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Series 4, Episode 4: Babita Sharma: Anchoring on Social History

reWorked: The Diversity and Inclusion Podcast

Babita Sharma is a broadcaster, journalist and author. A well-known anchor for BBC News, Babita was born the daughter of first-generation immigrant shopkeepers in Reading, Berkshire.Her family’s story was the starting point for her critically-acclaimed documentary Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner Shop which aired on BBC Four in 2016. She has since published a book on the social history of the corner shop in Britain (which was a Between the Covers pick on BBC Two) and will soon get to work on a children’s picture book series. Babita is a big believer in unblocking barriers to progression for diverse groups and was a mentor on a programme which EW Group designed for the BBC in 2014.We chat about her career so far, class, representation and finding a platform for her very personal story.Follow Babita on Twitter @BabitaTVStay up to date with EW Group news by signing up to our monthly newsletter and by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

38mins

9 Apr 2021

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5: The Desi Woman Podcast - Episode 10: Babita Sharma (TV Presenter and BBC Newsreader)

The Desi Woman Podcast

Episode 10: Babita Sharma (TV Presenter and BBC Newsreader) A BBC Journalist for over 15 years, Babita has worked across regional channels and is currently one of the faces of BBC World broadcasting internationally, that's when she's not on maternity leave... My first pregnant guest, we chat about everything from her pregnancy to dining with Tibetan monks with her eyes closed, her views on turmeric lattes and why she banned social media at her Indian-Irish wedding. That's all alongside talking about her TV series Dangerous Borders and most importantly her new book The Cornershop. Plus Literary Expert Obie Matin returns with a book review in The Desi Woman Reading List. This month we talk about Anuradha Roy's All The Lives We Never Lived. The show samples the track Indra by the Thievery Corporation.

1hr 9mins

30 May 2019

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Babita Sharma on Corner Shops

Channel History Hit

Babita Sharma is esteemed British broadcaster, and a presenter on BBC News and the BBC World News. In this episode, she takes us through a history of corner shops. Corner shops have been ever important in British society, as hubs of their communities, and places where people from all walks of life come together.Babita's family ran a corner shop, and she talks about what that meant for her, her father's work ethic, and how her mum ended up playing therapist for many members of their community.For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout to get a 30 day free trial and your first 4 months for £4/$4. All of the books discussed in the History Hit podcast are available at History Hit books. We'd love it if you supported what we do by using our affiliate link: https://books.historyhit.com/Producer: Peter CurrySee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

28 Apr 2019

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Babita Sharma on Corner Shops

Dan Snow's History Hit

Babita Sharma is esteemed British broadcaster, and a presenter on BBC News and the BBC World News. In this episode, she takes us through a history of corner shops. Corner shops have been ever important in British society, as hubs of their communities, and places where people from all walks of life come together.Babita's family ran a corner shop, and she talks about what that meant for her, her father's work ethic, and how her mum ended up playing therapist for many members of their community.For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout to get a 30 day free trial and your first 4 months for £4/$4. All of the books discussed in the History Hit podcast are available at History Hit books. We'd love it if you supported what we do by using our affiliate link: https://books.historyhit.com/Producer: Peter CurrySee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

28 Apr 2019

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