Weekend Woman's Hour: Katie Melua; Alison Goldfrapp; Louise Brealey

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Katie Melua talks about why she's turned to her early childhood in Georgia, then part of the USSR, for inspiration for her new album.

The Muslim Women's Network warn the sexual exploitation of Asian girls within the UK is being overlooked by some professional bodies, including the police. We speak to Taylor Austin Little from Isis, Detective Superintendent Tim Bacon of West Midlands Police and Ratna Lachman, the Director of Just West Yorkshire.

Louise Brealey, better known as Molly in the BBC TV Series Sherlock, talks about her playwriting debut - a new version of a near mythic tale, Pope Joan.

America's Mistress - Eartha Kitt. John Williams on his biography of the glamorous star born in the South Carolina cotton fields.

Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch on the effect that the failure to get a law called The Elimination of Violence Against Women passed by parliament might have on Afghan law and women's rights.

Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person called to the bar in 600 years. We talk to Gabrielle and her mother Patrice.

Is dyeing grey hair a feminist issue? We discuss with fashion commentator Caryn Franklin and fashion historian Caroline Cox.

Alison Goldfrapp sings Annabel, from her new album Tales of Us.

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58 minutes

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Sat 14 Sep 2013 16:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestKatie Melua
Interviewed GuestTaylor Austin Little
Interviewed GuestTim Bacon
Interviewed GuestRatna Lachman
Interviewed GuestLouise Brealey
Interviewed GuestJohn Williams
Interviewed GuestHeather Barr
Interviewed GuestGabrielle Turnquest
Interviewed GuestPatrice Turnquest
Interviewed GuestCaryn Franklin
Interviewed GuestAlison Goldfrapp
ProducerLouise Corley

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