September 13th, 2013


oliver and the seawigs on bbc radio 4 woman's hour!

Today was my first-ever visit to Manchester's Media City, to go speak on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour. Super exciting!!! Before I got a studio, I spent my first ten years in London working from home, and I listened to Radio 4 CONSTANTLY. A lot of my understanding of Britain has been shaped by Radio 4. I listened to everything, Gardener's Question Time, the Shipping Forecast, you name it. So I was particularly aware of Jenni Murray and her programme, and to be invited to BE on the programme felt like walking through some sort of weird and wonderful time-space portal. You can listen again to my bit of the programme:

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Here I am with the excellent Liz Scott, my Manchester-based publicist who's looking after me so well on this visit. (Tomorrow I'm giving a talk at the Tots 100 Blog Summit.) She's been to Media City loads of times, but going there still gives her a buzz.

And here's our Woman's Hour team! That's Jenni Murray in the centre, and from the left: Assistant Producer Jane Worsley, Producer Bernadette McConnell, me and fellow guest Hannah Thompson.

Look how long my right arm has grown!

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