A WEEK TO RE­MEM­BER

EDP Norfolk - - Columnist -

I had an ex­tra­or­di­nary week ear­lier this sum­mer, which sums up just how in­cred­i­bly lucky I am to do my job. In the space of just three days, I in­ter­viewed Boris John­son (this was dur­ing the EU ref­er­en­dum cam­paign), an­chored an out­side broad­cast, hosted an au­di­ence with the ac­claimed theatre di­rec­tor Sir Trevor Nunn, and pre­sented the re­gion’s NHS In­no­va­tion awards. A few days later, I in­ter­viewed the then prime min­is­ter live in the Look East stu­dio.

Such a va­ri­ety of chal­lenges - all stim­u­lat­ing, nerve-wrack­ing and ex­cit­ing in equal mea­sure. The au­di­ence with Trevor Nunn was a par­tic­u­lar thrill, as I love the theatre and have seen a lot of his pro­duc­tions over the years. He be­came artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Royal Shakespear­e Com­pany at the age of 28 (NB young peo­ple!), and was back in his home town of Ip­swich to di­rect A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream the last of Shakespear­e’s 37 plays left for him to do.

Nor­mally when we do in­ter­views on Look East, they run at around two to three min­utes long (even Boris and the PM were only five min­utes). So to get the chance to in­ter­view Sir Trevor for a whole evening was mag­i­cal. Even then, we ran out of time! Susie Fowler-Watt in­ter­view­ing then prime min­is­ter David Cameron as part of a mem­o­rable week

The po­lit­i­cal in­ter­views were a dif­fer­ent style, of course, but the prin­ci­ple for all in­ter­views is the same: I have the priv­i­lege of rep­re­sent­ing the view­ers/ au­di­ence. I ask what I think other peo­ple would like to ask, and chal­lenge the an­swers ac­cord­ingly.

So yes, it was a big week - but you’ll be glad to know that my feet stayed very firmly on the ground. My old­est friend’s re­ac­tion when she saw a photo of me with David Cameron in the stu­dio? “Nice shoes!” #per­spec­tive

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