Milestone Moments Part 2
Roy Jenkins presents the second of two special programmes to mark the 40th birthday of BBC Radio Wales. Last week, we looked at how we reflected some of the national and global events which have helped to shape the world in these four decades. This time we focus on just a few of the people whose stories we’ve told. We’ve met people honoured around the world for their courage or endurance, for the movements they’ve inspired, the books written, the music composed. We’ve welcomed religious leaders of many faith traditions: theologians and evangelists, cardinals and archbishops, and once the man regarded by some as a living god, the Dalai Lama. Many of our guests have been relatively unknown, and yet their impact on small communities and individual lives has been immense. Choosing has been an almost impossible task, but those who found their way into the final edit include the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler Ross who transformed attitudes to death and dying; Sean Stillman who runs Zac’s Place for the homeless in Swansea; Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche; the poet and priest R.S. Thomas; and the writer and activist Dr. Maya Angelou.