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Vivienne Westwood

Fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, talks about her career. Plus, anthropologist Elisabeth Croll and journalist Zhang Lijia discuss the problem of gender imbalance in China.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood talks about her influential career and how she views people who don’t appreciate her work. And two advocates of Vivienne's designs tell us what her clothes mean to them: you might not think Tracy Emin and Anne Robinson need outfits that make them feel powerful, but that isn't how they see it.

Gender imbalance is becoming a worrying problem in China. Preference for sons over daughters and the one child policy are causing a surplus of men who can’t find wives. Anthropologist Elisabeth Croll and journalist Zhang Lijia discuss this social equilibrium issue.

Chef Katy Rogers and Mick Sharpe provide some interesting recipes for nettles and Judith Cook talks about the pirate queen Grace O’Malley.

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Presenter Martha Kearney
Interviewed Guest Vivienne Westwood

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