Karole Seaby is 55 years old, a grandmother and a female bouncer. She's spent the last two decades working the doors of some of London's toughest venues, meeting the good, the bad, and the punchy along the way.
In Ladies On The Door, Karole tells us what it's like for women who work in the world of pub and club security.
With the help of Dr Kate O'Brien, a lecturer in Criminology who's worked as a door supervisor for her research, the programme follows Karole as she searches and manages hundreds of drunk and noisy teenagers during an average night on the job.
From scuffles at the door to finding hidden drugs and alcohol, Karole and security staff like her across the UK rarely get a quiet night. The programme hears how they handle the increasing menace of drunken girls who 'kick off', and reflects on why there has been such an increase in drunkenness and violence among some young women.
Away from the singing, shouting, pushing and shoving, Karole looks back at on over twenty years in door security, how the rules have changed for the people managing the public and how that same public has changed too.
Producer: Russell Crewe
A Made in Manchester production for BBC Radio 4.