Sunday, 20 April 2014

Derek Cooper

The former BBC presenter, Derek Cooper, who founded The Food Programme, has died aged 88. This BBC item recalls his life, times and contains a clip of one of his programmes. An archive of his writing is be found in the Islands Book Trust Collection at the Ravenspoint Centre, Kershader, Isle of Lewis

Scottish Islands Explorer - a life recalled with gratitude

1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

With Lewis grandparents, a mother brought up in Skye, and a childhood spent partly in that island, Derek writes in Hebridean Connection in 1977, not only of the Hebrides but of his wanderings all over 'the last bit of Britain not entirely built upon'. Small wonder there are more people living in Hull than in the whole of he Highlands and Islands.