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Lucy van Pelt, Baroness Verma, Homelessness, Little Green Dress, Memory

The wisdom of Lucy van Pelt, Baroness Verma tackling violence against women and girls overseas, impact of homelessness on a mother and her daughters, alternatives to the LBD.

Lucy van Pelt was the feisty, grumpy cartoon character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. Now her best quotations have been pulled together in a new book How To Be a Grrrl. Writer Jenny Colgan and Journalist Hadley Freeman, both Lucy Super Fans, describe their love for this character. Is she a feminist icon or a bossy manipulator?
Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for International Development has just been appointed
Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas. One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their life-time according to the United Nations so what role can she play in tackling such widespread abuse?
In June 2013 Daisy-May Hudson, her younger sister and her mother were made homeless because their landlord decided to sell the property they had called home for thirteen years. Daisy explains to Jane Garvey why she decided to document her family's experience in the film she called "Halfway".
Alternatives to the LBD: it's Christmas party season but before you pull out your trusty LBD (little black dress), take note that some other trends are stealing the show. The Little Green Dress, the visible bra and casual party wear are all making waves at parties this year. Anna Murphy, fashion director at the Times, describes how party fashion is changing.
Memory: there are some occasions which lend themselves to the making of enduring memories and Christmas is one of them. But how much do we know about memory? How are memories made, how reliable are they and what triggers them? Does gender affect how we remember? With Dr Anna Weighall Cognitive Development Psychologist at the University of Leeds.

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58 minutes


  • Homelessness

    Daisy-May Hudson's film, "Halfway", documents her and her family becoming homeless

    Duration: 12:00

  • International Domestic Violence

    Baroness Verma discusses her role for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas

    Duration: 06:47

  • How To Be A Grrrl

    The comic strip Peanuts' Lucy van Pelt's best quotes have been made into a new book

    Duration: 08:19

  • Little Green Dress

    Fashion Director Anna Murphy offers an alternative to the Little Black Dress

    Duration: 06:10

  • Memory

    How do we create memories? And does gender make an impact?

    Duration: 07:28

International Domestic Violence


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Caroline Donne
Interviewed Guest Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest Jenny Colgan
Interviewed Guest Sandip Verma
Interviewed Guest Daisy-May Hudson
Interviewed Guest Beverley Hudson
Interviewed Guest Anna Murphy
Interviewed Guest Anna Weighall


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