Weekend Woman's Hour

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Jane Garvey presents: Sarah Brown talks to Jenni about her memoir of life "Behind the Black Door" of No.10 Downing Street for the three years that her husband Gordon was in power. What's it like to be what she styles the "WPM", or Wife of the Prime Minister? - especially when George Clooney turns up and you're in your M&S cardy? As "Silk" continues on BBC1, two barristers talk about how hard it is for women to become QCs, and about the pleasures and challenges of the legal life. The former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith talks about why she wanted to make a radio programme about porn. There'll be a discussion of the terms "woman" and "lady": what are the connotations of each? Rachel Johnson, editor of The Lady, gives her thoughts. We hear from two women who as nurses made a road trip across America at the end of the 50's - they've collected their memories in "Bedpans and Bobby Socks". And what to do when you're the only one who changes the loo roll: Jane talks to Barbara Toner, who's just written "What to do About Everything: A Manual for Domestic Life".

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Sat 5 Mar 2011 16:00

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