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Presented by Jenni Murray. From Alexis Colby to Catwoman - what makes a female baddie? Actress Claire Skinner on her new play 'Deathtrap'.

From Alexis Colby to Catwoman - what makes a female baddie? Actress Claire Skinner on her new play 'Deathtrap' and her role in the hit TV show 'Outnumbered'. As part of our women and sport season we hear about one listener's passion for country dancing and we look at the family courts. Each year around 20,000 children have their futures decided by the family courts. We ask whether the lifting of reporting restrictions in April 2009 went far enough in opening the system up to public scrutiny? Presented by Jenni Murray.

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Wed 1 Sep 2010 10:00


  • Family Courts

    Jake and Victoria were investigated by social services and police when they were unable to explain an injury to their son. Victoria Ward, Camilla Cavendish and Christina Blacklaws discuss.

    Duration: 15:18

  • Claire Skinner

    The actress who is starring as Sue in BBC comedy Outnumbered joins Jenni to talk about her latest theatrical role in Deathtrap.

    Duration: 08:44

  • Women and Exercise: Country Dancing

    Listener Ernestine Lawrence dances almost every night and got in touch with us to tell us about it. Reporter Natalie Barrass visits the club - Beckenham Folk Dance Club in London.

    Duration: 09:09

  • Female Baddies

    Alexis Colby was named the top 1980s TV villain – the only woman in a list that included J R Ewing and Jeremy Beadle. The film critic Karen Krizanovich and Dr Helen Hanson discuss.

    Duration: 08:34


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