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Nora Ephron

Director and author Nora Ephron on her film You’ve Got Mail and the inspiration for her book Heartburn.

Director and author Nora Ephron on her film You’ve Got Mail and the inspiration for her book Heartburn.

It was only in the late 19th century that bags became fashion accessories. Anthea Jarvis, the curator for the Gallery of English Costumes discusses the history of handbags from pocket books to life support systems.

The 1997 Ramsbottom report stated that community prisons and fewer custodial sentences would aid reformation of the female prison system in England. Why has this advice been ignored? Helen Edwards, Chief Executive of National Offender Management Service, and Lord Williams, home office minister discuss the problem of female custodial sentences.

Marjorie Lacey and Sofia are 105 and 101 respectively. The sisters, who have seen the whole of the last century, recall some defining moments of their lives.

What is good science and what is bad science? Are women more conscience of their results? Dr Sheila Ochugboju and sociologist Hilary Rose consider how women tackle scientific research.

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Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Nora Ephron

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