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Holly Woodlawn: Actress immortalised in 'Walk on the Wild Side'

Few people, as they sing along with Lou Reed's “Walk on the Wild Side”, would recognise the life of a transgender Puerto Rican woman. As Reed sang: “Holly came from Miami, F-L-A / Hitchhiked her way across the USA / Plucked her eyebrows on the way / Shaved her legs and then he was a she / She says, 'Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side.'”

The Week In Radio: Put in the picture by a revealing royal appointment

The Art of Monarchy on Radio 4 began with a small black-and-white photograph. In it was a two-year-old girl standing in front of a large ivy-smothered house and staring daggers at the camera. In the background an elderly lady, whom you presumed to be her grandmother, looked benignly on. The date was 1927, the girl was Princess Elizabeth, and the photographer was her father Bertie, the future King George VI.

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What's wrong with hypochondriacs?

We may mock them, but their terror of death and sickness can be a debilitating condition in itself. Brian Dillon unravels the tortuous connections between real and imagined illness through the lives of some of the afflicted