Historian Mary Beard 'Meets the Romans. Is 'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway' a feminist classic? And music from Brodsky Quartet cellist Jacqueline Thomas. Presented by Jane Garvey.
Mary Beard talks about her new series Meet The Romans. Is "Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway"- re-released for its 20th Anniversary - a feminist classic? The smear campaign in Azerbaijan against investigative journalist Khadija Isamaylova, which she alleges began after she uncovered government corruption. And music from the Brodsky Quartet cellist, Jacqueline Thomas, who'll be talking about the difficulties and pleasures of playing with the same group of men for 40 years.
Producer Ruth Watts.
Khadija Ismayilova and Human Rights in Azerbaijan
Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova is accusing the authorities of a smear campaign against her. Both Khadija and Jenny Norton - former Editor of the BBC's Central Asia and Caucasus region discuss.
Mary Beard and Ancient Rome
Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge talks about her new TV series about the every day life of women in the Imperial City.
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway
It’s 25 years since the publication of Susan Jeffers self-help classic, Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway. Times journalist Helen Rumbelow and Toby Wiseman Editor of Men’s Magazine discuss.
Brodsky Woman : Jacqueline Thomas
It’s the fortieth anniversary for the Brodsky Quartet. The cellist, Jacqueline Thomas, is the only woman in the group. She talks about their latest recording, Petits-fours, Favourite Encores.
Surrogacy : maternity rights
Mothers who use a surrogate to have a child are not entitled to maternity leave or statutory maternity pay. Lawyer Natalie Gamble, who’s been campaigning on this issue joins Jane to discuss.
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