Underground Press on Radio 4

Radio 4 is broadcasting ‘1968: Notes from the Underground’ about the origins, influence and legacy of the underground press in Britain – Paul McCartney painting shelves for IT, Felix Dennis and OZ, the UFO club – and the Obscene [it turned out in the sense of the size of the backhanders they were taking from Soho’s pornographers] Publications Squad.

Rosie Boycott is the presenter. She was inspired by [unknowingly] meeting feminist members of the Angry Brigade as guest editors of Friends – who were planning to blow up the Biba shop! – to set up Spare Rib. Paul Keers points out that the agenda of the underground magazines is now mainstream.


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