Listen again: 29 September 2015

Paul Gambaccini jacket full 4.inddRosie speaks to broadcaster Paul Gambaccini about his new memoir which details the twelve months following his arrest in October 2013 up until his eventual exoneration when claims of historic sexual abuse made against him were found to be false. Stephen Fry describes Love, Paul Gambaccini as ‘an important and ultimately inspiring book that forces us to imagine how we might have responded in the face of such a nightmare.’

52 Tuesdays is an award-winning Australian film about teenager Billie, whose journey to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition. We hear from director Sophie Hyde about the unusual shooting schedule, whereby the narrative was filmed over one day per week for a whole year in order to expose both characters’ transformations in real time. A bit of an essential one for a weekly Tuesday radio show to cover, the film comes out on DVD on 28 September.

Jackie Nunns and Angie West are a lesbian couple who decided, in their 50s, to start making independent films and document their experience of doing so. It’s all rather taken over their lives and they have traveled to screenings of their work all around the world. Their short documentary, The Female Masculinity Appreciation Society, was filmed at the RVT and will be shown at the Short Hot Flush Film Festival in Brighton on 3 October.

Writer and creator of TV’s Bad Girls, Maureen Chadwick and composer and lyricist Kath Gotts tell us about their new musical comedy Crush which comes to Richmond Theatre from 29 September – 3 October. Set in 1963, it’s a ‘winning take on schoolgirl passions’ according to The Independent.

For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but here’s what we played on the live show:

1) Memory Flowers: Cartwheels
2) Cousin Alice: Pour Me from the EP Pour Me
3) Rosemary Ashe: The Future Mothers of the Future Sons of England from the musical Crush

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