June 2nd, 2016
Episode 595 of 862 episodes
The writer Carla Lane died this week at the age of 87. We pay tribute to her by sharing from our Archive an interview Jenni Murray did with her in 2006 when she published her memoir - Someday I'll Find Me. Natasha Barnes has been praised for her "show-stealing" performances after taking on the lead role in Funny Girl. What's it like being an understudy who has to take centre stage? 'Reclaim the Internet' is a cross party campaign calling for coordinated action to challenge misogyny and abuse online. Jenni is joined by Labour MP Jess Phillips, one of the co-founders who has received over 5,000 abusive tweets since its launch and Dr Emily Grossman, who's also a victim of online abuse, What goes on in the heads of novelists who write about sociopaths and murderers? What divides those who can imagine killing from those who actually kill? The author Jill Dawson explores the life of the accomplished thriller-writer Patricia Highsmith in her novel "The Crime Writer," and questions whether someone as eccentric as this American novelist, creator of some of the most chilling characters in 20th century literature could ever have crossed that line. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.