Dignity at the End of Life: What’s Beneath the Assisted Dying Debate?
A Christian view of humanity at the end of life, by Andrew Grey. (2018)
The Sacred is a podcast about the things we cherish and hold dear to us. In episode 11, we speak to actress Sally Phillips about her relationship with faith and her experience as an activist.
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In the eleventh episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Sally Phillips, an English actress, television presenter and comedian. She co–created and was one of the writers of sketch comedy show Smack the Pony. She is also known for her main role in Miranda as Tilly, Parents as Jenny Pope and Set the Thames on Fire as Colette in 2015. Phillips has also worked on films such as Burn Burn Burn as Ingrid alongside Laura Carmichael. Since 2004, she has played the title role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy show Clare in the Community. Since 2018, she has been curator of “The Museum of Curiosity” on the BBC Radio 4 comedy programme of that name.
Elizabeth speaks to Sally about her relationship with faith over the span of her career, why at times, you may have to give up the things you hold sacred to pursue wider goals, and her experience as an activist, campaigning on issues for parents looking after children with Downs’ syndrome.
Nick Spencer also speaks to Theos’ Hannah Rich about what Oscar–nominated film Lady Bird can tell us about faith, theology and the Prodigal Son.
Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Posted 13 April 2018
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Andrew Grey looked at how the concept of dignity is used in the assisted dying debate.
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