14/03/2011

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Jane Garvey presents. It's 70 years since two British chemists patented "polyethylene terephthalate", the basis of the synthetic fibre known as polyester. We look at how it's been used in the past and how it's one of the most versatile fabrics for the future. Will the introduction of fines for hospitals failing to provide single sex wards bring about change or turn out to be a costly burden? Sue Flood - a photographer with a unique viewpoint from the coldest places on the planet talks about her work and film maker Ken Wardrop on his new documentary "His & Hers" which takes the voices of seventy Irish women to share the story of their relationships with men from childhood to dating and marriage and old age.

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