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Tamara Mellon; Cilla Snowball

Tamara Mellon, former chief exec of Jimmy Choo shoes. Advertising powerlister Cilla Snowball. Aid agencies failing girls - report by children's charity Plan UK. With Emma Barnett.

Tamara Mellon, co-founder and former Chief Executive of Jimmy Choo shoes on her life and business ventures. Kacey Musgraves sings live in the studio. Advertising Powerlister Cilla Snowball. Aid agencies are failing the world's girls says the children's charity Plan International. Kerry Smith from Plan UK and Cat Carter from Save the Children discuss how to better protect adolescent girls in devastated countries. Verdi's women, soprano Claire Rutter tells us about the challenges of singing Verdi.

Presented by Emma Barnett
Produced by Ruth Watts.

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58 minutes


  • Tamara Mellon

    The co-founder of Jimmy Choo discusses her life and why she left the luxury brand

    Duration: 08:44

  • Kacey Musgraves

    The 25 year old singer-songwriter from Texas talks about her music and plays live.

    Duration: 09:17

  • Why aid agencies are failing the world’s girls

    A charity report says adolescent girls are most at risk following major disasters

    Duration: 07:56

  • Cilla Snowball - Powerlister

    Cilla discusses why she's known as "the most powerful woman in British advertising"

    Duration: 08:11

  • Verdi's Aida

    Sprano Claire Rutter discuses the challenges of singing Verdi.

    Duration: 09:00

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon, OBE, is the former Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of luxury brand Jimmy Choo. She's responsible for creating some of the world's most glamourous high heels. Tamara joins Emma Barnett to discuss her new memoir, In My Shoes, and reveals why she decided to write such a candid book about her troubled childhood, her battle with drink and drugs and her decision to quit Jimmy Choo in 2011.

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from Texas who is making major waves in the US country and western scene. With her mix of rebellious lyrics and traditional country sounds, Kacey challenges the conservatism of small town life in the Deep South.

Why aid agencies are failing the world’s girls

Aid agencies are failing the world’s girls. That’s the damning verdict of a new report by children’s charity Plan International which says during disasters and emergencies adolescent girls become more vulnerable and are more likely to be exploited. This leads to more sexual abuse, violence, pregnancy and disease. So what needs to change? Guests: Kerry Smith from Plan UK and Cat Carter from Save the Children.

Cilla Snowball - Powerlister

Cilla Snowball has been called the most powerful woman in British advertising. Her company holds  accounts for Guinness, Heinz & the Economist and has overseen campaigns including the Sainsbury's & Jamie Oliver partnership and Gary Lineker’s ads for Walkers crisps. In 2009 she was awarded the CBE for services to the advertising industry and is one of our Woman’s Hour Power Listers.

What are the challenges of singing Verdi?

Verdi’a Aida combines visual spectacle with equally spectacular music. Set in Ancient Eqypt, it is the story of a love triangle which moves between epic chorus scenes and intimate sets. The musical demands it makes of its cast range equally widely. Emma Barnett speaks to soprano Claire Rutter about the challenges of singing Verdi.


Role Contributor
Presenter Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest Tamara Mellon
Interviewed Guest Cilla Snowball
Interviewed Guest Kacey Musgraves
Interviewed Guest Kerry Smith
Interviewed Guest Cat Carter
Interviewed Guest Claire Rutter
Producer Ruth Watts
Editor Alice Feinstein


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