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Olivia Newton-John

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 April 2012

Olivia Newton-John on her music and movies and her new career as a food writer. What do the latest unemployment figures mean for women? Flyweight boxer Nicola Adams on her hopes for an Olympic Gold. A celebration of screen icon Elizabeth Taylor and her jewels. And why Oxfam want us to stop hoarding our old bras and donate them to women in the developing world.

Producer Louise Corley.
Presenter Jenni Murray.

Chapters

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  • Women and employment

    Government figures show that more women are entering the labour market. Katie Schmuecker from the Institute for Public Policy Research and Katie Donovan from Mumsnet discuss.

  • Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John talks about her new book which includes advice and recipes that she claims have helped her remain healthy since her diagnosis of breast cancer.

  • Olympic hopefuls: Boxing Nicola Adams

    Nicola Adams is a flyweight boxer and is hoping to qualify for Olympics. Reporter Louise Adamson met her in training.

  • Elizabeth Taylor and her jewellery

    A new documentary explores Elizabeth Taylor through some of her most precious possessions. Director Michael Waldman and Dr Lucy Bolton Queen Mary, University of London discuss.

  • Bra hunt

    Jenni finds out why Oxfam wants women to donate their unwanted bras to their shops. She talks to Fi Gilfeather, Head of Marketing of Oxfam Shops.

  • Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John has never been afraid to diversify. Her music career has included country hits like “Let Me Be There”, Eighties work-out anthems like “Let’s Get Physical” and the starring role of Sandy in the phenomenally successful 1978 film Grease. Now she’s turned her hand to food writing with her book LivWise, which includes advice and recipes that she claims have helped her remain healthy since her 1992 diagnosis of breast cancer. Olivia joins Jenni to discuss her four-decade career and why she describes herself as a “cancer thriver”.

    Livwise: easy recipes for a healthy, happy life by Olivia Newton-Jones

  • Women and the labour market

    Government figures show that more women are entering the labour market – but are they stay-at-home mums looking for part-time work or over 50s worried about their income? We’ll be discussing this and asking what today’s unemployment figures mean for women with Katie Schmuecker from the Institute for Public Policy Research and Katie Donovan from Mumsnet.

  • Oxfam's big bra hunt

    According to a recent YouGov report UK women are a nation of bra hoarders. Women own an average of nine bras but don't wear a third of them. Now Oxfam have launched the ‘Big Bra Hunt’. They are asking women to delve in to the depths of their drawers and donate their forgotten and unwanted bras to their shops. Jenni speaks to Fi Gilfeather, Head of Marketing of Oxfam Shops about 'the hunt'.

    Oxfam
  • Elizabeth Taylor and her jewellery

    The jewels belonging to the actress Elizabeth Taylor recently featured in landmark auctions in New York and London and at her death were valued at more than £100m. Elizabeth once declared that jewels were one of the three loves of her life, alongside two of her seven husbands – the producer Mike Todd, who died in 1958, and actor Richard Burton, whom she married twice. Now a new documentary explores the Hollywood legend's extraordinary life story through some of her most precious possessions. Jenni speaks to the Director Michael Waldman and Dr Lucy Bolton Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.

    Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime, Wednesday 18th April 2012 9pm, Channel 4

  • Olympics : Boxing Nicola Adams

    Olympics : Boxing Nicola Adams

    It is exactly a hundred days until the opening ceremony. In the next in our series of features about women who are hoping to take part in London 2012, we’re meeting someone who’s competing in a sport where women are participating in the Olympics for the first time.
    Nicola Adams is a flyweight boxer and is the current European champion. Nicola won’t know for sure whether she’s qualified for the Olympics until after the World Championships next month. Reporter Louise Adamson met Nicola at the GB boxing squad’s headquarters at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

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