Women Bollywood make-up artists; Lying to your partner; Lucy Beaumont; 80 years of Levi

Listen in pop-out player

After a long ban, women in India could soon work as Bollywood make-up artists in this male dominated environment. One woman who trained in the profession in Los Angeles and then returned to India is now challenging this rule in the supreme court.

Have you ever lied to your partner? According to new research a fifth of married people in the UK have a secret from their partner that could destroy their marriage. So what kind of lies do people tell and why?

Less than three years ago Lucy Beaumont was a relatively unknown name in the world of stand-up comedy. In 2011 she won BBC Radio 2's New Comedy Award and this summer Lucy makes her debut at Edinburgh Festival with her new show. She joins us to discuss her career to date.

And it is 80 years since Levi launched jeans specifically for women. What makes jeans so enduring as a fashion garment?

Presenter: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Bernadette McConnell.

Available now

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Aug 2014 10:00

Women Bollywood make-up artists

After long ban, women in India could soon work as Bollywood make-up artists.  Ever since the first union for film industry employees was created 55 years ago, the rule has effectively kept women out of the profession. This has been challenged in the Indian supreme court by Charu Khurana, a make up artist. A decision looks set to be reached on Tuesday, August 26th.  Sheila McClennon speaks to Charu and also to Yogita Limaye, the BBC’s Mumbai correspondent. 

Lying to your partner

A fifth of married people in the UK have a secret from their partner that could destroy their marriage, new research has revealed. And despite 42 per cent saying they don't think they will get caught out, many have suffered with sleepless nights, mood swings and constant guilt because of it. While the average secret has been kept for nearly ten years a quarter of respondents said they had been hiding the truth about something from their husband or wife for more than 25 years. The secrets kept by the 2,175 people involved in the study ranged from infidelity to money troubles to keeping pornography. It was commissioned by the law firm Slater & Gordon. Sheila McClennon speaks to agony aunt, Anna Raeburn and Susanna Abse, couples psychotherapist and chief executive of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.

Lucy Beaumont

Less than three years ago Lucy Beaumont was a relatively unknown name in

the world of stand-up comedy. In 2012 she won BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy

Award, and since then her career has gone from strength to strength. This

summer Lucy makes her debut at Edinburgh Festival with her new show We

Can Twerk It Out, and she is currently developing her sitcom To Hull and Back

in which she co-stars with Maureen Lipman – the pilot of which was broadcast

on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year. She joins Sheila to discuss her career to

date.

Lucy’s show We Can Twerk It Out is on at the Pleasance Courtyard in

Edinburgh until 24th August. 

80 years of Levi

Levi Strauss & Co. invented the world’s first blue jeans in 1873. That’s a hard act to follow, but the company unveiled another revolutionary product in 1934: the first jeans aimed at women. So how has the wardrobe staple for many women changed over the years?Sheila McClennon speaks to Lucy Reber, the features editor of Stylist magazine and Linda Watson - Reader in Fashion at Northumbria University and author of Vogue: 20th Century Fashion.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSheila McClennon
Interviewed GuestLucy Beaumont
ProducerBernadette McConnell

The Woman’s Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers

Sarah Vine Woman's Hour

Woman’s Hour will identify ten women who have a huge impact on our lives.

Polling for Woman's Hour: 2015 Election

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour reveals the findings of research into what women make of British politics.

Woman's Hour Chore Wars

Woman's Hour Chore Calculator - Promo

How equal is your household? Calculate the division of responsibilities in your home.

Radio 4 ♥ Knitting

jenni-jane-wh.jpg

The wonderful world of knittig - programmes, patterns & galleries. Image @DorothyLollipop

Woman's Hour Takeover

Woman's Hour Takeover

Five remarkable women take over Woman's Hour for one week.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss