We are living through fractured and disjointed times, experiencing an age of anxiety, fearfulness and uncertainty. BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker joins us with the antidote.
In the course of his professional life, BBC broadcaster Dan Walker has encountered a stream of remarkable people with intriguing and uplifting stories that should be told.
In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Hannah MacInnes, he will recounts these wonderful and heart-warming stories — exploring themes such as deprivation, inequality, loneliness and mental health, in the process highlighting and celebrating significant pockets of truly heartening altruism, benevolence and self-sacrifice, typified by a deep concern for others and a million random acts of kindness.
Shining a light on the kindliness, compassion and selflessness which characterises so many people and their actions right across the UK, Dan will deliver a much needed tonic for our challenging age.
Dan Walker was born in Crawley in West Sussex in 1977. He is a TV broadcaster and anchor of BBC1’s Breakfast. He also hosts BBC1’s award-winning Football Focus and regularly presents Match of the Day. Dan’s previous books are Dan Walker’s Thronkersaurus: Football’s Finest Tales and Magic, Mud & Maradona. He lives in Sheffield with his wife, three children and Winnie the dog.
Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.
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