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43 Years in the the Third Form - Comic Culture for Girls 23 Jul 2007
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A celebration of comics for girls.

Bunty, Judy, Girl, Jackie - nostalgic names for a generation or two of women, and the basis for this week's Woman’s Hour drama – 43 Years in the Third Form. It’s a serial which uses girls' comics from the second half of the 20th century as its inspiration. With their comic strip stories, cut-out dolls, letters and problem pages, they held an important place in many girls' lives. These comics are all gone now, but the culture that surrounded them touched the lives of many women. To talk about the new plays, and the part played by comics in children's lives, Miriam is joined by the playwright, Jane Purcell and Dr Mel Gibson, an expert in the field of girls' magazine culture.

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