TV's The Hour, WI's Vulva Quilt, Anti-depressants

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The writer behind what's been described as Britain's answer to Mad Men talks about her new TV drama, The Hour. Abi Morgan discusses the inspiration for the series, set in a 1950's television newsroom. Work in schools to prevent domestic violence isn't new, but for the first time their effectiveness has been evaluated with positive results - so what's the future for such programmes? Woman's Hour meets the Shoreditch Sisters who are turning around the image of the WI with a quilt of patches featuring lovingly crafted vulvas, the highlight of their campaign against female genital mutilation. A new survey shows a third of women have taken antidepressants at some point in their lives, with nearly half taking them for five years or more. We ask whether they are too ready a solution for busy GPs. Presented by Jenni Murray.

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Mon 18 Jul 2011 10:00

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