I’m on BBC Radio 4’s “Front Row” this Friday, December 22nd

My reach into the BBC is expanding! This Friday I’ll appear — live! — on Radio 4’s “Front Row.” The 30-minute show starts at 7:15pm (GMT). We’ll be talking about the film The Graduate and its impact on the depiction of older women onscreen. The other guest will be actor and writer Tracy Ann Oberman, whose radio play Mrs Robinson, I Presume is about the film.

The episode page is just a placeholder at the moment, but it will populate with more info as the broadcast gets closer, and will have links to listen online after the broadcast ends.

I hope you’ll tune in!

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Tue, Dec 26, 2017 11:42am

Interesting – I thought you had to go over the basics of things a bit much, but I suppose most R4 listeners don’t yet have the good taste to read this site.

I think that In Mrs Robinson one can see some of the ancestry of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (she is unchanging and exists to catalyse the important man, rather than having her own story), as well as the “psycho ex” exemplified in Fatal Attraction.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 9:32pm

We could have talked about *The Graduate* for the full half hour, no problem!