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Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of "The Visionary" by Ellis Bell (Emily Brontë). This was the weekly poem for January 1, 2012. The first 12 lines originally appeared in one of a large group of Gondal poems, the word coming from the name of a fictitious island kingdom in a fantasy created by Emily and her sister Anne. When Emily finally consented to have some of her poems published in 1846, along with those of sisters Charlotte and Anne, she selected parts of the Gondal poems and ...
 
A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son. She lives there under an assumed name, Helen Graham, and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham discovers her dark secrets. In her diary Helen writes about her husband's physical and moral decline through alcohol and the world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. This p ...
 
After reading and re-reading the book many time as a boy and wishing that Lewis Carroll would have written another Alice In Wonderland Book, John Rae began imagining what that girl would have gotten up to if he had done so. Telling these stories to his children over the years, where they were enthusiastically received, he finally decided to share them with the world. And here they are! The New Adventures of Alice (Summary by Phil Chenevert)Narrator: LydiaMother: Michele EatonBetsy, Alice's S ...
 
Two sisters living on Quality Street set up and run a school for children after the local doctor heads off to fight Napoleon. Ten years later he returns, thinking that all the adventures have been his, and that the old life in Quality Street has waited, as in a sleep, to be resumed on the day of his return. Katharine Hepburn starred in a movie version made in 1937. The Quality Street chocolates were named after the play. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Valentine Brown – Suitor of Miss Phoebe: ...
 
Sir Thomas More is a collaborative Elizabethan play by Anthony Munday and others depicting the life and death of Thomas More. It survives only in a single manuscript, now owned by the British Library. The manuscript is notable because three pages of it are considered to be in the hand of William Shakespeare and for the light it sheds on the collaborative nature of Elizabethan drama and the theatrical censorship of the era. The play dramatizes events in More's life, both real and legendary, i ...
 
The success of “The Magistrate” was immediate, and the Court Theatre was crowded night after night for more than a year, the play being presented over 300 times. So prosperous was the run that there was no cessation during the Summer holiday season. This success, however, was not confined to London, for three companies were soon carrying the play triumphantly over the English provinces, while in September 1885 Mr. Pinero went to New York to produce his work. How can you resist a comedy whose ...
 
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Celebrating Back to the Future Day, I talk to the film's co-writer Bob Gale about creating a classic, Johnny B Goode, and all the greats that influenced his own screenplay. And you can win a 4k Ultra HD box set of the trilogy. And Oscar winner Tim Robbins tells me about making his first podcast - a Presidential satire called Bobbo Supreme - as well…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Travis Alabanza Episode 224: Black Trans Lives Matterwith special guest Kuchenga and music from Bumi Thomas. Recorded 29 September via Zoom. Released 19 October 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Be Well Workshops. https://guiltyfeminist.com/be-well/ …
 
Best-selling author David Nicholls talks about adapting his novel Us for TV, British horror and his love of French movies; doc maker Yemi Bamiro talks Michael Jordan, sneakers, basketball and 90s hip hop. David Nicholls: Rocks (08.44) Saint Maud (11.29) Mayflies (17.54) Yemi Bamiro: The Social Dilemma (37.50) Dynasty (38.53) Music by Lee Rosevere. …
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jessica Fostekew Episode 223: Finding Joy in Starting Overwith special guest Katie Melua. Recorded 26 September in London. Released 12 October 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Be Well Workshops. https://guiltyfeminist.com/be-well/ More about Deborah…
 
Actress Morfydd Clark talks about the films and roles that influenced her performance in British horror Saint Maud and her love for TV show Black Sails. Documentary maker Kirsten Johnson discusses making her Netflix film about her father Dick’s dementia and death - starring her Dad. And she reveals a recent female film maker discovery... Morfydd Cl…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jessica Fostekew Episode 222: Using Your Talentswith special guests Patricia and Jean Owtram and music from Grace Petrie. Recorded 22 September in London. Released 5 October 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Be Well Workshops. https://guiltyfeminist.…
 
Music writer and author David Hepworth tells me about the shaggy-haired, wonky-teethed Brit bands who made it big in America with The Beatles, discussing his book Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There; plus why box set TV is the new LP... Actor and director Tim Plester recounts his American folk music road trip musical in Southern Journey (Revisited);…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Sindhu Vee Episode 221: Making Money Matterwith special guests Emma Howard Boyd and Henna Shah with music from Katey Brooks. Recorded 15 September via Zoom. Released 28 September 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Be Well Workshops. https://guiltyfemi…
 
I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns can be seen in later-life romcom 23 Walks, opposite Alison Steadman and some cute dogs. He tells me about his life in comedy, from running clubs in Newcastle to winning at Cannes, his first sex scenes and singing with fishermen in Cornwall. Actor Parker Sawyers, who played Barack Obama in Southside With You, now star…
 
In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today Cassandra Barnett and Luke Buda talk to Pip Adam about two sound objects. To hear these sounds and for information about how to submit responses to exercises to our Showcase can be found on our website https://better-read.com…
 
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