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Slippered Pantaloons

Synopsis
Radio programme exploring how actors come to terms with ageing, and draws parallels with how old age is portrayed on stage and screen. From characters like Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave via matriarchal soap opera figures to the deep and flawed characters of Shakespeare. The programme asks whether there are there enough of these great characters and do they really reflect our ageing demographic. Presented by Simon Fanshawe.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Keywords
ageing; old people; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Producer
Rob Alexander
Contributor
Simon Fanshawe

Production Company

Name

Pier Productions

Email
info@pierproductionsltd.co.uk
Phone
01273 691401
Address
8 St Georges Place
Brighton
BN1 4GB

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
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