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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.

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Fri 20 Aug 2010 10:00

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Lauren Laverne and guests in intimate, frank and funny late night conversation.

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