Extracts from Ian Richardson interview
Complete Conversation Hour from archive

Sally's co-host is comedian, writer and presenter - may know him from the TV show Don't Forget Your Toothbrush - Tim Ferguson. Tim's also the author of The Cheeky Monkey - Writing Narrative Comedy (Currency Press), for those who want to give comedy a go.

Nilaja Sun is our first guest. An award-winning actress and playwright, she spent eight years teaching drama in some of New York's toughest schools. Using her experiences to create a one-woman play No Child, it was initially intended to run off-Broadway for a few weeks. 700 shows later she decided to tour Australia.

Ian Richardson is a former senior executive at the BBC who started out in local papers and Melbourne radio. He's been the boss of BBC World Service reporters and correspondents, senior editor of BBC World News television, and was the founding editor of BBC Arabic Television. He's written about his Great Aunt Florrie in the book God's Triangle. It's his effort to uncover the mystery of what happened to his Aunt Florrie, a missionary in East Bengal.