Writer & Broadcaster
On his first foreign assignment, to Lebanon in 1986, John McCarthy was abducted by Islamic Fundamentalists and held hostage for over five years. This experience was explored in the book Some Other Rainbow. Alongside his writing John has worked in television for the BBC, ITV, Sky Arts and Al Jazeera, and on radio for the BBC World Service and Radio 4. He was awarded the CBE in 1992 and is a Patron of the charity Freedom From Torture.
John will be interviewing Ed Gorman on Friday 1st February at 12pm.