award-winning The Reunion on Radio 4, bringing back together, after many years, people involved in an important and sometimes historically significant event.
How We Remember
The Holocaust has become a defining ingredient in the Jewish collective memory. The Torah commands us ‘to remember’, because in memory exists conscience. But 75 years since the liberation of the camps, how we remember the attempt to wipe the Jewish people from the face of the earth has become deeply politicised both in the Jewish and non-Jewish world. This panel will examine the purpose of Holocaust memorialisation in all its complexities.
In Association with the Jewish Mus...
Maureen Lipman On & Off the Stage
Maureen Lipman is a magnet on stage, drawing all eyes to her. A woman of many gifts, Maureen also has an active professional life offstage as both writer and journalist, and with her entertaining new book of caricatures of the famous, It’s a Jungle Out There, she demonstrates her inventive artistic skills. She talks to broadcaster Sue MacGregor.
The New Book of Middle Eastern Food
Legendary food writer Claudia Roden, exiled from Egypt in the ’50s, was drawn to the subject of food through a desire to remember her lost heritage. Claudia has had a seismic impact on what and how we eat, and how we think about food. Her Book of Middle Eastern Food, offering over 800 recipes interwoven with evocative stories, was originally published here in 1968, before which few of us would have known how to replicate the delicate and exquisite cookery of the Middle East. BB...