Harriet Harman; Prioritising partners over children; Male genitalia on TV

Labour Deputy Leader and Power Lister Harriet Harman MP on her life in politics, live from the party's annual conference in Brighton. Writer Andrew G Marshall argues why we should prioritise relationships with partners before those with our children. TV dramas regularly show naked breasts whereas male genitalia are rarely visible - does it matter? We discuss whether this signifies a double standard with journalist Bim Adewumni and Gub Neal, former head of drama at Channel 4. The problems that can be experienced by parents at border control when children have different surnames.

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Power List Interview: Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP

Harriet Harman talks about her role as a senior politician in the Labour Party.  Her string of titles include deputy leader and shadow deputy prime minister. An MP since the early 1980s, she’s served in both government and in opposition, currently as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture. No “shrinking violet”, she has long championed the cause of women, in parliament for example through all-women shortlists, and outside it through equalities’ legislation. Harriet Harman speaks to Jane from Labour’s annual conference in Brighton.

Should you put your relationship before your children?

Who should come first – your partner or your kids? Marriage therapist and author Andrew G Marshall argues in his new book ‘I Love You But You Always Put Me Last: How to Childproof Your Marriage’ that we should prioritise our relationship with our partner over our relationship with our kids. His views have attracted criticism from parents with some taking to Mumsnet, to voice their disapproval. Frances from Kent is one such mum who argues that a child should always come first and she joins Jane, along with Andrew G Marshall to explain why.

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Have you ever been challenged by UK border staff because your child has a different surname to you? We find out what the rules really are and how you can best be prepared for your journey.

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Why are there so few penises on TV?

Why are there so few penises on television? You might view them on the odd medical show or documentary but when it comes to drama it’s a different matter.  Naked breasts on the other hand are everywhere. Does it matter? Do we want to see more penises?  Or at least an equal level exposure of breasts and penises.  Journalist Bim Adewunmi and TV producer, formerly Head of Drama at Channel 4, Gub Neal join Jane.


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestHarriet Harman
Interviewed GuestGub Neal
Interviewed GuestBim Adewumni
Interviewed GuestAndrew G Marshall
ProducerLucinda Montefiore

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