Radio: Hour-long Pride London Special

>On Monday, Out In South London present an hour-long Pride special. Rosie Wilby and Suzi Ruffell are joined in the studio by one of the original members of the Gay Liberation Front, Philip Rescorla, who has attended every single Pride March held in London since the very first ones in 1971 and 72 (except for […]

Prevalence of Homophobia’ – News Round Up

>Following the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia launch of the ‘Prevalence of Homophobia’ surveys in the North West, the following news reports have appeared showing the true extent of homophobia in our schools. – Homophobic abuse rife in Liverpool schools by Marc Waddington, Liverpool Echo– Liverpool marks International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Liverpool Daily […]

Radio Drama: Turing’s Test

>History Boys and Desperate Romantics star Samuel Barnett plays Second World War Enigma code breaker Alan Turing in a new radio drama part of a pioneering experiment between The Independent and award-winning production company Made in Manchester (MIM). Turing’s Test is a fictional take on what might have been going through Turing’s mind in his […]

Talking About Lionel

>Eddie Mair tells the story of Lionel Bart, a sensitive, talented and troubled artist through interviews with those who knew him intimately. Lionel Bart was at one time the wunderkind of British musical theatre who reached dazzling heights of fame in the early 1960s with Britain’s most successful post-war musical – Oliver!. But, his tumultuous […]

The Plotters Were Lovers

>Tuesday’s radio 4 drama: The Babington Plot examines the doomed attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and restore a catholic monarchy. The write-up says: At the centre of the story is the relationship between the “reluctant terrorist” Anthony Babington, whose youthful idealism was not matched by the required conviction, and his co-conspirator, Robert Poley, who […]