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Black hair styling, How the autumn statement will affect women

Presented by Jenni Murray. How black women choose to style their hair, the lengths we go to for our appearance, and how the Autumn Statement will impact on women's lives.

Weave, cornrows, dreads, braids, natural. As part of our series looking at appearance, we talk to a group of black women about their hair.

If money were no object, how far would you go in the quest for beauty? Barrister Charlotte Proudman and agony aunt Virginia Ironside discuss their 'personal beauty bar', and why they think women should or shouldn't have cosmetic treatments.

The Chancellor's autumn statement: what impact will it have on the lives of women and low income families? We speak to Polly Trenow of The Women's Budget Group, and to Laura Gardiner, Senior Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation.

And as the Royal Shakespeare Company stages a new play about Queen Anne, we talk to the play's writer, Helen Edmundson.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Emma Wallace

Interviewed guest: Charlotte Proudman
Interviewed guest: Virginia Ironside
Interviewed guest: Polly Trenow
Interviewed guest: Laura Gardiner
Interviewed guest: Helen Edmundson
Reporter: Ena Miller.

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58 minutes


  • Autumn Statement

    What impact will it have on the lives of women? Polly Trenow and Laura Gardiner discuss.

    Duration: 07:12

  • Black hair styling

    We talk to a group of black women about the highs and lows of styling their hair

    Duration: 15:41

  • Queen Anne at the RSC

    Helen Edmundson talks about her new play about Queen Anne

    Duration: 08:06

  • Beauty - how far would you go?

    Charlotte Proudman and Virginia Ironside discuss their 'personal beauty bar'

    Duration: 10:25


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Proudman
Interviewed Guest Virginia Ironside
Interviewed Guest Polly Trenow
Interviewed Guest Laura Gardiner
Interviewed Guest Helen Edmundson
Interviewed Guest Ena Miller


  • Thu 26 Nov 2015 10:00

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