In this episode, Raz and Hannah talk to the multi-talented multi-faceted Brooke Kinsella. Brooke has been an actor since age 7, appearing in many shows on stage and screen, from CBBC as a child, to EastEnders. Six years ago, she gave up the acting game to become an agent, of which she has also made a huge success although, as we hear on the podcast, she still has the occasional 'what might have been' moment.
Brooke’s younger brother Ben was tragically murdered in 2008 after going out to celebrate the end of his GCSE exams. She talks candidly about the dark and difficult days that followed Ben’s death, and the unique perspective this gives her on her own mortality more than a decade later.
If you would like to find out more about Brooke’s work as a knife crime campaigner and the Ben Kinsella Trust, please do visit: benkinsella.org.uk
And if this episode raises issues that you find upsetting or you feel you need any sort of support with your mental health, please reach out to a friend, relative, your GP, or an organisation such as Mind or the Samaritans - which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
* Music composed and arranged by Mark Melville: markmelvillemusic.com
* Created and presented by Raz Shaw and Hannah Harris
* Edited by Hannah Harris
* Ben's essay was written by Ben Kinsella and read by Brooke Kinsella
* 'You Give A Little Love' was written by Paul Williams and performed by Ryan Kirwan and Jonny Walters: instagram.com/ryankirwanfilms