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0120191223

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance, taking us from Queensland to Pennsylvania to the Black Country and beyond. More sobering memories come froam a small village in Rwanda and London's inhospitable streets.

In today's episode we hear from Deborah Frances White, the stand up comedian and screenwriter on being adopted, and re-discovering Christmas in her 20s. Her essay is paired with Steve Ali's, a Syrian refugee who was taken in by Deborah and her husband when he arrived in England, after fleeing Syria and the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

012019122320191224 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance, taking us from Queensland to Pennsylvania to the Black Country and beyond. More sobering memories come froam a small village in Rwanda and London's inhospitable streets.

In today's episode we hear from Deborah Frances White, the stand up comedian and screenwriter on being adopted, and re-discovering Christmas in her 20s. Her essay is paired with Steve Ali's, a Syrian refugee who was taken in by Deborah and her husband when he arrived in England, after fleeing Syria and the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

012019122320191224 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance, taking us from Queensland to Pennsylvania to the Black Country and beyond. More sobering memories come froam a small village in Rwanda and London's inhospitable streets.

In today's episode we hear from Deborah Frances White, the stand up comedian and screenwriter on being adopted, and re-discovering Christmas in her 20s. Her essay is paired with Steve Ali's, a Syrian refugee who was taken in by Deborah and her husband when he arrived in England, after fleeing Syria and the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

0220191224

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson, a collection of personal reflections on Christmas. In today's episode, we hear from them both as Greg recounts his less than happy childhood Christmas experiences. Then we discover how his wife, Emma Thompson, worked tirelessly to change his perspective in her funny and moving piece on the pitfalls of the festive season, particularly for Greg.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections from Greg Wise and Emma Thompson on the festive season.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

022019122420191225 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson, a collection of personal reflections on Christmas. In today's episode, we hear from them both as Greg recounts his less than happy childhood Christmas experiences. Then we discover how his wife, Emma Thompson, worked tirelessly to change his perspective in her funny and moving piece on the pitfalls of the festive season, particularly for Greg.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections from Greg Wise and Emma Thompson on the festive season.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

022019122420191225 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson, a collection of personal reflections on Christmas. In today's episode, we hear from them both as Greg recounts his less than happy childhood Christmas experiences. Then we discover how his wife, Emma Thompson, worked tirelessly to change his perspective in her funny and moving piece on the pitfalls of the festive season, particularly for Greg.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections from Greg Wise and Emma Thompson on the festive season.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

0320191225

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Aimee Mullins, the American athlete, actress and speaker on childhood Christmases spent with her large family. Then it's the turn of Bill Scanlon, after a successful career, Bill fell on hard times, and we hear how things changed.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

032019122520191226 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Aimee Mullins, the American athlete, actress and speaker on childhood Christmases spent with her large family. Then it's the turn of Bill Scanlon, after a successful career, Bill fell on hard times, and we hear how things changed.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

032019122520191226 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Aimee Mullins, the American athlete, actress and speaker on childhood Christmases spent with her large family. Then it's the turn of Bill Scanlon, after a successful career, Bill fell on hard times, and we hear how things changed.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

0420191226

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings explores the meaning of Christmas, drawing on themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Meera Syal who reflects on belonging and the festive season, while cardiologist Malcolm Walker has gift giving on his mind.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Meera Syal and Malcolm Walker

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

042019122620191227 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings explores the meaning of Christmas, drawing on themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Meera Syal who reflects on belonging and the festive season, while cardiologist Malcolm Walker has gift giving on his mind.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Meera Syal and Malcolm Walker

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

042019122620191227 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings explores the meaning of Christmas, drawing on themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. Today, we hear from Meera Syal who reflects on belonging and the festive season, while cardiologist Malcolm Walker has gift giving on his mind.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Meera Syal and Malcolm Walker

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

0520191227

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. In today's episode, the BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, on how the Christmas message of hope, peace and community is universal. Refugee Tindyebwa Agaba follows, with his account of childhood Christmases in Rwanda, before the militia arrived.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Lyse Doucet and Tindyebwa Agaba.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

052019122720191228 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. In today's episode, the BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, on how the Christmas message of hope, peace and community is universal. Refugee Tindyebwa Agaba follows, with his account of childhood Christmases in Rwanda, before the militia arrived.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Lyse Doucet and Tindyebwa Agaba.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas

052019122720191228 (R4)

Curated by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson this collection of personal writings reflects on the meaning of Christmas, drawing on the themes of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. In today's episode, the BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, on how the Christmas message of hope, peace and community is universal. Refugee Tindyebwa Agaba follows, with his account of childhood Christmases in Rwanda, before the militia arrived.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Personal reflections on the festive season by Lyse Doucet and Tindyebwa Agaba.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas