Weekend Woman's Hour: 80-year-old stand-up comic Lynne Ruth Miller.
The octogenarian stand-up comic performing at the 2014 Fringe, being a young cancer survivor and breaking the cycle of having your babies taken into care.
Lynne Ruth Miller began her stand up career at the tender age of 71. What keeps her going and why does she enjoy mixing comedy, dancing and stripping so much?
We hear from Helen trying to turn her life around after having all four of her children removed from her and taken into care because of her drug abuse and chaotic lifestyle.
Why is feminism being used to promote products?
As Scotland hosts the Commonwealth Games we talk about all things tartan and ask why the tartan specially designed for Team Scotland has received such mixed reviews.
Plus what's it like to be a young cancer survivor? Every year around 5000 women under the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer and 3000 told they have cervical cancer. So what support is there for these young women, and how do they begin to tackle the thorny issue of dating. Two young women share their experiences.
And music from songwriter Natalie Williams.
Highlights from this week's Woman's Hour.
Presented by Jenni Murray.
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Beverley Purcell.
Women who’ve had multiple children taken into care
Cancer and Young Women
Lynn Ruth Miller
You might remember Lynn Ruth Miller from her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent. Born in Ohio, based in San Francisco and currently living in Brighton, Lynn Ruth began her stand-up career nine years ago, when she was 71. Her introduction to comedy came when she was working as a local journalist and writing a story about San Francisco’s Comedy College. She enrolled, thinking it would make a good story, and has never looked back.
Jenni speaks to her about her brand new show ‘Not Yet Dead’ and performing as part of the ‘Old Folks Telling Jokes’ set at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next week.
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