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This examined attitudes to menstruation and how the stigma is increasingly being challenged in a variety of areas, from science and sport to education and comedy.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 it included:
- Why menstrual products continue to be advertised in such a cautious and euphemistic way.
- Why so little research has been done into how periods can affect female athletes.
- Why athletic training programmes don’t take into account the impact of menstruation on a variety of physiological areas from iron levels to muscle strength.
- How a Walt Disney animation led the way in menstruation education back in 1946 and what young people today feel about how they are taught about periods at school.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 2. This programme was awarded a Bronze at the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Awards. Interviewees included Chris Evans, Richard Hammond and James Cracknell. The programme covered fifty years of the iconic Mustang car. (co-produced with Neil Cowling for Alfi Media).
Five part series for BBC Radio 4. Interviewees included Annie Nightingale, Angela Rippon, Esther Rantzen, Bettany Hughes and Jacqui Oatley. The series looked at five landmark moments in the history of the female voice on radio and television.
Hearing the Past. Presenter – Professor Jim Al-Khalili. Half hour documentary for BBC Radio 4. I was awarded the Royal Society Radio Prize for this programme, this was presented by the Association of British Science Writers (ASBW). I also co-produced a BBC audio slide-show about the programme.
Even Better than the Real Thing, The Top of the Pops albums’. Presenter: Noddy Holder.
Documentary for BBC Radio 2 on the cover artists who featured on the Top of the Pops albums in the seventies and eighties. (co-produced with Neil Cowling from Fresh Air Production).
December 2010 – worked as a researcher on ‘Heroes of 2010’ which was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on January 1st 2011, presented by Adil Ray.
March 2011 – worked on a series of radio trails for BBC Radio 1 and 2 for Comic Relief. These were nominated for a Sony award.
From 1986 until 2001 I worked in regional radio as a BBC journalist, producer, presenter and newsreader (for BBC Wiltshire Sound which is now called BBC Wiltshire).