James Naughtie is special correspondent for BBC News, and one of the country’s best-known broadcasters. He presented Today on Radio 4 for 21 years and has reported for the BBC from around the world for more than three decades. He has written and presented many documentaries for radio and television, and has chaired every edition of Bookclub on Radio 4 since it began in 1997. His own books include The Rivals, the ground-breaking story of the stormy relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, The Making of Music, a history of classical music which also produced a 60-part radio series, and two novels - the spy thrillers The Madness of July and Paris Spring. Next spring he will publish an account of experiences in America over four decades, On the Road - Adventures from Nixon to Trump. He talks to Douglas Rae, the founder of Ecosse Films who lives in Lurgashall. Douglas is producing a new Profumo Affair series for BBC1 and a major new series on Josephine and Napoleon based on books by Kate Williams and Andrew Roberts.
James Naughtie (photo: BBC)