An icon of 1960s feminism and freethinking, Nell Dunn – now in her 80s - author of Up The Junction, Poor Cow and Steaming talks to Tom Sutcliffe about The Muse, A Memoir of Love at First Sight about her friendship with a woman named Josie who inspired much of her work.
Kelly O’Sullivan discusses her film Saint Frances which she has written and stars in as Bridget, a 34 year old whose life is transformed when she starts work as a nanny. It's a gentle comedy which explores issues such as post-coital menstruation, interracial lesbian relationships, abortion, post-natal depression, and conception in a most un-Hollywood-like fashion.
For a new project, 846, commissioned by the Theatre Royal Stratford East, playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 British Black and Asian writers to respond artistically to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Elle Osili-Wood reviews the collection of short audio pieces exploring racial inequality, whose title comes from the eight minutes and 46 seconds it took a police officer in Minneapolis to kill George Floyd by kneeling on his neck.
And co-founder of Q Magazine David Hepworth on the closure of a cornerstone of rock journalism after 34 years.
Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Dymphna Flynn…read more