Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French, Olivia Colman, Sarah Millican and Germaine Greer in this four-part BBC Radio 4 series.
In these four episodes, presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell and guests discuss their lives as seen through the prism of the cars they have known, the journeys they've been on and the things they keep in their boot for emergencies. As they share their four-wheeled highlights, they take a light-hearted look at life, love, sex, work, childhood, adulthood and adventure.
Dawn French reveals what she wrote on the back of her first car; Olivia Colman tells us the nickname of her beloved Morris Minor; Sarah Millican describes a traffic jam that led to some desperate measures; and Germaine Greer talks about Australia's own car, the mighty Holden. Through their stories, they explore what cars symbolise to women today, including freedom, power, refuge, novelty and familiarity.
Recorded live at the BBC Radio Theatre, and with contributions from members of the audience, Women Talking About Cars is a witty, chatty and fabulously funny motoring show that offers a fresh new perspective on the lives of four of the country’s most remarkable women.
Duration: 2 hours approx.
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