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A thrilling adaptation of Malorie Blackman's bestselling novel about young love in a dystopian world Callum and Sephy have known each other since they were babies. His Mum used to work for hers as housekeeper, and they played together and became best friends. Then Callum's mother lost her job, and they had to start meeting in secret. Because Callum is a Nought - a second class citizen - and Sephy a Cross, one of the elite. And Noughts and Crosses can't mix... In this segregated society, Noughts are nonentities - discriminated against, denigrated, denied decent education. But now Callum's passed the entrance exams and been allowed into Sephy's posh school. Surely this is his first step to a better life, one where he and Sephy can be together? Only it doesn't work out that way. Instead of acceptance, the couple face opposition, intimidation and violence. They know they're made for each other - but the world keeps tearing them apart. And soon bigger things will prevail. Like the bombing... Malorie Blackman's groundbreaking book has won a host of awards and become a modern classic, with themes of racism and prejudice that still resonate today. This powerful, hard-hitting dramatisation was written by award-winning playwright Janice Okoh, and stars Zawe Ashton as Sephy, with Rikki Lawton as Callum. Also included is a bonus episode of Word of Mouth, in which Malorie Blackman talks to Michael Rosen about her lifelong love of reading, the writing that has shaped her, and how she's used language in her own influential work. Cast Sephy - Zawe Ashton Callum - Rikki Lawton Meggie/Jasmine - Adjoa Andoh Ryan/Andrew Dorn - Carl Prekopp Jude - Alex Lanipekun Lynette/Sarah - Tracy Wiles Kamal - Jude Akuwudike Kelani Adams - Nikki Amuka Bird Mr Pingule - Israel Oyelumade Mr Stoll/Judge - Richard Pepple Soanes/Sgt Collins - Gerard McDermott Shania - Victoria Inez Hardy Adapted by Janice Okoh Director/Producer Marion Nancarrow First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 February 2012 (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Brought to you by Penguin. Cult heroine Zawe Ashton brings us a unique look at life, work and the absurdities of contemporary life Zawe Ashton has been acting since she was six. She has played many different roles, from ‘cute little girl’ to ‘assassin with attitude', Oscar Wilde’s Salome to St Trinian’s schoolgirl to Fresh Meat’s Vod. To stay sane, an actor must tread a high-wire between life and art, keep sight of where a character ends and the real person begins. So she doesn’t lose herself completely. In Character Breakdown, Zawe scrolls through a version of her life. Or is it a version of her art? Or something in between. In it, she encounters glamour, horror, absurdity and questions like: is a life spent more on performance than reality any life at all? © Zawe Ashton 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Life Honestly is a complete guide to modern life from some of today's most talented and insightful writers including Bryony Gordon, Dolly Alderton, Natasha Devon, Lauren Laverne and Yomi Adegoke. Within these pages you'll find an un-airbrushed selection of advice, comment and opinion. These are intimate stories from bad sex to bad boys, from workplace inequality to the sheer joy of learning something new, that will spark hope, triumph and occasionally outrage. In Life Honestly you will find fresh perspectives on everything from age milestones and friendship, motherhood and weddings, and why you should always, always, tell someone when you like their earrings. This book will make you feel empowered, supported and more prepared than ever to take on anything life has to offer because, honestly, we're all in this together. Featuring an introduction by The Pool co-founder Sam Baker, this fabulous collection is full of articles to inspire you. The pieces vary in length, which makes this a perfect collection to dip into for a few minutes while you wait for the kettle to boil, or something meatier for your morning commute. Some are long and some are short but they all pack a punch. From Sali Hughes on blended families to Viv Groskop offering fresh perspectives on daily problems, Life Honestly is a collection of advice, comment and opinion that acts as a complete guide to modern life. These writers are empowering, engaging and unapologetic about their views: Life Honestly is full of lessons and observations on what it means to be a woman or non-binary person now.Show more
Ten short BBC Radio 4 plays from an eclectic mix of writers, including Josie Long, Nick Warburton and Tim Key, exploring one of the most important human emotions. 'Ten Lessons in Love' was originally broadcast as the 'Afternoon Play' on 25 April 2011.This accumulation of mini-plays encompasses romance, heartbreak and some adult themes; each play offering a very different perspective on love. David uses 'the machine' to revisit his old memories - he wants to pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love. But when it malfunctions, it catapults us into the stories of a variety of people, all of whom are attempting to make sense of love...The 'Ten Lessons in Love' of which this collection is comprised are: 'You Never Know When You're Going to Fall in Love', 'More Often than Not, Your Dream Date Will be a Nightmare', 'Beware of Skeletons in the Closet', 'Remain Interested; Don't Yawn at Least', 'When Your Heart Freezes it's Time to Leave the Building', 'Love is Fickle', 'Being Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Being Lonely', 'Love's Worth Fighting For', 'Love Can't be Pinned Down' and 'Ignore All Previous Lessons'.Starring Sean Baker as David, the cast also includes Nyasha Hatendi and Alex Tregear.Show more