Weekend Woman's Hour: Kirsty Wark on misogyny; Mindfulness

The Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark discusses misogyny, teenage boys, computer games, and the blurred Lines that exist when it comes to sexism.

Molly Campbell was front page news in 2006 when, as a school girl, she left her home in the Outer Hebrides to live with her father in Pakistan without her mother's consent. She and her mother Louise talk about the new stage play that tells their family's story.

There is just a year to go to the British election and childcare policy will be one of the battlegrounds so what do parents want from government? Setting up a business in the rural economy.

The writer Colm Toibin has given a voice to the mother of Jesus in the play the Testament of Mary. The play's Director Deborah Warner tells us why she was so keen take on the project. This year some MPs and Peers have been to Mindfulness classes and this month the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness is launched. We find out more about what it is and how it can help depression and anxiety.

And music from all female recorder quartet I Flautisti.

Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow.

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Sat 10 May 2014 16:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestSudha Bhuchar
Interviewed GuestNaomi Eisenstadt
Interviewed GuestSamantha Callan
Interviewed GuestKirsty Wark
Interviewed GuestRebecca Rayner
Interviewed GuestHelen Culshaw
Interviewed GuestPolly Gibb
Interviewed GuestDeborah Warner
Interviewed GuestTracey Crouch
Interviewed GuestLisa Stephenson
PerformerI Flautisti
ProducerRabeka Nurmahomed
EditorJane Thurlow

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