Some Kind Of Man
Peter Curran's witty and thoughtful exploration of growing up in Belfast in search of a male role model.
A Titan amongst broadcasters
The accomplished writer & broadcaster reflects on his comical life-long search for useful male role models in films, novels and real-life. Peter grew up surrounded by his mum and five sisters, though as the eldest he wasn’t spoiled, honestly.
Here he goes mooching around the streets of his Belfast childhood, recalling torturous inquisitions form local lads about Religion, and brings the audience at The Queens Film Theatre in Belfast on a journey into the power of George Best, men in towelling trunks, polite gunmen at the front door, and the all-conquering laughter of girls.
He’s joined by some expert and inexpert witnesses to answer question on gender, Darth Vader, and parenting.
The programme was recorded as part of the Belfast Film Festival and Peter was joined on stage by one of Britain’s foremost experts on psychosexual medicine, Dr Ian Walsh; cinema historian and documentary director, Brian Henry Martin and Good Vibrations record label owner and local legend, Terri Hooley.
Written & Presented by Peter Curran
Producer: Steve Doherty
TX: 10 August 2017, BBC Radio 4