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Professor Dame Sally Davies

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 July 2013

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England. Brenda Edwards on X Factor success and her new recording career. Buying your first bra. Jane Garvey presents.


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  • Professor Dame Sally Davies

    The Chief Medical Officer for England discusses her career

  • Royal Baby

    What do you most and least welcome in the first 24hrs after birth?

  • First Bra

    How do you make buying your first bra a positive experience?

  • Brenda Edwards

    The X-Factor finalist discusses her life before fame and her new album

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies

    Professor Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer for England and the first woman to fill this post. She is a haematologist with specialist research interest in sickle cell disease, but in her advisory post she guides government decisions on diverse subjects such as superbugs, drug trials and obesity. She is also number six on the Woman’s Hour Power List.

  • Royal Baby

    We estimate about 2000 babies were born in England and Wales yesterday, including the royal baby. Today we ask what do you most and least welcome in the first 24hrs after birth? Plus,we take a look at what tax credits are you entitled to with the arrival of your new baby.

    Listen here to women's stories of childbirth from around the world (World Have Your Say).

  • First Bra

    Do you remember buying your first bra? For some, the new addition to your underwear can feel weird and constricting, while others are thrilled to be finally growing up. Being fitted for the first time can be daunting, so how do you make the experience a positive one for your daughter? We hear from teacher Karan Hopkinson who is setting up breast health classes at her school in Derbyshire,  Judith Woods from the Telegraph who has 2 daughters.

  • Brenda Edwards

    Brenda Edwards went from 17 years as a full-time accounts manager to a finalist in the second X-factor in 2005. A single mother who brought up two children in tough surroundings, she is currently performing on the West End stage as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You. She joins Jane to talk about her debut album, Bring It Back, released on August 19th.


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Sally Davies
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Brenda Edwards
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