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R3Arts: Night Waves - The Early 1960s 09 Dec 13

December 10th, 2013

Episode 496 of 1219 episodes

As Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to open his new musical about Profumo and Stephen Ward, Matthew Sweet explores 1963 - the year that 'sexual intercourse began' according to Philip Larkin's poem. Joining Matthew are Lord Hutchinson who defended Christine Keeler; journalist and campaigner Bea Campbell; actress and singer Lynda Baron; Don Black, lyricist for the musical Stephen Ward; Richard Davenport-Hines, author of An English Affair; and Geoffrey Robertson QC, leader of a campaign to clear Stephen Ward's name.

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