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Sarah Lonsdale The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Journalist trainee, shutter.jpg

Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable?

In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film author, journalist and lecturer Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day.

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Rosa Prince Standing Down: Interviews with Retiring MPs

The House of Commons sits for the first time in the new Parliament.  May 2010 Image: Catherine Bebbington
The House of Commons sits for the first time in the new Parliament. May 2010
Image: Catherine Bebbington

Monday Matters is broadcast on 106.9 SFM in Sittingbourne & Swale.

On the latest show, Jason McCrossan was joined on the phone by the Telegraph’s Political Editor Rosa Prince @RosaPrinceUK who is Assistant Political Editor for The Telegraph and was a member of the award-winning team which exposed the 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal.

She has written a book about MPs when they retire – it’s called: Standing Down: Interviews with Retiring MPs.

https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/bo…

Author and film producer Peter James

Dead Simple has been turned into a play currently touring the UK in 2015
Dead Simple has been turned into a play currently touring the UK in 2015

 

International best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James spoke to Jason on 106.9 SFM about his life and his play, currently touring the UK called Dead Simple. It’s adapted from his best selling novel of the same name.