Toni Morrison's Beloved; Loneliness
Jenni Murray presents discussion on loneliness, including who suffers and what can be done about it.
Loneliness- who suffers and what can be done; with Sue Bourne whose new documentary, The Age of Loneliness, is on BBC One on Thursday evening; Kylie Taylor, a young woman who is lonely despite a busy job surrounded by people and Isabella Goldie of the Mental Health Foundation.
The 15 minute Drama this week is Beloved by Toni Morrison. To discuss Morrison's work and the new writers following in her footsteps we are joined by Patricia Cumper who adapted the book for radio, Dr Tessa Roynon - Teaching and Research Fellow, University of Oxford and writer and journalist, Irenosen Okojie whose debut novel Butterfly Fish was published in 2015.
Each year BBC Radio 1's Sound Of poll invites over 100 music industry experts to vote for their favourite emerging artists who they think should be the ones to watch for the new year. The top five names of the Sound Of 2016 poll are being announced on Radio 1 each day this week, and today they named number three: NAO - a 28 year old East London singer-songwriter and producer. She sings 'it's You' live on the programme.
As Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet is unveiled, we look at who's in and who's out and what it means for the women in the Labour Party with Ayesha Hazarika, former special advisor to Harriet Harman.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Eleanor Garland.
Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle
As Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet is unveiled, we look at its effect on female MPs.
The Age of Loneliness
Sue Bourne talks about her new BBC1 documentary, with Isabella Goldie and Kylie Taylor.
Placed at no.3 on Radio 1's Sound of 2016 poll, the emerging artist performs live.
Toni Morrison's Beloved and Black Women Writers
Patricia Cumper, Irenosen Okojie and Dr Tessa Roynon on the influence of the 1987 novel.
The Age of Loneliness
Campaign To End Loneliness
Mental Health Foundation
The Silver Line
Contact The Elderly
Role Contributor Presenter Jenni Murray Interviewed Guest Sue Bourne Interviewed Guest Kylie Taylor Interviewed Guest Isabella Goldie Interviewed Guest Patricia Cumper Interviewed Guest Tessa Roynon Interviewed Guest Irenosen Okojie Interviewed Guest NAO Interviewed Guest Ayesha Hazarika Producer Eleanor Garland
- Wed 6 Jan 2016 10:00