Bharat Patel - Behind the headlines

Bharat Patel, BBC and ITV reporter and documentary maker, will be giving an insight into the news, how it's created, the occasional dangers involved, the many lunatic characters you meet in pursuit of a story, what it's like to be in an earthquake zone or cover the state funeral of Princess Diana one day and interview a parrot which speaks five languages or the world's oldest donkey the next.

This will be entwined with his own personal story having lived on three continents by the age of eight and ending by serving a life sentence in Leicestershire. He will have for sale copies of his book "Indian Takeaway" which tells the tragic but also comic story of early immigrants to Leicester. All profits from this book go to Hope Against Cancer.

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