Suzi Quatro, Baroness Manningham-Buller, Sue Johnston

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Suzi Quatro talks to Jenni Murray about her new album and why she's refusing to retire. Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former head of MI5, discusses terrorist threats to Britain, women spies and how her mother's role during World War II fuelled her interest in public service. As a new film of Jane Eyre comes out next week - starring Michael Fassbender in the role of Mr Rochester - what is the appeal of the silent and brooding hero? Why do many women yearn for this kind of Byronic figure, when they know that in real life someone who enjoys a chat and a cup of tea would be so much easier to live with? And she's played a range of leading women characters - from Shelia Grant in Brookside, Dr Grace Foley in Waking the Dead and Barbara in the Royle Family. Sue Johnston joins Jenni to discuss her memoir - which describes her lunchtime visits to the Cavern, experiencing Beatlemania first hand with Paul McCartney, how a rape storyline in Brookside brought back the traumatic experience of her own attack and her secret struggle with bulimia.

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Thu 1 Sep 2011 10:00

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