Sofie Grabol; Periods
Jane Garvey presents highlights from the Woman's Hour week, including Sofie Grabol on her new TV crime thriller Fortitude, and why there is such a taboo around discussing periods.
The Killing star Sofie Grabol talks about her new TV crime thriller Fortitude. The tennis player Heather Watson recently talked about 'girl things' after a disappointing performance at the Australian Open. Why is talking about menstruation openly still taboo?
Should juries be briefed on the myths about rape and sexual violence at the beginning of trails for sexual offences? Women have been persistently discriminated against in Saudi Arabia but now King Abdullah has died what is the situation facing women today?
Bryony Gordon and Laura Willoughby discuss the joys of a Dry January, and whether or not their abstinence from alcohol will continue year-round. More women in the over 50s age range are being used to advertise big brand cosmetics. So are we seeing a change in attitude towards age and beauty or is this just another cynical marketing ploy? And we have a performance by the award winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz.
Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.
Sofie Gråbøl, star of Danish detective drama The Killing, is back on TV in crime thriller Fortitude, playing the Governor of a small Arctic town. She talks to Jenni about filming in Iceland, taking on a marathon work load after surviving breast cancer, and whether we might see the return of Sarah Lund's and her famous jumper any time soon.
Fortitude begins on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 29 January at 9pm.
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia
Giving Up Drinking
|Interviewed Guest||Sofie Grabol|
|Interviewed Guest||Chella Quint|
|Interviewed Guest||Sally Watson|
|Interviewed Guest||Helen Reece|
|Interviewed Guest||Jill Saward|
|Interviewed Guest||Abeer Mishkhas|
|Interviewed Guest||Mona Eltahawy|
|Interviewed Guest||Bryony Gordon|
|Interviewed Guest||Laura Willoughby|
|Interviewed Guest||Tim Pethick|
|Interviewed Guest||Tiffany Stevenson|
|Interviewed Guest||Sandra Howard|