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Weekend Woman's Hour

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 June 2010

Presented by Sheila McLennon. The Duchess Northumberland talks about her ambitious project to transform a derelict corner of Alnwick Castle into one of Britain's most popular gardens. We discuss how the UK Border Agency treats gay and lesbian asylum seekers in the light of a new report by the campaigning group Stonewall. New Zealand poet Fleur Adcock on how childhood memories including wartime bananas inspired her latest collection of poems. There are meant to be Fifty ways to Leave your Lover - but how do you leave a friend? New research suggests a friendship is one of the trickiest relationships to end. Does advertising for pole dancers in job centres send out the wrong message? Samantha Bond on the stage revival of classic suffrage propaganda dramas. And, as Love Story opens on stage at Chichester, we examine the enduring appeal of the cinema weepy.


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