In The Grip Of The Glossies

Scottish poet Liz Lochhead considers how women's magazines have changed over the forty years since she began reading them at the age of five.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19961122]

First of four programmes. Mini, Midi, Maxi? Scottish poet Liz Lochhead has been reading women's magazines since she was a young child. In the beginning she read her mum's Woman's Own, then she began buying her own copies of Honey, Nova and Cosmopolitan. Over the past 40 years Liz has grown up and moved on - but what about the magazines? Producer Sally Flatman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961122]

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Producer: Sally Flatman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961129]

Poise and Popularity. Liz Lochhead recalls how, in her teenage years, women's magazines were full of useful social tips. But what was this thing called poise? Producer Sally Flatman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961129]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961206]

The third of four programmes that pay homage to women's magazines. Sex and the Single Girl. Liz Lochhead recalls how, over the years, women's magazines have offered her advice on men. Then the sixties came along.... Producer Sally Flatman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961213]

The last of four programmes that pay homage to women's magazines. Marriage and Marital Bliss Liz Lochhead looks to women's magazines of the past 40 years for the secrets of marital bliss. Readings by Jessica Martin and Robert Hartley. Producer Sally Flatman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961213]

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Unknown: Jessica Martin

Unknown: Robert Hartley.

Producer: Sally Flatman

01Mini, Midi, Maxi?19980105
01Mini, Midi, Maxi?19980105
02Poise And Popularity19980112

Liz Lochhead recalls how, in her teenage years, women's magazines were a great source of information, providing all kinds of help and advice on how to be popular and think positive, and how to eat at posh parties.

02Poise And Popularity19980112

Liz Lochhead recalls how, in her teenage years, women's magazines were a great source of information, providing all kinds of help and advice on how to be popular and think positive, and how to eat at posh parties.

03Sex And The Single Girl19980119

Liz Lochhead recalls the advice she has received from women's magazines on the subject of men.

03Sex And The Single Girl19980119

Liz Lochhead recalls the advice she has received from women's magazines on the subject of men.

04Marriage And Marital Bliss?19980126

Liz Lochhead looks to the women's magazines of the past forty years in search of the secrets of marital harmony.

04Marriage And Marital Bliss?19980126

Liz Lochhead looks to the women's magazines of the past forty years in search of the secrets of marital harmony.