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Miss Piggy, Sister Fa, Charles Dickens's Women

Senegalese hip-hop artist Sister Fa on the campaign against FGM, the women in the life of Charles Dickens, and Miss Piggy's return to the big screen. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Jane meets Hollywood Diva Miss Piggy as The Muppets return to the big screen. We hear from a leading female cleric who'll be taking part in a silent protest to overcome obstacles in the way of women becoming bishops in the Church of England. Senegalese hip-hop artist Sister Fa tells us why she's in the UK to campaign against Female Genital Mutilation. Charles Dickens: a philanthropic genius or an adulterer and bully? In the week that marks his bicentenary we look at the man behind the books and the women in his life. And we also take a look at women in architecture - why do so many women appear to give up on training? Presented by Jane Garvey.

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58 minutes


  • Women Bishops

    Jane is joined by Ruth Gledhill, the Religious correspondent for The Times newspaper, and by Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Speakers Chaplain in the House of Commons.

    Duration: 11:38

  • Miss Piggy

    Jane Garvey talks to Miss Piggy about her career, her feminism, and her relationship with Kermit.

    Duration: 06:35

  • Sister Fa

    Senegalese hip-hop artist Sister Fa joins Jane to discuss Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on International Day of Awareness of the issue.

    Duration: 07:43

  • Women In Architecture

    The editor of The Architects Journal, Christine Murray, discusses why so many female architects appear to give up on their training.

    Duration: 07:59

  • Dickens and his Women

    Professor Jenny Hartley, Head of English and Creative Writing at Roehampton University, discusses how the women in Dickens's life influenced his female characters.

    Duration: 08:58


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