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Interviews

On the right you’ll find links to some that I’ve done for
Third Way
– for which I have also interviewed

• the film director Werner Herzog

• the historian Niall Ferguson

• the human-rights activist Bianca Jagger

General Sir Michael Jackson, then Chief of the General Staff

• the journalists Johann Hari and Jon Snow

• the leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage MEP

• the MPs Donald (now Lord) Anderson, Alan Beith, Martin Bell, Iain Duncan Smith, Gary Streeter and Stephen Timms and the then MEP Caroline Lucas

Sayeeda Warsi, the youngest member of the House of Lords

• Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

• the eco-activists Franny Armstrong, Kumi Naidoo, Zac Goldsmith, Tony Juniper and Tamsin Omond

• the former All Black Va’aiga ‘Inga the Winger’ Tuigamala

as well as, with a colleague,

• Mark Thompson, then head of Channel 4

• David (now Lord) Puttnam

• the satirist Mark Thomas

• the journalist Nick Cohen

Nick Griffin of the British National Party

I have done more conventional, ‘written-up’ interviews: for Sublime, of the ‘father of fair trade’, Richard Adams, the former Guantánamo prisoner Moazzam Begg and the Inuit 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier; and for Church Times the award-winning human-rights journalist Dina Meza and the multi-award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn.

Over the years, I have secured interviews of over 250 public figures, either live at The Nave or in print for Third Way. The most recent of the latter (all of which I also edited) can be found here in the Third Way archive.


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George Carey

Claire Fox

Jane Goodall

John Humphrys

Bjørn Lomborg

Khalid Mish’al

Jonathon Porritt

Philip Pullman

Anita Roddick