Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sir Terry Pratchett declares that ‘Assisted Death’ is an idea whose time has come

31st January 2010

Terry will present an impassioned plea for people to have the right to choose how, where and when they die when he delivers the Richard Dimbleby Lecture on BBC One on Monday 10.35pm. The best selling author, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007, will argue that ‘Assisted Suicide’ or, as he prefers, ‘Assisted…

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Nation at the National

29th January 2010

Who better than Terry to have provided the story for the National’s eagerly awaited new family show which follows on the heels of such past NT hits as His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse? Nation is a one-off novel rather than part of the Discworld series, and began, says Terry, with his vision of a boy standing on…

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And the Winner is..

28th January 2010

Over 1200 of the best of the broadcasting industry were recognised with a coveted Broadcast Award at last night’s gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The Awards proved to be a fantastic night. Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats regular, Jason Manford hosted the evening and presented the awards. Big winners included The X Factor, The Inbetweeners,…

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Update from Terry

Folks, So many people have contacted me since the Richard Dimbleby lecture that there is no possibility at all that I can reply to everyone individually. Generally speaking people are asking what they can do to help, support and, indeed, take some control over their own death. The people to contact for all this are at Dignity in Dying –…

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Dimbleby Ticket Winners

23rd January 2010

Howard and Liz Smith are the lucky winners of our prize draw and will be attending the Dimbleby lecture on February 1st. Congratulations! For everyone else, you will find it broadcast that evening on BBC1 at 22.35.

Win A Pair of Tickets!

15th January 2010

Admission to the Dimbleby lecture is strictly by invitation only, but we have one pair of tickets to give away to this prestigious event.  All you have to do is email us with your name, address and phone number and your entry will be placed into our electronic hat. The event is taking place at 6pm in central London on…

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