Episodes

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0105Michael Cashman20180213 (BBC7)
20180214 (BBC7)

Eastenders' Michael Cashman on the explosive moment he helped make history when UK TV saw it's first gay kiss. A kiss which led to not just public and political controversy but terrifying personal consequences for Cashman in the form of death threats and attacks on his home. In Pioneers Michael Cashman tells Clare English about the social and political landscape of 1987 and why that brief encounter between the character he played, Colin Russell, and market trader Barry Clark would prove momentous for so many of the people involved.

discusses the explosive moment when the UK saw its first gay kiss on TV.

0201James Goodfellow2011082520180320 (BBC7)
20180321 (BBC7)

speaks to Clare English about his invention of the cash machine.

Series looking at people who were pioneers in their field.

Pioneer, James Goodfellow tells Clare English about his invention of the cash machine and the global impact it had on the banking industry.

James also patented the Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology which is still fundamentally the basis for modern day cash withdrawals.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.

James Goodfellow speaks to Clare English about his invention of the cash machine.

0202Michael Apted2011090120180327 (BBC7)

talks to Clare English about the birth of reality television.

Series looking at people who were pioneers in their field.

Pioneer, Michael Apted tells Clare English about his 'Up' documentary series which proved to be the catalyst for reality television.

Involved in the popular strand since its conception in 1964, Michael has followed the lives of 14 children every seven years since.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.

0203Shannon Murray2011090820180403 (BBC7)

speaks about becoming the UK's first disabled high street model.

Series looking at people who were pioneers in their field.

Actress Shannon Murray speaks to Clare English about becoming the UK's first high street disabled model and how she physically and psychologically rebuilt her life after a diving accident.

She explains how she's challenged some of the prejudices and misconceptions surrounding disability.

Producer: Philip Sime

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 2011.