Midnight Sex Talk – Dirty Old Town

Midnight Sex Talk delves deep into London’s seamy past: stews, molly houses and the clap. It was just like today, really, but with different clothing, and without the latex condoms and antibiotics.

You can hear presenter and Voiceover King Piers Gibbon reading out some historical sleaze; Matthew Glamorre talking about Polari, the the gay slang that grew out of C18 thieves-and-theatre culture; and, by coincidence, our first interview with John Constable about Cross Bones in Southwark.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got Hallie Rubenhold talking about her book on Harris’s List, the gentleman consumer’s guide to the prostitutes of eighteenth century London.

Midnight Sex Talk is broadcast on alternate Sunday nights, from 11.30pm-12.30am, on Resonance 104.4 FM. More info about us