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Harriet Harman, Mary Soames, AL Kennedy

Harriet Harman on keeping a woman at the top of the Labour Party and Lady Mary Soames remembers her father, Winston Churchill. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Is Harriet Harman right to insist that the Labour Party should change its rules to keep a woman in one of its top posts? She joins Jane Garvey to discuss why she thinks all-male leaderships are a bad thing. Lady Mary Soames remembers her father Winston Churchill, her childhood at Chartwell and what it was like to live with a Prime Minister at war. Can working during the night increase your creativity? Novelist AL Kennedy talks about why she works in the small hours. Award-winning folk artist Jackie Oates performs live and discusses why her style of music and singing is attracting increasing attention, pushing her to the top of one of the folk charts.

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45 minutes


  • Women at the top of Labour

    Harriet Harman and Ruth Lea discuss the decision to always have a woman in the top two positions of the Labour party.

    Duration: 11:33

  • Mary Soames

    Jane talks to the daughter of Winston Churchill about her life.

    Duration: 14:35

  • Sleeplessness and creativity

    The writer A L Kennedy and sleep expert Nerina Ramlakhan discuss.

    Duration: 08:14

  • Jackie Oates

    The young folk singer chats and performs a track live.

    Duration: 09:26


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