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26/10/2010

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Tuesday 26 October 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. This year marks fifty years since Breakfast at Tiffany's was filmed. Jane is joined by Sarah Gristwood to discuss its enduring appeal. Last week we devoted a special programme to re-launching yourself in midlife. Today we consider the joys and pitfalls of searching for the good life abroad. Lynne Featherstone, the Equalities Minister has suggested that children would benefit from seeing 'Made in Dagenham'. So how is the struggle for women's equality taught in schools? And is it ok to put your children on a diet?

Chapters

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  • Putting children on a diet

    If you're worried about your child's weight, is it ok to put them on a diet? Tanith Carey and Prof Julia Buckroyd, Dir, Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at Hertfordshire University discuss.

  • Midlife relaunch abroad

    Have you dreamt of escaping to the sun? Jane discusses the pros and cons with Woman's Hour listeners who have moved abroad. They are joined by Sue Hitchens from Living Abroad magazine.

  • Is women's history hidden?

    Flora Wilson, Head of History at a north London school and Joanna Bourke, Prof of History at Birkbeck College, University of London discuss educating children about women’s struggle for equality.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s made Audrey Hepburn a global star. Sarah Gristwood, author of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Official 50th Anniversary Companion’, talks about why this film still resonates today.

  • Breakfast at Tiffanys

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s was the film that made Audrey Hepburn a global star, with her Givenchy style creating some of the most iconic images of 20th century American cinema. Based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name, the film played down references to the heroine Holly Golightly’s profession as a high-class escort, presenting her instead as a lost and lopsided romantic living an independent life in New York city. Half a decade after it was created, Sarah Gristwood, author of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Official 50th Anniversary Companion’, talks to Jane about why this film still resonates today.

  • Midlife Relaunch abroad

    Following the Midlife Relaunch programme, the pros and cons of relaunching abroad. One woman talks about her escape to the sun which ended in divorce and financial hardship. Jane also speaks to several other Woman’s Hour listeners who moved abroad. They are joined by Sue Hitchen from Living Abroad Magazine.

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  • Putting children on a diet

    If you are worried about your child's weight, is it okay to put them on a diet? Or do you run the risk of making them so worried about what they eat that they become prone to developing eating disorders? To discuss Jane is joined by the journalist Tanith Carey, whose latest book 'Where's my Little Girl Gone' came about when her 7 year old put herself on a diet, and Professor Julia Buckroyd, Director, Obesity and Eating Disorders Research Unit at University of Hertfordshire.

  • Is women's history hidden?

    Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister believes the certificate for the film 'Made in Dagenham' should be downgraded to 12A because “it’s really important that young people see this film to understand the fight for rights which went on then and how some of these battles are still being fought.” So, why should a film bear the responsibility of educating children about women’s struggle for equality? Are schools doing enough to make sure Woman’s History is more than just a couple of side notes about suffrage and war work? Jane speaks with Flora Wilson, who’s Head of History at a north London comprehensive school and part of the Women’s History Network, and Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, Joanna Bourke.

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