2011

Lost Voices of Afghanistan

BBC Radio 4, Sunday 16th January 2011, 4.30pm

Produced by Laura Parfitt

Correspondent Jonathan Charles, who worked for the BBC in Afghanistan, talks to Afghan civilians about their experiences of the conflict over the last 30 years and hears the haunting poetry they have written.  Interviewees include a nurse who worked for the Red Cross and the former mayor of Kabul.

 

Jon Ronson On...Series 6

BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 26th April 2011 for 5 weeks, 11.00pm

Produced for Unique by Laura Parfitt and Simon Jacobs

Highlights include 'Voices in the Head', featuring high-achieving academic Eleanor Longden. This programme was nominated for a 2011 Mind Media Award. To listen to more 'Jon Ronson On...' programmes please visit: http://jonronson.com/ronsonon.html


Late Nights at the Blue Boar

BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 12th July 2011, 1.30pm

Produced by Laura Parfitt

Pete Paphides talks to bands from the 60s and 70s who used to stop at the Blue Boar café at Watford Gap service station on the M1 on the way back from gigs. The Stones, Tom Jones and Eric Clapton all stopped there. Francis Rossi, Sheila Ferguson from The Three Degrees and Johnnie Walker all remember the fry-ups and the late night music community.

 

Re-painting Giverny

BBC Radio 4, Tuesday 27th September 2011, 11.30am

Produced by Laura Parfitt

Irma Kurtz tells the story of the final years of the painter Claude Monet’s life, when the death of his wife stopped him working, and he suffered from cataracts. It was his friend Clemenceau who persuaded him to take up his brushes again and begin on his most ambitious work yet – the water lilies at his garden in Giverny.

 

Spike Milligan - The Serious Poet

BBC Radio 4, Sunday 6th November 2011, 4.30pm and Saturday 12th November 2011, 11.30pm

Produced by Laura Parfitt

Spike Milligan’s daughters Laura, Sile and Jane talk about their father’s serious poetry, discussing how it reflected his life, character and the things that mattered most to him.  They reveal how various events in his life – the war, his marriage breakdown, his children, his manic depression all inspired Spike's poetry.

 

Unravelling Eve

BBC Radio 4, Monday 5th December 2011, 11.00am

Produced by Philippa Goodrich

This programme tells the story of the women who suffer from post-partum psychosis at a time when new research is coming to light and a re-assessment is needed in the public’s perception of the condition.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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'Same Sex Parents' with Mary Smeeth now finished.  Radio 4 22.09.14 at 11am.  Important programme.   Currently...

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