Middays with Margaret Throsby
French chef Daniele Mazet-Delpeuch12/18/14
Chef Daniele Mazet Delpeuch hails from the Perigord Region in South Western France. She founded the now famous Foie Gras Weekend, a pioneering class teaching the region's cuisine, as well as the Ecole d'Art et Tradition Culinaire du Perigord, the...
Eve Ensler - playwright, performer and activist
Award-winning author of "The Vagina Monologues". Eve's work, "I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World", (February 2010, Random House) made The New York Times Best Seller list. Ensler is a prominent activist addressing...
Ingrid Betancourt is a former Colombian presidential candidate, and former Greens Party leader and anti-corruption activist who spent 6 years in captivity after she was kidnapped by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an author, women's rights activist and founder of the AHA Foundation, an organisation committed to giving voice to women and girls at risk of honour violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson is an English author, speaker and international advisor on education. His TED talk 'How schools kill creatvity' has been viewed by over 30 million people since 2006.
Professor Christopher O'Brien
Professor Christopher O'Brien was a cancer specialist whose work focused on cancers affecting the head and neck. He founded the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute in 2002. He was Director of the Sydney Cancer Centre.
Professor Ian Frazer
Professor Ian Frazer and his colleagues created the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer. He is a Scots born immunologist and was Australian of the Year in 2006. He is now CEO and Director of Research at the Translational Research Institute. He's...
Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, singer and composer. Known for his numerous hit songs performed by artists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Carly Simon, Webb has dedicated his life to preserving the rights and the craft of the...
Neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo
Dr Charlie Teo is Director of The Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.
Vale Harry Haythorne MBE
Harry Haythorne MBE was an Australian ballet, vaudeville performer and he was Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet (1975-78) and the longest serving Artistic Director of Royal New Zealand Ballet (1981 - 1992). He died on November 24 at the age of 88.
Vale Author P.D. James
P.D. James was an acclaimed English writer of crime and detective novels. Phyllis Dorothy James wrote over 20 works of fiction, 3 non fiction works and many of her books were adapted for film and television. She died on November 27 at the age of 94.
Designer Alistair Trung
Alistair Trung is a Vietnamese Australian designer. He is a fashion and textile graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney. Alistair is the costume designer for Pinchgut Opera's production of Gluck's 'Iphigie en Tauride' which is on in December...
Actor James Cromwell
James Cromwell is an American actor of stage, TV and film. He's best known for his film roles in "Babe", "L.A. Confidential" and "Still Mine" and his TV roles in "Six Feet Under" and "Boardwalk Empire". He's in Australia performing the role of Rupert...
Cartoonist Cathy Wilcox
Cathy Wilcox is an award winning cartoonist. Her cartoons have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald since 1987 and she currently draws for the Herald and the Sun-Herald. She has published two collections of cartoons, "Throw Away Lines" and "The Bad...
Lord Norman Fowler
Lord Norman Fowler is a former British Member of Parliament. He was a member of Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet for eleven years from 1979 until 1990. For six years he was Secretary of State for Health and Social Security. In 1986 he led the high-profile...
William McInnes is an Australian actor and author. He's written eight books over the last nine years and his latest is "Holidays" (Hachette November 2014). He's best known for his TV roles in "Sea Change", "Blue Heelers", "The Time of Our Lives" and...
Dr Peter Sheridan on art deco radios
Peter Sheridan is an historian, lecturer, author and collecotr. He's recognised as a world authority of radios from the Deco period. His latest book is "Deco Radio - the most beautiful radios ever made" (Peribo 2014).
Leonard Janeszewski on Australia's Greek cafes
Leonard Janeszewski is a lecturer, writer and exhibition curator who works in the department of Modern History at Macquarie University. Most of his research is on Greek Australian history looking at the Greek Diaspora who came to Australia from late...
Writer Suzanne Burdon
Suzanne Burdon is the author of "Almost Invincible - a biographical novel of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein" (Criteria, 2014).
Julia Zemiro is one of Australia's best-loved comic talents, and her latest TV project has her taking some of her fellow comedians for a stroll down memory lane, visiting their childhood homes and haunts.
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