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15/04/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 April 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.

Kim Cattrall became a household name in her forties as a result of playing the infamous Samantha Jones in the American TV series 'Sex and the City'. Her latest character is Amelia Bly, the PA and mistress to a former British Prime Minister in the film 'The Ghost'. She talks to Jenni Murray about why we all need a "professional wife" and what it was like working with director Roman Polanski. She also discusses acting in the West End as Amanda in Noel Coward's Private Lives and the forthcoming Sex and the City film.

The political parties have been unveiling their manifestos which include pledges on the economy, childcare, health and education. Rachel Sylvester, political commentator and journalist for The Times and Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society examine what the parties will be offering women.

Constance Spry founded the Cordon Bleu cookery school and introduced an unfussy approach to flower arranging in the 1930s using twigs and vegetable leaves displayed in unconvential containers. A new biography of Spry emphasises her early life as a social reformer in Ireland and looks at the key relationships in her life and her open marriage.
Sue Shephard - author of "The Surprising Life of Constance Spry" and florist Nikki Tibbles join Jenni in the studio.

Chapters

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  • Kim Cattrall

    Kim Cattrall on playing Samantha Jones in 'Sex and the City', working with the director Roman Polanski and her latest film The Ghost.

  • Manifesto Promises

    Rachel Sylvester, political commentator and journalist for The Times and Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society examine what the political parties' manifestos offer women.

  • Constance Spry

    Sue Shephard - author of "The Surprising Life of Constance Spry" and florist Nikki Tibbles join Jenni in the studio to analyse her legacy.

  • Kim Cattrall

    Kim is starring as Amelia Bly in the film The Ghost, release date April 16, 2010.

    She is also currently appearing as Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. until 1 May, 2010.

  • Constance Spry

    Constance Spry

    ‘The Surprising Life of Constance Spry – from social reformer to society florist’ by Sue Shephard is published by Macmillan ISBN 978-0-230-74181-2

    Constance Spry: Design Museum

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