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  Betty Boothroyd Wednesday 3 October 2001  
Jenni & Betty
Betty Boothroyd is a former pantomime principal boy, Palladium Tiller Girl and the first woman Speaker of the House of Commons.

She talks to Jenni about her autobiography, in which she outlines her outspoken views on the sleaze scandals that beset John Major, her strongly held opinions on the role of Parliament, and what she now feels about her decision to put public service before marriage.
Betty Boothroyd - The Autobiography (Century, ISBN: 0-7126 7948 0, £17.99).

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