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19/01/2011

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including actor Ruth Jones on portraying Hattie Jacques; the ethics of paying for a surrogate; polygamy in Iraq; and mothers and sons - your stories.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including actor Ruth Jones on her portrayal of Hattie Jacques. We look at the ethics of paying for a surrogate mother and ask if the law on this issue needs to be updated. The rising number of widows and young women in Iraq finding themselves single because their generation of men has been decimated by war has led to a return of the practice of polygamy. We hear from MP Dr Nada Ibrahim and Hana Edwar from the Al-Amal (Hope) Charity to discuss this new issue for women in modern day Iraq. And we ask what is the special bond between mothers and sons? What happens when something - or someone - gets in the way? Elizabeth Burke is a programme-maker who is collecting stories for a special feature to be broadcast the week before Mother's Day on Radio 4. If you would like to contribute your stories to Radio 4's Mothers and Sons, you can email Elizabeth here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/womans-hour/contact-us/ - we will forward your messages to her.

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45 minutes

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Wed 19 Jan 2011 10:00

Chapters

  • Ethics of Surrogacy

    Jenni discusses with Barrie Drewitt–Barlow, writer Julie Bindel, and lawyer Louisa Ghevaert.

    Duration: 12:05

  • Ruth Jones

    On playing the actress Hattie Jacques in a new BBC drama.

    Duration: 10:04

  • Iraq Polygamy

    Dr Nada Ibrahim and Hana Edwar join Jenni from Baghdad to discuss how the issue will affect women in modern day Iraq.

    Duration: 14:09

  • Mothers and Sons

    Elizabeth Burke asks for stories for a special feature to be broadcast the week before Mother’s Day on Radio 4.

    Duration: 04:52

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