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Cervical cancer, terms of endearment, shepherdess Emma Gray

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58 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 December 2012

'Darling', 'sweetheart', 'honey', 'snookums' - do you use pet names for your partner or are they just too embarrassing for words? How are the terms of endearment we use affected by where we live, and how do they define our social status and our relationships with our nearest and dearest? Sheila McClennon is joined by newspaper columnist, Lucy Mangan, and language expert, Dr Rob Drummond. A new screening programme for cervical cancer being piloted across England could mean women will undergo intrusive tests less frequently. But there is concern it could lead to more anxiety for women. Professor Julietta Patnick, is the director of NHS cancer screening programmes, and she joins me to explain why the new tests are being introduced. It was Lord Acton, the British historian, who said: "All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Is it possible to become powerful and still be the same person you once were? Labour MP Margaret Beckett, and broadcaster Nina Myskow join Sheila to explore the nature of power, and its affect on those who find themselves at the top. Emma Gray is a farmer and shepherdess in her mid-20s who lives alone on an isolated farm on the Northumberland moors. Caz Graham went to meet her to find out about her solitary life.

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  • Does Power Change You?

    It was Lord Acton, the British historian, who said “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Is it possible to become powerful and still be the same person you once were? We explore the nature of power, and its

    effect on those who find themselves at the top. Sheila is joined by Margaret Beckett MP and by journalist/broadcaster Nina Myskow.

     

  • Shepherdess Emma Gray

    Shepherdess Emma Gray

    Emma Gray is a farmer and shepherdess in her mid-20s and rents an isolated farm from the National Trust in the Northumberland moors. It’s a weather-beaten place with crumbling stone walls, windswept fields and a ‘functional’ farmhouse. Yet despite everything she’s achieved –  setting up her own sheepdog training business, building a commercial flock of sheep, competing for England in sheepdog trials and even writing a book about her experience…the press decided to focus on one angle. Emma’s search for love.  Caz Graham meets Emma to get the real story.

  • Terms of Endearment

    ‘Darling’, ‘sweetheart’, ‘honey’, ‘dear’ – do you use pet names for your partner or are they just too embarrassing for words?  How are the terms of endearment we use affected by where we live, and how do they define our social status and our relationships with our nearest and dearest?  Sheila is joined by newspaper columnist,  Lucy Mangan, and language expert, Dr Rob Drummond.

  • Cervical Cancer

    A new screening programme for cervical cancer being piloted across England could mean women will undergo intrusive tests less frequently. But there is concern it could lead to more anxiety for women. Professor Julietta Patnick is the director of NHS cancer screening programmes and she joins Sheila to explain why the new tests are being introduced.

    More information about cancer screening www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk

    Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust http://www.jostrust.org.uk/

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