Rosie Boycott is a writer and broadcaster whose career has spanned the national media. She has been Editor of Esquire, The Independent on Sunday, The Independent, and The Express. She co-founded the feminist magazine Spare Rib in 1971. She has also appeared regularly on The Late Review (BBC2) and The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4), and written several books, including A Nice Girl Like Me and Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding. She is a co-founder of 5×15, a Trustee of the Hay Festival and a non-Exectutive Director of the Eden Project.
Since leaving her job as a psychiatric nurse in 1987, Jo Brand has built a large following across the UK as a writer, broadcaster and stand up comedienne. She appears on television regularly, with examples including her award-winning Channel 4 show, Jo Brand Through The Cakehole, as well as stints on BBC’s Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Absolutely Fabulous and Question Time. She won the 2011 BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance in her series Getting On, which has received much critical acclaim. She is also the author of two autobiographies, Look Back In Hunger and Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down, and has recently presented the sister show to The Great British Bake Off, entitled An Extra Slice.