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Monday 03 September 2012

Jane Garvey talks to Debbie Jevans, director of sport for LOCOG; What is a normal birth with Cathy Warwick head of the Royal College of Midwives and Pauline Hull from elective cesarean. Discussion about the other woman with Susanna Abse and Bibi Lynch; Mexican investigative journalist and activist Lydia Cacho on sex trafficking; Judi Herman reports at Fifty Years of Bond style at the Barbican.


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  • What is a "normal" birth?

    Cathy Warwick of the Royal College of Midwives and Pauline Hull of electivecesarean.com discuss with Jane.

  • Debbie Jevans

    Director of Sport for LOCOG for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games joins Jane.

  • Bond style

    Co-curators of an exhibition on Bond film style Bronwyn Cosgrave and Lindy Hemming talk to Judi Herman.

  • Lydia Cacho

    The Mexican investigative journalist and activist tells Jane about her new book on international sex slavery and trafficking.

  • The Other Woman

    Writer and broadcaster Bibi Lynch and psychotherapist Susanna Abse join Jane to discuss.

  • Lydia Cacho

    Lydia Cacho is a Mexican investigative journalist and activist whose work has led to her life being under threat.
    Her book, Demons of Eden, published seven years ago, is an expose of child abuse in Mexico in which she names powerful men at the centre of the abuse as well as the officials and governors who, she claims, protected the paedophiles. Following its publication she was imprisoned and - she says - tortured, and asked to retract her accusations. After a year-long battle, she won the case against her for defamation but still receives death threats from the powerful and dangerous enemies she has made. Lydia Cacho continues to campaign. In her latest book, Slavery Inc, she examines international sex trafficking.

  • What is a "normal" birth?

    Last month a document appeared on the Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynecologists’ website entitled 'Making sense of commissioning maternity services in England'. It offered guidance from RCOG, the Royal College of Midwives, and the NCT to Clinical Commissioning Groups, and said that it was important to increase the “normal” birth rate and to decrease the number of caesareans. Last week the document was removed from the website. What is a normal birth, and what is a desirable birth? What are the best options for women, and what is being offered? Joining Jane to discuss are Cathy Warwick of the Royal College of Midwives and Pauline Hull of electivecesarean.com.

  • The Other Woman

    It’s a term we recognise. Reports of her alleged exploits with celebs pepper the Red Tops and of course, she’s got a literary history. But who is the “other woman”? And ought we to be intolerant of her? Writer and broadcaster Bibi Lynch and psychotherapist Susanna Abse join Jane to unravel some of the issues surrounding the third person in the relationship.

  • Debbie Jevans

    Former British junior tennis champion Debbie Jevans has risen through the sporting ranks to become Director of Sport for LOCOG for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. This means she’s responsible for all the sporting arrangements and venues during the games. She joins Jane to talk about her Olympic challenge, the glass ceiling in sport and why more girls should be encouraged to take part in competitive sport.

  • Bond Style

    This autumn James Bond fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Skyfall, the latest 007 adventure; before then there’s still a chance to catch 'Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style'. This exhibition at the Barbican in London features a dozen themed rooms filled with costumes and accessories, gadgets, vehicles, drawings and models from the archive of E-on, the UK based production company which makes the films. Some of the costumes that start as the height of glamour look rather the worse for wear by the time they’ve been through the Bond action mill. The co-curators, fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave, and Lindy Hemming - who is also designer of five Bond films - reveal to Judi Herman the secrets behind “distressing” costumes.

    The exhibition runs until 5th September 2012.

    The Barbican


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