Baby Powder And Perfume

By Janice Okoh. Everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power. Or perhaps the lack of it. When a lap dancer fears she's being stalked by a regular punter and the local 'gentleman's' club faces closure, a small community is forced to confront its feelings on the sex industry.

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01The Punter20121126

Mike and Rani's cosy night in is disrupted by some startling accusations.

Part 1. The Punter

Director - Helen Perry

Janice Okoh is an award winning playwright and one of the UK's most promising writing talents.

Her play 'The Real House' (Three Birds) won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize in 2011 and was short-listed for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award. She is one of just eight writers selected for the BBC Writers Academy. Her previous works include 'Egusi Soup', which premiered at the 2009 Hotbed Festival, an adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel 'Noughts and Crosses' for the Saturday Drama and 'SE8', a Radio 4 Afternoon Drama.

Baby Powder and Perfume is set against the backdrop of new licensing laws imposed under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 which allow local communities to challenge the number of lap dancing clubs operating in their neighbourhoods. This law came into force in 2010. It is not a black and white area as Councils are adopting the measures to varying degrees. There is also debate over whether the laws are far reaching enough in the protection of lap dancers.

01The Punter20121126

Mike and Rani's cosy night in is disrupted by some startling accusations.

Part 1. The Punter

Director - Helen Perry

Janice Okoh is an award winning playwright and one of the UK's most promising writing talents.

Her play 'The Real House' (Three Birds) won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize in 2011 and was short-listed for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award. She is one of just eight writers selected for the BBC Writers Academy. Her previous works include 'Egusi Soup', which premiered at the 2009 Hotbed Festival, an adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel 'Noughts and Crosses' for the Saturday Drama and 'SE8', a Radio 4 Afternoon Drama.

Baby Powder and Perfume is set against the backdrop of new licensing laws imposed under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 which allow local communities to challenge the number of lap dancing clubs operating in their neighbourhoods. This law came into force in 2010. It is not a black and white area as Councils are adopting the measures to varying degrees. There is also debate over whether the laws are far reaching enough in the protection of lap dancers.

02The Club Owner20121127

Eddie struggles to keep his business afloat as the club comes under attack from all directions.

Director - Helen Perry.

02The Club Owner20121127

Eddie struggles to keep his business afloat as the club comes under attack from all directions.

Director - Helen Perry.

03The Police Officer20121128

Stuart wants to make a difference in the community. But is everything as black and white as he thinks?

Director - Helen Perry.

03The Police Officer20121128

Stuart wants to make a difference in the community. But is everything as black and white as he thinks?

Director - Helen Perry.

0420121129

Rani knows her husband loves her. But she's not sure if she can ever be the type of woman he desires.

0420121129

Rani knows her husband loves her. But she's not sure if she can ever be the type of woman he desires.

05 LASTThe Dancer20121130

Colette is forced to rethink her future plans as her hopes and dreams are challenged.

By Janice Okoh. Everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power. Or perhaps the lack of it. When a lap dancer fears she's being stalked by a regular punter and the local 'gentleman's' club faces closure, a small community is forced to admit their feelings on the sex industry.

Part 5. The Dancer

Colette is forced to re-think her future career plans as her hopes and dreams are viciously challenged.

Director - Helen Perry.

05 LASTThe Dancer20121130

Colette is forced to rethink her future plans as her hopes and dreams are challenged.

By Janice Okoh. Everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power. Or perhaps the lack of it. When a lap dancer fears she's being stalked by a regular punter and the local 'gentleman's' club faces closure, a small community is forced to admit their feelings on the sex industry.

Part 5. The Dancer

Colette is forced to re-think her future career plans as her hopes and dreams are viciously challenged.

Director - Helen Perry.