Meet your hosts, Holly Tarquini & Anu Anand

F-Rated Podcast

Mar 8 2023 • 31 mins

Released on International Women's Day 2023 - of course and featuring Buffy the dog (of course she's called Buffy!).

Holly Tarquini began her career in television, spending over a decade in London as a Producer/Director of documentaries and unscripted programmes and series.

After setting up and running a guest-house for yoga students in India, she moved to the West Country. The multi-tasking skills gleaned in broadcast media combined with the haggling and negotiation talents honed in India proved a winning combination for running a film festival and since 2011 she has been increasing the profile of FilmBath - previously Bath Film Festival - quadrupling the turn over and gaining international recognition.

In 2014, Holly founded this, the F-Rating, a F-eminist film rating highlighting films written and/or directed by women. The F-Rating has since been adopted by over 100 cinemas and film festivals in the UK including the Barbican, The Irish Film Institue and IMDb.

Anu Anand is a BBC World Service anchor/presenter with 22 years experience in international news and current affairs. Anu has worked all over the world, reporting major stories like the death of Mother Theresa, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, the 2004 Asian Tsunami, Nepal’s devastating earthquakes in 2014 and several Indian elections.

She was based in New Delhi for 8 years covering the country’s epic economic and social changes.

She has also worked for APTN, the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera English and Marketplace, launching the global edition of Marketplace Morning Report from the BBC World Service in 2017.