The Early 1960s

As Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to open his new musical about Profumo and Stephen Ward - Matthew Sweet explores 1963 - the year that 'sexual intercourse began' according to Philip Larkin's poem.

Joining Matthew Sweet to discuss the early 1960s are Lord Hutchinson who defended Christine Keeler and represented Penguin in the Lady Chatterley's Lover court case; journalist and campaigner Bea Campbell; actress and singer Lynda Baron, who appeared in That Was The Week That Was and its follow-up, BBC Three; Don Black, lyricist for the musical Stephen Ward; Richard Davenport-Hines, author of An English Affair, an account of the Profumo scandal; and Geoffrey Robertson QC, leader of a campaign to clear Stephen Ward's name.

Producer: Philippa Ritchie.

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Mon 9 Dec 2013 22:00

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK by Geoffrey Robertson QC is available now, published by Biteback Publishing.

Stephen Ward

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Stephen Ward opens at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 19th December.

An English Affair

An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo, by Richard Davenport-Hines, is published in paperback by William Collins.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Sweet
ProducerPhilippa Ritchie
Interviewed GuestJeremy Hutchinson
Interviewed GuestBea Campbell
Interviewed GuestLynda Baron
Interviewed GuestDon Black
Interviewed GuestRichard Davenport-Hines
Interviewed GuestGeoffrey Robertson

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