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Colourism and Dating, Margaret Mizen, Rebecca Front

Colourism and dating with Victoria Sanusi and Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, and Margaret Mizen on her years of campaigning to stamp out knife crime.

In May 2008 Margaret Mizen's son Jimmy was fatally stabbed in South London. She joins Jane to talk about the loss of her son and the last 10 years she and her family have been campaigning to try and stamp out knife crime.

No Shade is premiering at this year's British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, it tells the story of a young woman who struggles with her identity and in the dating world because of her dark skin and tackles issues of colourism and misogynoir. Clare and journalist Victoria Sanusi join Jane to discuss the film and its themes.

From closing the curtains as a mark of respect to vlogging from a hospice, Louise Hulland explores grief in the digital age.

Rebecca Front is a BAFTA-winning actress known for her roles in radio and TV dramas. She is also a writer. Her new book, Impossible Things Before Breakfast, is a collection of true stories about surprising turns of events and bizarre misunderstandings.

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58 minutes


  • Margaret Mizen

    Duration: 10:20

  • No Shade - Colourism and Dating

    Duration: 14:54

  • Grief

    Duration: 08:43

  • Rebecca Front

    Duration: 05:53


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Margaret Mizen
Interviewed Guest Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
Interviewed Guest Victoria Sanusi
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Front
Reporter Louise Hulland
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


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