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Gold at the Sony Radio Awards
Gold at the Sony Radio Awards
May 11 2010

Brook Lapping Radio won Gold in the Best Feature category for ‘Archive on 4: Working for Margaret’, presented by Matthew Parris and produced by Simon Hollis for BBC Radio 4. The feature was praised by the judges for 'the way the producer mixed contemporary comment with archive recordings of Mrs Thatcher in her home environment. .. Parris’ affection for his subject and his skills as a writer made this an effortlessly compelling and affectionate portrait of his former boss’.

Madwomen in the Attic
Madwomen in the Attic
April 15 2010

Vivienne Parry explores ideas of madness and mental health among heroines of classic fiction.Following on from the positive response to 'A Nasty Case of the Vapours' in which the ailments of literature's great heroines were dissected and finally diagnosed using modern medicine (and a good deal of hindsight), 'Madwomen in the Attic' considers bedside analysis from afar for the mad, bad and sad heroines of classic fiction through the eyes of modern medicine and psychiatry.

Governing Away
Governing Away
February 19 2010

Clive Anderson examines one of the strangest corners of international politics: governments and rulers in exile - a paradoxical area of international relations and international law. The programme takes examples from the entire world map, from the serious to the apparently ridiculous and tackles them with political sensitivity, a dash of legal rigor and some philosophical playfulness.