Award-winning author-comedian Sofie Hagen examines society’s relationship with fat people and, with her infectious wit, sets a funny and impassioned agenda for moving beyond mere body positivity to a better world for everyone - fat or not.
Fatphobia is one of the last acceptable prejudices in a world that should really know better. Society continues to send poisonous messages about weight and size, causing widespread misery and mental illness, and dangerously skewing the priorities of millions of young people. Sofie Hagen, the brilliant comedian and author of last year’s hugely successful manifesto Happy Fat, asks what it really means to love your body at any size, and sets out a vision for a world where people aren't defined by their bodies.
A personal, fiercely funny examination of a subject everyone else is scared to talk about.
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4
Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes is a publishing sensation - her works of fiction (Rachel's Holiday, The Break and others) have sold in their millions, across the globe. In this new series, Marian reads selections from her non-fiction writing, in conversation with her friend and actor Tara Flynn.
This week's theme is Ireland and the Irish. Alongside the craic, Marian reads Passport Out Of Here and Do You Know The Bus Stop In Kilkenny? from her collection Under The Duvet.
Presenters: Tara Flynn and Marian Keyes
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4
A series of comedy plays on a quizzing theme, written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.
Episode 2. " PTA"
Lowfield Primary School is looking for a new organizer for the annual PTA fundraising Quiz. But competition among the parents for this coveted post proves greater than expected...
Writers Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
Mr Fielder... Steve Punt
Marina... Rosie Cavaliero
Joyce... Gbemisola Ilkumelo
Mrs Duggan... Selina Griffiths
Jerry Halliwell... Hugh Dennis
Producer Carl Cooper
A BBC Studios Production
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
Alexei offers his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn and the left, laments the decline of small business and explains what the 1997 film Starship Troopers can teach us all.
Written by Alexei Sayle
Performed by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
Music and Lyrics by Tim Sutton
A BBC Studios Production
Paul Sinha's General Knowledge
Paul Sinha - comedian, lapsed GP, Chaser and genuinely the fourth best quizzer in the United Kingdom - returns to tell you about... well, everything.
Paul has already told you about history in the Rose d'Or-winning Paul Sinha's History Revision, as well as Britishness (Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test), Magna Carta (The Sinha Carta), the Olympics (The Sinha Games) and, most importantly, cricket (The Sinha Test).
But, as a competitive quizzer, Paul learns fascinating facts all the time. As a curious man, he then looks up the stories behind those facts and they often turn out to be even more fascinating. In Paul Sinha's General Knowledge, he shares these stories with you.
In this week's episode, Paul explains the illustrious company he’s joined since the previous recording of this series - in a showbiz-themed episode that ranges over the great American songbook, the biggest-selling single to have never been a hit in America, and a Nobel Literature Laureate's contribution to action movies.
Written and performed by Paul Sinha
Produced by Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4