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Margaret Heffernan - Business CEO and author

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC News Channel HDLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

Stephen Sackur interviews acclaimed writer and businesswoman Margaret Heffernan, who published a book challenging the fetishisation of forecasting. Is it time to embrace uncertainty? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan

Genres

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Putting Competition to the Test

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy hosts a debate about success, asking what is both good and bad about competition. With Margaret Heffernan, Matthew Syed, Cath Bishop and Christopher Frayling. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Syed
Interviewed Guest:
Cath Bishop
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Drama on 3

Mrs Updike

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Eileen Atkins and Charles Edwards star in Margaret Heffernan's play centring on the tempestuous relationship between American novelist John Updike and his mother. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Updike:
Eileen Atkins
John Updike:
Charles Edwards
Young John Updike:
Josef Lindsay
Springer:
Garrick Hagon
Interviewer:
Joseph May

Genres

Woman's Hour

Beyonce and the politics of Lemonade

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Beyonce, Alaska and female utopias. With Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest:
Sekai Makoni
Interviewed Guest:
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan
Interviewed Guest:
Rahila Gupta

Woman's Hour

Women and clean energy in India; Meg Rosoff

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Ajaita Shah on her work in clean energy in India. Plus author Meg Rosoff on winning the £430,000 Astrid Lindgren Award. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Ajaita Shah
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Depledge
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff