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Woman's Hour

Lisa Riley, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Doris Day

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58 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Lisa Riley's Strictly success, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Doris Day - underrated icon and actor?

Lisa Riley's Strictly success, Muslim women's rights campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former ANC MP Melanie Verwoerd, was Doris Day an underrated icon, and the phwoar factor.

Campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the rights of women under Islam. Lisa Riley, a big hit in this season's Strictly Come Dancing tells how she's defied those who thought she was the comedy booking by doing so well in the show. Is Doris Day underestimated as a great actress? Karen Krizanovich and David Benedict from Vanity Fair discuss. Two prostitutes give their views on proposals that would criminalise paying for sex. We discuss the government's relaunched, This Is Abuse campaign aimed at teenagers. Melanie Verwoerd tells us about growing up in an Afrikaner home, her involvement with the ANC, diplomatic career and love affair with Irish radio and TV presenter Gerry Ryan. Mark Lawson and Lucy Cavendish on whether the rules are different for men and women when it comes to publicly admitting that you fancy an actor?



Woman's Hour

Last Word

Doris Day, Brian Walden, Dorothy Rowe, Lorraine Warren

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28 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Julian Worricker on an actress, a broadcaster, a psychologist, a paranormal investigator.

Julian Worricker on actress and singer Doris Day, broadcaster and interviewer Brian Walden, psychologist Dorothy Rowe and paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren.

Pictured: Doris Day

Julian Worricker on:

One of Hollywood's top box-office stars of the 50s and 60s, actress and singer Doris Day.

The Labour MP who became one of television's most exhaustive political interviewers, Brian Walden.

Dorothy Rowe, one of the earliest figures in psychology to build a bridge between clinical practice and the general public.

And the paranormal investigator, Lorraine Warren, whose best-known case focused on the house at the centre of the film, The Amityville Horror.

Interviewed guest: David Benedict

Interviewed guest: Matthew Parris

Interviewed guest: Tim Lott

Interviewed guest: Tony Spera

Producer: Neil George

Archive clips from: The Gloria Hunniford Show, Radio 2 10/02/1995; The Man Who Knew Too Much, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Paramount Pictures/Filwite Productions 1956; A Point of View, Radio 4 18/03/2005; Weekend World, Radio 4 09/05/1982; Today, Radio 4 13/05/2019; The Walden Interview, BBC London Weekend Television 29/10/1989; Desert Island Discs, Radio 4 24/03/2002; The Successful Self by Dorothy Rowe read by Frances Jester, Radio 4 03/01/2007; The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, American International Pictures/Cinema 77/Professional Films 1979; The Conjuring, directed by James Wan, New Line Cinema/The Safran Company/Evergreen Media Group 2013.


Last Word

Composer of the Week

James Price Johnson (1894-1955) James P Johnson and the Theatre

BBC Radio 3
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59 minutes Available for 9 days First broadcast:

Donald Macleod explores Johnson's rise to successful theatre composer.

Donald Macleod traces the period when James P Johnson had regular hits in musical theatre.

Donald Macleod explores the period when James P Johnson had regular hits in musical theatre.

James P Johnson is known as the Father of Stride Piano, and composed the most iconic work that captures the essence of the Roaring Twenties, the Charleston. Both pianist and composer, he not only wrote jazz but also music for theatrical shows, symphonic works and opera too. He performed alongside jazz greats such as Fats Waller, Willie the Lion Smith and Sidney Bechet, and also collaborated with George Gershwin as well. Johnson was an early pioneer in the recording industry, and made many studio recordings as a soloist and with his own jazz band. Yet despite all of this, his name has been largely forgotten today. One possible reason for this is that being a transitional figure between ragtime and jazz, he’s been hard to categorise. Each day in this series, Donald Macleod will explore a period in Johnson’s life where Johnson strove to achieve a different role: recording artist, theatre composer, performer and teacher, and also a tickler - a ragtime saloon pianist.

During the mid-1920s, James P Johnson began to make a name for himself as a composer for the theatre. The line-up of producers he worked with was impressive, including Earl Carroll, George White, Frank Montgomery, Flo Ziegfeld and the Schubert Brothers. In 1922 he worked on a show called Plantation Days, which proved so successful it travelled to Europe where Johnson collaborated with George Gershwin. Then came Johnson’s hit show, Runnin’ Wild, which included his most iconic work, the Charleston. Runnin’ Wild was so popular it opened on Broadway, performing in New York for two years, and then on to London. His career was at an all-time high, and it was during this period that Johnson began to write large symphonic works to, including Yamekraw. But it was his music for the theatre which had the most impact, writing hit numbers such as If I could be with you. This song would be recorded by many musical legends, including Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Benny Goodman, Katy Star, Helen Humes, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby and Doris Day.

Toddlin’ Home

Dick Wellstood, piano

Tommy Benford, drums

Runnin’ Wild Medley

Dick Hyman Theatre Orchestra

After Tonight

Jimmy Johnson and His Orchestra

Old Fashioned Love

Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers

If I could be with you

Doris Day

Studio choir

Studio ensemble


James P. Johnson, piano

I Need Lovin’

Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds

Yamekraw, A Negro Rhapsody

Gary Hammond, piano

Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra

Richard Rosenberg, conductor

Backwater Blues

James P. Johnson, piano


Stephane Grappelli, violin

Django Reinhardt, solo guitar

Pierre Ferret, rhythm guitar

Marcel Bianchi, rhythm guitar

Louis Vola, bass

Produced by Luke Whitlock, for BBC Wales

Saturday Review

I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's Big Brother

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Pedro Almodovar's new sky-high film I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's Big Brother.

Pedro Almodovar's sky-high film I'm So Excited! and Lionel Shriver's novel of obesity in America, Big Brother. The Pajama Game comes to Chichester, and Hannibal Lecter is back.

Pedro Almodovar's new film I'm So Excited! is a sky-high romp with The Pointer Sisters on the soundtrack but its plane stuck in mid-air is also a metaphor for Spain caught in economic crisis.

Richard Eyre's production of The Pajama Game comes to Chichester with Joanna Riding and Hadley Fraser; a triumph on Broadway in 1954, the film version with Doris Day wasn't a critical success. Can a musical based on industrial relations in a nightwear factory prove zingy and uplifting?

Lionel Shriver has turned her attention to obesity in the West in Big Brother. It's the story of a woman who tries to save her overweight brother from his own path of self-destruction.

The first major solo exhibition in the UK of US artist Ellen Gallagher's work, Ellen Gallagher: AxME, opens at Tate Modern, featuring funny and challenging images from black cultural history.

And US series Hannibal, created by Bryan Fuller, is about to begin on Sky Living... Hannibal Lecter is back. Fuller says the violence in the show is deliberately heightened and unreal - but will audiences be ready for it?

Novelist Malorie Blackman, writer Stephanie Merritt and priest and journalist Giles Fraser join Tom Sutcliffe.

Producer: Sarah Johnson.


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