BBC Radio 4
Hardeep Singh Kohli's Alternative Census
25 February 2011
Presented by Hardeep Singh Kohli
Produced by Katie Burningham
Hardeep Singh Kohli goes behind the doors of
households in England, Scotland and Wales to create a unique portrait of life
in Britain today - a counterpart to the 2011 census.
"...the result is a terrific set of fleeting insights into lives. In the most recent programme, [Hardeep] visited Great Yarmouth and spoke to
Derek and Barbara, a couple in their 70s. The interview was a stark
reminder not to judge books by covers, or people on radio by their
voices; in this case, down to earth, settled, mature, ordinary. Then
Derek mentioned that he works as a "male maid", a term he had to
explain. "You work as a maid in a maid's outfit," he said. "I'm a
transvestite, you see." It was one of those stare-at-the-radio moments."