WILLIAM CRAWLEY

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William Crawley is a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC presenting TV and radio programmes on subjects as varied as news and politics, arts and science, and religion and ethics. He hosts the daily radio current affairs programme Talkback for BBC Radio Ulster, Sunday on BBC Radio 4, and regularly writes and presents documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service.  His television work includes the landmark natural history series Blueprint, the interview series William Crawley Meets, a three-part autobiographical series documenting life in Northern Ireland (Sorry For Your TroubleDying For A Drink, and Losing Our Religion), Independent People: The Story of Ulster’s Presbyterians, and the 15-part global history of immigration Brave New World.  Educated in Belfast and Princeton, he is a recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship; in 2012 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature (D.Lit.) degree by Queen’s University Belfast for “exceptional services to broadcasting”; and in 2019 was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.