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20/08/2010

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 August 2010

Presented by Bidisha.

Jeans - a recent survey found that two thirds of women would consider wearing jeans to a wedding. But are there occasions when you should leave them in the wardrobe and scrub up a bit? And do they still flatter the figure into late middle age? Bidisha is joined by journalist Katharine Whitehorn, who's never worn jeans, and Rachel Morris of Cosmopolitan, who's rarely seen out of them.

This week the government outlined its intention to abolish most mixed sex hospital accommodation by the end of the year. An estimated 10% of male and female patients in England are still housed together. The figure is much higher in psychiatric wards, where nearly 70 per cent of patients are in mixed accommodation. So does the government's commitment to ending this practice extend to the mental health sector?

Singer songwriter, Rose Elinor Dougall, talks about her new album and sings live in the studio.

Irish comedian Peadar de Burca talks about the inspiration behind his comedy show Why Men Cheat, currently running at the Edinburgh Fringe. Peadar comes from a long line of serial adulterers and interviewed over 250 men to try and understand their motivation. He'll tell Bidisha what he found out and RELATE counsellor, Andrew Marshall, author of How Can I Ever Trust You Again, will be on hand to offer his perspective.

Chapters

4 items
  • Mixed sex psychiatric wards

    Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley and Sophie Corlett from 'Mind' discuss why so many mental health patients are treated in mixed sex wards, and how this can be improved.

  • Why Men Cheat

    Irish comedian Peadar de Burca and counsellor Andrew G Marshall look at the reasons why some men are unfaithful to their long-term partners.

  • Rose Elinor Dougall

    The Pipettes girl-band member on her first solo album

  • Giving up your jeans

    Fashion writer Katharine Whitehorn and Cosmopolitan’s Sex Psychotherapist, Rachel Morris discuss the rules for wearing jeans in the 2010s.

  • Mixed Sex Psychiatric Wards

    This week the government outlined its commitment to abolish most mixed sex hospital accommodation by the end of the year. An estimated 10% of male and female patients in England are treated together. A report by the Care Quality Commission found that for patients being treated in mental health facilities, this figure rose to 67%. To discuss whether the government's commitment extends to the mental health sector and how improvements can be achieved, Bidisha will be joined by the Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley and by Sophie Corlett of the mental health charity Mind. She'll also be talking to Dolly Sen about her experiences of staying on a mixed sex ward.

    Mind
  • Why Men Cheat

    The Irish comedian Peadar de Burca has brought his comedy show “Why Men Cheat” to the Edinburgh Fringe. The show is the result of more than 250 interviews he’s conducted in the past 5 years with men who’ve cheated on their long term partners. He also spoke to some of the scores of women they’ve betrayed. Peadar, who says he has a healthy respect for monogamy, wanted to get inside the minds of those unfaithful men and find out what motivates them to risk everything for the sake of a fling. Bidisha speaks with Peadar from Edinburgh and to relationship counsellor Andrew G Marshall, author of “How Can I Ever Trust You Again"

    Why Men Cheat
  • Rose Elinor Dougall

    Rose Elinor Dougall first appeared on Woman’s Hour in January 2007 with her band The Pipettes – the retro girl-band put together by pop “Svengali” Monster Bobby who wanted to reinvent Phil Spector’s 1960s wall of sound for the 21st century. Rose left The Pipettes in 2008 to pursue other musical projects. She spent most of that year in her bedroom experimenting with different musical styles and sounds. And now Rose, still only 24, is about to launch her first solo album. She joins Bidisha in the studio to play some of her music live.

    Rose Elinor Dougall's website
  • Giving Up Your Jeans

    It’s a question as old as time: when should children fly the nest, when should men add socks to their sandals, and when should women give up their favourite pair of jeans? As the Baby Boomer generation strides into late middle age, research is showing that they are unwilling to give up their favourite thigh-shaping friends. But does there come a time when we need to let go of denim, or is it just a matter of updating your style with age? And are there formalities that go with the new rules? Can you wear them anywhere – even to a wedding? Fashion writer, Katharine Whitehorn, and Cosmopolitan’s Sex Psychotherapist, Rachel Morris, join us to discuss the rules for wearing jeans in the 2010s.

  • Rose Elinor Dougall

    Rose Elinor Dougall

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