Clementine Churchill, Honeytrap, Women in One
A new film Honeytrap tells the story of Layla, a 15 year old girl who lures the boy who is in love with her to his death. The writer and director gives a girls perspective on gang culture in a story inspired by a true events.
'Women in One' is a new collection of one minute (or thereabouts) interviews with strangers that reporter Abigail Horlick bumps in to cities across the UK. This week the women of Leeds open up about about their love life, childhood, regrets and dreams.
The original First Lady of Politics - Clementine Churchill. Sonia Purnell on the unusual dynamics of her partnership with Winston, who by his own admission, said the the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her',
Plus are clogs the shoes of the season?
Presented by Jane Garvey.
Producer Beverley Purcell.
Honeytrap tells the story of Layla, a 15 year old girl who lures the boy who is in love with her to his death. Writer and director Rebecca Johnson gives a girls perspective on gang culture in a story inspired by a true events. The independent British film explores the pressures that many young women experience daily and that in this instance have tragic consequences. Rebecca joins Jane to explain why she felt this story had to be told.
Women in One
Reporter Abigail Hollick was inspired to interview strangers and find out what makes them tick after she spent weeks pushing her new born son in his buggy up and down the same streets and smiling at the same faces, wondering what they were thinking and whether they too had had two hours sleep. Abigail’s first confessional series, ‘Street Talk’, focused on her neighbourhood but this time she turns her attention to women around the UK, starting in Leeds. ‘Women in One' is a new Woman’s Hour collection of one minute (or thereabouts) interviews with strangers Abigail bumps in to. A diverse range of women express their fears, loves, losses and answer personal questions such as ‘What’s your relationship like with your mother?’, ‘Who broke your heart?’ and ‘What keeps you up at night?’. The series starts in Leeds where women in Roundhay Park, Kirkgate Market, The Corn Exchange and Trinity Shopping Centre were more than happy to open up.
Are clogs the shoes of the summer? Why do these wooden shoes which hark back to Roman times keep coming back into fashion? We talk to clog importer and designer Lotta from Stockholm and Stylist magazine’s Fashion Director Alex Fullerton.
Earl Spencer, the brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, has confirmed he will be leaving his 90-room stately home to his son rather than any of his 3 elder daughters. Saying he was aware of the “problems” with the concept of primogeniture, he argued the traditional system of inheritance has “worked” until now to ensure England’s finest estates were kept intact. With many aristocratic women protesting that they’re no less capable of managing the family’s fortune than their brothers, we speak to the founding member of an online campaign to make sure every inherited name or state of office can be passed on to men or women on equal terms.
Without Winston Churchill’s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour. But without his wife Clementine, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been ‘impossible without her’ and family friend Bernard Baruch said, ‘that he might have succeeded without her but he wouldn’t have done so well’. Clementine was Winston’s emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of war, but she exerted an influence over her husband and the Government that would appear scandalous to modern eyes. Sonia Purnell talks to Jane about the unusual dynamics of this fascinating partnership and about the life of this original first lady of politics.
Listen to Jane's interview with Mary Soames speaking about her mother Clementine Churchill in 2011.
|Interviewed Guest||Rebecca Johnson|
|Interviewed Guest||Sonia Purnell|
|Interviewed Guest||Lotta Soderholm|
|Interviewed Guest||Alex Fullerton|