Award-winning comedian Richard Herring pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects to see if the controversy falls out. Via stand-up comedy, vox pops and interviews, he examines the objects' history, meaning, and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes.
Over the course of these episodes Richard trains his beady eye on, among other things: the toothbrush moustache, Dolly the sheep, the St. George's Flag and Page 3. Can we reclaim these objects and prise them away from their unfortunate associations? Or should we consign them to the dustbin of history?
Written and presented by Richard Herring
With Emma Kennedy and special guests
Produced by Alison Vernon-Smith and Tilusha Ghelani.
Rachel’s relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success. When Rachel is left by her fiancé she has no choice but to move back into her family home with a mother she feels distant from – in the presence of many painful memories. Read on for an extract from the new novel from Emma Kennedy, The Things We Left Unsaid.