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Toyah, Sandra Bernhard, Sister Helen Prejean

Punk classic Jubilee reimagined for the stage 40 years after causing controversy at the cinema, Sister Helen Prejean on ending the death sentence and women, science and suffrage.

Toyah Willcox made her screen debut 40 years ago in Derek Jarman's iconic punk film Jubilee. It's now been adapted for the stage set in the social and political backdrop of today. She joins us to talk about disenfranchised youth, and her own life and work, both then and now.

Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her work to end the death penalty and has been instrumental in encouraging dialogue around the world and in shaping the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to all executions. She talks about her optimism that the death penalty will be abolished.

Sandra Bernhard began her career on the comedy circuit in the 1970s. She also starred alongside Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's King Of Comedy and played one of the first openly lesbian characters on American network television in the hit sitcom Roseanne. The performer, comedian and singer is also a pioneer of the one woman show. She joins Jane to talk about her new show Sandemonium at Ronnie Scott's London.

Women, science and suffrage. Dr Patricia Fara and science writer Angela Saini discuss the impact of science on women getting the vote - and whether women's suffrage changed the working lives of female scientists.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Sister Helen Prejean

    Duration: 11:35

  • Sandra Bernhard

    Duration: 11:45

  • Women and Science

    Duration: 11:17

  • Toyah Willcox

    Duration: 07:47

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Helen Prejean
Interviewed Guest Sandra Bernhard
Interviewed Guest Patricia Fara
Interviewed Guest Angela Saini
Interviewed Guest Toyah Willcox
Producer Jane Thurlow

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