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Tanni Grey-Thompson; Stooshe; Women in Farming

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 November 2012

Tanni Grey-Thompson on sport and the Power List, why more women are taking up farming, Stooshe perform live in the studio, how adult children react to a parent's new romance later in life, what was the impact of the creation of the welfare state on women's lives?
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Lucinda Montefiore.

Chapters

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  • Power List: Expert Witness – Sport

    Paralympic sportswoman Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson on the most powerful women in sport.

  • Stooshe

    Girl band Stooshe talk to Jane and perform an acoustic version of See Me Like This.

  • Women In Farming

    Jane is joined by Sarah Dawson, Chair of the National Farmer’s Union Horticulture Board.

  • Women & The Welfare State

    Katherine Rake of the Family & Parenting Institute, and Sheila Lawlor of Politeia

  • Romance In Older Age

    Writer and agony aunt Denise Robertson, and author Hilary Boyd on love & sex in older age

  • Power List: Expert Witness – Sport

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most successful sportswomen. She won 16 medals as a wheelchair racer in five Paralympics, including 11 golds, as well as six London Marathons - her last in 2002. She still remains active in sport as a director of UK Athletics, and is the patron of many charities. She is a long-standing campaigner for disability rights, was made a life peer in 2010, and sits in the Lords as a cross bencher. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson joins Jane to discuss the most powerful women in UK sport.

  • Stooshe

    Girl band Stooshe first came together only last year, but they’ve already had two top five singles, supported Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj, been MOBO nominated, and made a video with their heroes TLC. The trio were formed after two were spotted clothes shopping, have a bright, bold image, say they like to have fun and don’t conform, and even had the nerve to turn down Simon Cowell. Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold, and Alex Buggs introduce the world of Stooshe to Jane Garvey in the studio, and play an acoustic version of their song See Me Like This.

  • Women In Farming

    Recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that more and more women are entering farming – an increase of 6000 in the last ten years. So what is the attraction of the demands of rural life? Jane speaks to Sarah Dawson, Chair of the National Farmer’s Union Horticulture Board who, when first elected in 2009 , was the first woman and the youngest person ever elected to a senior national position in the NFU.

  • Women & The Welfare State

    70 years ago William Beveridge published his report laying the foundations of the modern welfare state. In it he aimed to vanquish the Five Giants that plagued society: Want, Disease, Idleness, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness. What impact did the creation of the welfare state have on women’s lives? To discuss, Jane is joined by Katherine Rake, Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute, and to Sheila Lawlor, Director of Politeia.

  • Romance In Older Age

    Last Tango in Halifax is the latest romcom from the BBC. But rather than star-struck teenagers, or dewy-eyed twenty-somethings, it’s the story of two people who haven’t seen each other for 60 years. When they are reunited on Facebook they fall in love all over again, much to the alarm of their children. Jane speaks to writer and agony aunt Denise Robertson, and to Hilary Boyd, author of Thursday’s In The Park, about sex and attraction in the over the 60’s and the reaction from adult children who see their parents falling in love.

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