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James Jim Naughtie
Biography of Radio Presenter James Naughtie
Aberdonian James Naughtie's distinctive burr suits Radio broadcasting well and his distinctive voice can be heard most days on the Today Programme news broadcasts on BBC Radio 4.
James is often called Jim.
He was born in Milltown of Rothiemay in 1952 and educated at Keith Grammar School.
His University education was at Aberdeen University and also the Syracuse University, New York.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
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James Naughtie talks about his childhood in Aberdeenshire in Taste Ye Back: Great Scots and the Food That Made Them
where he talks about the many fresh berries, Scotch broth, mince and tatties and his favourite buttermilk fruit scones.
The Career Of James Naughtie
James Naughtie then began work for the Aberdeen Press and Journal (The P&J) in 1975.
In 1977 he started work for The Scotsman newspaper at their London office, later becoming their chief political correspondent.
From there he moved to The Washington Post in 1981
In 1984 James moved to The Guardian and became their chief political correspondent in 1985.
The Radio Programmes Of James Naughtie
1986 saw James Naughtie move into the field of radio journalism as the presenter of The Week In Westminster.
In 1988 he joined the team at The World At One.
Since then he has presented opera programmes on the radio as well as on TV, most notably The Proms each year.
In 1991 he was voted radio personality of the year
Each month he chairs Book club for Radio 4.
In February 1994 James Naughty joined The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 and still present the programme.
In November 2006 James Naughtie was presented with a Doctor of Letters by Edinburgh University.
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Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.
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"A powerful account of what one dog means to one man on his road to recovery. Both heart-warming and life-affirming. Bravo Chris and Lynne. Bravo Bravehound."
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