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BBC Radio to air some Nasty Women

Just like the rest of the world the BBC is embracing what Tr*mp would call ‘nasty women’. Jan Ravens will be celebrating a long tradition of feisty female comedians on the radio. From Hattie Jacques and Betty Marsden, through Meera Syal and Linda Smith to Jocelyn Jee Esien and Mae Martin, there’s a rich archive of radio programmes featuring funny, determined women.

This archive special will take place at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London where Jan, one of our favourite impressionists, will be joined by Kiri Pritchard-McLean, 2014 Funny Women Awards finalist Lauren Pattison and BBC’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, Sioned William.

Between clips of archive programmes and excerpts Jan will chat with the panel about the story of female satire on the radio and the women who’ve rewritten the comedy rules on radio – from June Whitfield to Dillie Keane, Sally Phillips, Maureen Lipman, Meera Syal, Rebecca Front, Jenny Éclair, Nina Conti, Jo Brand, and Sandi Toksvig .

When broadcast these archive specials will feature whole editions of selected programmes.

You can get your tickets here!