Ouch talk show 116: Oscars, acting and singing on the tube

Ouch in the studio

This month: Is it really like "blacking up" if a non-disabled actor plays a disabled role? Plus the monthly quiz, music and the man with mental health difficulties filmed singing on the tube who became a viral hit.

With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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More about this month's guests and discussions:

  • Lawrence Carter-Long presented a long running monthly film night in New York called Dis This. He also curated a season for Turner Classic Movies on the history of disability in film.
  • Mark Brown works for Social Spider, a small enterprise which mostly concentrates on mental health research, training and publishing. He tweets here.
  • Alika Agidi-Jeffs was filmed singing to himself on the London Underground. Commuters found it funny, and it went viral, but he was suffering mental health difficulties and has spoken out about it.
  • Simon Startin is a disabled actor and director. He can currently be seen in Islands, a satire about tax havens at London's Bush Theatre.

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Producer: Damon Rose.

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