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A drama by Mark Lawson exploring the challenges of the changing gender identity landscape for sport's governing bodies.

In recent decades, identity categories of all kinds have come to seem fragile and unsettled. Identity has become much more complex, fluid, and fragmented. As new categories have proliferated and old categories have come to seem ill fitting, we increasingly face uncertainties and ambiguities in identifying ourselves and categorising others.

Baselines considers whether male athletes transitioning to become women have an unfair advantage over born women due to their residual muscle density and larger physiques. And if so, how are governing bodies in sport to legislate to ensure a level playing field for all?

Cast:
PETER/PJ REANEY……..………………………………………………............Rosie Sheehy
SHEILA REANEY.……..…………………………………………………. .........Haydn Gwynne
DAVID HARVEY-LANE………………………………………………….........Dermot Crowley
RACHEL DU PREZ…………………………………………………………........Kerry Fox
ANDY TERRISTER...……………………………………………………….........Tom Glenister
KEVIN HUNTER/UMPIRE/SPORTS PRESENTER…….…................Adrian Decosta
LETITIA INGRAMS/COMMENTATOR/TESTING WOMAN.…….Marieme Diouf

Written by Mark Lawson
Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan
A Big Fish Radio production for BBC Radio 4

A drama by Mark Lawson exploring sport and the changing gender identity landscape.

Drama from BBC Radio 4