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The National Childbirth Trust have launched a new strategy called 20/20, aiming to reach 20 million parents by 2020. They have been criticised in the past for being too white and middle class and too 'evangelical' in their approach to breastfeeding, being accused of making women who can not or will not breastfeed feel guilty. So how is the charity intending to move away from being the choice for posh parents?

The small French town of Cesson-Sevigne has banned the word "mademoiselle", arguing that women, like men, should not be defined by their marital status. In Germany, Fraulein stopped being used to address adult women in 1972. Is it time we Brits got rid of Miss and Mrs?

The Olivier award winning actress Kathryn Hunter is renowned for her portrayals of male characters. She will be in the studio to discuss her latest role as businessman Mr. Idoo in The Bee - a harrowing tale of kidnapping and revenge.

We live in an age where many people turn to clairvoyants and mediums for help with their lives. Some go in order to obtain spiritual guidance or healing - others go simply for entertainment. Private readings, stage shows, Psychic TV and phone readings - the psychic world is now a multi-million pound industry. Why's it so popular?

And learning to type. Were you told not to in order to further your career? Is our relationship with typing and the computer keyboard now gender neutral?

Presented by Jenni Murray.

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