My good friend the novelist Jake Arnott presents next Saturday’s instalment of BBC Radio Four’s antidote to grumpiness series ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’. He looks at the astonishing changes in attitudes towards sexuality and masculinity in the past few decades, arguing they offer men much greater freedom of choice and expression than in the past.
Because he’s a good friend and because he’s a very generous and charitable chap he invited me to contribute. I tried my best to be grumpy, but Jake is so charming I couldn’t quite keep it up. I think I may even have ended up talking about how much I liked Soho.
Finally, I can put a voice to the words – I’m all excited : )
I asked them to slow the tape down so I sounded butch.
Good! We have enough whiny old white men on talkback radio and in the Murdoch press at the moment, it’s nice to have nice sometimes.