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The working life of Women Police Officers, Nannerl Mozart, lawyer Ann Olivarius

Three senior police officers reflect on their careers; Nannerl Mozart, sister of Wolfgang Amadeus; lawyer Ann Olivarius on fighting for women's equality; the history of red hair.

Three senior police officers reflect on their careers: what took them into policing, what are their greatest challenges and what have been the high and low moments. Jenni speaks to assistant commissioner Helen King of the Metropolitan Police responsible for Roads Policing and Criminal Justice and the lead for improving public confidence in the police and continuing to drive down crime across the city; to assistant chief constable Nikki Holland of South Wales Police with responsibility for specialist crime which includes the Joint Scientific Investigation Unit, Tarian / Regional Organised Crime Unit and Wales Extremist Counter Terrorist Unit; and to temporary deputy chief constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police. Among her responsibilities are The Criminal Investigation Department, and she has led projects to raise awareness around violence against women and girls.

Nannerl Mozart was the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. She was a virtuoso performing alongside her brother during the family's tour of Europe. So why have we never heard of her? She was an extremely talented musician and she composed music, although none of her compositions survive. Jenni speaks to Sylvia Milo, actress and creator of the play 'The Other Mozart' and Professor John Irving, a Mozart scholar.

Leading lawyer Ann Olivarius represents women's rights in education and work. She talks about tackling sexual harassment on campus in a landmark case against Yale in 1980, and how 35 years on she's still fighting the problem in the UK today, and taking on newly emerging revenge porn cases.

Jacky Collis Harvey talks about her book which charts the chequered fortunes and meaning of red hair and redheadness across time and culture.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer: Claire Bartleet.

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58 minutes


  • Women police officers - Three senior police officers reflect on their careers

    Helen King, Nikki Holland Louisa Rolfe talk about the highs and lows of policing

    Duration: 19:22

  • Nannerl Mozart - the life and career of the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Sylvia Milo and Professor John Irving talk about her compositions

    Duration: 05:38

  • Ann Olivarius - tackling sexual harassment

    30 years after her landmark Yale case, Ann talks about the law now and then

    Duration: 08:51

  • Red-head natural history

    Jacky Collis Harvey charts red hair and redheadness across time and culture

    Duration: 07:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Helen King
Interviewed Guest Nikki Holland
Interviewed Guest Louisa Rolfe
Interviewed Guest Sylvia Milo
Interviewed Guest John Irving
Interviewed Guest Ann Olivarius
Interviewed Guest Jacky Collis Harvey
Producer Claire Bartleet


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