One to One
Summary: One to One - A series of interview programmes in which well respected broadcasters follow their personal passions by talking to the people whose stories interest them most.
Charlotte Smith was diagnosed with a rare form of chronic lung disease, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (now known as LAM) three years ago. She immediately went onto the internet and linked up with other sufferers on a dedicated website. Gill Hollis was diagnosed in 1992 before there was a self-help group. Charlotte and Gill discuss the positives and negatives of self help groups for those with chronic illnesses. Does it help or hinder acceptance or simply build up false hope and increase dependency? Producer: Lucy Lunt
Broadcaster Adrian Goldberg explores the topic of mixed marriage. Today he speaks to Mandy; she is of Sikh & Hindu heritage, and is married to an Afro-Caribbean man.
Adrian Goldberg, who is married to a British Asian woman, explores the topic of mixed marriage. Today he meets Rosalind Birtwistle, a Christian who married a Jewish man in the 70s
In the first of a new series of One to One, broadcaster Adrian Goldberg - who is married to a British Asian woman - explores the topic of mixed marriage. In this programme he meets Tara Bariana. Tara arrived in England from India in the 1960s and was, in his words, an illiterate 13 year old who couldn't speak English. He was expected to marry a Punjabi girl, but went against his family's wishes when he met and fell in love with Beryl, the daughter of a Baptist minister. Adrian hears Tara's story, and finds out what happened next.
Isabel Oakeshott interviews Rekha who went to Inida to have a child through a surrogate.
When political journalist Isabel Oakeshott struggled to have a second child, she seriously considered surrogacy. She meets Natalie, who tried surrogacy in the UK.
In the second of two interviews about diaries, the broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, who has kept a diary since she was a child, talks to the writer, Fraser Harrison. He once published the record he kept of a year in the life of his young children but now believes that such accounts are best kept private. Victoria talks to him about whether he regrets publishing and finds out what his diaries are for. Producer: Isobel Eaton
The broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire has kept a diary since she was a child. She talks to Alastair Campbell about the habit of diary writing, and why he keeps a diary. She finds out why he started writing them, and whether, now he is so well known for them, the decision to publish affected the people close to him. Producer: Isobel Eaton
Sarah Montague, presenter of the Today programme on Radio 4, gets an insight into the life of those coping on the outside while a family member is in prison.
Sarah Montague, presenter of the Today programme on Radio 4, talks to Cassie on how she coped when her sister was charged with manslaughter and imprisoned.
Tim Dowling is not overly driven, but he is fascinated by those who are. He talks to businesswoman and Apprentice runner-up, Saira Khan, about the nature of ambition.
Tim Dowling fell into journalism by mistake and, by his own admission, he's not a driven man. He talks to fellow journalist and writer, David Thomas, about the nature of ambition.
Reeta Chakrabarti, the BBC's UK affairs' correspondent, speaks to people who have found a voice outside the mainstream media, through the medium of blogging. Today Reeta meets Iram Ramzan, whose blog reflects her life, as what she calls a 'progressive Muslim woman'. She started blogging as a journalism student because it was expected of her, but some of her opinions have begun to attract a wider audience: she's been interviewed by the Sun and quoted by mainstream journalists. However Iram has also been the subject of twitter-abuse. Reeta asks her if she's taking a risk by blogging so openly – anonymity was something she never considered
Reeta Chakrabarti, the BBC's UK affairs' correspondent, speaks to people who have found a voice outside the mainstream media, through the medium of blogging. In this programme Reeta meets Andrew Old, whose blog 'Scenes from the Battleground' charts his thoughts and experiences of working in education. He's a teacher who says he is 'utterly dissatisfied with how the education system is run'. He has attracted a large following, has been quoted by Michael Gove, and until recently maintained his online anonymity
Rachel Johnson is struggling writing her latest novel, and talks to author Michael Frayn about how to get an audience laughing and the art of writing farce.