Life In Question

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Colin Mackay explores the roots of the wanderlust that took writer Irma Kurtz from her native New Jersey to London and why, at the age of 73, she refuses to act her age.

Colin Mackay discovers what took writer Irma Kurtz from her native New Jersey to London.

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Colin Mackay discovers the roots of the wanderlust that took writer Irma Kurtz from her native New Jersey to London, and why at 73 she refuses to act her age.

Colin Mackay discovers what took writer Irma Kurtz from her native New Jersey to London.

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0401Irma Kurtz20090906

Colin Mackay discovers the roots of the wanderlust that took writer Irma Kurtz from her native New Jersey to London, and why at 73 she refuses to act her age.

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Nicola Benedetti, former child prodigy and now violin virtuoso, joins Colin MacKay to talk about her life to date and the music that's inspired her.

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Nicola Benedetti, former child prodigy and now violin virtuoso, joins Colin Mackay to talk about her life to date and the music that's inspired her.

Nicola Benedetti, former child prodigy and now violin virtuoso, joins Colin Mackay

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Colin MacKay takes his guests through the highs and lows of their lives.

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Colin Mackay takes his guests through the highs and lows of their lives.

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Colin MacKay discovers why writer and activist Tariq Ali organised a strike in a small Himalayan village when he was 12 old.

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Colin Mackay discovers why writer and activist Tariq Ali organised a strike in a small Himalayan village when he was 12 old.

Colin Mackay speaks to writer and activist Tariq Ali

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Colin MacKay talks to Baptist minister Paul Chapman about tackling the divisions within society, working with Martin Luther King Jr, and his work with Scotland's poor.

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Colin Mackay talks to Baptist minister Paul Chapman about tackling the divisions within society, working with Martin Luther King Jr, and his work with Scotland's poor.

Colin Mackay talks to Baptist minister Paul Chapman.

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Colin MacKay talks to Major-General David McDowall, former head of the Army in Scotland and Northern England, about his beginnings in Stranraer and his rise to the top.

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Colin MacKay talks to Major-General David McDowall, former head of the Army in Scotland and Northern England, about his beginnings in Stranraer and his rise to the top.

Colin MacKay talks to Major-General David McDowall about his rise to the top.

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1/6 A LIFE IN QUESTION

Colin Mackay in conversation about the beliefs, values and ideas which have shaped his guests' lives.

In the first of the new series, Colin talks to best-selling author Rob Parsons about his life and work with Care for the Family: a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown.

Colin Mackay talks to author Rob Parsons about his work with charity Care for the Family.

0502Alexander Stoddart
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Colin Mackay in conversation about the beliefs, values and ideas which have shaped his guests' lives.

In the second of the new series, Colin talks to the Queen's 'Sculptor In Ordinary', Alexander Stoddart.

Scotland's premier neo-classical sculptor, he is the man who made the figures of Adam Smith and David Hume for Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Robert Burns for Kilmarnock and the beautiful Robert Louis Stevenson memorial on the capital's Corstorphine.

Colin Mackay talks to the Queen's Sculptor in Ordinary, Alexander Stoddart.

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Colin Mackay in conversation about the beliefs, values and ideas which have shaped his guests' lives.

In the second of the new series, Colin talks to the Queen's 'Sculptor In Ordinary', Alexander Stoddart.

Scotland's premier neo-classical sculptor, he is the man who made the figures of Adam Smith and David Hume for Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Robert Burns for Kilmarnock and the beautiful Robert Louis Stevenson memorial on the capital's Corstorphine.

Colin Mackay talks to writer and broadcaster Deborah Hollamby.

0504Will Self20100815

Colin Mackay in conversation about the beliefs, values and ideas which have shaped his guests' lives.

In the fourth of the new series, Colin talks to writer and broadcaster Will Self, about his life, his work and overcoming addiction.

Colin Mackay talks to satirical writer and broadcaster Will Self

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Colin talks to Sir Ian Blair: formerly Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, about the transformation of the Met's organisational structure and the controversy' over the the London bombings of 2005 and the tragic shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Colin talks to ex-policeman Sir Ian Blair about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.

0506 LASTJim Perrin20100829

Colin Mackay talks to Jim Perrin.

Described as the UK's pre-eminent writer about landscape they chart his career from Welsh hill shepherd to celebrated author.

They also discuss how Jim's love of landscape and nature has helped him come to terms with the loss of both his partner and son in recent years.

Colin and landscape writer Jim Perrin talk about losing loved ones and finding peace.