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27/08/2010

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Friday 27 August 2010

Astrid Kirchherr, who took so many iconic photographs of the Beatles, talks about life with them in Hamburg – and about taking pictures on the streets of Liverpool. Every year, thousands of women have problems during labour; Bidisha talks to the director of a new centre aiming to make childbirth safer & less traumatic. New research which suggests having a sister makes you happier and protects you from depression. And the novel which both scandalised and excited the 1920s with its frank descriptions of relationships with both men and women is adapted for radio.

Chapters

4 items
  • Astrid Kirchherr

    The Beatles photographer talks about life with them in Hamburg and taking pictures in Liverpool.

  • Better Births

    Sarah Parmenter, Professor Susan Wray, Director of the Centre for Better Births in Liverpool and Dr Sarah Vause, consultant obstetrician at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester discuss.

  • Rosamond Lehmann's Dusty Answer

    Bidisha is joined by Lavinia Greenlaw who abridged the drama for Radio 4.

  • Sisters Make You Nicer

    The actress Diana Quick and her sister Julie on their relationship. They are joined by psychologist Ruth Coppard.

  • Better Births

    Thousands of women experience problems during childbirth or pregnancy each year, yet some of the techniques for dealing with difficult labours haven't changed during the last 50 years and may, according to some experts, do more harm than good. We talk to the director of a new centre aiming to make childbirth safer and less traumatic and to help women who have had one difficult labour, avoid having the same problems the next time round.
    Bidisha is joined by Sarah Parmenter, Professor Susan Wray, Director of the Centre for Better Births in Liverpool and Dr Sarah Vause, consultant obstetrician at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.

    Centre for Better Births
  • Sisters Make You Nicer

    Does having a sister make you happier? New research suggests it does and that having a good relationship with your siblings is more important for your mental health than having a good relationship with your parents. The actress Diana Quick has two brothers and a sister. We talk to her and her sister Julie about how their relationship is different to their relationship with their brothers. Bidisha is also joined by psychologist Ruth Coppard.

  • Rosamond Lehmann's Dusty Answer

    Dusty Answer, the novel which both scandalised and excited the 1920s with its frank descriptions of relationships with both men and women, is adapted for radio. Bidisha is joined by Lavinia Greenlaw who abridged the drama for Radio 4.

  • Astrid Kirchherr

    Astrid Kirchherr

    Astrid Kirchherr took many iconic photographs of the Beatles and a new exhibition and book chart her work. It includes her early pictures of the band in Hamburg and her photos of Liverpool in the 1960s. `Astrid Kirchherr: A Retrospective’ at the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery & Museum runs until 30 January 2011. The accompanying book, Astrid Kirchherr: A Retrospective edited by Matthew H. Clough & Colin Fallows. ISBN 9781846314773
    Published by Liverpool University Press.

    Image Details: Self Portrait of Astrid Kirchherr. Copyright Astrid Kirchherr

    Liverpool Victoria Gallery and Museum

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