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Presented by Jenni Murray. Changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code; sweeping hems - the maxi dress is back; Freizeitstresse - German form of 'Free Time Stress'.

Presented by Jenni Murray.

Changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code - will it make a difference to women?

Get set for a summer of sweeping hems as The Maxi Dress hits the height of fashion. Jenni learns how to carry off a Maxi with style.

The Germans have always been rather good at coming up with words to describe emotions skirting around the outer fringe of the mind - Angst, Schadenfreude, Zeitgeist - and now they've come up with Freizeitstresse, which literally translated means 'free time stress'. Researchers recently concluded that up to three quarter of German adults suffer from 'Freizeitstresse'. Are we equally bad at not switching off?

Diana de Gunzburg talks about her novel for young adults, The Moonstone Legacy - set between North Yorkshire and India, and about her own experience of growing up between Yorkshire and the North West Frontier of Pakistan.

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Fri 28 May 2010 10:00


  • Changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code

    How can we get more women into the boardroom? Discussion with Baroness Sarah Hogg; Chairman of the Financial Reporting Counci and Avivah Wittenberg-Cox.

    Duration: 08:48

  • Freizeitstress

    Discussion about ‘Free Time Stress’, with Jan Etherington, Comedy Writer and Angie Hobbs Associate Professor in Philosophy.

    Duration: 08:41

  • Mantlepieces

    Report by Clare Jenkins.

    Duration: 09:01

  • Diana de Gunzburg

    Diana de Gunzburg talks about her first novel "The Moonstone Legacy"

    Duration: 07:40

  • The Maxi Dress

    The trend this summer is for sweeping hems. To hear how to wear the maxi dress with style, Jenni is joined by Lisa Armstrong, The Times and Leigh James-Dyson, boutique owner.

    Duration: 07:30


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