Lily Cole

Model and actor, Lily Cole, talks about her role as one of the world's most beautiful women - in her first full stage debut as Helen of Troy.

It's recently been reported in the American press that gun ownership among women is on the rise. Why are so many women in the US taking up the right to bear arms?

It's forty years since four Swedes won the Eurovision Song Contest and went on to make pop history. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid - went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time. How key were the two women to the Abba phenomenon?

Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine and adopted, along with her four siblings by her uncle,Tom. At the time she was living in the US, but shortly after her uncle adopted her, she found herself on an unexpected trip to England and installed at Summerhill School in Suffolk, the experimental school that believed and still does, that children's motivation comes from within, lessons are optional, and the children make up their own rules.

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Lily Cole

Super model Lily Cole has been gracing the world’s runways and magazines since she was just 16, but she has turned her talents to acting.  Lily is making her full stage debut at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in The Last Days of Troy - a theatrical reworking of The Iliad by poet Simon Armitage. She joins Jenni to talk about her role as one of the world’s most beautiful women - Helen of Troy.   

Women & guns in the USA

It’s recently been reported in the American press that gun ownership among American women is on the rise.  Between 2005 and 2011, the percentage of American women who own a gun nearly doubled, rising from 13 to 23 per cent, according to Gallup poll data. Jenni talks to Professor Mary Stange, co author of ‘Gun Women: Firearms and Feminism in Contemporary America’ and to Dr Peter Squires, Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at University of Brighton about possible reasons behind the upsurge in female gun owners in the States.

ABBA's Agnetha & Anni-Frid, forty years after Waterloo

Tomorrow marks the final of the 40th Eurovision Song Contest since the victory of Waterloo by four Swedes at Brighton Dome  in 1974. ABBA - Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid -  went on to become  one of the most successful bands of all time.  Their Greatest Hits album Gold is  the UK's second biggest selling album of all-time and from 1975 to 1980, ABBA spent 43 weeks atop Britain’s album charts – a feat equalled by no other band. So how key  were the two women to the Abba phenomenon  and how  favourably do they compare now  with today’s  female icons of  pop music ?  Jenni talks to Ingmarie Halling, author of ‘Abba: The Treasures’ and Curator of Abba The Museum in Stockholm who worked as the band’s stylist on tour . Jenni’s also joined by professor  Sarah Niblock of Brunel University who writes on music as well as Scandinavian culture. She’s been an Abba fan since she was nine years old.

 

‘ABBA: The Treasures ‘, written by Ingmarie Halling with  Carl Magnus Palm, is available from Carlton Books.

Mikey Cuddihy: A Conversation About Happiness

Mikey Cuddihy was orphaned at the age of nine and adopted, along with her three brothers and an older sister by her uncle, Tom.  At the time she was living in the US, but shortly after her uncle adopted her, she found herself on an unexpected trip to England and installed at Summerhill School in Suffolk, the experimental school that believed and still does, that children’s motivation comes from within, lessons are optional, and the children make up their own rules.  She joins Jenni to talk about her experiences.

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Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestLily Cole
ProducerCecile Wright

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