Parisienne Cliché, Judy and Punch, Lady Glenconner


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Criticised for not expressing sympathy for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims in his recent interview with BBC's Emily Maitlis, Prince Andrew has since told friends he ‘regretted’ not doing so. We consider how victims and survivors are so often an afterthought when allegations of sexual assault are being discussed. Actor Mia Wasikowska and director and writer Mirrah Foulkes discuss their new film, Judy & Punch, a dark fairy tale that turns the familiar seaside entertainment on its head. French women don’t get fat. They don’t age or struggle to look effortlessly chic either. We all know the cliché of the perfect French woman – but how much of it is true? Where does the stereotype come from? Alice Pfeiffer, author of the book Je ne suis pas Parisienne, takes us through the history of this problematic icon. Lady Glenconner grew up in one of the largest estates in England in Holkham Hall, Norfolk, visited by members of the Royal Family. She was maid of honour at the Queen’s Coronation, Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret for three decades, and also portrayed in the new series of The Crown. She was married to the eccentric Colin Tennant, who bought the island of Mustique, turning it into an exclusive island for the rich, famous and aristocracy. She’s written a book about her life ‘Lady in Waiting’ My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown’. Presenter: Jane Garvey Interviewed guest: Mia Wasikowska Interviewed guest: Mirrah Foulkes Interviewed guest: Madeleine Black Interviewed guest: Lizzy Dening Interviewed guest: Alice Pfeiffer Interviewed guest: Lady Glenconner Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

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