Saturday and Sunday
Executive editor Sally Chakraverty in discussion
Film presenter Nigel Cole begins the show with a discussion of the best British movie for children, spelling and syllables.
Film presenter Helen Taylor talks about the idea of regional accents and describes a young British woman who overcame intense sexism and racism in her adopted country of Australia to become a high-profile television journalist. She says ‘The reason there is so much local television is because things are desperate in the UK.’
Angela Love, director of work and learning at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, explores the history of women’s voices in popular culture and shares her personal experiences of sexism and anti-Semitism in the contemporary age. She talks about her experiences making the film ‘The F***ing Julian Assange Show’.
In anticipation of the next royal baby, Ceri Thomas looks at the story of William and Kate’s first baby, with Mary Clements from the Press Association. He tells the story of Mary’s grandfather, who was the baby’s godfather, and then he talks to royal expert Liz Duncan about the role of celebrities as unofficial surrogates in the search for a royal baby name.
Ceri writes: “I don’t really think we need to be impressed by what ‘the people’s’ palace is able to announce, simply that they got it right. Diana brought dignity, Kate gave grace. Which is a starting point – and a seal of quality – rather than a signal of the star power or power of the people.”
Chief correspondent Mark Lowen in conversation
Chief Foreign Correspondent, Mark Lowen begins the programme with highlights from his new documentary show ‘The Muckrakers’ on Channel 4.
Ronan Farrow and Rose McGowan discuss how they covered up Harvey Weinstein’s sleazy and rotten behaviour, and the trend of people becoming accused of abuse instead of their abusers.
Executive editor Sally Chakraverty in conversation
Music editor Cate Blanchett meets the multi-talented Annie Lennox in conversation on her new film ‘Loveless’ about a broken marriage.
Cate tells Lydie that while she is not a musician, she very much admires how the singer has been able to make her own artistic choices over the years and has broken boundaries.
Aidan Davies speaks to Hemal Garguilo, the writer of the Emmy Award winning documentary film ‘Rampant’.
In his debut feature film, Hemal portrays the lives of rambunctious humans who live near a large number of illegal immigrants who have found their way to the USA from Central America.
Cate finds out more about Hemal’s film and about Hemal’s own life.