January 6th, 2016
Episode 460 of 793 episodes
Loneliness- who suffers and what can be done; with Sue Bourne whose new documentary, The Age of Loneliness, is on BBC One on Thursday evening; Kylie Taylor, a young woman who is lonely despite a busy job surrounded by people and Isabella Goldie of the Mental Health Foundation. The 15 minute Drama this week is Beloved by Toni Morrison. To discuss Morrison's work and the new writers following in her footsteps we are joined by Patricia Cumper who adapted the book for radio, Dr Tessa Roynon - Teaching and Research Fellow, University of Oxford and writer and journalist, Irenosen Okojie whose debut novel Butterfly Fish was published in 2015. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Eleanor Garland.