Stand-ups And Strumpets

Prof Alison Oddey talks to successful actresses and comedians.

Episodes

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01Meera Syal2001022020030126
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Meera Syal explains why performing is necessary to her.

Meera Syal talks about mothers, Phyllis Diller, Woody Allen and spending all day in her pyjamas.

Presented by Professor Alison Oddey.

The actress talks to Alison Oddey about Woody Allen and spending all day in her pyjamas.

The actress and author talks to Professor Alison Oddey about Woody Allen and spending all day in her pyjamas.

02Jenny Eclair2001022720031023 (BBC7)
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Professor Alison Oddey talks to comedian and writer Jenny Eclair and explores how the theme of motherhood infiltrates her work.

Alison Oddey talks to the comedian about writing novels, Lucille Ball and motherhood.

Professor Alison Oddey talks to the comedian about writing novels, Lucille Ball and motherhood.

03Maureen Lipman2001030620030209
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Professor Alison Oddey talks to Maureen Lipman about what makes her tick as a woman performer.

Prof Alison Oddey talks to Maureen Lipman and explores the contradiction of wanting to make people laugh while also wanting to be taken seriously.

Alison Oddey talks to Maureen Lipman about what makes her tick as a female performer.

Professor Alison Oddey talks to Maureen Lipman about what makes her tick as a female performer.

04Josie Lawrence2001031320030216
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She talks to Josie Lawrence about her passion for performing, the importance of her close-knit family and about the people who have influenced her work, including Beryl Reid.

The actress talks to Professor Alison Oddey about her influences, her passion for performing and her family.

The actress talks about her influences, her passion for performing and her family.

05Sheila Hancock2001032020030223
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She talks to Sheila Hancock about her acting career and about those who have influenced her, including Frankie Howerd, Kenneth Williams and Beryl Reid.

The actress talks to Professor Alison Oddey about her influences, her love of performing and her family.

06 LASTBrenda Blethyn2001032720030302
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Professor Alison Oddey talks to actress Brenda Blethyn about her influences and performances on the big screen, including Hollywood.

Professor Alison Oddey talks to Brenda Blethyn about her influences and performances on the big screen, including Hollywood.

Brenda Blethyn explains what makes her tick as an actor and talks about the people who have influenced her.

The actress talks to Professor Alison Oddey about her influences and big screen roles.

The actress talks to Professor Alison Oddey about her influences and big screen roles, including Hollywood.

From March 2001.