The Gatsby Factor
In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation, Sarah Churchwell asks why Fit...
Jemima Khan and the Part-Time Wife
Jemima Khan introduces us to the Muslim marriage scene in the UK and the gr...
Collar the Lot
On location on the Isle of Man and across the UK, Tom Conti tells the story...
Malcolm McLaren and the Great Juke Box Racket
BBC Radio 2
Set in the sleazy, low-lit underworld of the mob in post war America, Malcolm McLaren exposes how organised crime collaborated with the un-liberated South and the black community to create the three minute up-tempo Rock 'n' Roll pop song. The story and its journey shows how the criminal mind was central and pivotal to selling and creating an outlaw culture which gripped the young generation who hungrily adopted its style - sex and subversion, as their very own. This is the alternative history of Rock 'n' Roll.