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FGM; Kathryn Tickell; Stella Gibbons

Why are conviction rates for FGM so low? Lynne Truss on her favourite Stella Gibbons books. Sexism and propaganda in WWII comics. Kathryn Tickell plays her Northumbrian pipes.

Kathryn Tickell plays her Northumbrian pipes ahead of her Prom celebrating Percy Grainger. We discuss Female Genital Mutilation and why, despite it being illegal in the UK, there haven't yet been any convictions. Lynne Truss and Professor Margaret Reynolds on the novels of Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm and beyond. And Sexism and propaganda in WWII comics. Presented by Jenni Murray.

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45 minutes


  • Female Genital Mutilation

    FGM is illegal in the UK, but despite legislation nobody has been prosecuted. Jenni discusses the issues with Detective Sergeant Vicky Washington & Jane Ellison, Conservative MP for Battersea.

    Duration: 10:27

  • Kathryn Tickell

    The composer & performer, best known for playing the Northumbrian smallpipes. She’s taking part in this year’s Proms. She joins Jenni to play live and talk about her collaborations.

    Duration: 10:38

  • Stella Gibbons' Literary Legacy

    Stella Gibbons is best known for her first book ‘Cold Comfort Farm.’ A selection of her later novels are being republished. Lynne Truss & Prof. Peggy Reynolds discuss Stella’s literary legacy.

    Duration: 11:41

  • Women & Wartime Comics

    Jenni discusses female characters in wartime comics with Dr Jane Chapman, Professor of Communications of Lincoln University, and Dr Chris Murray from Dundee University.

    Duration: 09:00


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