In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the Psychiatrist's Chair

The renowned BBC Radio 4 interview series


Twelve editions of the groundbreaking BBC Radio 4 interview series presented by Dr Anthony Clare.

A master of incisive interrogation, Dr Anthony Clare became renowned for In the Psychiatrist's Chair. From 1982 until 2001 he conducted in-depth interviews with prominent people from different walks of life, inviting them to answer penetrating questions about their lives and careers.

These twelve shows include his encounters with writer and performer Spike Milligan, playwright Peter Nichols, author Maya Angelou, political activist Bruce Kent,gynaecologist Wendy Savage, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, film director Ken Russell, politician Edwina Currie, former Lord Chanceller Lord Hailsham, theatre director Peter Hall, author Barbara Cartland and journalist Jean Rook.

Often moving and always insightful, Clare's questions go to the very heart of his subjects as he encourages them to talk frankly about their deepest fears and innermost feelings – making for fascinating and compelling listening.

Duration: 9 hours approx.

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