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Migraines, family-friendly parliaments, Carousel, pioneering swimmers

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 September 2012

Migraines - new guidelines for treatment; Family friendly parliaments - will the new working hours in Westminster change the macho culture? The politics of Carousel - can you hate the plot but enjoy the spectacle? Pioneering women swimmers. Presented by Jenni Murray.

Chapters

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  • Family friendly parliament

    Can being an MP ever be a family friendly job? Jenni talks to Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham and Tom Greatrex Labour Co-operative MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

  • Women and headaches

    The National Institute of Clinical Excellence, published its first guidelines on headaches, . Jenni talks to GP Dr Sarah Jarvis and Wendy Thomas, of the Migraine Trust.

  • Women and swimming

    In the first in a series about women and swimming. Reporter, Louise Adamson, met up with Catherine Jones for a swim in the seaside resort of Barry Island.

  • Carousel: Controversial productions

    Are there some works of art that should no longer be performed on account of their outdated or contentious messages? Theatre critic, Michael Billington and Elizabeth Schafer discuss.

  • Contractive rights: Are we in danger of going backwards?

    Brook and the FPA, Family Planning Association claim there is a ‘worrying erosion of contraceptive rights and choice in the UK’. Natika Halil from the FPA explains.

  • Headaches/Migraines

    Are you one of the eight million people in the UK who regular experiences migraines? Women are three times more likely to be affected by them than men, but how well do doctors understand the condition? Today NICE, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, publishes its first guidelines on headaches, advising GPs on how best to treat them. Jenni talks to GP Dr Sarah Jarvis and Wendy Thomas, the Chief Executive of the Migraine Trust. Wendy Thomas has suffered from migraines and was on the panel which wrote the new guidelines.

    The Migraine Trust
  • Controversial Productions

    It was voted Time Magazine’s ‘Best Musical of the Century’, Carousel features some of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most compelling and emotional music: ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, ‘If I loved You’ & ‘June Is Bustin Out All Over’, and Opera North’s recent production in Leeds and London’s Barbican played to great reviews. However, it was written in the 1940s and the storyline involves domestic violence. So, are there some works of art that should no longer be performed on account of their outdated or contentious messages? Or should we just learn to love the language or the music and accept it as a period piece? To discuss the issues, Jenni is joined by the Guardian’s theatre critic, Michael Billington and Elizabeth Schafer, Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • Women and swimming

    Catherine is a writer who swims in the sea all year round. Her new novel ‘Wonder Girls’ is based on the exploits of two young women who in the 1920’s became the first people to swim across the Bristol Channel from Wales to England. Of course, that’s a remarkably hazardous journey – not something you’d be advised to do today. Reporter Louise Adamson, met up with Catherine at the seaside resort of Barry Island.

    ‘Wonder Girls’ by Catherine Jones is published now.

  • Family friendly Parliament

    The next time Parliament meets in October, after the Party Conferences, it will have a new timetable. The changes were voted in earlier this year under the banner of being more family friendly. But can being an MP ever be a family friendly job? It’s a question we’ve often asked women MPs but what do the male politicians think? Jenni talks to Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham
    and Tom Greatrex, Labour Co-operative MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

  • Contraception rights

    Brook and the FPA, Family Planning Association, are launching an awareness campaign to protect contraceptive rights and choice. They claim that there is a ‘worrying erosion of contraceptive rights and choice in the UK’ and that the UK is going backwards in its access to contraceptive advice. Jenni is joined by Natika Halil, Director of Information Services for the FPA.

    We Can't Go Backwards

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