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Radio 4's All In The Mind is a perfect example of why we still need the licence fee

We must ensure uncomfortable subjects like mental illness are brought out in the open — and not as a freak show

16 November 2013

9:00 AM

16 November 2013

9:00 AM

Best line of the week came on Monday from the composer John Tavener, and was given added poignancy by the announcement the following day that Tavener had died. He told us, ‘Life is a creeping tragedy; that’s why I must be cheerful.’ It’s a sankalpa, or inner resolution, he held on to especially in his last years as he endured an illness that stopped his heart four times and once kept him in intensive care for six months.

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