Mad About the Boy as broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Mad About the Boy is a programme for BBC Radio 4 presented by Jude Rogers and Ruth Barnes, produced by Falling Tree Productions. The thesis was this: obsessive teen girl fan culture is given a bad rap in the press and in society as a whole, going back generations. We look at the flip side, we celebrate it and conclude that it's a vital rite of passage for young women as they reach puberty. With contributions from author and David Cassidy fan Allison Pearson, One Direction songwriter Fiona Bevan, One Direction fans, E17's Tony Mortimer and Jude's mother-in-law and Beatlemaniac Lillian Adams.