Cathy Macdonald Gets Personal [Radio Scotland]

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01Clare Balding2016041920160424 (RS)

Sports presenter Clare Balding talks to Cathy about her obsession with animals and sports.

Sports presenter and co-creator of the Mobot, Clare Balding is fast becoming a 'national treasure'. As a daughter of a champion trainer she grew up in an animal obsessed household, and her love of animals and sports has not waned. She talks to Cathy Macdonald about how horses can be an honest refection of your own behaviour, and why she was drawn to feminism.

01Clare Balding2016041920160424 (RS)

Sports presenter Clare Balding talks to Cathy about her obsession with animals and sports.

Sports presenter and co-creator of the Mobot, Clare Balding is fast becoming a 'national treasure'. As a daughter of a champion trainer she grew up in an animal obsessed household, and her love of animals and sports has not waned. She talks to Cathy Macdonald about how horses can be an honest refection of your own behaviour, and why she was drawn to feminism.

02Don Mccullin2016042620160501 (RS)

Photojournalist Don McCullin talks about the dangers of photographing war and conflict.

He has been capturing images of war, of poverty and of working life for more than 50 years, often being immersed in the most dire and dangerous of situations. Celebrated photojournalist Don McCullin speaks to Cathy Macdonald about his pictures, which often go to the heart of human life in all its ugliness and beauty, and the impact that capturing the world through a lens has had on him.

02Don Mccullin2016042620160501 (RS)

Photojournalist Don McCullin talks about the dangers of photographing war and conflict.

He has been capturing images of war, of poverty and of working life for more than 50 years, often being immersed in the most dire and dangerous of situations. Celebrated photojournalist Don McCullin speaks to Cathy Macdonald about his pictures, which often go to the heart of human life in all its ugliness and beauty, and the impact that capturing the world through a lens has had on him.

03Peggy Seeger2016050320160508 (RS)

talks about growing up in a musical family and what folk music means to her.

Being born into a musical family, the legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger has been immersed in music and politics for as long as she can remember. And after 80 years her love of music remains undimmed. Peggy tells Cathy Macdonald about growing up in that folk landscape, her relationship with musician Ewan MacColl, and what folk music means to her.

03Peggy Seeger2016050320160508 (RS)

talks about growing up in a musical family and what folk music means to her.

Being born into a musical family, the legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger has been immersed in music and politics for as long as she can remember. And after 80 years her love of music remains undimmed. Peggy tells Cathy Macdonald about growing up in that folk landscape, her relationship with musician Ewan MacColl, and what folk music means to her.

04Katherine Grainger2016051020160515 (RS)

Rio 2016 will be rower Katherine Grainger's fifth Olympic Games - a remarkable feat which takes true determination and grit. The gold medallist recalls that magical moment in August 2012 when she and her partner rowed across the finishing line at Eton Dorney to win Olympic gold. Katherine tells Cathy Macdonald where she gets this can do attitude from, growing up in Glasgow, and how she found rowing as a teenager.

04Katherine Grainger2016051020160515 (RS)

Rio 2016 will be rower Katherine Grainger's fifth Olympic Games - a remarkable feat which takes true determination and grit. The gold medallist recalls that magical moment in August 2012 when she and her partner rowed across the finishing line at Eton Dorney to win Olympic gold. Katherine tells Cathy Macdonald where she gets this can do attitude from, growing up in Glasgow, and how she found rowing as a teenager.

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Author and illustrator Judith Kerr has delighted and intrigued generations of children with her stories about 'Mog the Cat' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. Born in Berlin, she escaped with her family, just days before Hitler came to power and her semi-autobiographical book 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' is a set text in German schools as it explains a terrible time in their history in a simple and straightforward manner.

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Author and illustrator Judith Kerr has delighted and intrigued generations of children with her stories about 'Mog the Cat' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. Born in Berlin, she escaped with her family, just days before Hitler came to power and her semi-autobiographical book 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' is a set text in German schools as it explains a terrible time in their history in a simple and straightforward manner.

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With comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax. Best-known for fronting TV documentaries and for her funny interviews, as well as script editing the hugely successful Absolutely Fabulous, she's also written best-selling books 'Sane New World' and 'A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled'. She was awarded an OBE for services to mental health and her honesty about her own life and experiences has won her a new generation of fans and admirers.

062016071220160717 (RS)

With comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax. Best-known for fronting TV documentaries and for her funny interviews, as well as script editing the hugely successful Absolutely Fabulous, she's also written best-selling books 'Sane New World' and 'A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled'. She was awarded an OBE for services to mental health and her honesty about her own life and experiences has won her a new generation of fans and admirers.

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With the Rev Kate Bottley, the vicar of the churches of Blyth, Scrooby and Ranskill in North Nottinghamshire and fan of bizarre teapot cosies, who has come into many of our homes via the Channel 4 TV show Gogglebox, where we get to watch on our tellies, people watching their tellies.

Cathy Macdonald talks to the Rev Kate Bottley from TV's Gogglebox, a fan of odd tea cosies

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With the Rev Kate Bottley, the vicar of the churches of Blyth, Scrooby and Ranskill in North Nottinghamshire and fan of bizarre teapot cosies, who has come into many of our homes via the Channel 4 TV show Gogglebox, where we get to watch on our tellies, people watching their tellies.

Cathy Macdonald talks to the Rev Kate Bottley from TV's Gogglebox, a fan of odd tea cosies

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With Ziauddin Sardar, author of 'Balti Britain: A Provocative Journey Through Asian Britain' and Chair of the Muslim Institute; he's been described as one of the wittiest writers commenting on Islam today and as Britain's own Muslim polymath.

Cathy Macdonald talks to Ziauddin Sardar, author and chair of the Muslim Institute.

With Ziauddin Sardar, author of 'Balti Britain: A Provocative Journey Through Asian Britain' and Chair of the Muslim Institute; he's been described as one of the wittiest writers commenting on Islam today and as Britain's own Muslim polymath.

Cathy Macdonald talks to Ziauddin Sardar, author and chair of the Muslim Institute.

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With the award-winning Scottish-born novelist, Aminatta Forna, who spent much of her childhood in Sierra Leone. Born to a Scottish mother and a Sierra Leonean father, Aminatta Forna drew on her childhood experiences and her investigation into her political activist's father's death in her book 'The Devil that Danced on the Water.'.

Cathy Macdonald talks to award-winning Scottish-born novelist Aminatta Forna.