Richard Coles examines same sex desire through the ages, in a journey reaching from the UK to India, Egypt, Greece and Native America. In episode one, his quest takes him to Saqqara, Egypt and the contested tomb of two men, Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum. Were the men lovers or brothers? He explores the ideas of the ´sexologists´ and tells the story of Anne Lister, a 19th century Yorkshirewoman who had same sex relationships. In episode two, Richard explores the homosexuality of the ancients, tracing the transition from classical celebration to religious repression. Part three focuses on the complex relationship between sexuality and gender as Richard surveys the so-called ´third sex´ in places such as India, Indonesia and Thailand. He concludes the series by looking at the globalisation of gay identity. Is the West attempting to promote ideas of gay liberation which are alien to the developing world? Producer: Laurence Grissell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Coles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005635/bk_bbcw_005635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of insightful interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain, publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. ´The Ben Hunte Interviews´: Presenter and journalist Ben Hunte interviews his LGBTQ heroes about their unforgettable gay moments. Guests include Paul O’Grady, Stephen K Amos, Peter Tatchell, Ruth Hunt (CEO of Stonewall), Stephanie Hirst, YouTuber Calum McSwiggan.´The Essay: The Love That Wrote Its Name´: Simon Callow, Stella Duffy, Gregory Woods, Neel Mukherjee and Louise Welsh explore and celebrate five gay relationships of writers and artists. ´Queer Icons: Plato’s Symposium´: Shahidha Bari discusses LGBTQ in the history of philosophy. ´Who Decides If Gay Is OK?´: What brought about decriminalisation in the UK and why has it not happened in Zambia, which largely inherited the British legal system? ´Highlights from Front Row’s Queer Icons Project´: Celebrating LGBTQ culture from the poetry of Sappho to the songs of Frank Ocean, guests are asked to champion a piece of LGBTQ artwork that is special to them. Presented by Alan Carr, with guests including Mary Portas, Olly Alexander, Christine and the Queens, Stella Duffy, and the Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney.´Happy That Way´: Special compilation programme made in 2017 celebrating the best out and proud BBC Radio comedy from the past five years. Features Susan Calman, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Al Porter, Mae Martin, Stephen K Amos, Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha and Sandi Toksvig. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Norton, Susan Calman, Alan Carr, Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Dr Shahidha Bari, Simon Callow, Ben Hunte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004167/bk_rhuk_004167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist Raphael Lewis and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Moats on this edition of Fresh Air. Lewis is the Boston Globe´s State House reporter. He´ll discuss the ruling by the Massachusetts high court yesterday that gay couples in Massachusetts will be accorded full equal marriage rights rather than civil unions. The ruling is a clarification of the court´s November decision that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. The State Senate asked for clarification on the decision because they felt it was worded vaguely. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Moats is the Editorial Page Editor of the Rutland Herald in Vermont, where he won that paper´s first Pulitzer for his series of editorials in support of same-sex unions. He´s the author of the new book Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage. Vermont became the first state in the country to make civil unions legal for gay and lesbian couples. In 1999 the State Supreme Court ruled that gay couples were due the legal rights of marriage, and told the State Legislature to decide how best to do that. The Legislature then came up with the concept of ´´civil union´´ providing gay partners inheritance and hospital-visitation rights, but stopped short of recognizing the partnerships as equivalents of marriage. (Broadcast Date: February 5, 2004) 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/040205/rt_whyy_040205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Creator of The Thick of It, I´m Alan Partridge and Veep and films In The Loop and The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci is probably the most famous writer/director/satirist of his generation. Here he hosts his own award-wining radio show. Comedians who guested over the four series include David Mitchell, Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson and a young John Oliver (before he was launched to stardom on The Daily Show). In the first series, Armando Iannucci and his guests pull apart the news with a heady mix of topical comedy, messed-about archive, chat and outrageous fibs, recorded in front of a live studio audience. Across the complete six episodes, they start a new religion and update some Cockney rhyming slang, and as the strike by BBC workers starts to bite and the army steps in, we hear a debate on breastfeeding from ´Woman´s Hour´ hosted by Gunner-Sergeant Harry Donaldson of the 5th Norfolk Fusiliers. In another show the team take a look at the new Star Wars epic and debate the right of the Sith to wear a hood in a public galaxy, whilst simultaneously fending off a bid by Malcolm Glazer to buy a 75 percent stake in the programme as it goes out, and in yet another show they make a List of the 100 Best Lists Ever and end up ringing Jimmy Carr´s answerphone to find out the winner.... In series 2, Armando and his guests episodes, they worry about a new spate of middle class illnesses, including repetitive divorce injury, recyclists´s elbow and having to stay in all day to await delivery of a trampoline-itis. Meanwhile, as the cult of daredevil Book for Boys grows, Armando shows off his I´ve actually got a sawn-off knife, which is actually just a handle. In another episode, they debate whether Chris Moyles should be punished for his use of the word ´gay´ on his Radio 1 breakfast show or whether he should just be punished in general. In the thir 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Iannucci, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke, Alexei Sayle, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003085/bk_rhuk_003085_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the complete first series of Little Britain from BBC Radio 4, plus the pilot episode and over 25 minutes of never-heard-before sketches and outtakes. The Little Britain radio series won a Sony Award when it first appeared on radio, and has since gone on to become a comedy phenomenon. Now, available for the first time, are the original pilot and all four episodes of the original radio series, complete and uncut. Matt Lucas and David Walliams´ comedy creations are already household names and need no introduction: Daffyd, the only gay in his village, Emily ´´I´m a lady!´´ Howard, incoherent young offender Vicky Pollard, Kenny ´´Look into my eyes´´ Craig, and Marjorie Dawes from FatFighters. Not forgetting Denver Mills, Dennis Waterman, and children´s entertainer Des Kaye. Complementing Tom Baker´s brilliantly bizarre narration and David Arnold´s original music are many characters that have only ever appeared on radio: Cockney Film Star, taxi driver Jackie Paper, Joey the Stool, and two of the worst ghosts you´ll ever know. With a wealth of bonus material that includes sketches and hilarious outtakes never transmitted on radio, welcome to the wonderful and surreal world of Little Britain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000275/rt_bbcw_000275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the complete second series of Matt Lucas and David Walliams´ BBC Radio 4 Sony Award-winning comedy sketch show featuring Tom Baker. Matt Lucas (George Dawes in Shooting Stars) and David Walliams are no strangers to disguise, having portrayed a variety of music celebs in Rock Profile. Here, as the writers and stars of Little Britain, they ask, ´´Just who are Britain? What do they? Who is them? And why?´´ Now a hit BBC TV series, Little Britain takes a look at life in Britain today by following the fortunes of some extraordinary folk. Meet Emily Howard the rubbish transvestite; West Country delinquent Vicky Pollard; and Marjorie Dawes, the terrifying group leader of FatFighters. There´s also Daffyd, the only gay man in his village (and who wants to keep it that way), as well as the multi-talented actor, singer, and composer Dennis ´Minder´ Waterman. This audio collection also includes previously unbroadcast sketches and outtakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/000290/rt_bbcw_000290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Audio Archive special feature presentation of one of the greatest and most beloved Christmas stories: Miracle on 34th Street, starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O´Hara, and John Payne. This is a classic movie condensed and performed live as a one-hour radio play by The Lux Radio Theater in 1948. In the words of Lux Theater producer William Keely, ´´It´s wrapped in a gay covering of laughter, tied with a bright ribbon of good humor, and decorated with the three sparkling stars of the 20th Century Fox picture.´´ Miracle on 34th Street is the story of what takes place in New York City following Macy´s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a single mother and her daughter, a lawyer, and many others are left wondering whether a department-store Santa is simply a nice old man with a big heart and a big white beard or if he is, in fact, the real Kris Kringle! The 1947 film included the introduction of then child actress Natalie Wood. When Lux produced their Miracle on 34th Street little Natalie was unavailable to play her original part for the radio, but Maureen O´Hara, John Payne, and most importantly, Edmund Gwenn were all on hand to recreate their film roles for the microphones of the CBS Radio network and a nation of rapt radio listeners.The Audio Archive presentation of Lux Radio Theater´s Miracle on 34th Street is presented in it´s entirety, including nostalgic Lux soap commercials (and instructions for using Lux soap flakes as snow for your Christmas tree!) and is preceded by a short introduction by host and old time radio fan and aficionado Bill Mills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O´Hara, John Payne, Bill Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/rebb/000028/rt_rebb_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since 1996 the Teenage Diaries series has given tape recorders to young people around the country. They conduct interviews, keep audio journals, and record the sounds of daily life - usually collecting more than 30 hours of raw tape over the course of a year, edited into documentaries airing on NPR´s All Things Considered. Whether it´s the story of Amanda, a gay teen trying to understand her sexuality, or the story of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande with his family illegally, these stories offer insight into the mysterious lives of teenagers. Sixteen years later five of those diarists return to chronicle their grown-up lives. Radio Diaries has helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism, empowering ordinary people to report on their own lives and histories. Radio Diaries has won every major award in broadcast journalism and produced some of the most memorable documentaries ever heard on public radio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Richman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000917/bk_high_000917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning comedian Alan Davies stars in his own BBC Radio sitcom. Meet Alan. He´s a struggling actor trying to cope with life in the 90s - the friends, the work, the romance... Meet the friends: Murray is a local journalist, who´s given a crash course in tabloid sensationalism when the entire staff comes down with Peruvian flu. Kate is a primary school art teacher, who tussles daily with the obnoxious seven-year-old Tamara and tries to save time by getting the children to write their own reports. As for the work, he´s played a gay miner and a giant strawberry, but as he´s fond of pointing out, he´s a serious actor. And as far as the romance, well, girlfriends come and go (mostly go), but Alan battles on. Funny, flippant, and often just farcical, The Alan Davies Show brings the stand-up comic´s hilarious observational humour to the airwaves in this brilliant sitcom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005821/bk_bbcw_005821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.